When the last 727 was retired two years ago, I was on the very final flight TPA
and there was a ceremony at the gate with speeches from pilots and AA
executives. There was also a cake offered to passengers riding on the last 727.
So yes, the same thing could happen at O'Hare when the last Fokker aircraft pulls into the gate. Not only it will be the final flight of a Fokker at AA
, it will be also the last flight of a Fokker aircraft in the United States. US Airways also retired it's last Fokker, Midway is gone, I don't know if America West still has Fokkers. Most of American's 100's went to JetsGo in Canada and Helvetic in Switzerland, although quite a few are parked in the desert.