Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5096 times:
Not to forget Finair!
@UnitedFan, Swiss has a mix of 343 and M11 to ORD, normally like that:
An M11 on M is weird though...
This will keep on until at least July or even September, afaik, their web says more about that topic. I think their M11 will keep the Eastbound routes from ZRH a little longer until more 343 are on stock...
JJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4929 times:
Seems that as RG is in bad shape and do not have breath enought to change fleet, the MD11 are going to fly for them for a long time...beiond MD11, they have 04 777, 02 of them 2nd hand BA (VRC and VRD)...
PennPal From United States of America, joined May 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4770 times:
Yes, I understand DL still has a few examples in storage. I had the pleasure of flying their MD-11's to and from LGW last year...what a fantastic experience! When asked why Delta was disposing of them, a flight attendant said they were "too big", yet both flights I was on were booked solid!!
Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4753 times:
Finnair's 6th MD11, OH-LGF, is due to enter service today, operating AY 051 to Beijing Capital. No idea if the plan has changed as one aircraft was damaged yesterday at JFK when some ground equipment hit one of the engines. AY 006 is thus scheduled to land 13 hours late at HEL.
Dvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4547 times:
Unless things have changed very recently, Delta still has 13 of its MD11's. 13 are still listed on their website, and their annual report states that the only two disposed of have been via sublease to World Airways. The annual report also states that the MD11 retirement is "temporary", so there's at least some chance the tri-jets will be returned to service in the future.
I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.