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User currently offlineEadc910 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

I had flown SunCountry 727's but never the DC-10's. What was the configuration and color scheme of the passenger cabin? Thanks for your help.

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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7280 times:



Quoting Eadc910 (Thread starter):
I had flown SunCountry 727's but never the DC-10's. What was the configuration and color scheme of the passenger cabin? Thanks for your help.

One of my first jobs was cleaning Sun Country 727 and DC-10's. IIRC, the configuration was 2-5-2. The interiors were gray IIRC. I am sure there is a pic on the database. I remember the DC-10's being quite clean inside.



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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7098 times:

The very first DC-10 was a NWA DC-10, N144JC?. I never saw the inside. The DC-10's after were all ex Western Airlines DC-10's that DL returned or sold off to SAS sub. Scanair. N571SC, 572SC, 573SC. All had 380 seats. Don't remember the inside, I catered them never cleaned them. They had one other N908WA with only 360 seats.

They had took on DC-10-15;s ex MX. planes. I remember the carpet was a green & blue stripped. They were N151SY, 132SY, 153SY. the DC-10 left around 2000 IIRC they replaced the 727 and the DC-10 with 737-800.

They only had 6 737-800 and IIRC 6 or 7 727-200 when they filed Chap 11 in Dec. 2001. In April 2002 when they came out of Chap. 11 they had 3 -800 and 2 727's. The 727 were gone in Oct. 2002. It was a sad day to see the Last 727 leave the fleet. IIRC N284SC.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5154 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6966 times:



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
One of my first jobs was cleaning Sun Country 727 and DC-10's. IIRC, the configuration was 2-5-2. The interiors were gray IIRC. I am sure there is a pic on the database. I remember the DC-10's being quite clean inside.

I flew SY DC10 (SY9/10) IAH-LAS-IAH back in April 1996. The return was on N152SY; the config was not 2-5-2 it was actually a very tight 3-4-3 in the max 380 seat configuration and every seat was full. The flight was great though.



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User currently offlineCairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6881 times:

I flew DFW-CUN in 1999 on a Sun Country DC-10 operated for, I believe, MTM vacations.

10 across in coach! 3-4-3. But, I can't say it was uncomfortable, just seemed an average coach seat in the 100% full plane.

BTW the fare was $299 and included 3 nights at [at the time] a new hotel.

Cairo


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

It is a shame I only did ground handling for the 738s and was too late to experience the DC-10s for SY, but I did get my DC-10/MD-11 fix with other carriers though.


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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6707 times:

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User currently offlineLonghornDC9 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

I flew on one of their DC-10's back when I was like 9 or 10 when my family vacationed in Cozumel. So, needless to say, I don't recall many details about the interior, but I remember the flight being absolutely great. I remember that I thought that big DC-10 in Sun Country colors just looked so cool when it pulled up to the gate. I also remember that the plane seemed so big and comfortable on the inside, and when the flight attendant gave her cabin introduction and announced who the captain was and however many thousands of hours he had flying DC-10's, being amazed at how big that number was. The meal service I remember being good too, some sort of sausage-egg-cheese biscuit thing, but I thought it was delicious! I remember the Cozumel airport seeming to magically appear out of the jungle, and we then de-boarded via air stairs. I thought the plane looked even cooler up close! And it was on one of the legs of our trip that one of the flight attendants gave me my fist pair of those little plastic wings like the real pilots had. Looking back, I think it was this flight more than any other when i was a kid that really gave me the aviation bug. And now, here I am pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering!

So thank you Sun Country for giving me the Bug, and turning me into a DC-10 lover!



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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5307 times:

I flew Sun Country DC-10's on 4 legs, DTW-LAS-DTW charter flights in August of 1994, and August of 1995. From what I recall the planes had an orange/yellow color scheme on the seats.

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 3):
the config was not 2-5-2 it was actually a very tight 3-4-3

That is what I recall regarding seating configuration.

Meal service was decent, I distinctly remember them serving "Vegas Chips" brand chips on return flights from LAS-DTW, both were afternoon departures, evening arrival. The DTW-LAS legs that I was on were early morning, 6 AM or so, departures. I do not recall the meal service on those flights, if any.

Sun Country was a rather large player in the DTW charter market during the 90's. Flights to LAS, CUN, and MSP (Mall of America) were common, in addition to flights to various destinations in Florida. LAS was usually a DC-10, CUN and MSP were usually 727-200 flights. The DTW-LAS flights used to depart from the Smith terminal, either American's or Continental's gates in the "B" concourse. Sun Country operated from the "B" gates at LAS, in the southern rotunda IIRC.


User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5128 times:
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Quoting F9Animal (Reply 1):
the configuration was 2-5-2.

The configuration on the DC-10-40, N144JC was 2-5-2. It was leased from MWA and that is how Northwest configured their DC-10s. The others may of had a different configuration.  old 


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