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Boeing 737-800 (N905NN) - Taxiing north on Alpha headed to the terminal.
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Boeing 737-800 (N905NN)

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Taxiing north on Alpha headed to the terminal.

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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
I'll always believe that AA's R, W, and B on bare metal livery was a superb scheme, but I'll also always feel that this one was the #1 AA livery. That lightning bolt cheat harkens way back to the mid 20th century but three-quarters of a century later it still "works." It took me a loooong time to get used to the current AA livery and I'm OK with it now but both the R, W, and B scheme and this one were much better. Just sayin' ..... (lol)
Greg Byington
Nice pic, and I'm with you, Gary! I like this one, too.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
TY, Greg. (Wave)
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic shot of this classic retro Gary! Crystal clear sharp and beautiful background! This one should be framed! All 5 and deserves many many more!
RainbowRiver
Great shot. That logo on the tail was only in use from 1962-1967. Brings back memories. As a child I watched the first 707 landing at Dallas' Love Field on July 12, 1959. Forty-five years later I retired as a captain for AA.
Paul Hurford
What a wonderful surprise. That is so beautiful. Seeing it took me back to the 60's at MDW where I spent a lot of my time learning to fly. It would be great to see more of this classic livery at every sirort.
John Loomis
Can't get used to the new AA livery, nothing identified the line better than the AA on the tail with the silver body. I really like seeing the pre '70s lightening bolt. There were four great liveries from growing up in the 60s that made me a plane watcher: Pan Am, TWA, AA, and the National Sun King - my personal favorite. Thanks for sharing this great photo of American!
adelma
A trip back in time. I first saw that livery on American's Convair 990's! Love the lightning bolt.
Jorgiane Kaminski
Beautiful livery...
William Daugherty
If I were ever to become president of AAL, my first directive would be to resurrect the 1950s livery on every single airplane the line possesses.
terry kelsey
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us Gary, and for ALL the great photos and details you have given us
Phil Caron
Definitely what an airliner paint job should look like. Besides it saves a ton of weight from less paint applied.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
11-Aug-2022 B738Harry Reid Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 01:58PM PDT 07:29PM CDT Scheduled
11-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 11:20AM CDT 12:47PM PDT Scheduled
11-Aug-2022 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 08:10AM EDT 09:44AM CDT Scheduled
10-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 05:20PM CDT 08:16PM EDT Scheduled
10-Aug-2022 B738Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 03:19PM EDT 03:50PM CDT Scheduled
10-Aug-2022 B738Orlando Intl ()Reagan National () 12:35PM EDT 02:19PM EDT Scheduled
10-Aug-2022 B738Reagan National ()Orlando Intl () 09:25AM EDT 11:16AM EDT Scheduled
10-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Reagan National () 06:09AM CDT 08:33AM EDT 1:23
09-Aug-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 08:27PM EDT 08:57PM CDT 1:29
09-Aug-2022 B738Punta Cana Int'l ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:02PM AST 06:59PM EDT 2:56
09-Aug-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 11:23AM EDT 02:25PM AST 3:01
09-Aug-2022 B738Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 06:47AM CDT 09:44AM EDT 1:56
08-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 11:13PM CDT 12:04AM CDT (+1) 0:50
08-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:55PM CDT 10:43PM PDT Cancelled
08-Aug-2022 B738Cancun Int'l ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 02:59PM EST 06:16PM CDT 3:16
08-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 10:17AM CDT 01:30PM EST 3:12
06-Aug-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:57PM EDT 09:34PM CDT 2:36
06-Aug-2022 B738Punta Cana Int'l ()Miami Intl () 03:38PM AST 05:39PM EDT 2:00
06-Aug-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Punta Cana Int'l () 09:09AM CDT 02:20PM AST 4:10
06-Aug-2022 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:09AM EDT 06:42AM CDT 1:32
05-Aug-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 06:51PM CDT 09:35PM EDT 1:43
05-Aug-2022 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:08PM CDT 04:52PM CDT 0:44
05-Aug-2022 B738Orlando Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:44PM EDT 02:58PM CDT 2:13
05-Aug-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Orlando Intl () 11:27AM EDT 12:05PM EDT 0:37
05-Aug-2022 B738Reagan National ()Miami Intl () 07:18AM EDT 09:21AM EDT 2:02
04-Aug-2022 B738Reagan National ()Miami Intl () 09:15PM EDT 11:13PM EDT Cancelled
04-Aug-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Reagan National () 03:44PM EDT 06:16PM EDT 2:32
04-Aug-2022 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Miami Intl () 12:43PM EDT 02:22PM EDT 1:38
04-Aug-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:45AM EDT 11:30AM EDT 1:44
03-Aug-2022 B738Tampa Intl ()Miami Intl () 08:40PM EDT 09:27PM EDT 0:47
03-Aug-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Tampa Intl () 06:16PM EDT 07:37PM EDT 1:20
03-Aug-2022 B738Kansas City Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:57PM CDT 04:51PM EDT 1:53
03-Aug-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 08:00AM EDT 08:49AM CDT 1:48
02-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 09:09PM CDT 11:31PM EDT 1:21
02-Aug-2022 B738Vancouver Int'l ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 01:59PM PDT 07:25PM CDT 3:25
02-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Vancouver Int'l () 10:19AM CDT 12:22PM PDT 4:02
02-Aug-2022 B738Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:57AM EDT 08:37AM CDT 1:39
01-Aug-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Reagan National () 07:44PM CDT 10:09PM EDT 1:24
01-Aug-2022 B738LaGuardia ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 04:53PM EDT 05:39PM CDT 1:45
01-Aug-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()LaGuardia () 02:02PM EDT 03:20PM EDT 1:18
01-Aug-2022 B738San Antonio Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 08:29AM CDT 11:53AM EDT 2:24
31-Jul-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 10:15PM EDT 11:32PM CDT 2:16
31-Jul-2022 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 05:39PM CDT 08:58PM EDT 2:18
31-Jul-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:49PM CDT 02:20PM CDT 0:31
31-Jul-2022 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:40AM CDT 12:19PM CDT 0:38
31-Jul-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 08:54AM EDT 10:13AM CDT 2:18
30-Jul-2022 B738Las Americas ()Miami Intl () 07:26PM AST 09:18PM EDT 1:51
30-Jul-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Las Americas () 12:45PM CDT 06:06PM AST 4:21
30-Jul-2022 B738Luis Munoz Marin Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:13AM AST 10:34AM CDT 4:20
29-Jul-2022 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Luis Munoz Marin Intl () 11:28PM CDT 04:43AM AST (+1) 4:14
29-Jul-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 09:38PM EDT 10:05PM CDT 1:27
29-Jul-2022 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:24PM CDT 07:48PM EDT 2:23
29-Jul-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:46PM CDT 02:18PM CDT 0:31
29-Jul-2022 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:42AM CDT 12:20PM CDT 0:37
29-Jul-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 08:52AM EDT 10:06AM CDT 2:14
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