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The iconic t-tail of an American MD-80. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Mad Dog Mitigation: How Retiring an Aircraft Effects the Cities It Serves

It is undeniable that a commercial aircraft type will retire and when it does, there has to bee some aircraft to step in to take its place. Even before the sun had set and the party had died down on Wednesday, the gradual retirement of the Super 80 had taken its effect on American Airlines' route network and airports that the aircraft once served have been greeting new aircraft at their gates for quite some time now. But while the…