As soon as AA has the money for an order, they are a lock to replace the A300-600R with the 7E8/3/9 or some combo there of to SJU
has the money to order them. They have over $3B in cash reserves. They are not, however, in a healthy financial state to spend that money.
Though rumours are suggesting that AA
may order 7E7s within the next 12 months for delivery in 2009/2010. Since there is almost no cost to securing orders, AA
will simply be holding their place on the order line, expecting that by 2009/2010, they will be in better financial state.