B738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
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).
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3066 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).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
PM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6955 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3048 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8025 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2533 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.