Dennis From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (17 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
I have a flight coming up on a DC-9 Stretch. I am assuming there is another name for this aircraft because i can't find anything on a DC-9 Stretch. Could it possibly be a DC-9/50? It's a Northwest Airlines jet. Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
NW has the DC-9-10, -30, -40, and -50. I guess we can rule out the -10 as the "stretch." Other than that, its kinda hard to tell, because they are all stretched compared to the -10. But I guess it would be the -50.
Philly Phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
This might be the precurser to the MD-80. When it first came out in the late 1970s, I believe it was called the "DC-9 Super 80" or "Stretch 80." When McDonnell purchased Douglas Commercial Aircraft, the name was changed to the MD-80.
hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Actually, McDonnell already owned Douglas when the DC-9 Super 80 came out. Somewhat early on in production, they decided to call it an MD-80 instead. The MD-81, MD-82, and MD-83 are all officially registered as the DC-9-81, DC-9-82, and DC-9-83, but it is common to call them MD-s, since that's what MD marketing started calling them. The MD-87 and MD-88 were registered as MD-s.
I don't know what type of plane you'll be flying, but I think the timetable uses the code D9S for the DC-9-30 and D95 for the DC-9-50. I don't have one right now so I can't check it. You might want to call NW and ask them which type of DC-9 is on your flight.