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I Want To Fly On DL's DC9 In 3/2012  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

I have managed to book myself on a ridiculously cheap Alitalia itinerary PRG-MXP-JFK//BOS-FCO-WAW for the third week of March 2012.
If possible, I would like to get a ride on one of DL's DC9s while in the US.
So far the plan is to see the galleries in NY, museums in DC and hopefully get to see an NHL game (ideally either Bruins or Flyers home game).
I know the winter 2011/12 schedule is still far ahead but does anyone have any suggestions how to get on a DC9 flight in the Atlantic Northeast?

[Edited 2011-07-03 05:58:32]

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User currently offlinelegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 6113 times:

Well I dont think DL has DC-9-50's up that way and besides I think they all leave the fleet by the end of this year. They used to fly
MKE-MSP, MKE-DTW now not so much.
You might be able to catch a MD-90 or MD-88 out of JFK but not sure. I do know they have the MD-88 on MKE-MSP and MKE-ATL if you wanted to come a bit farther west.


Mark in MKE

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 5992 times:

With Delta's frequent schedule changes, equipment listed nine months in advance is nowhere near a guarantee.

User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

L410Turbolet, During the time period you mentioned, 3/2012, Delta will still operate approximately 20 - 23 DC9-50 aircraft. That is the current plan, which of course, can change rapidly.

As previously mentioned, it is too far in advance to predict the flight schedules for DC9 flights; however, if the schedule remains similar to how it currently is, the majority of DC9 flights will operate in and out of Atlanta. If you are in the New York area, you might be able to pick up a Newark (EWR) - Atlanta (ATL) DC9 trip; or possibly a Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - Atlanta (ATL) flight.


User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4095 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

Wait till 3 months in advance, then book yourself on a route that has several daily DC9 departures, book the latest flight. Then show up early, hang out near the boarding areas of the earlier departures and check if they are a DC9, then try to fly standby on the earlier flight.

This will increase your chances.


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