Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1569 times:
The A310s were inherited from PanAm, for the most part, and were in pretty deplorable mechanical and cosmetic condition. Delta received a few A310s new from Airbus as well. The A310 proved to be costly and complicated to maintain, so Delta got rid of them. Where they went, I have no idea.
As far as the DC-10s, I don't think they were interrim aircraft as Iwantanl1011 stated - I've heard differently, but can't quite remember exactly what the situation was. I think these aircraft were also inherited; there were VERY few of them and they have also gone off to parts unknown. Probably for lack of fleet commonality, much like the A310s.
Iwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
copied this from http://home.swipnet.se/~w-48037/delta10.htm
Delta Air Lines DC-10-10, N914WA (msn 47832). Although Delta went for the L-1011 instead of the DC-10 in the 1970s they once operated a small fleet of DC-10s, here exemplified by N914WA taxiing at Los Angeles. This particular aircraft is now in service with the Danish charteroperator Premiair as OY-CNU and a photo of her in her new colourscheme can be viewed
Papatango From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 510 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
the orginal 5 dc-10 were purchased because of the late dlvry of the tristars they were sold to ual and leased back for a few years and then returned to ual some of delta's a310 went to air jamica delta painted they for air jamica
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1464 times:
Yes. Just to clarify there were two sets of DC-10's. Some in the early 70's that every one is talking about and some came from Western. The ones that came later had the rounded off black nose and I believe the earlier ones just had the blue stripe end at the cockpit and no black rounded nose.