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What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Fri Oct 13, 2000 10:52 pm

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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 12:38 am

I know AA flew 74's from Dallas Love to NYC, presumably JFK, in the early 70's, so those were probably 100s.

When BN went under AA picked up their DFW-HNL route, and they used 74s, but I don't know which version. Could have used 100s on early DFW-LGW runs, and JFK-LAX/SFO routes also.

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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 12:39 am

For many years the 747s also flew DFW-NRT
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 1:33 am

That would be the 747SP however for the DFW-NRT flights.
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 1:35 am

They also flew the Boston-Los Angeles route at times.
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:11 am

Back around 1980 or '81 the LAX-JFK nonstops were all 747s and AA trumpeted the fact in their ads, the DC10 still being under a cloud at that time.
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:19 am

I believe that the original 747-123s were used on transcontinental services: JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, ORD-LAX, ORD-SFO and maybe BOS-LAX. I remember flying one from SFO to JFK on the "red-eye" service back in the 70s when i was a young teenager. Remember, back then Dallas was not the super-hub that it is today for AA. The 747SP, which came later and were purchased from TWA, flew mainly the DFW-NRT route, and before retirement, also flew a some transatlantic services, mainly JFK-LHR and JFK-BRU.
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 9:30 am

AA operated the 747 out of DFW for international flights in the 80's(LGW,NRT) keep in mind that it was when DFW opened when AA moved it's hqtr's to dallas. It had a small hub at love though.
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 9:39 am

Hey,
I had the opprotunity to fly on one AA's B747-123's from LAX-HNL back in the early eighties.
It was the only time I got sick on a plane. I had flown from YYT-YYZ-LAX and then was enroute to HNL. It was a very long day for a little kid!!
I made the return trip (HNL-SFO) on one of AA's DC-10's.

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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 11:03 am

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I flew both of these routes.
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 11:14 am

They were also used on the JFK-SJU routes until the DC-10s came on line.
 
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RE: What Routes Did AA's 747-100's Fly?

Sat Oct 14, 2000 10:05 pm

Just for the record...All AA flights transferred to DFW when it opened in 1974. I beleive I read that all operators then at DAL had to move to DFW. The Wright Amendment was then concocted to"protect" the investment at DFW. It has been only recently that AA went back to Love after the Wright Amendment was finally overturned.

On the subject, 747-123's yes, most were used transcon, hawaii, and San Juan seervices to JFK. They were traded to PAN AM in the early 80's after the PA/NA merger for the DC-10's of the old NA.(miss those sun kings!)The DFW-NRT was flown with 747SP's acquired from TWA and were rebuilt in Japan for AA prior to entering service on that route.

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