American Airlines has 35 Airbus A300-600's, all of them are on long-term leases. American has been operating
the A300-600 since 1988. The airplane was acquired
when American was building up its then large hub at
San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. A
300's flew in from cities like JFK, EWR, BOS, MIA, to
connect to flights to other Caribbean destinations.
Since 1997, AA has downsized the hub, replacing a
lot of jet flights to the islands with ATR's.
The A300's also fly on two or six daily flights from
JFK to Heathrow and from Boston to Heathrow as
well as to Paris CDG. A300's fly from the JFK to
Miami and from Miami to select Latin American
destinations, like Bogota, Cali, and so forth.
The A300's are expected to be phased out but
probably not for another few years. They are
quickly becoming odd-balls in what is going to
be a pure Boeing fleet but have served AA well
as an alternative to 767's during the 1990's.
Eight of the 35 A300's are configured for an
extended overwater operation and have PTV
in Economy class.