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American Sends Long-Time Super 80 Workhorse to the New Mexico Desert

American Airlines officially laid the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 to rest on Wednesday after 36 years of service with the airline. Today, 26 Super 80s, as the airline marketed them as, still in American Airlines' polished aluminum liveries, embarked on their final flight to Roswell, New Mexico where they will enjoy their long days in the sun, ending an era for the airline. AA80, operated by N984TW, acted as the final revenue flight for the chrome-plated MD-80s, flying from Dallas/Fort Worth…

Opinion: Why I Will Dearly Miss American’s ‘Super 80s’

Call me dramatic, perhaps a bit over-emotional, or nostalgic, but I am indeed in love with American’s long-time workhorse MD-80 fleet. While other airlines, including Delta, will continue to operate the type after American retires theirs on Wednesday, Sept. 4, there are many things that make AA’s ‘Super 80s’ stand…

American’s MD-80 Retirement Not Affected By Boeing 737 MAX Grounding

American Airlines was forced to ground its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on March 13, 2019, in an effort to comply with an FAA order that came in the wake of the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 605. The airline is the…

British Airways Details Retirement Plans for 747 Fleet

The days of the iconic Boeing 747 have become numbered as numerous airlines prepare to phase them out in favor of newer and more efficient wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X. AirlineGeeks recently obtained data from a source close to British Airways, with details of the…

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Farewell to Boeing 767 Fleet

Earlier this week Hawaiian Airlines retired its last Boeing 767-300ER from its fleet. The last aircraft, tail number N594HA, flew its final commercial flight on Monday, Jan. 7 arriving in Honolulu from Sacramento. Guests were greeted by Hawaiian agents on arrival and were given traditional Hawaiian lei as they deplaned.…

Allegiant Says Farewell to the Mad Dog

After flying for nearly 20 years, the backbone of the Allegiant Air fleet, the Mcdonnell Douglas MD-80, will flew its last flight in the sun-tailed livery. After a long transition process, Allegiant is finally putting the MD-80 to rest after flying its final flight from Fresno Yosemite Airport to Las…

British Airways Puts Boeing 767 Fleet into Retirement

The last British Airways service operated by a Boeing 767 landed at London Heathrow for the final time on Sunday evening following almost three decades of operations for the airline. The 767 was the first wide-body twinjet aircraft designed by Boeing which took to the air in 1981 and was…

Qantas Retires Another 747 to California Desert

As part of its plan to retire its aging Boeing 747-400 fleet in the next few years, Qantas Airways has sent another one of its 747s to the Mojave Desert for a permanent rest. VH-OJT, a 19-year Qantas veteran, flew its final flight from Los Angeles International Airport to the…

Aviation History Preserved: World’s First Boeing 777 Arrives at Pima…

Arizona is a popular destination for retirees due to its consistent hot temperatures and idyllic, picturesque scenery. However, the latest retiree to change its residency to Arizona wouldn't be a 65-year old senior citizen, but rather a Boeing 777-200 aircraft as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific announced on Monday that it…

British Airways Details Retirement Plans for 767 Fleet

British Airways has announced that it is planning to end operations with its Boeing 767-300 aircraft in Q4 2018. The carrier has been operating the Boeing 767 for 28 years and currently has five remaining Boeing 767 aircraft in its fleet, with an additional aircraft being operated in its OpenSkies…