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Historical Day For The DC-10 And Those Who Love It  
User currently offlineCopper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

36 years ago today, American Airlines placed the launch order for 50 DC-10s. 25 firm orders and options for 25 more.

The DC-10----- next to Concorde, the greatest looking airliner ever produced (IMHO)

Later


Jeff

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 4796 times:

I tend to agree with you, CopperOne. American ended up operating between 64 & 67 DC-10s. Even today I'm still trying to find a accurate count for AA's DC-10 fleet. I do know for a fact AA bought/operated 35 first-tier DC-10-10s...the balance being pre-owned. Personally, and this before the 777 was introduced... I think the DC-10 was 'the' flagship aircraft for American. To this day, the DC-10 is still a majestic bird. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 4770 times:

i'm a DC-10 lover myself and luckily there are still some DC-10's around in the USA (thanx to NW and their int'l US cities along w/ Omni and World Airways)

~B6FA4ever

ps - operating wise...out of the US carriers...who operated the most DC-10? i'm thinking either AA or NW...UA may be right behind them...


User currently offlineHA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Im glad I can still fly the 10 trans-pacific on NW and Omni. I miss seeing all those 10's at HNL. Now, you see mostly 767's,777's, and 757's.  Crying

User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

I celebrated by fueling some Fed Ex DC-10s. One of them got the single point twice!


DMI
User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

This is why i chose my user name. I love the DC-10. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

When booking my flight from Singapore to Los Angeles last year, I was going to booking just about any airline except Northwest Airlines . . . until I realised that NW operates a DC-10 between Singapore and Tokyo-Narita. I flew NW for the first time.

And in the process, my love for the DC-10 was re-affirmed and I truly enjoyed the inflight service on three out of four sectors.

Only regret is I've only fly the DC-10s of four airlines - Japan Airlines, Garuda, Malaysia AL and Northwest Airlines.

KC Sim
Bangkok


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