Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
It's weird to think of US domestic carriers using new fleets, I'm so used to DC9s, DC10s, 767s et al.( I know the 767 isn't THAT old, mostly mid-80s.) The US domestic industry generally is famous for an aging fleet. I'd freak out if I rode on a 777 from O'hare to Denver or Pittsburg to Miami, I guess I'd dismiss it as a positioning flight or last minute substitute for a DC10 that'd gone tech. I guess we are entering another phase of repalcements, with USAirways ordering a whole new fleet of Airbus. What are Delta doing about their TriStars? Some of those planes are older than MEA's famous fleet of Beirut-based 707s (even those were replaced last year).
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1619 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
In the April 25 issue of Airways News Online, it says that American Airlines will accelerate the retirement of its DC-10 and 727 fleets. The DC-10s will be retired by the end of next year, while all 727s will be retired by the end of 2003.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3512 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
I think Northwest is going to have them for a while, they don't talk about phasing them out do they? Northwest still has quite a few DC-10's (30 and 40 variants, I know they don't have any 10's). I know Continental is going to start phasing them out soon as the new 767-400's come in. Sabena retired its last DC-10 two years ago.
American won't have any more of them in 2001 and no more 727's in 2004, I knew that.
United946 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
Don't get too used to older aircraft on UAL domestic routes. I fly SFO-IAD and I'm up for a brand new 777-223ER, fresh out of Everett, next week. UAL flights like LAX-DEN, LAX-ORD, LAX-MIA, SFO-DEN, SFO-ORD, SFO-MIA, and SFO-IAD are mostly split between either A320s, 757s, or 777s, based on peak times and positioning. Out of those three aircraft, two are new.