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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

I photographed a Polar 747 and in researching the reg # I found out that it is a former Delta plane!!! That leads me to some questions....

How many 747s did Delta once own? Why did they get rid of them - what did they replace them with, the 767??


bruce


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

I don't know how many they had, but they got rid of thiers for the same reason American did. Too big, too costly. Delta replaced thier 747's with something that fit them a lot better. The L-1011.

User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Delta Airlines had 5 747-100s at one point : N9896, N9897, N9898, N9899, and N9900. 2 are parked, 2 are with Polar Air Cargo, and 1 is with Kalitta.

-Rob




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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5067 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Very interesting, Rob! And one of those Polars is now scrapped........

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Delta inauguarted 747 service in October 1970. They flew ATL-DFW-LAS, ATL-SFO, ATL-LAX and operated the interchange with PAN AM on ATL-IAD-LHR.
They were removed from the fleet in April 1977 and sold to Flying Tigers. Delta decided to reduce their fleet down to the DC-9-30, 727-200, DC-8-61, and L-1011. The first 767 did not arrive until 1982 and the DC-8s were retired in 1989, the DC-9-30s went away in Dec 1992.


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