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The DC-9/MD-80/90/717 Fleets Thread  
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Why not starting a thread about an aircraft which becomes more and more a rare sight (at least here in Switzerland)....
Please feel free to post news about the worldwide fleet of those planes...
Thanks

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting 717fan (Thread starter):
Why not starting a thread about an aircraft which becomes more and more a rare sight

LOL....please come and visit DTW!


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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

To see tons of MD-80s, go to DFW. To see some MD-90s, go to SLC.


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User currently offlineD950 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
To see some MD-90s, go to SLC.

Or more close to 717fan, Hello (British Jet, Iceland Express) Blue1, Nordic Leisure.



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4461 times:

Go to ATL or MKE for some 717s!

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4451 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
LOL....please come and visit DTW!

Jeez...I dont even think DOUGLAS had that many DC-9's on the assembly line at one time...



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 4):
Go to ATL or MKE for some 717s!

Add HNL to that list!


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

Ah, the 717. A great improvement on a grand old lady of the skies.


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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting D950 (Reply 3):
Or more close to 717fan

Alitalia....Iberia.......


User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

G4 at LAS. OK, we're not large yet, but growing. We've maxed out for now on places to park our stuff every night.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6536 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Go to Scandinavia, especially CPH.

SAS has 50 MD-80s.

SAS subsidiaries Spanair and Blue1 have almost another 50 MD-80, MD-90 and B717.

None of them are expected to disappear in the foreseeable future.

Had the EU not banned the DC-9 in EU air space a few years ago, then a few dozen of them would probably have carried on today like they do at NW.

Then there is Swedish "Nordic Leisure" with MD-80.

Add to that all the visitors like Alitalia, Iberia and Iceland Express with MD-80/-90.

I think that the DC-9 descendants is the most common plane type seen at CPH. It has been like that for 35 years and it will continue like that for many years to come.

Quoting 717fan (Thread starter):
Why not starting a thread about an aircraft which becomes more and more a rare sight (at least here in Switzerland)....

Last time I was in ZRH I went both ways on a MD-80. It is planned to happen again next August.



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 10):
Last time I was in ZRH I went both ways on a MD-80. It is planned to happen again next August.

Yes, SK use it on their CPH flights, but thats it, other than that we only see Hello's and Blue1's MD90s and an IB MD87 occasionally as IB's Airbuses become a more and more common sight here, and then there's Spanair from BCN.

So he is not so far off by saying that those types are not highly common anymore here.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6536 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 11):
So he is not so far off by saying that those types are not highly common anymore here.

Yeah, I can imagine that. BTW, where have all the Swissair MD-80s gone? They couldn't have been more than 15-20 years old. For a Douglas design that is like a teenager with decades of good service life ahead.



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

I think he wanted the hear news about fleet movements etc., not that there are stikll plenty of these birds around here and there.

Some news: Germanwings, the largest German low-cost airline, will use two MD-80's leased from Nordic Leisure, during the summer schedule from its CGN base. They are currently already loaded in AMADEUS on some weekend flights to SXF, so if you need an inexpensive way (tickets start at 19 Euro inkl. taxes and fees) to score a rare airline, this is your chance. Also, the oldest MD-80 currently in service, l/n 944, will also be used by Germanwings.



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

Hi!

Here in LIS it's becoming a rare bird, I can only see IB flying early in the morning their MD88, and that sometimes is replaced by an A320. AZ no longer fly with them to LIS and airlines like SAS don't fly to LIS anymore. Besides that some rare MD80 operators that once a while come...but not regulary. In the late 70's the DC-9 and after that the MD80 was very common at LIS, IB flew with the DC-9-30, KL also with the DC-9-30 and ocasionally with the DC-9-14, SAS with the DC-9-40, Swissair with the DC-9-50 and then the DC-9-81, Alitalia also with the DC-9-30 and after with the MD82...those were great DC-9 days!!!
Regards


User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

I hear them all the time flying over my apartment... only thing louder is the life-flight helicopter that buzzes my apartment maybe 50ft above me at times. So PDX is a decent place to see them

User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

It's always been one of my favorite family of aircraft also, the 717 turned out to be a very nice successor.
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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
Jeez...I dont even think DOUGLAS had that many DC-9's on the assembly line at one time...

Well done!  rotfl 



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6164 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3935 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
LOL....please come and visit DTW!

Or MEM and MSP.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
To see tons of MD-80s, go to DFW

There are a lot around STL and ORD too.



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
LOL....please come and visit DTW!

Jeez...I dont even think DOUGLAS had that many DC-9's on the assembly line at one time...

Park them all in the desert and sell only to the scrappers!!  duck 



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

PDX, OAK, SFO, SEA, SJC, SAN, LAX......Lots of airports get them daily on the west coast from Alaska, Delta, and American.

User currently offlineMattMSP767 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

I flew on my first 717 last week - it was Airtran MSP-MDW. I just found out it was the last 717 ever built...I thought that was kinda cool  Smile

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2395 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3669 times:

Good idea for a thread. Definitely a great fleet family in my opinion. It's a shame they are not in production anymore. Europeans are lucky, you guys have a lot of opportunities to fly MD-90's. Here in the US we only have DL through SLC. The NW DC-9's offer a nice glimpse of the past and are great for nostalgia here in the states though. I will be taking one from MEM-ORD in June.

As stated earlier ATL is the 717 hub of the world. With AA's large use of MD-83 west coast routes and medium range MD-82 routes, I'd say ORD is the Mad Dog capital of the world. It is not uncommon to see 4 out of 5 gates in the AA terminal operated by MD-80's at the very least. Furthermore, there are no 738 AA routes into ORD and 752's fly routes the 762 would fly. This leaves the Mad Dogs with the bulk of the domestic network.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
LOL....please come and visit DTW!

What a great picture, a beautiful site!

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 7):
Ah, the 717. A great improvement on a grand old lady of the skies.

Indeed. It's a shame it didn't live up to it's full potential.

Quoting MattMSP767 (Reply 21):
I flew on my first 717 last week - it was Airtran MSP-MDW. I just found out it was the last 717 ever built...I thought that was kinda cool

Not only the last 717 built but the last Douglas designed airliner ever built as well. Pretty cool. I haven't flown on a 717 yet but I will book a trip on FL one of these days just to get on one.



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Quoting 717fan (Thread starter):
Please feel free to post news about the worldwide fleet of those planes...

Seems like hardly anyone cared to read the real intention of your thread.



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User currently offlineAeroMexico777 From Mexico, joined Oct 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

HI!

I don´t know the numbers of AM s fleet of MD 83, 88, 87 but here in MEX we see them all day.... Along with Aerocalifornias DC-9s...

Regards, AeroMexico777



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25 Saab2000 : I fly on the 717 all the time as well as on the DC-9. I commute to work out east frequently on Midwest and on Northwest. Both are terrific rides. Ther
26 Jush : A shame that you see these birds so rarely now in Europe. I like'em so much and hope that'll stay at least with Iberia some time so we can see them Re
27 Floridaflyboy : I love the series. Next month, I will have flown on all variants. I've flown on NW DC-9's (who hasn't), I've flown on AS and DL MD-80's, DL MD-90's, a
28 TrijetsRMissed : AZ has quite a large fleet on MD-82's as well. The future of that fleet will be decided when the future of the airline is sorted out. Much like the 7
29 Post contains images Ravel : Too bad Finnair does not have MD-80's any more. They were beautiful. In Finland we can still enjoy SAS and Blue1 MD-planes...
30 Floridaflyboy : Absolutely agreed 100%! I love the MD-90. I remember flying them out of BIL to SLC way back when. Quite an airplane, and a novelty, considering how f
31 Dahlgardo : Anyone who misses the MD80 should spend a full day at either Copenhagen (CPH) or Dallas (DFW). Almost all of the 50 SK MD80s are based at CPH and the
32 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : I'd agree with you in terms of European airlines, but they did cancel their MD-11 order before it got off the ground. I'd say DL was their biggest cu
33 Floridaflyboy : Yep. It is definitely the best narrowbody. I'm going to have to add you to my RU list just because you share that opinion. lol.
34 Acabgd : I flew (again) recently on an Olympic 717 and the seat pitch on these babies is incredible. I was travelling with a basketball team and even the high
35 Aces727 : South America also holds a good number of active MD's /DC-9's. At Venezuela you have Aeropostal flying DC-9's and MD-80's, in Colombia is a common sig
36 N911ME : What happened to all of the YX DC-9's? I know some went to Africa, some went to South America, but I've been a little "out of the loop" for awhile.
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