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How Much Longer For Delta MD-80s?  
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

Hello all and hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend..although i have to work  Sad Anyway, when i was at IND the other day taking some videos, i was wondering how much longer Delta plans to keep the MD-80/88s in their fleet. It seems like they can keep going for a long time...maybe not as long as NW's DC-9s  Smile Any info. would be appreciated...thanks  Smile

p.s. Are the MD-90s still in the fleet?


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User currently offlineFLALEFTY From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

There are others on the forum that keep closer tabs on fleet statuses, but I think the MD-90s are still in DL's fleet. But how much longer?

The MD-88 is the "backbone" of their domestic fleet. While they are noisy and swill fuel, I think that it will take DL a few years to recover enough financially to consider buying replacements.

In the meantime, I see DL turning over more routes to their regionals, especially those flying E-jets or CRJ7s.


User currently offlineLiedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Quoting FLALEFTY (Reply 1):
to consider buying replacements.

Does anyone know how those 737-800s are working out for them? And for AA for that matter.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Considering DL's significant recent aicraft retirements, I don't think they can afford to retire even more aircraft. At least for the time being.


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User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 743 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

Yes, the MD-88's & the MD-90's are both still in the fleet and I would not expect them to go anywhere in the near or medium future. Most of the 90's are based out of SLC it seems with the 88's out of CVG & ATL. However, I believe it is no secret that the 738's will be the long term backbone of DL's domestic and short-haul International (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) fleet.

Frm what I understad from my cousin who is a DL pilot DL will be taking delivery of about 12-15 738's next year and of course the 732's will all be retired by the end of September I believe. There is no end in sight for the MadDogs though as they will continue to be a viable role for them in the DL fleet. The big fleet changes would come after Bankruptcy when I think we could expect to see a major 777/787 order as well as E-170/190 order, all of which would be after BK exit. However, they may not wait on the 777 order as they need those NOW!



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

How much of a difference is there between the MD-88 and MD-90? I know the engines on the -90 are a little more bulky...


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 4):
Frm what I understad from my cousin who is a DL pilot DL will be taking delivery of about 12-15 738's next year

Does the bankruptcy court judge in charge of Delta's case know about this?

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The DL MD88 fleet is going to be around for a very long time to come....DL has a huge MD88 fleet that is well suited for the short to medium range routes that they fly.....the fleet is rather young and, as we know, Douglas airplane are built to last forever with proper maintainance.

Most assume that when the MD88s are ready for replacement, Boeing will have already moved along from the 737NG to the Y1 aircraft.......and DL will replace the MD88s/90s (and 752s) with variants in the Y1 family.


User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

..four weeks ago, after a DL flight from DFW to ABQ, I asked the FO the same question. He stated:

(1) The MD's still have a lot of life,
(2) DL is seriously thinking about re-enginening the MD's (a previously discussed topic on this forum.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

I really hope if the replacement is the 737RS, that Delta puts IFE on them. The 757-200 replacement though will definately have IFE.


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User currently offlineOphila From St. Kitts and Nevis, joined May 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

delta has
71 active 738s
134 md88s
16 md90s
21 764s
77 757s
82 763s


User currently offlineJbmitt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 543 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

They have 44 more ex song 757's for a total of 121.

User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Quoting Liedetectors (Reply 2):
Does anyone know how those 737-800s are working out for them? And for AA for that matter.

As far as AA's 737-800s I've noticed that they are flying numerously from KDFW and other parts around Texas. That's what I heard from a friend after he noticed not seeing any 737-800s at SJC or SFO for almost a year.



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