With American Airlines retiring 20 of its MD-80s in one day, this week’s Throwback Thursday photo shows off the silver birds.
The photo taken on February 2, 2000 at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has several MD-80s lined up at the terminal.
“An American Airlines Super 80, which is American’s version of the MD-80, takes off over the tails of several different types of American Aircraft. The second tail from the left belongs to a Super 80,” the photo caption reads.
American had almost 400 MD-80s in its fleet, using the aircraft on domestic routes. By the end of this year, it will only have 52.
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Although this photo was taken 16 years ago, any photographer could probably recreate it at DFW Airport’s Terminal C today as American continues to fly its remaining MD-80s out of that terminal.