csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 3 Posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Last weekend I was visiting my parents and going through boxes of childhood stuff my mom had kept and was giving to me to keep now. In one of the boxes, I found an airline ticket that my mom kept of my first flight (I was 1 year old). It was a flight from Chicago to Evansville, Indiana, I think it was flight 651 (it was a hand written ticket and hard to read) that was one way and only $23 after tax. There is no indication on it of what kind of aircraft it was, but I would guess a DC-9 of some sort. Anybody have any old time tables from 1972 and can confirm if it was a DC-9 and if it was non-stop, or maybe a stop in Indianapolis. It looks like the departure was somewhere around 11:25PM (again the hand writing is hard to determine).
deltacto From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 813 times:
Quoting timz (Reply 1): In May, two DC9 nonstops MDW-EVV and two D9S nonstops ORD-EVV, leaving at 1120 and 2010. One MDW-IND-EVV DC9, leaving at 1250.
Quoting timz (Reply 3): the 1120 departure from ORD was flight 657
Quoting type-rated (Reply 4): Most likely a DC9-3X model of some kind. The DC9-50 didn't come out until later.
What month did you travel?
Prior to August 1972 DL operated primarily DC-9-32's and a few DC-9-14's.
When DL and Northeast merged, DL added 14 DC-9-31's to the fleet.
I don't know when DL started operating the DC-9-31's on DL's original routes.
Here is the Flight Itinerary Section of DL's March 1, 1973 timetable.