American decided to bet their money in the late 80's into the A300-600R because of the range and the capacity it offered.
Later they found out that the weight limitations, and capacity didnt do as they expected and decided to take advantage of its payload capacity and cargo capacity for short to medium range flights.
I think AA
wanted to cross the pond as much as possible with the A300, but seeing how they didnt get what they want they prefered to use it on those hops.
Currently one of the longest A300 flights that AA
operates at the moment is from JFK
to Hispaniola (around 4 hours) , and MIA
-GYE (also around 4 hours), but they have handled pretty good in MIA
's hot weather at full capacity to go down in a flight of 4 hours.
Have you guys seen the t/o performance of the A300? It's incredible, but nothing compared to the 757...DUH!!