csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1772 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2221 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).
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia
deltacto From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2026 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.