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User currently offlineDelta11 From Germany, joined May 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

It was my understanding Delta had MD83 to 90 , but this weekend I see several MD80's on routes and they are listed as MD8X? Also when you go to Delta.com to book, they show no First Class on these birds. Can anyone help me understand where these birds are coming from? Example is 22 Sept DL0745 The web shows MD88 with no First and last night showed it as an MD80?

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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Delta11 (Thread starter):
Also when you go to Delta.com to book, they show no First Class on these birds

Those would be the MD-88's configured for Delta Shuttle flying featuring an all coach cabin with increased pitch.


User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Delta had several MD-83s, which were later converted to MD-88s. The MD-88s with no first class are the aircraft used on the Delta Shuttle. Often on weekends, they are used on flights other than the shuttle. Unless you had planned on first class, you will like it.

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting Okie73 (Reply 2):
Delta had several MD-83s, which were later converted to MD-88s. The MD-88s with no first class are the aircraft used on the Delta Shuttle. Often on weekends, they are used on flights other than the shuttle. Unless you had planned on first class, you will like it.

Actually to be specific the first few MDs delivered to DL were MD-82s and later converted to MD88s.



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User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 3):
the first few MDs delivered to DL were MD-82s

ah, you're right, they were 82s. My bad. I do remember they were the first 80s delivered. Can't remember the exact number though.


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 3):
Actually to be specific the first few MDs delivered to DL were MD-82s and later converted to MD88s.

Ahh, ya beat me to it!

Quoting Okie73 (Reply 4):
ah, you're right, they were 82s. My bad. I do remember they were the first 80s delivered. Can't remember the exact number though.

8. Ships 901 - 908. Ship 909+ were delivered as MD-88s.

In fact, Delta Ship 909 is the prototype MD-88!


User currently offlineUpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

What was involved in these conversions?


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Quoting UpstateDave (Reply 6):
What was involved in these conversions?

I believe it was just a cockpit upgrade and engine upgrade to the JT8D-219. With this, it earned itself an MD-88 certification. Before this, it was known as an MD-82 but it's certification actually said DC-9-82. The 88 is the only one to have the MD in it's cert.


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