Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4400 times:
I was thinking lately about AY's transition from DC-10s to MD-11s and decided to ask on the "professional" forum. I know that MD-11s started doing passenger service with AY in 1990 as a DC-10 replacement. However they weren't replaced that fast and DC-10s operated with AY until the second half of 1990s, if I'm not mistaken. How did the DC-10/MD-11 route structure look like when both types were in service? Also, I assume that once the pilots transferred to the MD-11 they weren't flying DC-10s anymore. Were there specific routes for each of these aircraft types?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
Interesting question. I remember flying a Finnair MD11 to Kennedy in 1993 and there were two DC10s parked, one of them all white with no markings. I think they were still used for charters and substitutions for a while, but basically replaced like-for-like.
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Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4376 times:
Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 1): I remember flying a Finnair MD11 to Kennedy in 1993 and there were two DC10s parked
When I first came to the United States in 1993, I flew AY's DC-10 HEL-JFK. It was only years later when I got into aviation and found out that MD-11 entered service with AY almost 3 years prior to that. Now since you told me that you flew on MD-11 to JFK in 1993, I got even more curious.
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Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3538 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3894 times:
Quoting Andaman (Reply 5): DC-10 is such a beautiful plane. I flew AY DC-10 once, HEL-SEA-HEL in 1980s, very exiting for a young guy. AY flew HEL-SEA-LAX that time.
Several members of my family flew SEA-HEL-SEA on AY during the 70s and 80s. I can still vaguely recall seeing an AY DC-10 at SEA when we picked my grandmother up after she returned to SEA...one of my earliest memories of the airport!
UpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
It might well be so that I would not be on this forum today if I hadn't flown AY's DC-10s HEL-BKK-SIN and LAX-HEL as a 9-year-old boy in Nov 1988. It was then when I really got interested in airplanes and flying...
DouglasDC10 From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Quoting Nworlnsbearcub (Reply 8): I think this is the DC10 I flew on in 1988 to Yugoslavia..I believe it was the one chartered by JAT from Finnair. Can anyone decipher whether this craft was that one ?
Michael, the aircraft leased to JAT was OH-LHA which flew for JAT between April 16th 1987 and October 31st 1988. BTW, the other three ex Finnair DC-10s are still alive OH-LHB and N345HC are with Omni International while OH-LHE is a freighter with Gemini.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
Just to add a "bit of salt" to this topic, AY used once a while their DC-10's ( and latter MD11's ) to fly to FAO, transporting very excited finnish tourists from the white scenery of Finland to the beautifull sunny beaches of Algarve/Portugal!!!