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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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Boeing 737-800 (N898NN)

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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
Pretty
Mark SeePhoto Uploader
Thanks Roy!
davesheehy
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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21-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:45PM CST 02:57PM CST Scheduled
21-Jan-2022 B738Salt Lake City Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:50AM MST 11:25AM CST Scheduled
20-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 05:12PM CST 06:38PM MST Scheduled
20-Jan-2022 B738LaGuardia ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:39PM EST 03:34PM CST Scheduled
20-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()LaGuardia () 07:23AM CST 11:03AM EST En Route
19-Jan-2022 B738La Aurora Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 05:34PM CST 08:29PM CST 2:54
19-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()La Aurora Int'l () 01:34PM CST 04:20PM CST 2:45
19-Jan-2022 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:16AM EST 12:19PM CST 2:03
18-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 04:32PM CST 07:12PM EST 1:39
17-Jan-2022 B738Reagan National ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:17PM EST 09:06PM CST 2:49
17-Jan-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Reagan National () 03:56PM EST 05:59PM EST 2:02
17-Jan-2022 B738New Orleans Intl ()Miami Intl () 11:46AM CST 02:10PM EST 1:23
17-Jan-2022 B738Miami Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 09:40AM EST 10:25AM CST 1:44
16-Jan-2022 B738LaGuardia ()Miami Intl () 09:17PM EST 12:04AM EST (+1) 2:47
16-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()LaGuardia () 03:05PM CST 07:01PM EST 2:55
16-Jan-2022 B738Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:58AM EST 01:18PM CST 2:19
15-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 03:16PM CST 06:19PM EST 2:02
15-Jan-2022 B738LaGuardia ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 11:05AM EST 01:39PM CST 3:33
15-Jan-2022 B738Miami Intl ()LaGuardia () 06:55AM EST 09:25AM EST 2:29
14-Jan-2022 B738Reagan National ()Miami Intl () 08:20PM EST 10:23PM EST 2:02
14-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Reagan National () 03:31PM CST 07:05PM EST 2:33
14-Jan-2022 B738Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:47PM EST 01:41PM CST 1:53
14-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:35AM CST 11:10AM EST 1:34
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13-Jan-2022 B738Sangster Int'l ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 01:53PM EST 04:29PM EST 2:35
13-Jan-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Sangster Int'l () 09:42AM EST 12:26PM EST 2:43
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12-Jan-2022 B738Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 12:57PM EST 01:28PM EST 0:30
12-Jan-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 11:07AM EST 11:37AM EST 0:29
12-Jan-2022 B738LaGuardia ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 07:04AM EST 08:27AM EST 1:22
11-Jan-2022 B738Miami Intl ()LaGuardia () 09:21PM EST 11:53PM EST 2:32
11-Jan-2022 B738Jose Marti Int'l ()Miami Intl () 05:49PM CST 06:28PM EST 0:39
11-Jan-2022 B738Miami Intl ()Jose Marti Int'l () 03:20PM EST 04:13PM CST 0:52
11-Jan-2022 B738Philadelphia Intl ()Miami Intl () 11:27AM EST 01:53PM EST 2:25
11-Jan-2022 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 07:32AM EST 09:55AM EST 2:22
10-Jan-2022 B738Philadelphia Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 04:01PM EST 06:28PM EST 2:26
10-Jan-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 01:17PM EST 02:25PM EST 1:07
10-Jan-2022 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 09:54AM EST 11:28AM EST 1:33
09-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 03:16PM CST 06:53PM EST 2:36
09-Jan-2022 B738Southwest Florida Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 12:02PM EST 01:22PM CST 2:19
08-Jan-2022 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 03:27PM CST 06:35PM EST 2:07
08-Jan-2022 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 10:48AM EST 01:02PM CST 3:14
08-Jan-2022 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 07:51AM EST 09:06AM EST 1:14
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