Tonight marks the end of an era for an American Airlines workhorse, the Boeing 767-200, an aircraft that has long been deployed on the New York to Los Angeles route.
American’s final scheduled 767-200 flight will be tonight from Los Angeles to New York. Flight 30 is to leave LAX at 11:30 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 7:55 a.m. The airplane is N319AA, and was built in 1985, according to FAA data.
N332AA is also scheduled to make its final commercial flight tonight, flying JFK to LAX, as Flight 21. It departs New York at 7:10 p.m. and arrives at 10:30 p.m. This 767 joined American’s fleet in 1987, according to FAA data. (American took its first 767-200 in 1982.)
This is good news for travelers. American is now flying brand new A321 airplanes on the Los Angeles to New York routes, planes with all the bells and whistles travelers want — like flatbed seats in business and first class and in-seat video in all classes.
And if you ever feel nostalgic, there’s always US Airways, an American Airlines Group company. US Airways is holding on to its 762s for a bit.
— Robert W. Mann, Jr. (@RWMann) May 7, 2014