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AA Fleet Question

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:08 pm

Why does AA name there fleet "LuxuryLiner" and "LuxuryJet" what's so luxurious about them?
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RE: AA Fleet Question

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:12 pm

They don't anymore.. They are in the process of removing the 'Liner' titles. It was a concept spawned in the 70s with the intro of the 747 Luxury Liner. Back when flying was supposed to be luxurious..
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RE: AA Fleet Question

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:25 pm

It used to be that widebodies were called luxery liners and narrowbodies were luxery jets.

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RE: AA Fleet Question

Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:39 pm

Before AA had jets, their airplanes were called Flagships. I think the DC-3 at the AA museum outside DFW is Flagship Knoxville.

When the 707s were first delivered, they were Jet Flagships. Then, the moniker was changed to Astrojet, reflecting a modern theme.

I don't know if widebodies were ever referred as Astroliners. I don't think so, but I'm not positive. But with the current paint scheme, the terms Luxury Jet and Luxury Liner were introduced.

I firgured it was a matter of time before the names disappeared, because the 737-800s and the 777s never carried the decals.
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RE: AA Fleet Question

Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:07 pm

As mentioned above, the title "Luxury Liner" was first put on AA's 747s. In the early 70s when they were first introduced, there was a first class lounge on the upper deck and a coach lounge complete with piano in the aft of the aircraft for coach passengers, making it a true "Luxury Liner." It was just recent AA decided to remove the decals from existing aircraft noting that the title was out of step with modern times. Sadly, the only plane in modern times that could have proudly wore the titles, the 777, never did.
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