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US Airways Retires Last Dc-9-30 On The 18th  
User currently offlineATCT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3433 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

Another good plane goes  Crying

User currently offlineATCT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Yes. Its sad. :-(

User currently offlineD L X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3357 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.

User currently offlinePgh234 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3351 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3331 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3338 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.


User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3305 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Thank goodness...

User currently offlinePgh234 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

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

pgh234


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