B777UA
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AA Titles

Mon Mar 06, 2000 9:48 am

How come on all the AA fleet, they have on the Fuselage, 757 Luxury jet etc, and the MD-11 says
MD-11 Luxury liner, 767 Luxury Liner but on the DC-10 it just says Luxury liner and no Aircraft title on it? Does anyone know why
 
ss278
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RE: AA Titles

Mon Mar 06, 2000 9:57 am

It goes back to the beginning of the jet age. When AA converted their first 707's from straight jet engines to fanjet engines they came up with the term "Astrojet" as a marketing tool to differentiate the more powerful engine. Consequently every jet thereafter became 707 Astrojet or 727 Astrojet etc.

When they received their first 747's they named them "Luxury Liners" because of their size. Same went for the DC-10's.

So you will see that all their widebodies are now termed "Luxury Liners" and the narrowbodies (former Astrojets) are now called "Luxury Jets"
 
Vctony
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RE: AA Titles

Mon Mar 06, 2000 9:57 am

I believe this was because after the crash in ORD in 1979 with a DC-10. American didn't want the public to be afraid of flying DC-10s so they removed the DC-10 from DC-10 Luxury Liner.
 
AACrew Chief
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RE: AA Titles

Mon Mar 06, 2000 2:51 pm

Both of the earlier comments are correct.