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Status Of NW ~165 DC-9 Fleet  
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Adding to the fun of the forums today, I thought it would be interesting to discuss our favorite planes...The NW DC-9s!!!

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There was a thread earlier that got locked, it mentioned that there were already a few that have been put out to pasture. If you know of any that are being retired or returning to service, mention them here. Otherwise, what was the status of your last DC-9 flight?
Was it new or old colors?
What series was it?
What is going to replace it?
Was it clean or dirty?
Was it loud or quiet?
Add your own responses.

Have fun  Big thumbs up

__TJ__


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I don't think we've heard the latest on the Northwest DC-9 story. As for myself, I'm not the biggest fan of the aircraft. I don't mind old planes but the NW DC-10 is sooo much cooler, if you ask me. Circa 2050 the last DC-9 should finally be gone from the NW fleet. Three cheers for the NW fleet, however.


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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

My last DC9 flight was on 4/27/02 NW1092 from OMA-MSP ship 9854 N763NC old colors seat 8D It was a DC9-50.


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User currently offlineRaybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Even though it's not technically NW, I am a huge fan of the Saab 340's that are operated by XJ. I have flown on a few of them in the past year or so and find the humming of the engines tends to lull me right to sleep.


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Dan

PS-I do like the DC9 in new colors. Are the baby9s gonna be painted?


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Never flown on a NWA DC9, only on other airlines, but I really hope they never retire!


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User currently offlineStratusdrv From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

1)new
2)32
3)717
4)disgusting
5)loud

StratusDRV


User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Old
32
717-200
clean
quiet


N209ME


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

I got off a model 40 Friday...N750NW in new colors. I was moved up to the front so it was ok...clean and quiet ....in row three. That's the third time I was on N750NW.
I feel NW will replace the DC 9 30's and 40's with the EM 190 or 195. They are cheaper then an A318 and will have about the range NW needs for the replacement aircraft. The 50's will probably be replaced with a few more A319's.
In the April inflight book, NW had 164 DC9's listed. I will be on four more nines in mid April.
safe



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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3311 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Was on a -10 last week, DTW-CVG. I'll be on another this week. Was in the old colors. I understand the -10 will be gone later this year. Sad, but I'm sure the XJ RJ85 is much cheaper to run. Even with fuel costs higher, the XJ crews have to be cheaper than NW's current DC9 rates.

User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 694 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3191 times:

Last Saturday
Old Colors
DC-9-10
hopefully nothing
cleaner than most planes Ive been on lately
nice and quite in row 7
N8914E, Ship No 9155



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User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Last flight was this past October 5, MEM-OMA. I was in I believe seat 21A, two rows up from the final row on a DC-9-30 and with a nice window view of the engine intake. It was LOUD, but fun as I enjoyed that buzz on takeoff and the engine throb at cruise. Those were common in most of my 727 flights and its nice to know that the Nine does it just about the same way.

I think many of the routes from OMA to MEM are now CRJ based, but the NW Nines are still a common site at Eppley and I hope they continue to stay that way as our airport doesn't have much of a requirement for noise abatement on takeoff.


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Last week I flew the NW -30, -40 and -50 models on the same trip! I loved every one of them. Clean, quiet (up front) and solid. A great aircraft.


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