Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1084 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.