falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6277 posts, RR: 30 Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3451 times:
Last night I was booking DTW-STL on DL for a trip in April. When the list of flights popped up showing aircraft type, DC-9-10/20 showed up. There were also flights that had DC-9-50 and DC-9-30/40 shown. I would assume that is some sort of error, but why would DC-9-10/20 even be loaded into the DL website as a possible aircraft type? I wish some DC-9-10s would be back on the line, I loved on flying those when NW still had them.
n7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3163 times:
Quoting C767P (Reply 3): Nobody flies the CRJ-1000, as it has not entered service yet.
No DLC airline has ordered the type. Not sure they can because of the number of seats.
You won't see the CRJ1000 at Delta Connection unless the scope changes in the next pilots contract - and that'll happen most likely when pigs fly over the moon. 76 seats is the maximum capacity allowed under the DL pilots contract for planes operated by DL Connection carriers & I will add that there is also a max number of 76 seats allowed and Delta is at that ceiling.
So unless DL wants to get rid of some of the CR9's currently flying (or add more mainline jets to up the ratio of mainline vs 76 seaters) & DL wants to fly a CRJ100 with something like 24 first class seats & 52 coach seats...
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6277 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2789 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6): They still have them. They are called the CRJ-900 now.
But the DC-9-10 is way cooler and has regular sized overheads. Also back in the days of the -10 the plane was actualy operated by the company who's name was in the big letters on the side of the plane.