For one, the A380 is not operated by any NA carriers at the moment. Obviously the Soviet aircraft (Tupolev, Sukoi, Illyushin, and Antonov) are and most likely never will bear an "N-number" registration. Boeing 737-200s are also not operated by any US carrier (I believe AS got rid of them).
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Originally Posted by UnitedFlyGuy
US operates the 321.
Not only does US operate the A321, it has 70+ of them. NK operates a few, and AA has ordered them. None of the other planes mentioned are that rare, as FL has a bunch of 717s (Going to DL, I believe...), UA still has 735s in service, DL has MD90s, and UA and DL have 764s.
If you count international passenger airlines that fly to the US, S4 still flies the A310 to BOS, WS flies the relatively rare 736 variant, and KLM still flies the odd MD11 to the US.
I haven't had the misfortune of flying on a F100 since a US flight in the late 90s or early 00s.
AA used to operate the F100. I flew them a few times DFW/STL and a whole bunch of times DAL/LAX. The 56 seat version used on DAL/LAX was sweet.
How many old Northwest DC-9s are still flying? Can you fly a DC-10 or MD-11 anymore on a US carrier? What about a 707? What about a three holer ?? (I loved that plane)
I believe the only place you can ride a scheduled 707 is with Saha Air in Iran.
Likewise, I don't think any US carrier still operates a trijet, be it 727, DC-10/MD-11, or L-1011. There are still a bunch of the Douglases flying around as cargo jets, though. No one in the US operated the Trident or Tu-154.
The only plane in the US you might consider rare is Frontier's A318. They're the only US operator, and it looks like they only have 2 left in service.