DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8943 posts, RR: 11 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
While flying out of DFW yesterday, I noted a BWIA MD-80 in their new colours parked at the Delta hangar. Does anyone know why it would be at DFW, and if anyone has its registration, I would really appreciate it.
Also, if anyone has the registration for AA497 MSY-DFW from yesterday, I would appreciate it (instead of waiting until August to get it...I'm not the most patient person...)
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
I saw a BWIA aircraf about 2 sundays ago when I flew to DFW, parked on the East side of the Airport past the runways. It was near some hangar so possibly Delta's. I dont remember if it was an MD-80 or a B737
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3274 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
It has been there for more than a year after BW decided to park the MD83s. It was apparently sent there for a maintenance check but financial problems (or something to that extent) have delayed the checks and as a result the plane has been at the hangar for so long. Interestingly the plane was actually leased by BW so it seems odd that the lessor did not get it sorted out sooner.
9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2617 times:
The reg# is 9Y-THQ. Delta had the the contracts for BWIA's 737s and MD83 aircrafts after they laid off the BWee techs at Piarco. The rumor I heard was, at the time that aircraft went to do the checks, BWIA was going through some serious financial problems and Delta insisted that BWIA paid up first and then the necessary work will be done. As you can see, the aircraft is still sitting there so someone can't pay the bill.