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The Only Braniff DC-9  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
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What's the story with this aircraft? Why did Braniff operate just a single example? Where? When? Any info appreciated.

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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Very interesting picture. I didn't know BN ever had a DC-9.

Two things I noticed, which may be of some significance: First, the paint scheme is the one BN had just before they went under. It replaced the other (and in my opinion, better) pastel scheme. Second, the registration number ends with "EA". I presume this means BN bought or leased it from Eastern.

Could this have been for the corporate executives to use on their trips? Or could one of the susequent "Braniff" companies have used this? I remember being at MCI one day on BN 2 or 3 and seeing a hodgepodge of aircraft in various schemes, some from the original Braniff.

I flew BN quite a bit out of DFW, and I don't recall ever seeing a BN DC-9.

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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

N931EA is the 5th DC-9 built.

Originally flying with Delta,it has seen service with many smaller,less-known operators.

In 1991-92,it served with one of the unsuccessful attempts at re-starting Braniff.

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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Short lived [third?] reincarnation of Braniff. Think the DC-9 was leased from Emerald Air, not Eastern. I saw the aircraft both in Miami and then later stored in Tucson.


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