NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
I love the MD-11, I don't how much they cost to operate but as far as I am concerned they are more quiet then say a 767 and more comfortable. In fact I was lucky to get upgraded to First Class on a flight from Natal to GRU and it was a dream! I think the DC-10 was a pretty good plane. As for the L-1011 I would have to ask my dad he loved that plane.
WGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
The problem with the MD-11 was it had a higher cost structure than the 777s and 767s in Delta's fleet, and with Delta's financial health rapidly declining and Delta trying to make as many cuts as possible to reduce expenses it was a no-brainer that the MD-11 would have to be retired. The MD-11 has had an unfortunately short life as a passenger carrier but will be around for many years to come as a freighter.