lamyl_hhlco
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American Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2000 5:07 pm

hey!
I saw yesterday by surprise on the TV, an American Airlines 747.sp!!!! when did that happen? I mean, do american airlines own a 747SP or it was just leased for a moment?
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: American Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2000 5:15 pm

They had two of them, in service from 1986 through 1993.
http://www.747sp.com/operators.html
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woody
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RE: American Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2000 7:00 pm

What channel were you watching? American got rid of the 747SP's years ago. They felt that the operating expenses where too great. Their MD-11's carry about the same amount of passengers at a greater range using less fuel with a decrease in the cost of operation (not to mention 1 less crew member because the MD-11 doesn't need a flight engineer).
 
contrails
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RE: American Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2000 10:41 pm

AA's 747-SP's were used in their DFW-NRT service.
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ContinentalEWR
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RE: American Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2000 11:13 pm

American acquired both 747-SP's it operated from TWA in the late 1980s to operate new DFW-NRT service. TWA utilized the 747-SP on flights from JFK
to Kuwait City and other points in the Middle East during the 1980's.

When American acquired TWA's London routes in 1991, it briefly deployed
the 747-SP's to operate two JFK-LHR flights.

ContinentalEWR
 
tcttx
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RE: American Airlines

Sat Oct 28, 2000 12:34 am

AA also briefly used their 747SPs on its JFK-BRU route. I believe they were retired shortly thereafter.
 
blink182
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RE: American Airlines

Sat Oct 28, 2000 6:17 am

American used 747SP's on the SEA-NRT flight because the MD-11's had not yet been delivered(they were already ordered)
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