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American Airlines Boeing and Airbus jets


This is a great picture taken by a pilot while taxiing to Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

A nice mix of the old and new when thinking about today’s American Airlines.

The Boeing 737 and Airbus A319 and A320 jets are parked in the East Hold Bay while waiting for their respective gates to open up.


The Freedom Tower

I was in Newark this morning operating a EWR – PHX flight and had a nice view of the Manhattan skyline and the Freedom Tower.

Freedom Tower
Freedom Tower

Although overcast skies this morning at the airport with some light drizzle, the view is always an inspiring one!

A distant Manhattan Skyline
A distant Manhattan Skyline
An adjacent American Airbus A321 parked at Newark
An American Airbus A321 parked at an adjacent gate at Newark

I Love LA

I immediately liked this picture because it represents something special to me.

Why is it special to me?

* Traveled to every country represented in this picture.

* Spent 18 years living in Latin America as a young kid. One of my earliest memories was looking up at an airplane flying overhead, as I walked alongside my dad, while living in Honduras. Where this flying thing first started!

* Traveled on AeroMexico, as a passenger, several times back in the day.

* Flown as a Captain on both the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 series jets.

* Flown as a Captain into Canada and Mexico.

* Flown into LAX, one of my faves, on a regular basis since March 1987.

That’s why I love LA! You see everything!

Picture courtesy of airliners.net

For additional information on the airport, click the link LAX.

America West – The Can Do Airline

I spent more than 18 years flying both the Boeing 737 and the 757 for America West Airlines (AWA). As such, I can certainly agree with the sentiment expressed in this AZ Republic article regarding the airline.

Courtesy AP
Courtesy AP

I started working for America West in January 1987 as a B737 First Officer. Two years later I upgraded to captain. I now currently fly the Airbus A319/320/321. Like many other employees at AWA, I thoroughly enjoyed working for the airline and always felt like I was part of a close-knit family. We always had that can-do spirit.

B1Now we’re all a proud part of the new American Airlines, with more than 100,000 employees flying around the globe, yet the original AWA crew will always remember where we started.

O'Hare Airport
O’Hare Airport

In my 18+ years with AWA, I’ve flown from Boston to Mexico City to Kauai, worked with a lot of great people and look forward to working with American.


American Airlines and the B787

AA B787 Courtesy USA Today
AA B787
Courtesy USA Today

Yesterday, American Airlines launched Boeing 787 service with the first revenue passenger flight from the Dallas/Fort Worth International AIrport (DFW) to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

AA 2320 DFW – ORD
AA 2320 DFW – ORD
AA B787 Courtesy USA Today
AA B787
Courtesy USA Today

The 787 Dreamliner, operated as American’s flight 2320, departed DFW’s gate D25A at 7:31am arriving O’Hare at 9:23am.

AA B787  Courtesy USA Today
AA B787
Courtesy USA Today

Later this year, American will be flying the Boeing 787 to Beijing, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Tokyo. Exciting stuff!

The B787 will open up a world of opportunities for American! (No pun intended)

AA Maddog

I really like this foto of the American Airlines MD80s parked at their DFW gates. I’ve many fond memories of this once ubiquitous jet while flying for AWA & US Airways during the 80s & 90s.

Courtesy - Terry Maxon and The Dallas Morning News
Courtesy – Terry Maxon and The Dallas Morning News

Years ago, I commuted back and forth to ORD on the 80 for about two years. Therefore, the Maddog has a special place in my heart. My fave seat, A3!