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MIA-MCO With DL In The '80s  
User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

In late december 1987 (I was 3!), I flew with my parents on a flight from MIA to Orlando with DL. My father tells me that the flight was operated by a 707, but my mother disagrees, and says it was a smaller a/c than a 707.

Anyone knows what a/c type DL used to operate between MIA and Orlando IN 1987?

Thanks


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Not a 707. L1011 maybe...


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User currently offlineMidway7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

More than likely a 72S. However, I believe DL did have some DC8's still in the air back in 1987. That could be a possibility as well.

Midway7


User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Not trying to get off topic but I sure do miss the days of large aircraft/short haul routes. I remember seeing so many of the big planes at airports in Florida on my way to see my grandparents. I remember flying an L-1011 from Memphis to Atlanta and then another to Ft. Lauderdale! That was in the late 70s.

Did Delta own 707s? I remember flying a DC8 out of MEM once.


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3792 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3562 times:
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Delta never flew 707's. I'm positive about that.
It was probably a DC-8, which Delta still had in the late 80's. If not a DC-8, maybe a 727.

Delta's fleet consisted of the following types in 1987:
B727-200
B737-200
DC-8
DC-9
DC-10 (acquired from Western)
L-1011
B757-200
B767-200
MD-88

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User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

I'm 99,9 % positive Delta never operated any 707's, and I know for sure they did not operate 707's in 1987. Midway7 is correct that Delta still flew DC-8 aircraft back in 1987. They still had some DC-8-73 in the air, so hat might be your best bet. The general public might easily mistake a DC-8 for a 707. However DL also flew 727-200 and L1011 aircraft intra-Florida.

Hope this helps.

Best regards

L1011Love


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 5):
The general public might easily mistake a DC-8 for a 707

I'm sure you're right. It must have been a DC-8.



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User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Although they were long gone by 1987, DL flew Convair 880's, which were usually mistaken for a 707 or DC-8. I personally have flown on every jet type DL operated, including the 747's and Convairs.


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User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Wow...I was under the impression that the DC-8 was out of service by the early 80s. Delta really flew them up until 1987? Does anyone know which routes? Who flies them today besides cargo airlines? Who was the last to fly them domestically in the USA and when? This is amazing to me for some reason.

User currently offlineCubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 408 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 8):
...I was under the impression that the DC-8 was out of service by the early 80s. Delta really flew them up until 1987? Does anyone know which routes? Who flies them today besides cargo airlines?

Delta's thirteen DC8-61's were updated with CFM-56 engines and were generally flown all over the domestic system. 727-232's were flown occasionally MIA-MCO, not to mention MIA-FLL. Short Trips! In those days, Delta flew just about any of their aircraft to almost any city in their network.


User currently offlineMidway7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Since we are talking about the DC-8, I recall UA had them in service until 1991 or so. I would see them at ORD. In fact, I believe the 757 was ordered in part to finally replace the DC-8 aircraft.

Midway7


User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

In 1986 I believe they flew 727s on the midday and the last flight of the night into MIA around 8-8:30p was a DC8 Stretch and the first flight out in the AM to MCO was the same.

They also operated the DC8 to FLL and PBI from MCO during that period.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Looking at my paper schedule for December 1987, DL only had one flight on MIA-MCO back then, DAL68, operated with 757s actually, no DC-8s or 727s, unless of course there was an equipment substitution.

User currently offlinePBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

It was most likley a 727 or an L10 .

The DC9's did mainly short hops out of ATL. The DC8's were doing South Florida / NYC area. Lots were running from FLL / EWR. That was the last line I held on a DC8.


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 3):
Not trying to get off topic but I sure do miss the days of large aircraft/short haul routes. I remember seeing so many of the big planes at airports in Florida on my way to see my grandparents. I remember flying an L-1011 from Memphis to Atlanta and then another to Ft. Lauderdale! That was in the late 70s.

AA flys MIA-MCO 6 times a day two of the flights are with A300s and the rest with 757s. ATL-JAX DL 767 MCO-ATL 767 and 777 too. There are still a few of those flights not many though.



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User currently offlineGeorgeJetson From Bulgaria, joined Jun 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 5):
They still had some DC-8-73 in the air, so hat might be your best bet.

Delta operated DC-8-71 aircraft (not DC-8-73), which were converted DC-8-61s. The -63 and -73 models have longer wing tips (and probably a longer range, too) than the -61 and -71 variants.

As for the 707, that's one aircraft that was never operated by Delta.



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User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Some time around 1990 or so I had a UA DC-8-71 on a DEN-MIA-FLL flight. 2 or 3 days later for the return, I was booked on the FLL-DEN portion but she took a MX. UA put me up and re-routed me the next AM on DC-8-71's to ORD and from ORD-SFO. That was my last long haul DC-8 experiences. I do recall seeing DL 8's at either MIA or FLL on that trip. I sure do miss those birds.

Quoting Cubastar (Reply 9):
Delta's thirteen DC8-61's were updated with CFM-56 engines and were generally flown all over the domestic system.

For sure..I think I recall seeing them at PHX , DFW and even LAX occasionally into the late 80's. DTW also saw the 8's quite a bit.

Trivia..At one time for the NYC-south Florida routes DL converted several (4-5?) into an all coach configuration and called them "Aero-Bus" service. IIRC it was to compete against either People EXpress or EA's A300's or maybe both.

Maybe a Dl'er from that time frame remembers more.


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

DL NEVER had the 707!

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 3):
Not trying to get off topic but I sure do miss the days of large aircraft/short haul routes.

AA still operates two daily MIA-MCO flights with A300s. The only intra-state, scheduled widebody service in the United States.



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User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting TAN FLYR (Reply 16):

Yes, indeed. DL pulled some of the DC-8's out of storage for the NYC Florida run -- 1976, or 1977 IIRC, just as deregulation was hitting and "K" class appeared on the scene. They were all coach. Never flew on 1, though .. I remember discussing them with friends in the old ATL airport Crown room .. (and the Eastern I club -- the competitors!!)



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