American Airlines 737-800. By Rob Finlayson American Airlines (AA), which has struggled financially more than any US carrier over the past 18 months (ATW Daily News, Oct. 5), said its fourth-quarter mainline capacity will be down 3% year-over-year. Lowered capacity resulting from a reduced winter schedule will mean 11 Boeing 757s will be retired in 2012, it added. AA said it is taking the step "in light of the uncertain economic environment, ongoing high fuel costs and to ...

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