727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5722 posts, RR: 20 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 24585 times:
I've heard that this holiday weekend marks the end. Now I know some will be quick to point out that the -50 is still around. But c'mon, you can't pretend that DTW, MEM and MSP as loud as they were 2 years ago. I tend to think of the -30 as the STANDARD DC-9. And AFAIK, NW did not get extra -10 or -50 aircraft beyond what they received from RC. Not sure about the -40. But they got a ton of extra -30.
How many -30 were received from RC?
How many were received beyond the merger?
Total # of -30 flown by NW?
Peak # flown by NW?
How many ex EA aircraft came with merger?
How many ex-EA came after the merger. (keep in mind, only talking about DC-9-30)
How many were in service at time of DL buyout?
Oh, and that magic question that has thrilled a.net for a loooooong time, when was NW going to retire them?
treebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 503 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 24399 times:
It is truly an end of an era. I remember my first flight on the DC-9-30 it was flight NW1808 MSP-DFW and was one of my favorite plane trips so far. MSP sure has changed over the last few years, First we said goodbye to the venerable DC-10 and then Northwest itself disappeared into Delta and now the DC-9-30 is retired. How times change..
USAirways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 24268 times:
Someone please correct me if I am wrong. Is the -30 the only airplane in the old NW fleet the only airplane to fly in every paint scheme NW had? If not how many prior schemes did NW have before the DC9?
"Pre departure walk around complete, all doors closed, ready for pushback"
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4739 posts, RR: 30 Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 24171 times:
Quoting USAirways787 (Reply 3): Someone please correct me if I am wrong. Is the -30 the only airplane in the old NW fleet the only airplane to fly in every paint scheme NW had? If not how many prior schemes did NW have before the DC9?
lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 10693 posts, RR: 100 Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 24093 times:
Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter): I've heard that this holiday weekend marks the end. Now I know some will be quick to point out that the -50 is still around. But c'mon, you can't pretend that DTW, MEM and MSP as loud as they were 2 years ag
This is the true end of an era. While the -50's live on, the -30 was for years a staple of a.net threads.
Gr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1583 posts, RR: 16 Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 23555 times:
All the DC-9-51s with registrations ending in MC were MuseAir/TranStar ships that later flew with Eastern until taken by Northwest in the 90s. The -51s with registrations ending in EA, of course, were also Eastern birds.
NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1713 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 23497 times:
my oldest active Diesel is N9333, the 292nd DC-9 off the line, it was originally delivered to Air West in 1968, merged into Hughes Air West, leased to TOA in Japan for 2 years then returned to Hughes, merged into Republic in 1980, merged again into NW in 1986 and finally, 21 years later, merged into DL, amazing. the plane has been in service for 42 years and has worn at least eight different paint schemes. As i always say they just dont make them like they used to.
Btw, 727lover, amazing picture display you put together, very impressive.
I could have elite status if I wanted it, but flying the same airline all the time is boring.
Delivered to Swissair in 1979 as HB-ISV. Then operated by LAV (Aeropostal) in Venezuela from 1988 to 1992 as YV-40C. Then to AeroUSA in 1992 where it became N600TR (can't find any information on AeroUSA; possibly a defunct leasing company). To NW in 1995.
9969/N9333 was the last one parked before the current five. I'm not entirely sure on this, but going from memory on what I've worked in the last couple weeks, the five left are 9989, 9946, 9949, 9926, and 9613. All are ex-EA save for 9926 and 9613 which were delivered to JAT and Alitalia, respectively.
25 MSPNWA: ACARS says you're correct. I thought there was only on non-EA bird left, as I didn't remember N926NW being on the active list a month ago. Guess I re
26 Braniff722: Hey, when is Delta gonna retire the MD-80's? Just figured I would get this ball rolling ASAP. Remember, you heard this here, FIRST!!!
27 Aloha717200: So ACARS shows this plane to still be active?
28 71Zulu: Yes it does. http://acarsd.org/acars_search.html http://antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request
29 skyguyB727: Does anyone know what the last DC-9-30 departure for DL will be on Monday? It was supposed to be a MSN-DTW flight. A schedule change has that flight n
30 KingFriday013: Looks like the pilots of the final A320 ferry flight to the desert won't go home on the DC-9 after all Final D93 flight will be DL1059, EWR-DTW, 6:30p
31 C767P: The DC95 is not going anywhere for a few years, so the DC-9 could still pick up the last A320 crew...
32 mke717spotter: I flew on N8928E about a month ago from IND to DTW. It was a great ride, here are some pics from that day:
33 Aloha717200: What day was that? My flight on her was August 4.
34 ericaasen: Then I think it'll be 2820 ORD-DTW departing at 1815 arriving at 2041.
35 hugoandres1984: Nice Airplane, end of an era. I fly 3 ex-NW DC-9-30. I really like them. NW keep this airplanes in very good conditions. They use 100pax configuration
36 KingFriday013: That's true. I totally wouldn't mind that! DL1059 EWR-DTW is scheduled to arrive at 2043 -- two minutes later. So it could really be anyone's guess..
37 ABQopsHP: Fell in love with the 9 as a kid flying on TI (Texas International). I loved sitting just forward of the wing, and watching the slats slide down, and
38 MD80Nut: When I think of the DC-9, the series 30 is the one that always comes to my mind. It's the variant I flew on the most and I think it's the best looking
39 NorthstarBoy: How about this for something out of right field, i just noticed in Apollo, DL 2106 on monday from detroit to manchester, shows in the system as a D9S,
40 aviationwiz: DL2106 is showing a D9S, but with the capacity of the D95, so it'll actually be a D95 flying it.
41 NorthstarBoy: But yet, when i look for the return on 9/7, there is no return DC-9, the first flight of the day for 9/7 is a CRJ-900. But, hey, this a happy thread,
42 flyusairways: DAL2820 ORD-DTW on Monday is now showing as a -50. So, where are the last -30s now headed?