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End Of The Cebu Pacific DC9 Era In The Philippines  
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7264 times:

Last Cebu Pacific Air DC-9-30 I can find in the schedules is 5J 569/570 MNL-CEB-MNL on 26JUL. Ironically, both are available at the V fare level, PHP 568 one way.

Current scheds have two DC9s:

MNL-CEB-MNL-CBO-MNL
MNL-ZAM-CEB/DVO-ZAM-MNL-BXU-MNL

And then one frame does MNL-CEB-MNL as 5J 569/570.

Go for it while you can. I had my first and last 5J DC-9-30 on June 23rd, RP-C1545 MNL-CEB.


Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7255 times:

Glad to see the ole' workhorses for Air Canada had a second lease on life helping Cebu Pacific grow. Any idea what will happen to those airframes now?


AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7236 times:

There were a few without engines at the Cebu Pacific/SIA Engineering Company hangars in MNL last time. I believe the ex-AC ones were from late 1960s, I had the chance to fly on two 1967 ones on YYZ-YOW and YUL-YHZ a few years ago. Will be scrapped I suppose.

RP-C1545 (KLM, TWA, Midwest Express)
RP-C1543 (USAir)

Were flying when I snagged my ride.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

I've worked on RP-C1545. I started my career working on what is now RP-C1546. Its kinda sad to see these two fine birds head to the scrappers. Both of them were two of the better airplanes in my previous employer's fleet. Not that their fleet was bad but there are always some troublemakers in every fleet.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7170 times:

Shit that went quicker then I thought, I thought I'd be in time if I'd go to the Philippines again next year to fly a Cebu DC-9. They only have 6 or 7 A-319/320s so far and done away the 757s as well, is that enough to fly their whole schedule?


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7166 times:

RP-C1545 was a nice way to say goodbye to the DC9 - not many to be had around in Asia anymore unfortunately.

"PH-DOA" had a rather modern MD-80 style Midwest Express cabin with extended bins, well kept 5J seat covers and even the toilets were decent compared to Lionair MD80s for example.

And on top of it all - this "tank" was on time compared to all 5J 319/320 flights being 1-2 hours late. Big grin

RP-C1545 also had a special window at the cockpit door, giving amazing view forward for the average pax.

A flight to remember.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7163 times:

That's too bad. I had a lot of great flights on the -30 (obviously not those, though). I never minded if I didn't sit in First if I could sit near the back close to the engines to hear them whine.


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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7153 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 4):
Shit that went quicker then I thought, I thought I'd be in time if I'd go to the Philippines again next year to fly a Cebu DC-9. They only have 6 or 7 A-319/320s so far and done away the 757s as well, is that enough to fly their whole schedule?

Have a look at Cebupacificair.com - the current schd up to 19 JUL has 2 DC9s in rotation. It looks like they'll have enough 319s by 27JUL unfortunately.

Otherwise their page states "one aircraft type in feb 2007" so I wouldn't have a clue.

I think the 757s had rather oddball routes all the time - ICN-Subic, ICN-MNL etc. And night runs to CEB (I assume for cargo).



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

And of course I forgot - calling our in-house football legend Partick (Sabena332)- If you have managed to nurse the football hangover yet, I'd be interested to know what DC9s you had when you did 5J. Take your time. Big grin


Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7127 times:

I'll miss those 5J DC-9s when I return to the Philippines for vacation again. The "Peach Mango Pie" A319s/A320s are definitely a welcoming site but those colorful liveries that the DC-9s touted will be missed.  Sad Thank you for more than 10 years of service to Cebu Pacific!


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And here's to a new era for 5J.




"Ladies and Gentlemen it's happy hour. You will get two approaches for the price of one."
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

Quoting N751PR (Reply 9):
I'll miss those 5J DC-9s when I return to the Philippines for vacation again.

So will I - have to return with my wife and our son next month to finish the document authentication mess - I was very much looking forward to flying again MNL-CEB-MNL on a DC9. That's actually when I discovered they'll be gone...  Sad



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7083 times:

Boy I remember those airplanes flying thrugh CDB in 1995/96 on their ferry flights to the Phillipines.

An unusually visitor to the Aleutians to be sure..



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User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

Did they order their A319's new or are they used?

User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
Lufthansa747

Nice to see you again here in the forums. Ive been waiting for your asian trip reports.

Anyways, I will certainly miss the 5J DC-9s.

Flown on them a couple times on the MNL-DVO-MNL, MNL-CEB-MNL and the DVO-CEB-DVO routes.

My all time favorite was RP-C1536. Does any body know where she went?

Thanks

Drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineAviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6889 times:

Cebu's A319's are brand spanking new.

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 12):
Did they order their A319's new or are they used?

Brand new as stated, but probably very uncomfortable as they also have two overwing exits like Easyjet. The DC9s were very comfortable.



Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

very sad, spent many hours at the old park by runway 13/31 watching those DC-9's depart... that was before they got the A319's / A320's.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

In all honesty, I'm glad the 5J 9's are being replaced. Other than their specialty livery colors and occasional nostalgia, I never really did like them. For some reason, they felt tighter and more uncomfortable than NW's 9's. In fact, sometimes I would intentionally book Air Phil or PAL despite the higher fares for a 737 flight from MNL-ZAM or MNL-CEB.

Looking forward to the new A320's! This replacement project has been in the works for years now.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

A pity I never got to fly on one of those.

Quoting N751PR (Reply 9):
And here's to a new era for 5J.



Quoting Trickijedi (Reply 17):
Looking forward to the new A320's! This replacement project has been in the works for years now.

I think the first one was delivered in 2005. For a clearer and more immediate image.....

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Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 14):
Cebu's A319's are brand spanking new.

And the new .com extension will grab your attention.....

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Nice to have an alternative to PAL. BTW, any other Pinoys out there? Sometimes I get the feeling I'm the only one here.



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6166 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6650 times:
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I'm surprised to see a DC-9 thread that doesn't mention NWA. So I guess I will bring them up. I love the DC-9 and I don't like hearing about any going away. I am flying DTW-STL on Friday and am very much looking forward to my NWA DC-9 trip. I was out at YIP the other day (Willow Run) and there were several DC-9-15s hanging about, how cool!


My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Perhaps NWA will buy them  Smile

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6506 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 19):
I'm surprised to see a DC-9 thread that doesn't mention NWA.

Understandable since the topic airline is on the other side of the Pacific. But one did mention Northwest in passing.....

Quoting Trickijedi (Reply 17):
For some reason, they felt tighter and more uncomfortable than NW's 9's.



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 20):
Perhaps NWA will buy them

To fly them where?  scratchchin   Smile



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 19):
Nice to have an alternative to PAL. BTW, any other Pinoys out there? Sometimes I get the feeling I'm the only one here.

Having any airline available as an option other than PAL is good... not because I hate PAL, but just for competition's sake.

Btw, I'm Pinoy in Chicago. I haven't posted here in a while (my last post prior to this thread was in 2005) but have been a member since 2001... used to be a very active member of this board but work and travel have been taking up most of my time lately.

There's another member here who's Pinoy too... N751PR, I think he's in LA.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineCityAirline From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

Hey...

I think it's good to see them get those knew 319/320's, though alittle sad to see the DC9s go... But hey, the livery looks really good on the buses.
Alittle off topic, I like the 5J's website more than PR's, it's cool, nice...

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 18):
BTW, any other Pinoys out there? Sometimes I get the feeling I'm the only one here.



Quoting Trickijedi (Reply 22):
Btw, I'm Pinoy in Chicago.

Does half count? Cuz then you have one here... (though not half american, but swedish)

Practising on my tagalog, couldn't say a shit before (eccept like titi,poki,pwet,mabaho,?), but now I can: "Gusto ko kain tinapay at shaka gatas"...and I think I will....
OK, could anything get more offtopic? Well plz don't kill me for that, asking for other pinoys were also off topic...

//Alex  Smile



I don't fly to live, I live to fly...
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

Quoting CityAirline (Reply 23):
Does half count? Cuz then you have one here... (though not half american, but swedish)

Even 1/10 is welcome, although the net is really not the best place to be practicing your dirty words. Bread and milk are good for everybody, though.  Smile



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
25 KL808 : Im half pinoy half dutch. So im a HollaPino... hahah LOL I didn't know there are a few of us that are pinoys on this forum. Any news if 5J is going to
26 Post contains images Trickijedi : Hahaha! I see that the Tagalog lessons are in session here. Dude you need some work on your Tagalog... but it's all good... although I'm more concerne
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