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AA762 Fleet History

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:06 am

I was curious about the history of AA's 762 fleet. While I am aware that the A market 762s have all been retired, and even some of the ERs have been stored, I know they were originally used for more routes than just trans-con hops. Where were they used originally? Were they ever flown to Europe? What kind of high density domestic routes, other than trans-con were the 762s used for? What type of route differentiation was seen between the 762As, and the -ERs? When the 762s were originally delivered, were they seen as premium aircraft, the way many DC-10s were advertised? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:13 am

Quoting AA777223 (Thread starter):
Were they ever flown to Europe?

They definitely used to fly these to LHR; I can remember them as frequent visitors in the late 90's


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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:21 am

I recall flying on one of the first 767's AA had, a flight from ORD to DFW in Feb.1982 IIRC. Yes, they were initally advertised as "premium" aircraft, but initally used on routes not quite large enough for DC-10's or at lower demad times on trans cons. Also a lot ouf routings from the west coast to ORD then a quick hop to places like IND, DTW, BOS & EWR.

In the beginning, the 767's role at AA was to fill in for the retired (9/81) 707's.
Its' role as trans-con and west cost to ORD or DFW trunk routes evolved in the early to mid 80's.

I'm sure some AAer on here can remember the exact details better.
 
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:21 am

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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:55 am

AA flew 767-200ER's to Europe on a regular basis. All of their European cities were served at any given time by them.
 
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:20 am

I flew AA's 767-200s at least half a dozen times on now abandoned GIG-JFK flights AA972/973 and also between Chicago and Milan Malpensa.
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:25 am

AA had 8 original 767-200..76Bs we called them. They had a range of no more than 3000 miles I think, at least they were not capable of transoceanic flights. In 1983 there were quite a few 767s flights on ORD-LGA. JFK-LAX/SFO then was either 747 or D10. I assume those 8 originals must be retired now.

The first time I saw a 767 was Dec 31, 1982. I saw a UA 767 at ORD after I arrived on a DL L1011 from MIA
 
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 6):
AA had 8 original 767-200..76Bs we called them. They had a range of no more than 3000 miles I think, at least they were not capable of transoceanic flights. In 1983 there were quite a few 767s flights on ORD-LGA. JFK-LAX/SFO then was either 747 or D10. I assume those 8 originals must be retired now.

Yes, the 8 original (non –ER) 767-200’s were N301-8AA and they have all been retired from service. N301-7AA were sold for scrap but N308AA was given a new job. It has been fitted with a new missile defence system developed by BAE Systems for testing to protect commercial airliners from terrorist missile attacks. There is a picture of it in the database in it’s new role, but I’m not sure how to add it here.
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RE: AA762 Fleet History

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:02 am

The 767-200 were use on the CCS-JFK runs some years ago. I flew on one of them on this route 6 years ago. Now this route is operated with a 757-200.
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