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AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 10:37 am

Does anyone know if AA will keep the Reno Air Md-90's they will aquire, or if they will sell them.

RE: AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 10:43 am

Why would they sell them it would cost just as much to replace them with other aircraft if not more after new paint and what ever. I think they will keep them!
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RE: AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 10:52 am

Last week I rode on a Reno MD-90 and the crew was speculating about this very thing. They said that the 737 NG aircraft are too noisy for Orange County and
that AA may hang on to the MD-90s for this very reason. Reno has only 5 MD-90s but they speculated that AA might pick up more, saying that some
are available (but from where??).

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RE: AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 11:19 am

Nothing official has come out of AA yet, but most people expect that they will not be keeping Reno's MD-90s and MD-87s, but keep the others. It's simply too much expense to keep the few aircraft. The point about SNA is a good one, since SNA's slots are assigned based on aircraft noise, so going to a 737 might put them lower. Many airlines use 757s to SNA, and Soutwhest uses their 2nd-generation 737s there.
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RE: AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 12:09 pm

I do not think that AA will keep the MD-90's. They might incur high costs for only 5 aircraft, if they have to worry about mechanics and spare parts(If they're not the same as most of the MD-80's). I wasn't aware of the SNA slots thing, with 'more noise, less slots', but I always thought you just took off at a much greater angle from SNA, anyway. But, that's just my opinion. It wouldn't be worth it---unless AA would acquire 717's?!!
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RE: AA MD-90???

Wed Feb 17, 1999 4:21 pm

Reno Air doesn't even own the MD90's
anyways! Their leased. Reno Air only owns
I think three planes.MD80's

Look for American to take the MD80's
put a new livery on them and order
a crap load of B717's. I have heard that
rumor for sometime now. (about the 717's)
That rumor BTW came from LGB Boeing.

Southworst does not fly the 737700 into SNA.
Continental does though! It's a beauty! Alaska
could be the next one into SNA this summer with
the new 737700. UsAirways will also be flying in
the new A319 from Pits later this year (summer).
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RE: AA MD-90???

Thu Feb 18, 1999 4:43 am

They wouldn't keep the MD-90's if they didn't have MD-80's, but since they do have so many MD-80's keeping the MD-90's wouldn't cost them a lot of money because the MD-80/MD-90 can be considered as one type.
Ben Soriano

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