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Farewell JAL MD-90 31/05/2012 JA8066?  
User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 556 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
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Hello fellow's

I was a little surprised to see the text on this photo and read the remarks "Farewell MD-90" Sorry if has been posted lately but didn't find anything that JAL has finished with there MD-90's. Or is this the first one to leave the fleet? According to
airfleets.net there are still 10 other's in service (not including JA8066).


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When was this announced? And with what they have been replaced? Does anybody know where the MD-90's are heading, as it's just under 16 years old!?

So farewell JAL MD-90....


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Thanks.

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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
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Looking at the first picture, it is probably safe to assume that JA8066 was the last MD-90 to go. Didn't realize they all left the fleet so quickly (and quietly)!

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
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I know je98_w!!

I checked JAL HP but didn't find any information about the MD's!! Only here that there are still 10 in Service:

JL MD-90 Fleet "active"

Maybe a A.net fellow from Japan will have more news! Anyway thanks for now!  


User currently offlineaquariusHKG From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

I believe most of them left the fleet for DL, as reported in other threads

User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4315 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

They are all going to Delta by next year. They received already a handful but the fact JAL parked the remaining 10 or so now already, also caught me by surprise. Luckily I flew on one in november (Hiroshima-Haneda).


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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6887 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

No, they haven't gone yet. They will still be flying till the end of this month at least. My guess is that the photo caption refers to the final MD-90 flight (on the last day of the month, note) out of Izumo. They are being phased out route by route. There is still one daily rotation on my HIJ-HND route but from July it's 737s all the way down.  

Shame. I've really enjoyed them.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

I'm not surprised they're going this because from a maintenance and crew training point of view, the MD-90's are oddballs in JL's fleet. That's why they're being sold to DL--that airline already has a large MD-90 fleet, and as such maintenance and crew training are far less of an issue.

User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12442 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 6):
That's why they're being sold to DL--that airline already has a large MD-90 fleet, and as such maintenance and crew training are far less of an issue.

DL seems to be the retirement home for all DC-9 derivatives!  



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