Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Why Did Northwest Retire Its MD-80 Before The DC-9  
User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

???

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Because there is a lot less MD-80's in their fleet than the DC-9, which is why they were retired faster.

Best Regards,
BH346  



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

There were only 8 MD80s and they were a pain to keep as far maintanence and pilot training.

Northwest's fleet renewal plan began based on the simplification of the fleet that is well underway now.

The MD80s went
The 727s are going now
The DC10s will go
(first ones in about 1 year..all gone in 4)
The DC9s are going now and will go by about 2005-7.

and Northwest will have the youngest fleet it has had in a VERY long time.

Did anyone ever fly an NW MD80? were they as bad as everyone says the USAir MD80s are?


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Nwa747-400,
Got any info on when they're announcing DC-10 replacements and how fast they will be delivered?
Where do you get your information from? You seem to know a lot about Northwest. Do you work at Northwest?

Best Regards,
BH346  



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Does anyone know exactly when the DC-9-10's are being retired?

Dave


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

I spoke with a NW flight crew after my DC-10-40 flight yesterday. They indicated that the latest word from NW management is that the DC-10's will starting retiring in 3-5 years.

The DC-9-10's are being retired now. There's less than ten in the fleet now. They are being replaced as new deliveries of the Avros arrive.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

No I don't work for Northwest.

Just a huge fan!!So I always ask ground crews, FAs, pilots questions and read up on them alot.

The DC10s 3-5 yrs sounds about right. I am just hoping it will be sooner cause I really want to see a new widebody.

There are only about 8 DC9-10s left and they are going I believe with the Avros as Mark mentioned.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Why Did Swissair Retire Its MD-11s? posted Tue Dec 13 2005 02:43:18 by IAH744
Why Did Cathay Retire Its B 747 Classics? posted Wed Jan 3 2001 06:14:07 by United Airline
Alaska To Retire First MD-80 This Weekend posted Sat Sep 9 2006 00:38:52 by Nonfirm
When Did SIA Retire Its Last A 340-300? posted Wed Jun 23 2004 06:27:59 by United Airline
Why Did Bmi Sell Its F70's So Soon? posted Mon Jan 19 2004 19:18:12 by Capital146
Why Did NWA Ditch Their MD-80s? posted Thu Dec 26 2002 23:13:42 by Dan-air
Which MD-80 Is The Best? posted Sat Oct 12 2002 16:24:16 by BR715-A1-30
Why Did KLM Retire PH-BUP? posted Sun Aug 11 2002 04:01:24 by Nightcruiser
Air Bosna Finally Gets Its MD-80 posted Sat Jul 13 2002 20:16:09 by 717fan
Why Did Boeing Shut Down MD-90? posted Thu Nov 1 2001 22:36:16 by 727LOVER