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American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 12:22 pm

I saw a picture of an American Airlines MD-80 painted in white instead of metal color ? Why ?
Does AA intend to repaint all its fleets in white ? I think white under 2 red and blue stripes is also a good idea : give AA a new look.

Can anybody confirm or explain ? Thanks

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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 12:28 pm

Its an ex Reno aircraft..AA will take a year or so too repaint the 25 or so aircraft they got when bought Reno..
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 1:35 pm

Umm do you live in a hole or something??????
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 4:05 pm

That aircraft was once part of Reno Air's fleet...wierd to see a white AA huh
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 4:39 pm

Could you post that picture, if it was picture or provide the link to the picture? I'd like to see it!

Thanx!

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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 9:16 pm

That must be an ex-Reno Air plane. I'm certain. American has no plan to change its current livery, and even if they did plan to change they wouldn't choose a white scheme to replace the silver livery would they? They are changing the interiors but not the exterior look.

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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 11:37 pm

The Ex-Reno Air planes are being sent to an outfit in Oklahoma City called AAR where they are being fitted with the new AA seat and interiors,and also the modified paint scheme. The silver scheme may not come until the planes are due for a major overhaul if AA decides to keep them that long. The planes will mostly stay on the west coast, very much like the AirCal planes did.
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Sat Oct 23, 1999 11:44 pm

I bet AA won't keep the MD-90s long.
I assume Reno had them because they were quieter than the noisy MD-80s.
They have no real compatibility with the AA fleet due to their IAE engines and AA can easily use the 757 or 737-800 instead on the routes the MD-90 was designed. Both are quiet and probably could outperform the MD-90 in most areas anyway.
 
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I Like The White Better...

Sun Oct 24, 1999 5:26 am

Is it just me, or does the white look better on that plane?
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Sun Oct 24, 1999 6:04 am

The reason there are some AA's in white is because of the recent merger between AA and Reno Air, AA got all of Reno Air's old planes, but kept them white.  
 
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RE: American Airlines In White

Mon Oct 25, 1999 12:42 am

I think the main reason AA has kept this scheme for so long, is because of the economics. When you consider how much paint must be used to paint an aircraft, and how much paint weighs, AA a/c use much less fuel getting, and keeping, a plane in the air.

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RE: American Airlines In White

Mon Oct 25, 1999 1:36 am

Pilot1113, you may already have found it, but the pic is on Airliners.Net under id#51445.

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RE: American Airlines In White

Mon Oct 25, 1999 1:47 am

id#48062 is an even funnier looking one...

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RE: American Airlines In White

Mon Oct 25, 1999 1:49 am

I saw the picture of the white AA plane, but i am confused. It seems to me that it would cost the same amount of money and time to take all the reno paint off and put on the AA red white and blue stripes. If they were taking off the reno paint why didn't they take off the white paint also and polish the metal to look like the rest of the AA planes?
 
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Now Here's A Real White-bird!

Mon Oct 25, 1999 2:35 am



not too bad looking, either!

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RE: Now Here's A Real White-bird!

Mon Oct 25, 1999 6:37 am

That particular DC-10 must come from Delta following the merger with Western. In other words, that DC-10 was originally built for Western.

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RE: Now Here's A Real White-bird!

Mon Oct 25, 1999 7:14 am

Correct, it came via Delta and Western for a short, 3-month stint with AA.

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RE: Now Here's A Real White-bird!

Mon Oct 25, 1999 9:25 am

If you like white,there are plenty of American Eagle SAABs flying around.