MIflyer12 wrote:IAmGaroott wrote:Some of those LUS A319/20/21s are getting on in years. Anyone have insight on when their leases are up or when they're due for D checks? I have to imagine they'll be on their way out sooner than later.
The oldest 319s in the AA fleet are 21 years old. I doubt any with be retired soon.
The oldest 320 is just shy of 22 years old.
The oldest 321 is short of 19 years.
AA is talking about big reductions in CAPEX to improve cash flow. That requires a cut in new frame deliveries. The 319/320/321s will be flown to economic end of life.
I think the 738s from the late 90s, the A320s and the LUS319s will be around to mid decade 2020. I wonder if AA will scrounge around for used a/c like the A319s that came from Frontier?