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CO MD-80S In The Desert?  
User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

HI

How meny CO MD-80S Are in the desert ?

are they going to be b/u ?

regards

David



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Many are going to Lion Air, in Indonesia..nice to see em keep rockin!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5771 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

Continental is my preferred airlines, HOWEVER...

Why are they sending their fleet out to pasture already? I realize it's not new news, but I saw a new picture today of two MD-80s at MHV that look HORRIBLE.

American and Delta, as well as Alaska, are holding on to their MD-80s. And Conti had a large fleet at one time, didn't they? About the same size as their 733 fleet, right?

I'll hop an MD-80 over a 733 any day.

What is the reason for their retirement?

You may be interested, David, to read their fleet plan. It's on their website. I think it states that all MD-80s will be gone sometime in 2005.

R


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5174 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

The fleet plan states the reasons for retirement. Continental is concentrating on streamlining its fleet to three types (737s, 757/767s, and 777s). The MD80s are also older aircraft--its just simple fleet renewal. I like the MD80s as well.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad.


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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

There are CO MD80's being broken up.

David



Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4293 times:

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad

UA never operated the DC-9 ever.


User currently offlineRick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4230 times:

The CO MD80's consist of mostly of MD82's, planes that are 20 or so years old. Delta has no MD 80's, they are MD88's, a different model A/C and much newer. I think Delta's MD88's average about 10 years in age.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4221 times:

Correct...DL's 88's are in the 10 yr area. Continentals are by far much older, have alot less sophisticated flight decks (Read: ugly blue with all analogue gagues) CO's have the pointey tailcone too.

Big difference. Shame to see em go though.

DeltaGuy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

They cost a ****load to maintain too. CO fan here glad to see them go.


ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad

UA never operated the DC-9 ever.

What he meant is that they (=Continental) had a bunch of MD-80's that were ready to be reactivated.




Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

HI Can anyone tell the CO MD-80s That are going to be scrapped ?


regards

David


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5174 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Deltaguy,

Not all of the MD80s have the "pointy" tailcone, several have the squared tailcone.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Actually UA did have some MD-80's for a while after a merger.

I forget who with.

Stayed in the fleet about as long as their Tri-stars did.



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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1564 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

Why don't NW swap them for their DC-9s?
*Dons asbestos jacket*


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

It was the original Frontier that United acquired, along with their 7 or 8 MD-80s at the time. UA then sold them to Continental. CO never had more than 60 MD-80s at any one time...in fact the majority of the CO -80s came from Texas Int'l/New York Air/Frank Lorenzo fiasco. Regards.


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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Drerx7, Deltaguy was referring to CO's MD80's which all have the "pointy" tailcone. None of CO's have the "beaver" type of cone.


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

In the late 1990s we operated several ex-Alaska MD-83's (registered N***AS) for a short time, as you know all MD-83's have the screwdriver tailcone. Some MD-82's were modified to this as well but at this time all the tailcones in our fleet are the older "pointy" style.

User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

ATA_L1011,

Actually, Continental does have some MD80s with the beaver/screwdriver tailcone. I've seen them numerous times at IAH.


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

I havent seen any of them, but maybe your right alll of the 40 or so of them I have documented in the pass hasnt had them. Well maybe 777gk and I are wrong.


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

CO does have the paint brush tail on some of their 80s. Not many, but I see them often.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

ATA_L1011:

Note what 777gk was saying. CO operated (past tense) several MD-83s (of which all have the screwdriver tailcone). I myself flew on one or two.

Just because you haven't seen them, that doesn't mean they didn't exist at one time or another. Presently CO doesn't operate any of the MD-83s.


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Jettblasterp resolved this Akelly, and BTW I know he meant in the past we were referring to recently. Have a good day AKelly!


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

co has some md80s in goodyear az parked...also g4 has 2 old co md80s that joined them in the last 2-3 months


bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Stop bickering you lot please and if you can can you answer the question

How menu CO-MD80S are going to be scrapped ? Does any one know


regards

David


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 25, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

BTW, United did not acquire the original FL (Frontier); it was proposed to happen, then PeoplExpress bought 'em instead.

Then they went tits-up.

Then CO bought assets and hired a substantial number of FL's staff.

Then CO bought PE, itself.



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