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Did CO Operate The MD-11  
User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Did Continental Airlines every operate the MD-11?

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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4398 times:
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Nope Smile

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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

No they sure didn't, but I did see a picture of an A340 painted in their colors. I saw it years ago and was never able to find it again...bummer.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

Continental never operated the MD-11.


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User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

No, but I think I've seen a picture of an CO DC-10 fitted with Winglets


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User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

I'd be surprised if they didn't consider ordering MD11s at one time, before the problems with them were known. They were sure dedicated to their old rattletrap DC10s, so the MD11 would have made a good replacement for them.

User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4273 times:

After hearing the problems the MD-11's had I would not want to fly in them. Fire/Pilot error brought down Swiss Air Flt 111 over Nova Scoita in 98.

Common sense tells you that the PTV's wiring needs cooling. From a manufacturing standpoint, WHY put insulation that is suseptable (sp??) to fire in a passanger aircraft.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4182 times:
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CO had considered the MD-11 at one point, as well as the A-340 (and even had some orders for the A342 until Gordon Bethune became CEO.

A former Boeing executive, he dumped the Airbus orders and signed an exclusivity contract with Boeing, going with B772s and B762ERs for the longhaul fleet.

CO did have A342 models (from Schabak) at one time, plus B763ER models (Wooster), as they had options for that type that were converted to the 772.



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

As a little side note here, but CO did ordered 767-324ERs. 5 -763s were assembled, but for reasons unknown to me CO never accept delivery on them. Also the A340s CO ordered were assembled as well, but again CO didn't take them. But that time Gordon Bethune was on board, and he told Airbus "never mind".  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


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User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Hey

Contiental never (sorry the is not working( oerated the MD-11. The DC-10 that was fitted with winglets crashed..



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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Never. The only tri-jets Continental ever operated were the Boeing 727, the DC-10-10, and the DC-10-30.

Brgds,
Thrust



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

The DC-10 that was fitted with winglets was actually a testbed for the MD-11 winglets. CO did it at MDC's behest. The 767-324's are flying with DL now if my memory serves me correctly.


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User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 3662 times:

I had a Continental A340 model. But the paint was ruined when my cuz got a hold of it and played with it in the shower.


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User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

No, they never did.
The only MDD tri-jet with winglets in CO service was a DC10-10, used by MDD for testing a DC-10 type aircraft with winglets.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7483 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

The 767-324 is flying with North American .


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

You beat me to the punch, United_Fan. Delta is not the only operator of a 763 ordered by Continental. North American operates several of them, I believe. Delta operates only one 763 ordered by Continental. Bo BTW, all, Continental placed orders for the ER version of the 763, not regular -300s. All 763s originally ordered by CO are Boeing 767-324/ERs. Also, Delta only operates one of those 767-324/ERs, N394DL.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

VN also operates CO 763ER

User currently offlineNightFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

The MD11 sure would have looked nice in Continental colors. Of course the MD11 looks nice in just about any colors.

NightFlyer


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Imagine how the L1011 would have looked in CO colors. It definently is quite debatable whether that would have looked good or not. A CO L1011....


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

If it makes you feel better... CO once issued napkins touting their upcoming L1011 service  Laugh out loud

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