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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:56 pm

It's disappointing that DFW isn't the final destination. What a slap in the face to AA employees. DFW is the headquarters of AA.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 pm

After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 pm

Austin787 wrote:
After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.


Both the MD-80 and MD-90 will be gone from DL next year.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:46 pm

TTailedTiger wrote:
It's disappointing that DFW isn't the final destination. What a slap in the face to AA employees. DFW is the headquarters of AA.


I can see where you're coming from however, to me, I think it's more fitting that DFW will have the honor of being the Super 80's final take off, seeing her launch into the Texas sky one final time vs it's final landing. To be fair, it's equally fitting it's going from the largest hub to the second largest hub for L-AA. DFW and ORD rightfully deserved to share in the final revenue flight.


Now more importantly - I think the real real real reason DFW is the departure and not last landing... as of now, the 80 is only DFW based and if you look at the final schedule for her, the last revenue flights with the exception of 80 are all returns into the DFW hub with time before AA80's scheduled departure for ORD. If you truly wanted to make sure the sendoff to retirement went without a hitch, make sure you have plenty of spare planes available to ensure that no unforeseen mx makes for a bad last flight send off / party.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:11 pm

I’m about to ride the mad dog ELP-DFW. Guess I better take a pic since it could be my last ride
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:51 pm

Book fast! American announces schedule of final MD-80 flights
https://www.gatechecked.com/book-fast-a ... ights-1587
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm

AirFiero wrote:
Book fast! American announces schedule of final MD-80 flights


How many 737 Max's does American have and given that how might that situation upend the MD80 retirement schedule.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:56 pm

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Are these retirements contingent on the MAX8 coming back? Those airplanes are in the schedule on September 4.


IIRC.... the retirement dates for the first batch of late 90's 738's were put off
due to the MAX groundings.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:08 pm

ThePinnacleKid wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
It's disappointing that DFW isn't the final destination. What a slap in the face to AA employees. DFW is the headquarters of AA.


I can see where you're coming from however, to me, I think it's more fitting that DFW will have the honor of being the Super 80's final take off, seeing her launch into the Texas sky one final time vs it's final landing. To be fair, it's equally fitting it's going from the largest hub to the second largest hub for L-AA. DFW and ORD rightfully deserved to share in the final revenue flight.


Now more importantly - I think the real real real reason DFW is the departure and not last landing... as of now, the 80 is only DFW based and if you look at the final schedule for her, the last revenue flights with the exception of 80 are all returns into the DFW hub with time before AA80's scheduled departure for ORD. If you truly wanted to make sure the sendoff to retirement went without a hitch, make sure you have plenty of spare planes available to ensure that no unforeseen mx makes for a bad last flight send off / party.


There are two flights terminating at an airport other than DFW AA 80 to ORD and AA 267 to TUL. Guessing they can prep the 267 bird at Tulsa Maintenance base for flight to ROW.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:19 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Are these retirements contingent on the MAX8 coming back? Those airplanes are in the schedule on September 4.


IIRC.... the retirement dates for the first batch of late 90's 738's were put off
due to the MAX groundings.


I doubt that's true considering the early 738s don't leave in any meaningful numbers until 2021.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:57 pm

KarlB737 wrote:
AirFiero wrote:
Book fast! American announces schedule of final MD-80 flights


How many 737 Max's does American have and given that how might that situation upend the MD80 retirement schedule.


Prior to the grounding by the FAA, they had 24 of them with 76 more on order.
American won't postpone the final retirement of the MD-80s past Sept 4th of this year, even if the MAX is still grounded by then. They will keep adjusting their schedules like they have been doing since then.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:09 pm

So what will be the temporary flight number for the regular flight 80 LHR flight? What if somebody is already booked on this flight?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:23 pm

WN732 wrote:
Austin787 wrote:
After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.


Both the MD-80 and MD-90 will be gone from DL next year.


Has the MD-90 retirement been confirmed for 2020? I keep hearing about "accelerated retirement" but there have been no firm commitments. If they are going to retire the whole fleet by the end of 2020, they'll have to make that decision public soon as it will probably start to impact early Fall 2020 fleet scheduling. Delta may have a lot of narrowbodies still on order and to be delivered next year, but losing 120 planes of 150+ seat capacity (MD88 + MD90) in just 18 months is a big ask from a capacity management perspective.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:41 pm

blacksoviet wrote:
So what will be the temporary flight number for the regular flight 80 LHR flight? What if somebody is already booked on this flight?


Looks like AA80 DFW-LHR is operating as AA82 on 9/4. That flight number is currently on ORD-ATL, and is AKL-LAX on a B789 during its seasonal operations.

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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:42 pm

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After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.

I'd expect to stop seeing the MD88 on the schedule past this upcoming holiday season. The 90 may or may not last a little longer than that; the 95 will be around a few more years until a critical mass of CSeries can be delivered to take their place.

And, while I love them all, a Mad Dog isn't truly Mad without screaming JT8D power, which only the MD88 has. And, even still, the 88's glass cockpit and Delta's relative skill at keeping their planes fresh mean that the AA MD82/83 feel extra old school.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:35 pm

sketch wrote:
Austin787 wrote:
After AA retires their last

MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.

I'd expect to stop seeing the MD88 on the schedule past this upcoming holiday season. The 90 may or may not last a little longer than that; the 95 will be around a few more years until a critical mass of CSeries can be delivered to take their place.

And, while I love them all, a Mad Dog isn't truly Mad without screaming JT8D power, which only the MD88 has. And, even still, the 88's glass cockpit and Delta's relative skill at keeping their planes fresh mean that the AA MD82/83 feel extra old school.


Nope. Confirmed the -88s will be around until the end of summer 2020.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:16 am

Will most be ferried to ROW on Sept 4?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:55 am

Are there any YYZ AA MD-80 flights left? Is/was that the last international destination for the AA MD-80?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:58 pm

TWA1985 wrote:

Agreed, tho ORD makes sense considering 20 years ago the MD80 pretty much ruled at ORD ... not to mention most of the flights between ORD-DFW-ORD were on the MadDog.


Actually, it was a lot more recent than that, that the MD80 ruled ORD. I can recall just 10 years ago that 4 out of 5 domestic mainline gates were MD80s at ORD - (which had more or less been the case since circa 1994). It was not until the 738s returned to ORD that the numbers started to dip. More noticeably by 2012.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:04 am

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It was not until the 738s returned to ORD that the numbers started to dip. More noticeably by 2012.


Yes, it was in 2012 that the 738 started gradually taking over the hourly ORD-LGA flight, a route dominated by the MD-80 since 1993/1994, as ORD-DFW was. Now it is the 738 that rules ORD, as far as mainline flights are concerned.

Here are the aircraft that dominated ORD and DFW over the decades:
70s and 80s: the 727.
90s and 2000s: the MD-80
2010s: the 737-800
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:36 am

When was the American MD-80 last seen at LGA?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:19 am

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When was the American MD-80 last seen at LGA?


Spring of 2014, as far as I can remember. At that time, I flew on one from LGA to ORD connecting on a 738 to FLL. The return trip to LGA was also through ORD, both flights were 738s.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:21 pm

So how are the pilots of A-320 retirement to the desert flights going to get home?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:59 pm

So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft types according to their seniority. My question is when does this retraining take place? Are pilots (particularly the ones scheduled to fly AA MD80s to the very end) able to for example do conversion training for the 738 or A320 while still flying the MD80 until it's September 4th retirement or are they "grounded" once September 4th comes around in order for them to complete retraining to a new type?
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:14 pm

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So how are the pilots of A-320 retirement to the desert flights going to get home?



On the Delta DC 9ohwaitaminute...
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:21 pm

fraspotter wrote:
So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft types according to their seniority. My question is when does this retraining take place? Are pilots (particularly the ones scheduled to fly AA MD80s to the very end) able to for example do conversion training for the 738 or A320 while still flying the MD80 until it's September 4th retirement or are they "grounded" once September 4th comes around in order for them to complete retraining to a new type?


I'm sure that at this point every pilot at American that still flies the MD-80 has already though of switching to either the 738 or the A320 (by A320 I mean A319/320/321), everyone of them must already be in training to switch to either aircraft as of September 4th, or a 777 if his or her seniority allows him or her to switch to a widebody. For example an MD-80 F/O can become a F/O on the 777 upon MD-80 retirement if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a captain but already enough seniority to switch to larger equipment as Senior F/O. Likewise, an MD-80 captain will become a captain on the 738 or the A320 if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a Senior captain on a widebody. I don't think that at this point any MD-80 simulator at the AA training center in DFW is still running.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:38 pm

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fraspotter wrote:
So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft types according to their seniority. My question is when does this retraining take place? Are pilots (particularly the ones scheduled to fly AA MD80s to the very end) able to for example do conversion training for the 738 or A320 while still flying the MD80 until it's September 4th retirement or are they "grounded" once September 4th comes around in order for them to complete retraining to a new type?


I'm sure that at this point every pilot at American that still flies the MD-80 has already though of switching to either the 738 or the A320 (by A320 I mean A319/320/321), everyone of them must already be in training to switch to either aircraft as of September 4th, or a 777 if his or her seniority allows him or her to switch to a widebody. For example an MD-80 F/O can become a F/O on the 777 upon MD-80 retirement if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a captain but already enough seniority to switch to larger equipment as Senior F/O. Likewise, an MD-80 captain will become a captain on the 738 or the A320 if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a Senior captain on a widebody. I don't think that at this point any MD-80 simulator at the AA training center in DFW is still running.


Ok good to know. I wasn't sure if pilots were allowed to train on new equipment while still flying their current equipment or if they had to stop flying while they retrain.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 am

How many of these final flights do you think actually fly with the scheduled equipment? I took the chance and got a seat on a flight on 9/4, but feeling it’s ~50/50 that it is with the mad dog.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:23 am

fraspotter wrote:
American 767 wrote:
fraspotter wrote:
So with the fleet of MD80s now only at twenty something units that means there is a ever diminishing number of MD80 pilots needed to fly these planes (some retire and other retrain etc). Obviously if the existing MD80 pilots aren't retiring on September 4th then they'll retrain on other aircraft types according to their seniority. My question is when does this retraining take place? Are pilots (particularly the ones scheduled to fly AA MD80s to the very end) able to for example do conversion training for the 738 or A320 while still flying the MD80 until it's September 4th retirement or are they "grounded" once September 4th comes around in order for them to complete retraining to a new type?


I'm sure that at this point every pilot at American that still flies the MD-80 has already though of switching to either the 738 or the A320 (by A320 I mean A319/320/321), everyone of them must already be in training to switch to either aircraft as of September 4th, or a 777 if his or her seniority allows him or her to switch to a widebody. For example an MD-80 F/O can become a F/O on the 777 upon MD-80 retirement if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a captain but already enough seniority to switch to larger equipment as Senior F/O. Likewise, an MD-80 captain will become a captain on the 738 or the A320 if he or she doesn't have yet enough seniority to become a Senior captain on a widebody. I don't think that at this point any MD-80 simulator at the AA training center in DFW is still running.


Ok good to know. I wasn't sure if pilots were allowed to train on new equipment while still flying their current equipment or if they had to stop flying while they retrain.

Its a bit more formalized that that.

For the pilots, they post vacancy bids every few months which is a combination of (aircraft type - position (CA/FO) - base) and will indicate where they have open or excess positions available, and everything is based on seniority. There are other work rules just as seat locks / minimum time in position that govern the switching of type/postiion/base etc.

They have gradually been reducing the number of pilots on the MD80 as they fleet winds-down. In the final days, there will be ~350 pilots still on the MD-80 fleet in early September that will transition to other fleet types. The October vacancy bid has already been awarded, so the MD-80 pilots all know where they will be going after the fleet termination.
The bids are all seniority based, but now any individual bids is all based on their personal preference. Some may want to go for widebodies/international flying, others may still want to stay domestic. Some may want a particular base. Some may rather stay a high-seniority FO versus a low seniority CA based on base and bidding preferences.

There will be a training backlog, but they get paid based on the rules in the union contract whether they are in training, waiting for training, or flying the line.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:51 pm

I was tracking on the very last AA "MD-82" plane, N501AA; its very last flight brought in to DFW from CVG on the night of 7/17/19; as of 7/19, it's making preps to be ferried to probably ROW for retirement in a matter of days...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KCVG/KDFW

Now AA's remaining S80 fleet is all MD-83 until 9/4!
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:23 pm

fsx98 wrote:
I was tracking on the very last AA "MD-82" plane, N501AA; its very last flight brought in to DFW from CVG on the night of 7/17/19; as of 7/19, it's making preps to be ferried to probably ROW for retirement in a matter of days...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KCVG/KDFW

Now AA's remaining S80 fleet is all MD-83 until 9/4!


Do you have a source for that flight into DFW being the last revenue for N501AA?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:36 am

anymaninfc wrote:
fsx98 wrote:
I was tracking on the very last AA "MD-82" plane, N501AA; its very last flight brought in to DFW from CVG on the night of 7/17/19; as of 7/19, it's making preps to be ferried to probably ROW for retirement in a matter of days...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KCVG/KDFW

Now AA's remaining S80 fleet is all MD-83 until 9/4!


Do you have a source for that flight into DFW being the last revenue for N501AA?


N501AA is in the process of taxiing for it's next revenue flight, and shows numerous revenue flights beyond this flight.
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 am

I’m hoping N501AA is used on flight AA80 on September 4!
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 am

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I’m hoping N501AA is used on flight AA80 on September 4!



I can’t give sources but 984 or 501 is the likely candidate as 984 was the last Md80 produced, and 501 is the last legacy AA bird.
 
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:14 am

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Northwest1988 wrote:
I’m hoping N501AA is used on flight AA80 on September 4!



I can’t give sources but 984 or 501 is the likely candidate as 984 was the last Md80 produced, and 501 is the last legacy AA bird.


Yes! Should definitely be one of these two!
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:53 am

How many days will the md80's sit at DFW past Sept 4 before their ferry flights to ROW? Is it one group exodus, or over several days? Which day would you bet on the most arrivals at ROW? Sept 5 or 6?
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:22 am

I know it a little out there, but who else would like to see a formation flight of multiple American MD-80s over DFW??? With all the ferry flights you would think they could pull it off!
 
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:15 pm

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Are there any YYZ AA MD-80 flights left? Is/was that the last international destination for the AA MD-80?


No. The last AA M80 route to YYZ was DFW-YYZ which was replaced with 738s earlier this year.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:36 am

fsx98 wrote:
I was tracking on the very last AA "MD-82" plane, N501AA; its very last flight brought in to DFW from CVG on the night of 7/17/19; as of 7/19, it's making preps to be ferried to probably ROW for retirement in a matter of days...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KCVG/KDFW

Now AA's remaining S80 fleet is all MD-83 until 9/4!


All of the remaining S80's including 501 will be around until the end. Its only "unlinked" because its been out of service for maintenance since the 20th, with an estimated return to service time of this morning. If it indeed comes back in service this morning, it'll likely end up getting used later today.
That fleet is currently allocated 4 operational spares for only 28 airplanes to account for its rather poor dispatch reliability and due to this slack, S80's have been used in some occasions recently to cover for out of service 737's and Airbuses in DFW (DFW-MCO-DFW even got one about a week ago).
 
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Attention AA Retirees: AA is offering 10 seats for AA Retirees on one of the DFW-ROW retirement flights on 4 September. With hotel/meal/return flight package. See the article in the Retiree Site section of Jetnet, and enter the contest by 31 July. I'd sign up for a chance but it's right when I have out of town guests. Rats! I imagine they have a similar offer for active employees too, so check your Jetnet page.
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:39 am

I had my final AA MD-80 flight last week from MEM to DFW (then caught a 788 up to ORD). Is it just me or do AA's MD-80s seem way quieter during landing compared to DLs? Does anyone know why this is the case?

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Both the MD-80 and MD-90 will be gone from DL next year.

MD-90s will be around until 2022:

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AA MD-80 one month left.

Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 am

Yes, the final retirement of the MD-80 at American is now exactly one month away. It is now evident that the lifetime of these birds with the airline will not be extended even considering the MAX still grounded. 26 MD-80s at this point remain, and they are flown on a variety of routes out of DFW to domestic markets including RDU, CLE and STL, as well as others. So MD-80 fans take AAdvantage now of the last month of MD-80 service, fly on them now before it's too late.
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Re: AA MD-80 one month left.

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:03 am

What other routes are they flown on? My coworker and I want to do an avgeek trip on them before theyre gone!
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Re: AA MD-80 one month left.

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:11 am

There’s still a few flying MCI-DFW for the next couple of weeks.

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:12 am

TWA772LR wrote:
What other routes are they flown on? My coworker and I want to do an avgeek trip on them before theyre gone!


I think TUL, ABQ, OMA, VPS, and more. On AA’s website there should be a list of the final routes for September 3/4... they should be the same routes that the aircraft are flying on right now.
 
atbPy
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Re: AA MD-80 one month left.

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:13 am

I plan on flying on the last AA MD-80 from CMH on Sept 3rd to DFW.
 
Gulfstream500
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Re: AA MD-80 one month left.

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:16 am

TWA772LR wrote:
What other routes are they flown on? My coworker and I want to do an avgeek trip on them before theyre gone!


I looked at the AA flights on the MD-83, and...

these are (some) routes operating:

DFW-DSM
DFW-CVG
DFW-CMH
DFW-CLE
DFW-OKC
DFW-RDU
DFW-SAT
DFW-MSY
Thinking of a good signature is hard...
 
CMHFlyGuy
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:38 am

Just caught my last mad dog flight today on the CMH-DFW. It'll be sad to see them go, but it is overdue.
 
9w748capt
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:06 am

CMHFlyGuy wrote:
Just caught my last mad dog flight today on the CMH-DFW. It'll be sad to see them go, but it is overdue.


Disagree. The S80 is AA's last remaining mainline jet that's even remotely comfortable (other than the LAA 321s that haven't yet been destroyed, errrrr Oasised). May as well fly NK and save some money.
 
WN732
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Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:32 am

AA is running MD-80's on DFW-AUS, Saturday only for 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24 on AA 1373. This route switches to A321 on 8/31. This one seemed to be added under the radar.
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