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732's Gone... Next "Classic A/C Type" To  
User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 713 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

DL has retired its fleet of 732's. So, if you want to ride a P&W powered classic, head for Alaska or Aloha.

In the meantime... what is the next type to be "retired" by a legacy carrier?

We know the DC-10's are gone from NW at the end of this year... so what's next?

I put my money on the 734's in the US fleet or the 742's in the NW fleet.

What do you all think?

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

NW DC-9s, of course.


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting Warreng24 (Thread starter):
We know the DC-10's are gone from NW at the end of this year... so what's next?

I put my money on the 734's in the US fleet or the 742's in the NW fleet.

What do you all think?

If only NW would get rid of those gosh-awful DC-9s! But they'll keep them going and going, just like the energizer bunny!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13978 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 2):
they'll keep them going and going, just like the energizer bunny!

There is a reason why Douglas aircraft are built to last.  stirthepot 


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4315 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
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Next year:

Air France will phase out the 737
KLM will phase out the 767



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

And the DC-9 wil soldier on!  yes 


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User currently offlineNorthwestEWR From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1095 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

NWA 747-200s
NWA RJ-85s ( Will be gone soon )
NWA DC-10s
KLM 767-300
Midwest B1900Ds
USA 737-300/400
AAL 757-200 P&W Ex. TWA
Alaska 737-200s

Anything else I'm missing ?



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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

I agree on the DC-9, while undeniably long-lasting they are probably reaching their last leg.
In the next decade or so the MD-80 will slowly become extinct as well.


User currently offlineCF188A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Im tempted to say Thai L-1011s..... but those might just be in service until judgement day... How about those MD-80s from delta ...or MD-90s rather. I apologize if the series is wrong, i am not to familiar with their fleet.


quick edit..... AA A300S  Smile

[Edited 2006-09-02 04:48:02]

User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

Any Folker 100 still flying in the US?


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9103 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 9):
Any Folker 100 still flying in the US?

Nope... shame, nice plane...

Quoting NorthwestEWR (Reply 6):
KLM 767-300



Quoting NorthwestEWR (Reply 6):
AAL 757-200 P&W Ex. TWA

Funny calling those old...



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6066 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3781 times:
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In terms of DL, I think the MD-90's are next to go.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9103 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 11):
In terms of DL, I think the MD-90's are next to go.

Arent they actually trying to get MORE MD-90's?



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4644 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

If you want to see some 732's and F-100's come to Northern Canada.

Hell there's even some older stuff than that Big grin

Kris



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3657 times:

BA 757's
BA RJ100'S/146's


Just a guess. I don't think we will see many BA 737's for much longer.

Tom


User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3655 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 14):
Just a guess. I don't think we will see many BA 737's for much longer.

I think they'll be in service for a few more years, the lack of profitability of LGW S/H operations means no new aircraft for them!

The original CFM powered A320s (ex BCal) will be off soon though...



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Quoting CF188A (Reply 8):
How about those MD-80s from delta

Delta already is phasing out the MD-80s, but I'm not sure when they will be all gone.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

They are not exactly old but there still some MD 90s flying around that will leave soon.
It is somehow sad that that most of the "classics" 737-200, 747-200, Dc 9, Dc 10, L1011 etc have already been replaced in Europe.

AF will phase out its 747-300s.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4782 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):
Quoting CF188A (Reply 8):
How about those MD-80s from delta

Delta already is phasing out the MD-80s, but I'm not sure when they will be all gone.

Delta isn't phasing out MD80s, they have a few parked, but there is no replacement plan currently in place for the MD80 a/c and none are scheduled to be retired within the next year or two as of right now.

-G



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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 18):
Delta isn't phasing out MD80s, they have a few parked, but there is no replacement plan currently in place for the MD80 a/c and none are scheduled to be retired within the next year or two as of right now.

As stated in the AS retires its MD 80 thread there are rumors that DL is looking to acquire former IB MD 88s and MD 87s.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 18):
Delta isn't phasing out MD80s, they have a few parked, but there is no replacement plan currently in place for the MD80 a/c and none are scheduled to be retired within the next year or two as of right now.

I read this in the Wall Street Journal around the time of Delta's intent to phase out the MD-11 (which they did). I should have clarified the MD-80's were to be phased out by 2010.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11939 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Quoting CF188A (Reply 8):
Im tempted to say Thai L-1011s..... but those might just be in service until judgement day

I was hoping they might be, but I heard that they had all been grounded due to a lack of spare parts and were not likely to fly again, correct me if I'm wrong?

Certainly here in the UK the BAe146-100/200/300 will become rarer as FlyBe retire them, but I think BA is going to hang onto the ones that they actually own outright.

Dan Smile



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