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When Did Delta Retire The DC-8?  
User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 664 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

It seems to me as though Delta kept the DC-8 in its fleet for severla years longer than most other American carriers. Am I right, and, if so, what year were they retired.

I remember seeing a Delta DC-8 at Fort Myers (RSW) in the late 1980s. Does anyone know where it might have been going?

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User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3134 times:

Delta retired the DC-8 in May 1989.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Actually United kept their DC-8s longer then Delta. I think United had theirs until 1991.

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1392 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

The retired it in the 1st half of 1989, they had recently spen talot of money re engining those aircraft with those CFM engines. Basically it held DL over until they got a sufficient amount of 767-300's.


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3044 times:


I have a book the information in which is spring 1991, and it says Delta has DC8 in its fleet. Don´t know whether that´s correct, though.

UA´s last scheduled pax flight with DC8 was Oct 23 1991.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2345 posts, RR: 38
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

The retired them in 89 i believe
ATCT



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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Delta still has the L-1011 too.


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