Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
In the following picture what type of aircraft is that UA in the bottom right corner - - I believe its a 757 but not too sure .. But also in this image are two of UAs DC-10s . . and AA's DC-10 as well . . . Does anyone have the year these aircraft retired for UA and AA?
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10193 posts, RR: 62 Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
AA's last DC10 flight was 22 November 2000, on HNL-DFW, IIRC.
While I completely understand the business rationale for retiring these older, less fuel efficient, three-engine aircraft, the DC10s will always be -- in my mind -- one of the finest aircraft that ever flew. Those planes, even in their later years when they were starting to get on in age and show their wear, were still always comfortable, reliable and inviting from my experience. I absolutely loved the DC10 -- it was my favorite plane until the 777 came along -- and I have many fond memories of flying those birds, especially to Hawaii.
By the way, I may be biased (hometown airline), but I still think the DC10 looked better in AA's livery than anyone else's:
KL5147 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 301 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
According to airliners.net the last UA DC-10 flight was Feb. 14 2001. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/143826/L/
Ship N1858U will be converted for the Royal Dutch Airforce as transporter. it will not be converted to KDC-10 but will be used to add extra pax/cargo capacity.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
I flew a UA DC-10 LAX-JFK in May 1997... I definitely enjoyed the flight, but I do remember the FA getting pissed off at me. I think I was going to the lav during descent, and she got pissed (I was 8 at the time), but otherwise, I'm happy I got to fly a DC-10.