Since I'm only a causal observer and follower of AA's fleet plans, can anyone who knows this stuff fill me in on a few questions.
1) What was the initial plan for the retirement for the first tranche of AA 738s (the ones from the late 90s)? What now is the current plan?
2) What has been the retirement history and current state of the L-AA 757s and L-US 757s? What are the late-build LAA 757s doing these days?
3) Did AA previously announce plans to retire A330s? What is the current plan with that fleet?
4) How old are the L-US A319 and A320s at this point?
I also haven't been following this super closely, but from threads I've read lately, I think I can answer these:
1. The first 45 were slated for retirement I want to say starting this fall, but it sounds like they're the ones being granted an extension as a result of the MAX issues.
2. Most of the legacy AA and US aircraft are gone; only the newest examples from each fleet remain. The retired frames include all legacy America West aircraft (including ex-Eastern and Republic aircraft, some of which were already gone before the merger), none of which (that I'm aware of) got AA paint. They mostly seem to be doing longer domestic runs and PHX-Hawaii routes, and a handful of international ones like BSB at the moment.
3. I believe the A330-300s were supposed to start leaving either last year or this year, but now they'll be around until 2023 or '24, I think. The -200s aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
4. The A319s date from 1998 to 2006 (this applies to both the CFM and IAE-powered fleets), and the A320s from 1999-2010. All of the 1989-build ex-America West aircraft are out of service at this point.