tonytifao
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2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:46 am

Any reason why AA would have 2 MD88s in ATL near a hangar? They are parked far way from the terminal. Would these be transfering to DL?

Thanks,
Tony
 
AASTEW
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:51 am

AA doesn't operate the MD-88! Don't think they ever will.

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tonytifao
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:02 am

Quoting AASTEW (Reply 1):
AA doesn't operate the MD-88! Don't think they ever will.

sorry, the MD80s
 
dutchjet
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:03 am

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
Any reason why AA would have 2 MD88s in ATL near a hangar? They are parked far way from the terminal. Would these be transfering to DL?

Thanks,
Tony

Dont know why the AA MD80s are parked in ATL......but DL is not buying second hand MD80s from AA. Consider that AA operates MD80s, DL operates MD88s with a more advanced cockpit.
 
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:06 am

My guess is that this is overnight parking for AA at ATL.
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Danairbus
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:07 am

How long have they been parked at the hanger? Do you have the registration numbers?
 
as739x
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:21 am

Maybe they have something to do with the Final Four this weekend.

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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:20 am

Quoting Tonytifao (Thread starter):
Any reason why AA would have 2 MD88s in ATL near a hangar? They are parked far way from the terminal. Would these be transfering to DL?

No chance they are going to DL. They are most likely MD-82's, which have different engines and a different flightdeck than the DL MD-88's. Maybe they are a charter for the NCAA, who knows.
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ImperialEagle
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:33 am

AA parks Mad Dogs here in ATL all the time.
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Silver764
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:53 am

Saw them last night, if I'm not mistaken they are overnighteed for the early run to DFW, MIA and ORD. I've flown the early run on a 737 to MIA though.
 
as739x
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:36 pm

Quoting Silver764 (Reply 9):

Can't be RON's for those cities. MIA is a non-MD city for American. The first DFW flight is also a 738. It could be one of the flights going to ORD.

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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:05 pm

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 8):
AA parks Mad Dogs here in ATL all the time.

This is true. AA has been parking planes on the north ramp for years. It is not uncommon at all to see them in the middle of the day. I have no idea why.
 
boeing767mech
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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:09 pm

Our ExTWA MD-83's have all the bells and EICAS screens like the Delta-88's and the engines have all been up tuned for run as -219's. But yes there still different than Delta-88's

Just a usless piece of information

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RE: 2 AA MD88 In ATL Near The Hangar

Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:28 am

AA parks their overnighting aircraft on that apron that is between the hangar and the Renaissance Hotel. When I stayed at the Ren a couple years back American overnighted a 737-800 and two MD-80s. When I flew into ATL a couple years back I saw an AA 752 being towed from that parking area to its gate.

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