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What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Wed May 22, 2019 8:55 pm

What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!? I want to fly on one before they're gone for good. What routes are they on now? I missed the DL B744 retirement so hopefully this one is sweeter! :)
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:11 pm

I believe all remaining Super 80's will be flown from DFW - ROW right after Labor Day,
much the same way as the previous mass retirement flights.

I think they'll be 20-30 S80's left by then
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:24 pm

Gotta catch another one of these before they go.

Had the pleasure of being on N501AA a bit ago.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:36 pm

I am booking a round trip to DFW in July on the Maddog. I haven't been to DFW since 2008 so it'll be something to not see them everywhere.

-Rowen
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 pm

x1234 wrote:
What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!? I want to fly on one before they're gone for good. What routes are they on now? I missed the DL B744 retirement so hopefully this one is sweeter! :)


These days they only fly in and out of DFW. Next month (June) you can find them flying to the following airports the following number of times (total for the month in parentheses):

ABQ (24), AMA (25), BNA (47), CLE (86), CMH (85), CVG (84), DSM (90), DTW (46), ELP (40), GRR (30), IAD (3), IAH (47), ICT (119), IND (25), JAX (15), LBB (46), LIT (4), MCI (87), MEM (29), MFE (64), MKE (40), MSP (23), MSY (94), OKC (53), OMA (120), ORF (10), PNS (60), RDU (76), SAT (82), SDF (30), STL (171), TPA (5), TUL (30), VPS (119), and XNA (7).
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 1:53 am

I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved.
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am

tjwgrr wrote:
I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved.

They said that's not going to happen. And it seems that EIS aanouncement is immenent with the FAA meeting with high level folks in the DFW area. There's also a scheduled meeting in Canada with airline executives. Shouldn't be a problem.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am

Cannot find an MD-80 scheduled past the 3rd of September.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 2:33 am

Took one yesterday DFW-ELP. Full flight and powerful takeoff. Love the sounds you hear on the Maddog!

We did take a 30 minute delay due to mx in DFW
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 2:43 am

Any update on the last flight and if there will be some sort of special event? I'm currently booked on the very last scheduled MD-80 landing, an MSY-DFW on the night of September 3rd, which I booked specifically for this reason. I would love to make sure I'm on the last flight. Hoping AA doesn't pull any surprises on this one.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 pm

I wonder if there is going to a mass retirement after Labor Day. A couple of years ago AA retired 20 in one day. I could see a batch retired in mid to late August as summer travel winds down (schools begin to open) and the second batch immediately after Labor Day weekend. So far no official announcements from AA that I know of.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 pm

Got what is likely my last mad dog flight booked for July 30th, DFW-CMH. The earlier outbound is on a 738, which has been slowly taking over the flying on this route over the past few months. By September, the 5 daily non-stops will be 2x a319 and 3x 738.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 12:14 pm

WN732 wrote:
Cannot find an MD-80 scheduled past the 3rd of September.


Maybe that is, indeed, the end. Maybe they're scheduling 738s as place-holders.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 12:23 pm

i', booked on one DFW-OKC on June 10th, which I guess will be my last chance to fly on one. I'm going to miss these comfortable airplanes. Especially the 2-3 seating in coach.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 pm

Miamiairport wrote:
I wonder if there is going to a mass retirement after Labor Day. A couple of years ago AA retired 20 in one day. I could see a batch retired in mid to late August as summer travel winds down (schools begin to open) and the second batch immediately after Labor Day weekend. So far no official announcements from AA that I know of.

That is the time. Airfleets lists 28 in service (many held as backup). At this time, if even a dozen are retired, there is no longer a large enough pool to pay for all the support to keep a type in the fleet.

Note:. This is a US3 specific comment; the US3 have processes in place to efficiently staff and service large fleets. Those processes go from cutting costs to increasing them at about 25 aircraft. There is a downside to the US style of economy of scale thinking/work style.

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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:12 am

AA flight 80, DFW-ORD 04SEP at 09:00 is allegedly the final farewell flight. Booked it at 05:00 and 15 hours later it doesn't show up as bookable.
 
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Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:58 am

We have a prior thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1378063
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