AA flew the JFK
route for years and years, as mentioned, with 707s and DC10s; TWA also flew the JFK
route with 707s, L1011s and 762s for many many years........AA
were the main players in the NYC-PHX
market until America West arrived in the ealy 1980s. Its not really a surpirse that AA
is re-entering this route: I am sure that America West starting the trancon services gave AA
a push, but the AA JFK
flights fit into AA
's trancon route scheme out of JFK
, will AA
America West has flown from JFK
) using a mix of 757 and A32X aircraft, and also saw 747 service for a time when America West operated 2 of the type.
In the early 1990s, America West also operated a JFK
nonstop (for a few months) with a 757....they did not do well with the route, and this was when HP
was having major financial problems and closed the route down....I think that they were just ahead of their time.