Positiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
Another off the rumor mill: when the time finally comes to retire Ship 102, Delta will repaint it in the original "Spirit Colors" and donate it to the Air and Space annex at Udvar-Hazy. Apparently there is a $1 million cost to Delta associated with this, but it would be well worth the benefits to employee morale I believe.
Starrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1119 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
I had heard that the 762 fleet -including the spirit- had already been sold.
I would prefer your rumor, but I think that Delta needs every spare million they have to survive right now.
That said, as a frequent flyer, I hope Delta can pull it together. Maintenence seems to be getting worse. My flight Saturday on one of the 738's had a broken seat, broken tray and the seat-power system was inop.
The flight the previous week also had an inop. seat-power system.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
Those employees still with the company (and former ones as well) who helped pay for that a/c would be really pissed if the a/c wasn't preserved in some way. Whether it goes to the U-H Annex of the NASM, or the Museum of Flight or Delta's museum, it needs to be preserved as an important piece of history.