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by American 767
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expanding into Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 6992

Re: Delta Expanding into Canada

Are these mainly from ATL or elsewhere? Don't know for sure, but DTW and MSP have historically been big to Canada, mainly due to geo proximity. LGA and BOS also, to YYZ. Don't forget that JFK/LGA combined is now considered a hub for Delta, if not a major hub at least a strong focus city as BOS is. ...

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by American 767
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds MIA-ALB/BTV/MSN/SLC/SYR/TUL
Replies: 45
Views: 7311

Re: AA adds MIA-ALB/BTV/MSN/SLC/SYR/TUL

Any chance of AA trying MIA-MHT saturday only service? I think it could work if flight was timed for cruise connections and South American a Caribbean flight connections. It could work, although only seasonal. Because it is during the winter months (Nov thru March) that New Yorkers and others livin...

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by American 767
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 Demolition
Replies: 117
Views: 20720

Re: JFK Terminal 7 Demolition

tphuang wrote:
OW ones are all moving into T-8.


So that means BA, Cathay and Iberia. Not JAL because it looks like they are staying in T-1. Qatar is in T-8 already.

Icelandair will probably go to JetBlue.

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by American 767
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 17309

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

The earliest ones I personally remember are from the late 80s: 1988: British Caledonian is taken over by British Airways (yes I know we are talking about the US, not Europe, but that's just to add one merger I can remember as far back as possible). 1989: - Piedmont is taken over by US Air, hence new...

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by American 767
Mon May 31, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 727 titles
Replies: 6
Views: 2679

Re: American 727 titles

Probably because the titles were too close to the door outline. In my personal opinion, the livery looked better when the titles were a little far off the door outline, like in the picture in the middle.

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by American 767
Mon May 31, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 108
Views: 25933

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

...Is ANYTHING going in Boeing's favor? The 767-300ERF is still being built, and with no issues as far as I know. Fed Ex still has quite a few of them waiting to be delivered. It is true that Boeing hasn't received an order for 300ERFs lately but they haven't said anything about wrapping up the pro...

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by American 767
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 78
Views: 17159

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

Nothing is temporary...until it ends. That’s why we are looking at a half built T8 20 years later. Secondly, the current RJ concourse is designed for RJs. It is going to be a low narrow overcrowded mess with larger gates. Heck, it already is all of those things. Hoping AA builds out Terminal 8 to t...

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by American 767
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 20246

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Now that SEA is a OW hub, would a nonstop CDG-SEA work? If so, then I imagine that flight would be a 788. And what about SEA-HEL? SEA-HEL that would be a transpolar route I imagine. Not sure SEA-MAD would work well. SEA-NRT could support two daily flights, at least 12x weekly, one on AA's metal on ...

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by American 767
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 20246

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Now that SEA is a OW hub, would a nonstop CDG-SEA work? If so, then I imagine that flight would be a 788. And what about SEA-HEL? SEA-HEL that would be a transpolar route I imagine. Not sure SEA-MAD would work well. SEA-NRT could support two daily flights, at least 12x weekly, one on AA's metal on a...

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by American 767
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28783

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Balkan, CSA, Interflug, TAROM and LOT were the big eastern bloc airlines. Let’s hope the latter two hang on. Well LOT seem to be in good shape. Not sure about TAROM but no news is good news I guess. You forgot about Malev, also long gone. Yes, Malev for sure was a major Eastern European airline. I ...

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by American 767
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6288

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

The DC-8-61 and DC-8-63 were more economical aircraft because of their fuselage stretch, especially after they were re engined, and that's a big reason why they stayed in service so much longer than the 707 did. I think this is what explains why the DC-8 was much more successful as a freighter than...

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by American 767
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6288

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

True that 1970s 707s were mostly military but there were a few very late-build passenger liners — CAAC, Kuwait, Nigeria Airways etc. The last ones I’m aware of were delivered to Saudia, around 1977. Weird there were 707s less than ten years old when Airbus were building A320s. Right. As the same wa...

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by American 767
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 414
Views: 66265

Re: American A330s Storage?

Maybe Qantas would be interested in the ex-AA A332s for flights within Australia and South East Asia. Yes I know, Qantas has ordered a lot of 787s but they are using those on ultra long haul flights now that their 747s are gone, and the A380s will soon be.

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by American 767
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 11167

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

Interesting take. I think Rickenbacker has a mixed legacy in the annuals of air transport history. While lauded (and rightfully so) for his veritable single-handed guidance of EA from its formative years, EA was viewed in a rather utilitarian prism with regard to the passenger experience. Comprised...

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by American 767
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1607
Views: 290645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

airlinepeanuts wrote:
I think the only way the AA SEA TPAC Gateway works is feed from AS.


Yes, now that AS will be in One World later this year.
But didn't AA already have a SEA-NRT route 25 years ago or so, back in the days when they were flying the MD-11? IIRC, it was a route flown previously by CO.

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by American 767
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Airworthy DC-8s in the Same Picture!
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: Two Airworthy DC-8s in the Same Picture!

Does anyone know how many airworthy DC-8s there are left? I was also asking myself the same question, which is why I clicked on this thread. The most recent list of surviving DC-8s I was able to find dates from April of last year. Here it is. https://www.airportspotting.com/douglas-dc-8-survivors/ ...

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by American 767
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1607
Views: 290645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I don't think they want to fly to CDG, AMS, FRA, or MUC that are all other alliance strong holds. It may be years until other destinations are anywhere near pre-Covid traffic levels. People, more specifically aviation analysts, estimate that 2024/2025 is when the airline industry will recover back ...

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by American 767
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1607
Views: 290645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

usairways85 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
OW covers LHR, DUB, MAN, MAD.


And HEL.

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by American 767
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 414
Views: 66265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

I am surprised AA hasn't sold its relatively new A332's (RR engines) to DL. Their A333 P&W are really older. I'm sure that if there was no pandemic, AA and DL would have worked out a deal to exchange the A330s and the T7s the same way PA and AA worked out a deal to exchange 747s and DC-10s back...

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by American 767
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 414
Views: 66265

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

With AA having a large 737 MAX order still in place theoretically they could convert some to the 737-7 to offset future 319/320 retirements. It would also be able to handle routes deep into South America that can't support 787s. Boeing could offer a sweetheart deal to bolster the 737-7 orders. That...

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by American 767
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1607
Views: 290645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

It would be great if AA would fly SEA-SIN. Singapore is the only high yielding O&D destination in Asia that AA doesn't fly to. DOH is mostly connections to India and AA is flying SEA-BLR anyways. I think directly flying into DEL or BOM is better than DOH unless AA plans a JV with QR to destinat...

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by American 767
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I see the first Max flight for AA is in route to LGA. Anyone have info on load? Did anyone refuse to fly on the aircraft? According to "Le journal de l'aviation", a source of aviation info in French which I receive regularly, there were 100 passengers on board on the outbound flight to LG...

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by American 767
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: British Airways Fleet

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is keeping well and safe! So I've been working from home since March and during my down time, I've been trying to keep up with Aviation news. I know it's been discussed here many times but did British Airways order the Boeing 787 8/9/10 as a direct replacement for thei...

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by American 767
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

OMAAT is reporting that AA is looking to replace the A321T permanently on JFK-LAX/SFO with wide bodies and reconfigure the 321T into standard AA cabin layout. With the 321neoXLR coming online at AA in 2023, I don't see need for the 321T to remain in the subfleet. If the XLRs get the intl configurat...

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by American 767
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA.COM InNoperative?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: AA.COM InNoperative?

I just tried to log in. It is not telling me "Bad Gateway" but for some reason that I don't know it is not letting me log into my account. These things happen, not just with aa.com. All I can say is try in a few hours, and again tomorrow if it still doesn't work.

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by American 767
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW 757 TATL routes
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: NW 757 TATL routes

Didn't NW also have a crew base in BOS? I could be wrong. I know BOS wasn't a major hub for NW but I remember they had quite a few flights to Europe in addition to those to their major hubs DTW and MSP. I'm pretty sure they used to have a BOS-AMS flight.

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by American 767
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Who were the "seven sisters of Western European Aviation" during the 70s?

I just read on Wikipedia that Swissair was one of the seven sisters of western European aviation in the 70s but the article doesnt offer the names of the other six... Thanks for the info! Considering this was written under the Swissair entry in Wikipedia, I'll offer another possible explanation. Th...

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by American 767
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA flights to Europe from STL
Replies: 109
Views: 14319

Re: TWA flights to Europe from STL

Stoneysp wrote:
I flew a TWA 747 from STL - JFK in August of '94. Wondering if that was a sub or a one stop to Europe.


Might have been a one stop to TLV. Because I believe that TWA used to have a nonstop JFK-TLV. It used to be a 747.

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by American 767
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8639

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

Hi everyone. I also have fond memories of BA 757s. Back in 1985 when the type was all new, I remember spotting one in London taking off like a rocket in the then new Landor scheme. And about a year later, in Belgium, I was riding my bike home back from the gym when I spotted a BA 757s on approach in...

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by American 767
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era - quad jets at Air France
Replies: 21
Views: 4941

Re: End of an era - quad jets at Air France

Yes the A340s are now becoming rare with the major airlines. To answer your question, there are still quite a few airlines that fly quads: - Korean still flies the 747-8i and the A380. - Air China still flies the 747-8i. - Lufthansa still flies the 747-8i and the A340 (not sure about the A343 but at...

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by American 767
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333538

Re: American Airlines Moves to Beijing Daxing (PKX)

Yes I saw that in the latest aviation news. https://worldairlinenews.com/2020/10/09/american-airlines-plans-move-to-beijing-daxing-international-airport-in-march-2021/ That's interesting. I am only wondering why they are not going to fly to PKX from LAX. Sure they do it from DFW with the 787 but I a...

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by American 767
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific DC10 order
Replies: 32
Views: 9007

Re: Cathay Pacific DC10 order

I think that the DC-10 would have looked good in the then Cathay livery. My only feedback is I would paint the whole nacelle of the Nmb 2 engine in green, I think that would look better.

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by American 767
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 29744

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Does that mean the only Boeing widebody that will be left in Delta's fleet will be the 764? It'll be an oddball in the fleet, next to a massive Airbus fleet, although there will still be some 757s left by then. If United decides to get rid of their 764s maybe Delta can pick them up if those still ha...

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by American 767
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 8048

Re: British operators of the DC-10

All BA DC-10s came from BCal. I don't think BA would have ever flown those if they didn't merge with BCal.

I believe that Monarch also flew those, but I'm not sure about that one so correct me if I'm wrong. I know Laker did.

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by American 767
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 727 flap sequence
Replies: 26
Views: 2600

Boeing 727 flap sequence

Hi everyone, For those of you who love the 727, just like I do, take a look at this video. It shows all the flaps settings on the trailing edge wing, one by one, as well as the Krueger flaps. I find this video amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDs7haZK7Go&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2...

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by American 767
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has a 787 ever been to LGA?
Replies: 19
Views: 4053

Re: Has a 787 ever been to LGA?

LGA doesn't see widebodies anymore, those days are gone. It doesn't even see 757s anymore. It sees 737s, A320s, CRJ and ERJs. That's it.

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by American 767
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 4032

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Happy 25th anniversary A319. Yes I absolutely agree it is a nice little aircraft to fly on, pilots love it. It has received a lot of orders since then from many airlines around the world. It is unfortunate that the A319NEO isn't doing well, but nevertheless we will enjoy the A319 of the current gene...

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by American 767
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333538

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

IF JFK/LAX/SFO would lose the 321T it would be gone for good. No other route could support that a/c as configured. I don't see JFK-LAX/SFO loosing the A321T anytime soon, even if we are in Covid pandemic, because there is a still lot of business traffic between JFK and LAX/SFO, especially LAX. I do...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 227
Views: 56664

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

The mixture of the blue and light gray seats in Y Class was typical on American during the 80s. By the early 90s, even the late 80s, most aircraft if not all aircraft on American had an all blue upholstery in Y Class. First time I flew on a 757 with American was in 1990 when the airplane was all new...

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Nice videos. Thank you for posting. Always a pleasure to look at airline videos from the past.

BN747 wrote:
Part 2 - The Twin Stripe Livery (Hollow & Solid Titles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKVUINSv3uk
BN747


That one is called the Tylenol livery.

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by American 767
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333538

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA also has a hub at DCA in addition to JFK, LGA, PHL, CLT, MIA, ORD, DFW, PHX, and LAX. AA will also likely keep nonstop service out of DCA to some non-AA hub destinations BOS is one of them, for sure. DCA-BOS is even flown with mainline equipment mostly A319. Another one is STL, if not mainline a...

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by American 767
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333538

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

TheZ wrote:
Excited to see what the future holds for AA at SEA.


Tough for Delta.

TheZ wrote:
I wonder how the flight to Bangalore will do.


We'll see. It'll be on sometimes next year in 2021. I'm sure that one will be a 787.

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by American 767
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7357

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

m007j wrote:
So when the last A380 is retired, will their crews fly home on a DC-8? :duck:


(It's a joke, I know most DC-8s are freighters, most A380s are in Europe/China and no DC-8 flies there, yada yada)


Same joke as when, years ago, we were talking about Northwest DC-9s flying forever.

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Loved the 757 out of SNA. But it’s been a long time. Yes, there was a time when SNA was 757 heaven. I remember. That was probably because the runways layout would allow small aircraft not to be disturbed by 757 wake turbulence. I flew on one from JFK to SNA R/T back in 2003, when American was flyin...

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

ltbewr wrote:
At least most of these ex-AA 757's will live on plying the cargo routes. Who has bought them by away ?


I'm sure Icelandair would be interested, whether for pax hauling or conversion to cargo.

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

I am sure that if demand picks up American will reintroduce the 757 in its fleet, maybe not the LUS ones but at least the LAA ones. Specifically, the AA press release said it was 'accelerating the retirement' of the 757, not that it was done - as was the case with the 767s. http://news.aa.com/news/...

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 226294

Is American really done with the 757?

Are they really? I know they have been removed from service because of the Covid-19 situation but they are probably kept in storage, as opposed to leaving the fleet for ever. The 767s are gone, yes that we know. That's understandable because their retirement was scheduled to be this year anyway, nex...

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by American 767
Mon May 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4802

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

When an airline reintroduces an aircraft that it previously retired, this is usually done through a merger with another airline. For example Delta, they retired their original DC-9s in 1993 and reintroduced the type 15 or 16 years later through the merger with Northwest. I'm not talking about the MD...

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by American 767
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 11253

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

SAA was never a member of One World, although there was a time when AA and SA did codeshare on US-South Africa flights but that was in the mid 90s before the One World alliance was founded. SAA went to Star. Interesting. I wonder... Do you know if that Codeshare was before during or after that IAD-...

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by American 767
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 11253

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

While alliances have definitely waned in importance from the early days of the '00s, I'm not sure why you believe one is at any more/less risk than the other two. I too question why Skyteam is singled out. OneWorld has lost SAA. All three alliances will have surviving US and European partners. The ...

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