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Delta To Bring MD-90s East (Atlanta) In Summer  
User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7659 times:

Using ITA Software's flight search engine, and then later corroborated by delta's website (delta.com) I found a flight listed from DCA-ATL on Aug. 3 as flight # 1971. Is this someone's screw up or they really coming east to Atlanta (or CVG also). If so, I look forward expectantly to seeing M90s at DCA!


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User currently offlineBucky707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7643 times:

MD-90s have been flying out of ATL for a while now.

User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 819 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7611 times:
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I wonder what routes out of ATL make for better M90 flights vs. an M88 flight? I have flown on ATL-GDL on the M88, that would be nicer in the M90 with the IFE it provides.

Most other M88 routes are not that long unless they start putting M90 on some 738 routes.

John


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1680 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7562 times:

Hartford got a daily MD-90 from CVG for quite a long period this past fall/winter, and I saw quite a few of them in Atlanta on a trip through there earlier this year.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7508 times:

Not an uncommon sight at all in ATL.

One ATL-MSY roundtrip will be flown with the M90 in June. Always a nice treat over the usual M88's.


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7473 times:

The first MSP-ATL flight is now an MD-90, flight 1075. That just changed a couple days ago. I'm scheduled to ride on it next week.

User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7388 times:

ATL -> JAX late afternoon is a regular Dog 90 run ..


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User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7241 times:

The MD90's are rotated through various cities, but here are some city pairs that the 90's make regular appearances.

ATL-MDW
ATL-ORD
ATL-SAV
ATL-CHS
ATL-PHL
ATL-DCA
ATL-AUS
CVG-FLL

I'm sure there are others, but I see them on these routes most often.


User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6974 times:

There will be more MD90s added to the fleet in the near future.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 6877 times:

DL had the afternoon DTW-SLC as an MD-90 about a year or so ago.
I saw it parked at the B a couple of times.
safe



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User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 6820 times:

DL goes back and forth between the MD-90 and 737-8 on the DTW-SLC route. Right now its 737's, but the MD's return in June. DL has two MD-90's stored at VCV. These were acquired from Hello and will be placed in service when the economy picks up.

User currently offlineRB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 6795 times:

We had one come to MOB last year as well. Very rare a/c around here.


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

The 90 has been coming regularly to RIC for a while now. No real big deal other than the IFE.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6570 times:



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 12):
The 90 has been coming regularly to RIC for a while now. No real big deal other than the IFE.

And less First Class seats, meaning I'll tend to book away from the MD-90s...


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4431 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6510 times:
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Quoting NW747-400 (Reply 7):
ATL-DCA



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 13):
And less First Class seats, meaning I'll tend to book away from the MD-90s...

Interesting, I would of thought DCA would need the FC seats.


User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6434 times:



Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):
Interesting, I would of thought DCA would need the FC seats.

I get the feeling they just deploy the 90 wherever they need some additional capacity. Aside from that, I don't know what their logic is for choosing routes for the MD90 on the east coast.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6414 times:



Quoting Iowaman (Reply 14):

Interesting, I would of thought DCA would need the FC seats.

The -90s into DCA have been frequently on the 600a DCA-ATL flight, which a MD-88 can't use due to the noise curfew. A 757, 737 or MD-90 are the mainline planes in the legacy DL fleet that can depart from DCA before 700a.


User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6359 times:

I flew a -90 from DFW-ATL back in January, so I know they've been doing it since at least then.

User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

DL also flies ORD-SLC with the MD-90.

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3167 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

I can't stop saying this but, DL please put mainline back to PVD-SYR-ALB!!


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User currently offlineThegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

There's an MD-90 rotation in the summer from ATL-RDU which is great because DL is also sending multiple 752s on ATL-RDU also....now there is some diversity....


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User currently offlineTHEGRINCH From Mexico, joined May 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5519 times:



Quoting UPSMD11 (Reply 2):
I wonder what routes out of ATL make for better M90 flights vs. an M88 flight? I have flown on ATL-GDL on the M88, that would be nicer in the M90 with the IFE it provides.

This use to be a 738 route (before that a 727), however it changed to an MD88 when DL and AM entered a maintenance agreement, where some MX work for the DL dogs would be done at AM's GDL hangars.

On the other hand, we have seen the MD90 on occasion at GDL, it was a sub for the 738 that flew GDL-SLC during the summer months.



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User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5325 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 13):
And less First Class seats, meaning I'll tend to book away from the MD-90s...

And very restricted under seat storage -- my standard brief case will not fit!!

Love the a/c for the performance (sit back and enjoy a slingshot out of SNA) but not a fan of it for the smaller F/C and storage issues ...



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5198 times:



Quoting Skymiler (Reply 22):
And very restricted under seat storage -- my standard brief case will not fit!!

I always seem to get stuck in Row 1 when I clear my upgrades on the -90 (doesn't help that I'm doing SDCs onto them, and by then everyone has grabbed Rows 2 and 3). At least Row 1 on the -90s is better than 1 C/D on the -88s (which are quite possibly the worst F seats in the fleet).


User currently offlineBrettdespain From United States of America, joined May 2005, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4877 times:



Quoting NW747-400 (Reply 7):
The MD90's are rotated through various cities, but here are some city pairs that the 90's make regular appearances.

ATL-MDW
ATL-ORD
ATL-SAV
ATL-CHS
ATL-PHL
ATL-DCA
ATL-AUS
CVG-FLL

There is also:
ATL-MSY
ATL-MSP


New this year for SLC
SLC-CLE
SLC-BNA
SLC-IND



V1...Rotate.
25 SLCUT2777 : In the past the MD-90 has also been used on: SLC-PIT SLC-YYZ SLC-YVR SLC-GEG SLC-BIL
26 Wjcandee : That they've moved the MD90 away from being a virtually-solely-SLC-aircraft makes me wonder whether they've found a way to increase its reliability en
27 Steinberger45 : There's been rumors around SLC for while that the MD90's would be moved and the NW A320/A319 would take over the routes. I guess happening after furth
28 DLDTW1962 : Don't forget. DTW/SLC in the summer months. They are MD-90's.
29 PGNCS : The early MD-90 departure from DCA is all about the noise and curfew. Well you could always sit in your coach seat if row 1 is so bad.
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