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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:36 am

AA also used the DC-10-30 on JFK-ORY and JFK-FRA. I don't ever recall AA using the DC-10 on DFW-BRU as previously stated. I believe the route was operated by a 767-300 and was discontinued after a year or so due to low yields. AA did operate the 747SP into BRU from JFK during the 1991-92 period when the flight operated 4 days a week.
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:56 am

I would like to see AA bring back the DC-3 and 707. I'm too young to have flown on these planes.

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:19 pm

When did AA stop flying into ORY with the DC-10 and move to CDG?

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:59 pm

NYCAAer, yes you're right. Thanks for correcting me. I meant ORD-BRU, not DFW-BRU, as one of the international routes on which American flew the DC-10-30. Sorry, it's my mistake. DFW-BRU only saw the 767-300 and it didn't last long, and the A330 a few years later when American was codesharing with Sabena.
Yes, I flew once on the 747SP from JFK to BRU.

RogetThat, there is a refurbished American Airlines DC-3 at the C.R.Smith Museum in DFW, if you really want to see one.

AA777jr, American stopped flying to ORY on the DC-10 probably in the late 1980's and moved from ORY to CDG in the fall of 1999, which means they flew during the 1990's to ORY only with the Boeing 767 aircraft, and maybe the MD-11 but I'm not sure about that.

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:38 pm

When AA introduced its first service to ORY in 1985 from DFW, it was operated with a DC-10-30. The following year, AA started service to ORY from ORD with a 767-200ER. In 1987, AA began its service to ORY from JFK using a -10-30, and from RDU with a 762. AA changed its JFK service to a 762 later that same year. When the 763 was delivered to AA in 1988, all flights into ORY were 763s. In 1992, the MD-11 operated DFW-ORY and JFK-ORY from May to November, when both routes went back to the DC-10-30 again. From November 1992 to September 1993, the -10-30s flew into ORY, and then the 763s were put back on the JFK and DFW routes to ORY, when AA retired 6 DC-10-30s.

AA's Paris operations were moved to CDG in 1999 at the request of Aeroports de Paris.
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:48 pm

When AA had a hub at RDU there were two East Coast routes that used the DC-10.

They flew from LGA and BOS to RDU and then continued to Florida
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:52 pm

Sort of off topic: When and why did AA get rid of the MD-11s? I remember seeing them at ORD, and then they were gone (this was before I knew about a.net). Were they replaced by the 777, or was AA just unhappy with them?
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:55 pm

AA used to also use a DC-10-10 on the BOS-LHR route.
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:57 pm

Last DC-10 flight: 11/21/2000 HNL-DFW (just prior to Thanksgiving)
Last MD-11 flight: 10/15/2001 GRU-DFW
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:59 pm

MD-11's were gradually being sold off to Fed Ex as they were not needed with the growing 777 fleet. The MD-11 didn't live up to expectations.

In the aftermath of 9/11, AA quickly parked the remaining MD-11 fleet as a cost cutting measure. They were supposed to still fly for another few years but have now all ended up with FedEx
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:39 pm

What's up with the idea RDU was a hub for AA a long time a go? They operater out of JFK and MIA heavily, why the need for another east coast hub?
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:44 pm

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:16 am

In June, 1986 AA flew a DC-10 on at least one of the DFW-RIC routes. Don't know how long it lasted, but my flight was FULL. Surprised the heck outta me when I saw our bird at the gate.

 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:34 am

thanks alot DtwClipper...answered my question fully regarding AA and RDU.
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:35 am

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The wackiest DC-10 route I ever flew was ORD-BIL on NWA in the late 70's.
NW51 It was a B3F before it was a D10.

JAL also operated DC-10-40's. The reason NW and JL ordered the PW powered planes was because the engines were identical JT-9's to those in the 747-151 and 747-146

AA operated the DC10 DFW-AUS. My first AA DC10 flight was ORD-LGA, in December, 1971, what a flight. Coach lounge, only about 214 total seats.
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:00 pm

PiedmontCowboy,
As far as I can remember, AA flew only 727s, both -100s and -200s, into RIC in 1986. Maybe you're thinking of Eastern. They flew an A300 daily from RIC to ATL, except on Tuesdays it was an L-1011. I don't recall any other widebody passenger service at RIC.

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:04 pm

Has FX bought all the DC10s they want from AA?

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sat Oct 02, 2004 3:54 pm

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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:20 am

L1011,
Trust me... My flight from DFW to RIC was a DC-10-10. It's probable it was an aircraft substitution flight, but I don't know for sure. Like I said, that flight was FULL, and almost everyone's destination was Richmond. I seem to recall the plane was going on to ORF, then back to DFW. I have flown 727-200's on that route, too.
 
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:32 pm

I flew many AA DC-10's from SAT-DFW throughout the 80's
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:21 am

and diont forget ORD-GLA, which then went over to a 763
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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Mon Oct 04, 2004 2:44 am

Here's proof A^A used D10's into ROC.




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RE: American Airlines DC-10s?

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:02 am

Very nice article!

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