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Delta's MD-90 Fleet?  
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4500 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Hi all,


Just curious if Delta plans to hang on to their MD-90 fleet for a while yet. Reason being is that I'd like to fly on one eventually, and if they plan on getting rid of them I better do that sooner rather than later.

I've heard of some technical problems they've been having with the engines on their MD-90 fleet. Is this true? That coupled with the small size of the fleet, and the continuing growth of the 738 fleet make me wonder just how much longer the MD-90 will be around in Delta's fleet.

The MD-90 is certainly far more of an airplane, to me, than the 738. I wouldn't want to miss a chance to fly on one before they are gone. Does delta plan to hang onto them? Could use your input, thanks.

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

The MD-90 is certainly far more of an airplane,

Unfortunately, the MD-90 is much less of an aircraft.

I like it too... I wish it had worked out better.

N


User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

I'll second you on that Aloha, I'll take an MD-90 over a 738 anyday. I hope they hold onto them, they do serve the little niche at SLC nicely. If chapter 11 comes around, I bet they'll be on the chopping block.  Crying

peace


User currently offlineUAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

Those poor planes :-(

It is definitely one of my favorite A/C. I had the pleasure of flying on one about 2 weeks ago SAN - SLC. It was a MESS. The paint was so worn off there was almost nothing left. There were broken seats and broken window shades inside.

The lack of maintenance made me wonder how much longer they would be around also.


User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4327 times:

I love the MD-90's. They came into Billings until January. When looking straight down it, those big engines make it look sort of like mickey mouse.  Smile

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

I had the opportunity to fly on one in June 2000 with AA. It was a lovely aircraft. I was supposed to have flown on N7522A, but I flew on N901RA instead. ??? The engine started up very quietly, and it was quiet throughout the whole flight. I wish they would have used those engines for the 717. But I like the BR715 too.

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Interesting...Delta has reserved the MD-90s for being among the last to receive the Deltaflot livery...most remain in the widgets. I wonder if this is because Delta is in fact planning to get rid of them?


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

The MD-90s are currently being painted. I think the fleet is more than half done. I think they were the last to be repainted because they were some of the newest Widget schemes. I doubt they wil be leaving soon.

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4058 times:

The MD-90 is fuel-efficient and quiet...I don't see why DL would get rid of them so soon.


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