Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56 Posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
There has been discussion about the final flights of the DC-10 for both United and American Airlines. My question is: are the DC-10-30s also being retired by these airlines? I was aware that the DC-10-10s were going out of service, but not aware that the small number of DC-10-30s owned by each of these airlines were also ready for retirement. What is the fate of the remaining DC-10s owned by UA and AA - are they also going to FEDEX?
DFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
The last AA DC-10 flight will be departing DFW-HNL on Nov,21st and will leave HNL that same day and arrive back at DFW on Nov22, at 5:28am. Hopefully it will sit on the gate long enough for the sun to get high enough for some photos when it gets back to DFW.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2151 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
UA retired one D10-10 last night, N1836U. Its final passenger flight was DTW-ORD. I got a UA D10 photograph autographed by the flight crew. They didn't know that they had just flown the last flight until I told them. As an added bonus, I got to ride with the taxi crew out to the hangar line where we parked her. I got to sit in the F/E seat She will sit there for a few weeks for de-icing practice. I will get to spray her in a couple more weeks. It was kinda hard walking out of that plane having it pitch black inside with everything shut down.....
We have 2 D10-10's left, and 3 D10-30's left in PAx service. One of the remaining D10-10's is scheduled for retirement by the end of October. I'm not too sure right now on the D10-30's.