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United Has No MD80 Or MD90 In Fleet..?  
User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Why didn't United Airlines order any MD80s or MD90s..?
Is there something wrong with them...?? Any ideas....?

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User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

UA didn't order the MD-80 for two reasons. B737 and A320.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

United had 7 MD-80 at one time from the original Frontier Airlines. They sold them to Continental, where they are now. Guess the MD-80s didn't fit in with UA fleet planning department. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Make that three reasons...727, 737 and then the A320.

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

And how would that be that UA had the seven ex-FL M80s? That merger/acquisition never happened.

PS to others, the M80 was well into production years before the 320 was just a dream...


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

In 1985, UA had look at old Frontier for possible buy-out. Frontier was really in dire straits at that time. UA bought some Frontier's 737s & all the MD-80s. Old Frontier finally went under & UA got all their planes back. UA then leased the MD-80s to AirCal...AirCal returned the ships, and UA finally sold them to Continental. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I don't think United sold Frontier's MD-80s to Continental. United never was the median in that. Frontier was part of Lorenzo's Texas Air cluster#### along with Continental, Eastern, People Express and New York Air. Continental got the MD-80s along with some 737s directly from orriginal Frontier I remember seeing Continental MD-80s and 737s in Frontier colors back in the late 80s

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

I'll have to call you on that one. The last OC M80 was N481AC (49114, leased from ILFC). Eventually it went to NYAir AUG85, and then directly to CO.

User currently offlineIFlyADesk From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

The last OC M80 was 49113, not 49114...

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Regardless of who has them now, I am positive UAL had MD-80's although they never once operated under UAL colors.

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