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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 2931 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

As you can tell i am a fan of the McDD MD-90 I was wondering what are some of the routes that DL uses them on I knonw that they are mainly used on routes out of SLC. Does Delta only use it out of SLC, do the MD-88's have problems there??or could they be used on Carribean routes , or the MD's arent suited for the routes and climate because also AS has problems with them in Mexico and do AA use them from MIA-Carribean or they are just DFW/ORD-Westcoast.

SLC-SNA,LAX,ONT,SFO,SJC?,SAN,PDX?,MCI,MSY,DFW,
CVG-PHX
can someone help me out on this?


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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

They use them mostly from SLC, although not exclusively. I know they run SLC-ORD and SLC-MSP, right now, I believe, and they are also used on SLC-SAN, SLC-SNA, and SLC-PDX. But they sometimes make their way over to the East Coast and have been regulars on CVG-ATL and ATL-DFW. They are very worthwhile in areas with noise abatements and high altitude airports.


Otto


User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

last time I was in PDX I saw an "MD90" on finals, I soon noticed, its in delta's colors, but the engines are small...As you can guess it finally landed and turned out to be a MD88...however, according to the timetable this was just a plane swap for DL937 which orriginates it CVG... Emphasis once again, this is usually a 90 for 937 which flies CVG-SLC-PDX

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

I sure that if you do a photo search and look where they were taken ,It might be able to help you on you quest. As for solid info , sorry can't help you there  Sad , I'm sure if i was American i might be able too.

Happy Flying !!  Smile



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

I think they are also used on SLC-DEN and for sure they are regulars at Southern California airports


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

I've flown them several times from SLC-SEA.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5073 times:

Last night, I searched Delta's lower fares from ORD to SAT. It shows connecting flights in SLC. Delta is returning mainline route SLC-SAT on a MD90 in October 28th! I am trying to find fare to see my mother lives in SAT. It surprises me that Delta return mainline route in the fall. Today they're using 3x CRJ700 between SLC and SAT.


Stuart


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2333 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Thread starter):
AS has problems with them in Mexico and do AA use them from MIA-Carribean or they are just DFW/ORD-Westcoast.

AS, and AA, both don't have MD90s. AA had the 90 for a short time when they got QQ's 90s. AA does not use their S80s on any Caribbean route except for NAS which is pretty close to South Florida, and does not require overwater rafts. AA's S80 is used all over the place. Anywhere from DFW, and ORD. MIA no longer sees the S80. AA's 90s when they had them flew all over the WestCoast.



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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 845 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5047 times:

They used to fly 90s out of FLL for the DFW flights when they existed.

User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

DL was running them DFW-SEA when they had the hub and they maybe still
runing them SLC-SEA but I have not seen one at SEA lately.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

After DFW's shut-down, some MD-90s found new homes in ATL and CVG, There is a ATL-ORD daily, CVG-PHX, ATL-CVG, CVG-DEN, and i am sure there are others, however i think they all rotate through SLC... such as

DL 521 ATL-ORD turns as
DL 971 ORD-SLC (3:58pm-5:00pm at ORD)

'902



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User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

We also get graced with her presence at BWI doing an ATL service in the evenings.



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

Add CVG-DFW at times, CVG-MSY.


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 7):
AS, and AA, both don't have MD90s. AA had the 90 for a short time when they got QQ's 90s. AA does not use their S80s on any Caribbean route except for NAS which is pretty close to South Florida, and does not require overwater rafts. AA's S80 is used all over the place. Anywhere from DFW, and ORD. MIA no longer sees the S80. AA's 90s when they had them flew all over the WestCoast.

Sorry I meant MD-8X series aircraft,I meant Alaska Airlines Md-80 family aircraft had problems down in mexico, they never operated MD-90 but orderded dome but got 73G's instead. As you mentioned when AA had them they were acquired from Reno Air, one route I know they were used on was SNA-SJC and AA returned them in 2001 and now some are going to Lion Air in Indonesia..

Thanks, Devan



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

There's also a -90 routed ATL-ORD-CVG (and undergoing m/x in ORD overnight I assume as it RONs) as DL 722 ATL-ORD and 915 the next morning.


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User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

the only pilot base for MD-90 differences trained md-88 pilots is now SLC, it used to be dfw but they closed that one obviously...so this really doesn't answer the question asked, but shows that if you see an md-90 anywhere in the country its a slc based flt crew.

User currently offlineFpofllflyboi From Bahamas, joined Jun 2005, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

I am very certain I saw an MD-90 at LAS on Thursday night on my Song flight back to FLL.

User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

The M90's are primarily based out of SLC but have spread out through the system recently. They are a good A/C choice for hot and high environments you often find out west. They are also good for noise sensitive airports like SNA.

Currently DL flies M90's to ATL, BWI, CVG, DEN, DFW, LAS, LAX, MSY, ONT, ORD, PDX, PHX, SEA, SLC, SMF, and SNA.


User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

Yeah, they're great for all that sound and high altitude stuff, but they don't have enough F class seats. (only 12 F seats) DL's similar sized aircraft, the MD-88 and the 738, have 14 and 16 F seats respectively. The MD-90 makes upgrades a bit tricky  Smile

Having said that, I think the F cabin in the MD-90 has to be the quietest F cabin in all of DL's fleet. And the MD-90 has more comfortable F seats than it's sister, the MD-88. This aircraft is truly a joy flying SNA-SLC. It pops off the runway in SNA like a rocket. Very fun ride for sure!

If they added four more seats to the F cabin in the MD-90, it would be my favorite DL domestic aircraft!



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11431 posts, RR: 61
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Quoting Jkudall (Reply 17):
The M90's are primarily based out of SLC but have spread out through the system recently.

Up until about 2002-2003, when DL basically turned DFW into an RJ hub, DFW seemed to be DL MD90 central. Any particular reason why? Did DFW handle maintenance on the planes? Were they particularly suited for the DFW market in some way? Thanks in advance.


User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

DL uses an MD-90 from ONT to DFW daily. I flew on that flight twice in 02. They were very smooth and I loved the takeoffs Big grin


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User currently offlineSFOerik From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

I'm not sure if it is still operating today - but I know recently I flew SFO - SLC on one.


els



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User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

delta has pilot bases for different types of airplanes all over the country. in nyc they have the 737G,737-800,MD-88, and 767ER.(international only) Other planes passing through the nyc can overnight but the crews for a 737-200 or 757 are not based in nyc.
the md-90 flys the entire delta system mostly to noise sensitive or high altitude airports that can't justify 757's but is only piloted by crews based in SLC. The reason is that the MD-90 requires annual differences training from the MD-88 and delta doesn't want to send all the pilots that fly the 120 md-88's to 2 additional days of annual training for the 14 or whatever md-90's that are in the system..
on a side note, it can become a mess when an md-90 crew is supposed to do an airplane swap and is running late. there can be 3 atl, cvg, or nyc based md-88 crews standing there, but none of them are qualified to fly the jet due to the lack of differences training.


User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 13):
Sorry I meant MD-8X series aircraft,I meant Alaska Airlines Md-80 family aircraft had problems down in mexico, they never operated MD-90 but orderded dome but got 73G's instead. As you mentioned when AA had them they were acquired from Reno Air, one route I know they were used on was SNA-SJC and AA returned them in 2001 and now some are going to Lion Air in Indonesia..

I work for Alaska and we don't have any problems with the MD80's in Mexico. We fly them nonstop from PVR/SJD/MZT/ZLO and sometimes ZIH to LAX/SFO/SEA/SJC. I've NEVER heard of us having any load problems with MD's down there at all. It's possible it has happened but it would be a very rare exception.

We also never ordered the MD90's to my knowledge although, to be fair, I'm not completely confident in this. Back when we started taking deliveries of the 73G's, we weren't able to convert orders from MD90's to 73G's as Boeing and McDonnell Douglas were two completely different companies and you couldn't just change your mind and choose another if you had existing orders, unless you had some kind of language written to that effect in your purchase order.


User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

Yes, AS did order the MD-90 at one point, but cancelled the order. I am not sure why, though. Any thoughts?

25 DAL767400ER : I'd suspect it was because of McDD being taken over, and a subsequent switch to 73Gs and 739s.
26 KSJC30R : AS cancelled their MD-90 order in favor of 734's. This decision took place in or around 1994 I believe. I was working for AS in 97 and noticed they h
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