NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
United flew 767-300s between ORD-DTW up until 9-11. The 763s replaced the daily UA DC-10 flight.
Delta 767-200s lasted until late summer 2002 - I flew DTW-ATL, and ATL-DTW on one in June 2002.
TWA never flew the 300 to DTW to my knowledge, but for a while in the mid 1980s they did bring the 200 in with the L1011s.
The AA 767-300s were only at DTW for a short period in the early 1990s. However back in the 1980s AA did regularly fly the 200s to DTW.
Maybe the 767-300 was in for a sports charter? Although baseball doesn't usually need a big plane like that, as football does. Frequently during the fall, football teams coming to Detroit to beat the Lions will use a 767-300. I know there were Delta 767s in a couple times last fall for football.