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thering
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What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:11 am

Do somebody have information about AA's 733s?

How many of these did they operate?

When they were gone?

Why they gor rid of the 733, isn't it more modern than a MD-80?
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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:19 am

Here's the history of all of AA's non-NG 737s:

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/A...erican%20Airlines-history-b737.htm

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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:24 am

Looking at the pics of a.net AA's 733 were adquired when AirCal was absorbed. Then they were sold to WN.
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thering
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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 2):
Looking at the pics of a.net AA's 733 were adquired when AirCal was absorbed. Then they were sold to WN

Oh, tha make sense!
Maybe they should have stayed with the 733s and got rid os 732s and 722s earlier thought.
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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:23 pm

I believe 737-3A4s N673AA-N680AA are still leased by American and sub leased to Southwest.
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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 4):
I believe 737-3A4s N673AA-N680AA are still leased by American and sub leased to Southwest.

Not any more, according to jp airline fleets. But I think you are right that some time ago, the deal was as you described it.

Quoting Thering (Thread starter):
Why they gor rid of the 733, isn't it more modern than a MD-80?

N673AA...N680AA were among the first 737-300 built, dating back to spring 1985, and line number 1063 (N673AA). Deliveries of AA's own (original) MD-82s started in 1983 only, with ship N203AA entering service in May 1983, to be more precise. Some of the pre-owned airframes acquired through the TWA merger are a tad older (e.g. N922TW cn 48013/1000, built in July 1981 for MD-80 launch customer Swissair).

So there is not much difference in age between the few B733 acquired through the AirCal merger, and the oldest ships in AA's huge MD-80 fleet. Therefore, it simply didn't make sense to keep the few odd-ball 737s (eight -300s and even a few -200s) in the fleet any longer than the integration of the former AirCal ops into AA ops would take. The 737s had no unique features or performance the MD-80s couldn't reasonably match, and therefore AA did not see any additional gain from keeping a few aircraft of yet another type in the fleet, while maintaining such a small fleet with dedicated pilots, mechanics and spares would add unnecessary cost.

Actually, not even the six (IIRC) BAe 146-200A American inherited from AirCal were unique enough to carve themselves a niche in AA's fleet. Whatever regional routes formerly flown by the AirCal / AA 146s could not accommodate an MD-80 could be served by Eagleflight Saab 340s.

Similarily, the B717s inherited from TWA, as well as the MD-87s and MD-90s inherited from Reno Air only served briefly beyond the merger with AA. Like with the AirCal ships, the oddballs were kept for the time AA needed to fully absorb the merged routes and operations into their own.

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RE: What About AA's 733s?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:31 pm

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 4):
I believe 737-3A4s N673AA-N680AA are still leased by American and sub leased to Southwest.

N673AA sub-lsf AA by WN 01/2/92-14/10/98
N674AA acquired through merger with Morris Air.
N675AA RT by AA to Pegasus (lessor) 07/4/92 & lsf by WN 15/5/92.
N676AA acquired by WN same way as N674AA.
N677AA sub-lsf AA by WN 01/4/94-04/1/01.
N678AA sub-lsf AA by WN 04/4/91-9/98
N679AA lsf lessor by WN since 06/4/91
N680AA sub-lsf AA by WN 04/4/91-07/2/05.

[Edited 2006-07-19 13:35:42]

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