skippy? ok.. really? just doing a bit research tells that the a300-600 was around for years before aa ordered a variant of the a300-600 of an additional fuel tank.....and the f-100 was flying around for a year before aa placed orders. an early buyer?? the f-100 was operational for 1 year before aa ordered them in 1989. that's the best you can do to argue? ok. really? that's exactly what i said...thanks for the confirmation. if united ordered and utilized the 777 and 787 prior to aa, that's exactly what i said too. research tells us that united had it's first 787 delivered in 2012, aa in 2015. in fact, aa didn't order it's first 787 until 2013...1 year after boeing's first 787 delivery to united. on feb. 1, 2013, aa ordered 67 787s: 20 787-8 and 47 787-9. what was the point of your post? did you advise crandall, carty, arpey, horton and parker on what to buy?