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Boeing 737-800 (N898NN)


N898NN on short final to runway 20R. It has been over a month since I caught any AAL aircraft in the old colors and I figured as more time went by the chances would be even less, but in about a two hour period there were three in the old paint that flew in to SNA. As of only a couple weeks ago, American started using 757s again for one frequency a day to Phoenix and hopefully before they are all repainted I will get a chance to catch a "57" in these colors (I was able to get one of those 757s in the US Airways last week).


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Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Being close the coast kept the temps at SNA a reasonable 80-85 degrees last weekend, but after a short 30 minute drive inland to my house, temps rose close to 100 degrees: Summer is definitely here in California.
Gary Schenauer
Still another five-star capture. Excellent camera work.
It (summer) has arrived here too, Mark. Temps in the high 90s starting today and staying there for the forseeable future. Two wildfires broke out in three days; the newest one burning now between Reno and Carson City. And PS >> Bring your sunscreen and a ballcap next week. Due to the elevation here, you get sunburn here quite a bit faster than at sea level locations and we will be outside almost all day.
Greg Byington
Nice catch, Mark!
Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Greg and Gary- Thank you for the comments

Gary- Will do on the ball cap and sunscreen. I'm going to be flying at 10,000 or so feet plus being outside like you mentioned when I get there, so I definitely wont forget lol.
Roy Hunte
Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Thanks Roy!
Dave Sheehy
I will miss this livery. Nice shot Mark! 5*
Roy Hunte
Hopefully they keep one aircraft as a retrojet in the old livery
Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Thanks Dave.

I would hope so too Roy, but if any of the recent mergers are any indication: we will not be getting a retrojet livery. Northwest, Continental and Air Tran have all been completely dissolved into their new airline at this point and we don't see any special liveries for those ones. With that being said, I'm making sure that I get both this livery and the US Airways livery as much as I can before they are all gone.
Roy Hunte
Well look at it this way American has a number of retro jets flying, both A320s and 737s: AirCal, TWA, and others, so I hope, just hope, that they will keep one of each AA and US Air liveries. Would be cool.
Ryan Carson
Yes if you look N578UW an A321 is a retro as well its the US Airways Scheme with American titles like all the other retros. Also heard that the last B737-800 delivered in American bare metal will not be repainted, making it a retro in the future.
Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Roy, that you do mention it, American does like its retro colors and like Ryan said it looks like they will be keeping one 737 around in the AAL colors and that A321 in the AWE colors.

Ryan, thank you for the info on that 737 and also for reminding me about that A321, I have seen it before, it's just easy to forget that it is a "special paint" at this point because there are still a decent amount still flying around in the US Airways paint.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
13-Aug-2020 B738Las Americas ()Miami Intl () 02:21PM AST 04:17PM EDT Scheduled
13-Aug-2020 B738Miami Intl ()Las Americas () 10:54AM EDT 12:56PM AST Scheduled
13-Aug-2020 B738New Orleans Intl ()Miami Intl () 06:12AM CDT 08:46AM EDT Scheduled
12-Aug-2020 B738Miami Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 07:45PM EDT 08:22PM CDT Scheduled
12-Aug-2020 B738Henry E Rohlsen ()Miami Intl () 02:15PM AST 04:46PM EDT Scheduled
12-Aug-2020 B738Miami Intl ()Henry E Rohlsen () 10:35AM EDT 01:00PM AST Scheduled
10-Aug-2020 B738Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Miami Intl () 03:02PM EDT 04:28PM EDT 1:25
10-Aug-2020 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 10:30AM CDT 12:55PM EDT 1:24
08-Aug-2020 B738LaGuardia ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 10:34AM EDT 11:18AM CDT 1:43
02-Aug-2020 B738Miami Intl ()LaGuardia () 02:02PM EDT 04:33PM EDT 2:30
02-Aug-2020 B738Orlando Intl ()Miami Intl () 11:25AM EDT 12:10PM EDT 0:45
02-Aug-2020 B738Miami Intl ()Orlando Intl () 09:33AM EDT 10:10AM EDT 0:36
01-Aug-2020 B738LaGuardia ()Miami Intl () 05:34PM EDT 08:22PM EDT 2:47
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