Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 866 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Has UA accelerated the retirement of their DC10 fleet? I was just surfing around trying to book some flights to HNL (for next February), and I was surprised to see that most of the choices were 767s or 747s. Hmm. I did a little surfing about a month and a half ago for this same trip, and most of the choices were DC10s and 747s.
So where are all the '10s going? Are they quiclkly being phased out? I thought they were going to keep most of them for a few more years...
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
If I remeber correctly, they cut a deal with Federal Express some time back to swap DC10s for 727 hush-kit installations, plus other compensation, and Fedex converts the aircraft to freighters. Can't recall the specifics of the deal, but you could probably search back through Yahoo News or the Aviation Week magazine site to find the details..
Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1612 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
A few DC-10-10's went to LAS where I assume that they are waiting for buyers or will be turned into soda cans. I was in LAS about three weeks ago and there were three of them in storage. Later this week I'm posting pictures of them.
Fxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 724 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
I loaded a couple of them tonight... N388FE and N384FE. DC-10-10's that FedEx traded hushkits for. If i remeber correctly, alot of the UAL 10's and AA 10's are sitting in the desert waiting for conversion to MD-10's. I see a new one come through every few months just out of the cargo mod but still the 3 man cockpit. If you like the Dc-10's and MD-11's, come sit on a cargo ramp in a major city... you'll see them in purple.
DGS From Spain, joined Apr 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
So wrong my friend..UA does not fly their 4 DC-10-30 FRTRs into PIT..We did some flying during Christmas season last year for UPS on a Charter Basis but the 10's have not been back in PIT since then...You must be seeing things or have UA confuded with somebody else..