|Quoting Polot (Reply 15):|
Braniff and AA both only operated the BAC-111 for about 7-8 years from '65 to '72/73.
|Quoting Mainliner (Reply 14):|
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 5):
PSA and the L-1011
Also, PSA operated a few DC-9-30's as an interim measure until additional MD-80's were delivered.
|Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 17):|
I don't think 7-8 years is short lived. We could add the AA Convair 990 too, or PSA 737-200s then. I think we are talking very short.
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|Quoting Dash9 (Thread starter):|
An example I can think is AC that kept his A345 for only 3 years, replaced with B77W. It appears to be a very drastic change considering the cost of introducing a new type on long haul
|Quoting diverted (Reply 8):|
AC inherited some 737-200's after the CP merger. They flew along as "Zip" for a while.
|Quoting SJCMSP (Reply 11):|
It seems can be put into a couple different categories:
1. Types inherited in a merger/acquisition and phased out.
2. Types purchased and quickly discontinued.
|Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 5):|
Allegheny bought some 727-100's in the late 60's/early 70's and they were disposed of within a few years. They also toyed with the DC-9-50 for awhile then sent them on their way.
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