JrMafia90
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B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:56 am

I was looking threw a book about 747's and I never knew that AA had 747's I knew about CO. Why didn't they want them anymore? I think the CO 747 looks good.
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:03 am

Its been discussed before--but basically its too much capacity for US carriers without a significant transpacific network.
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:05 am

But let's face it, those 747s looked pretty G*R*E*A*T working for the Silverbirds!
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:07 am


Yeah, it's nice to see pics of DLs 747s here at Dallas Love Field. Those were the days!!
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:08 am

They did look awesome in the CO scheme! The problem was that the 74's were not providing the yields that CO expected. As soon as the 777 became available that was the end of the argument! The 77 provides a much better CASM based on the route structure that CO flies. It basically boils down to frequency vs. capacity, and I find even domestically airlines are choosing frequency. I don't know what the story is with AA.

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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:12 am

Basically the same CRPilot--AA brought on the 747SP to fly DFW-NRT as the MD11s weren't online yet and there weren't many options with the range at the time that they gained route authority. The 747-100s left before the SPs.
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:16 am

I have the honor of having flown on the original AA 747-123 (did it JFK-LAX back in the 70s) and one of the CO 747s (EWR-LAX in the early 90s).

Was just a kid for the AA flight, so don't remember too much other than the plane was BIG. As for the CO flight, my recollection was that the entire back coach cabin was pretty much empty, except for me, 1 or 2 other pax and the flight attendants. Was almost like my own private 747 on that trip!
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:27 am

if many cldn'y handle B747's,does this mean will never see an A380 in any US airline colors??? am not sure if this been discussed about A380 in US, but just thought to drop a line.
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:33 am

in cased you missed it... a USA airline has already ordered the A380, years ago.
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:33 am

I loved CO Boeing 747s. My first Continental Airlines flight ever was on a Continental Micronesia B747 from HNL-NRT in 1994. I sat in Business First and had the best flight attendant in the sky; my mother working upper deck - probably the best aviation memory I'll ever have...
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:34 am

What USA airline ordered the A380? Was it United?
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:36 am

I understand what you are saying, Capri. Sometimes some of us around here forget that not everyone on here has English as their primary language and take any opportunity to make others feel dumb if they make the slightest little mistake or omission in their post.

At the moment, the likelihood of an American passenger carrier getting the A380 seems to be low.
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:38 am

Fedex was the American airline.
 
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:39 am

Beat me to it! FedEx

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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:19 pm

I flew two flights on an AA 747. LAX-HNL and HNL-DFW back in spring of 1982 as part of a DTW-LAX-HNL-OGG and OGG-HNL-DFW-DTW trip. Back then AA flew DTW-LAX with the 722!!
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RE: B747 For AA And CO

Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:48 am

Oh, that's right. I forgot about Fedex. I was hoping for a passengar carrying airline, not cargo but I guess that is not going to happen.

I think a 747 for US AIrways would be nice (even though it won't happen).