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US Airways Retires Last Dc-9-30 On The 18th  
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 39
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Hello. It will be a sad sad day for Dc-9 and US Airways fans alike. US Airways will retire its last Dc-9-30 on Saturday August 18th. The Last flight operated by this majestic bird will fly from PHL-PIT (From US's second largest hub to its largest). The Flight Will depart PHL at 8:00PM EST and arrive at PIT at 9:26PM EST. It is scheduled to depart PHL at gate B16 and arrive at gate B36 at PIT. This marks the end of the original Allegheny Airlines airplane. This Dc-9 went into service with Allegheny Airlines in the early 60's and is the last survivor of Allegheny Airlines still in operation with the US Airways Mainline fleet. I believe the reg. of this plane is "N912VJ" but i am not totally sure. I will try to make an apperance at the gate to get photos of the arrival on its last flight at gate B36 at PIT. Photos will be displayed at :

http://www.pitairport.cjb.net

Since this is a night arrival, lighting will be a problem but I hope that i should get a photo of this histric, yet sad event.

ATCT


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User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Another good plane goes  Crying

User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Yes. Its sad. :-(


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10998 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Personally, I'm glad to see them finally go. While they were the workhorse for many many years, their age was really beginning to show. Every time the LEDs were dropped on landing, you would hear a very loud groan as the metal slipped along metal. It's time has come, folks.


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User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

I would be very interested in seeing those pictures if you can get them. To bad it is gonna be dark though. It would be cool to see it going through the water arches (I would assume they are gonna do that?)

pgh234


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Sad to see them go. I had the privilege to fly on them on YYZ-PHL-YYZ about a year ago- and those flights were butter smooth. I couldn't even hear the engines from where I was sitting. They'll be missed.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

Very sad to see them go. It looks like Northwest will be the only major airline in the US to continue using them within this decade. But who knows, tommorow Northwest might decide to retire all of them by late 2002.

Lets hope Northwest keeps these birds flying a little longer for us.

Regards.



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User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2720 times:

I'm going to be at the gate in Pittsburgh when it arrives. Is there going to be some sort of ceremony? Are any of you going to be there?

User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2722 times:

Thank goodness...

User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 793 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Who was there last night? Anyone has pictures for us? Anyone on the flight?

pgh234


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