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Max Q
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AA’s transatlantic A300 service

Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:41 am

I remember American used their A300-600R aircraft for a while on East coast to Europe flights


Anyone have any more details on that service, don’t think it lasted long ?
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mjzair
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Re: AA’s transatlantic A300 service

Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm

I know that around 1997 or so I flew LHR-JFK. According to departedflights, that flight was still there in 2001.

http://www.departedflights.com/AA070201p76.html
 
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Re: AA’s transatlantic A300 service

Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:23 pm

LHR-BOS & JFK & EWR.
Possibly CDG as well.
10 aircraft used
Ships 065-074, with international 1st class of the day.
Absolutely terrible at carrying any payload westbound.... chopped freight and pax seats blocked out was very much the order of the day.!
Used to vent fuel when fuelling to the Max to get them across the pond in the summer .

Bad choice for TATL ops imho ...

Were all in standard AA metallic scheme , unlike some of the domestic birds.

If I remember much more I’ll edit and add.

Edit... can’t remember the reason they were used TATL, but think it was late 777 delivery’s , when they had already started selling the Scuds to Fedex.
 
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Re: AA’s transatlantic A300 service

Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:00 am

Interesting, I thought they might have been a bit short on range
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Re: AA’s transatlantic A300 service

Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:25 pm

Trouble is , we need this to be in the Civil Aviation thread,, then you’d get many more replies...

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