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DL DC-9 2013 Schedules?  
User currently offlineboeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6439 times:

I was wondering if Delta still intends to keep DC-9-50 till the start of 2013, as I would *probably* be flying to US. It'll be a great chance to fly on one of this birds! Are the schedules out to check, or will they be retired before March 2013?

Ben


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6396 times:
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No telling what routes the DC9s will be flying specifically 7 months from now. I have yet to see a firm date but the general consensus is that the 9s' last year with Delta will be 2013.

As of late, on shorter routes, MD88s/319s/DC9s are used interchangeably on the shorter stuff out of ATL depending on day of week.



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User currently offlineMaddogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6325 times:

DC-9-50 routes this summer that I have seen scheduled are ATL-PNS/CHS/BHM/BNA most commonly. There are of course others. It's impossible to predict with the fleet drawdown which routes they'll be operating next year, so you may want to wait to book your flight until closer to your travel when the schedules may be more finalized. Delta does tend to make schedule changes, and it can both work in your favor or to your detriment if you are trying to fly a specific airplane.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

DL subbed one into ROC yesterday from ATL (#511). Too bad the sky was iffy.


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User currently offlineaviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Quoting MaddogJT8D (Reply 2):
DC-9-50 routes this summer that I have seen scheduled are ATL-PNS/CHS/BHM/BNA most commonly. There are of course others.

ATL-ORD has the DC-9 frequently. 4 times a day during the peak days.


User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 4):

Same with GRR, 2-3 per day. We've been a long time host to the DC-9.


User currently offlinedartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6002 times:
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I'm on one ATL-SAV in August.

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 989 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5945 times:
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I would expect them to be around for most of 2013, at least until enough 717s have arrived to replace the 16 or so that are staying past this year.

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 5781 times:

There is talk that some of the D95s may remain active into early 2014.


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5645 times:

N786NC making a surprise appearance in ROC


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2163/n786nc.jpg



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8122 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

The short answer is that no one can say with any degree of confidence which particular flight on any given day will be operated by a DC-9 in March 2013.

With the way DL schedules their narrowbody aircraft and interchanges aircraft on a specific flight any given month, it is difficult to say more than 90 days out.

The best bet will be in the remaining markets out of primarily ATL and the few at DTW that still get DC-9 service. A specific flight?

The best bets are going to be routes like:
ATL-SAV
ATL-ORD
ATL-MEM
DTW-MEM
DTW-ORD

Again, way to far out to tell with certainty.


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5407 times:

They're common on many shorthaul routes out of ATL to places such as MEM, BNA, BHM, CHS, SAV, PNS, GSO, GSP, DAB, SDF, CLT, JAN. Also ORD sees several daily from both ATL & DTW so either of those cities out of there is a good bet.
Even after the merger DTW was DC-9-haven for awhile, especially before the retirement of the -30's/-40's. But now it only sees a handful of them daily. DTW-BWI, CLT, ORD, MEM, MSP off the top of my head.
The nine's are almost all gone from MSP, I believe just one daily flight to either DTW or MEM.

Quoting United_fan (Reply 9):
N786NC making a surprise appearance in ROC

I saw that bird today at SDF. I noticed it taxiing out to the runway and freaked out when I first saw that forward bin door as it initially looked like it was left open from a distance. I wonder if that door's weird paint job is the result of a ramper ramming a belt loader into it or something of that nature?


User currently offlinemcg From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

So, is there some sort of marketing opportunity for Delta? Could they offer some sort of open-ended standby kind of thing in ATL where you pay some money and they put you on a DC-9 out and back kind of trip, without regard to where the flights actually go? In other words, you pay to fly on a DC-9 and they give you a trip based on what's available.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

I take it CMH will not have a regular DL DC-9 flight again? Maybe only as a substitute aircraft?


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8122 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 13):

I take it CMH will not have a regular DL DC-9 flight again? Maybe only as a substitute aircraft?

Can't say with certaintly. Right now there is nothing in the forseeable future for this summer or fall.

However CMH gets a 757 to ATL starting in September.


User currently offlineericaasen From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 9):
N786NC making a surprise appearance in ROC

Ugh, I wish they'd paint that forward cargo door! It always scares me because with a quick glance you think, "Is that door open?!"


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

I have my flightaware emails configured to alert me when any series of DC9 (amongst others) plan to arrive here. Great tool.


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12323 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
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Quoting United_fan (Reply 9):
N786NC making a surprise appearance in ROC

Haha, I love that neither of the cargo doors match the paint on the rest of the plane

Quoting ericaasen (Reply 15):
Ugh, I wish they'd paint that forward cargo door! It always scares me because with a quick glance you think, "Is that door open?!"

Yeah no kidding



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6752 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 4):
ATL-ORD has the DC-9 frequently. 4 times a day during the peak days.

I guess I am taking my last DC9-50 flight in two weeks on DL. ATL-ORD-ATL in J....



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 11):
Also ORD sees several daily from both ATL & DTW so either of those cities out of there is a good bet.

   Indeed. For the summer of 2012, D95's will make up the largest number of mainline departures at ORD. Followed closely by the MD-90.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

N775NC made a surprise visit to ROC , today . I finally got the weather to cooperate for a DL DC9 pic! I hope these keep coming.

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5008/n773nc.jpg



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Looking on DL's timetable,it looks like ROC will get the -9 on weekends til July 1.


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User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Quoting aviationbuff08 (Reply 4):
ATL-ORD has the DC-9 frequently. 4 times a day during the peak days.

Just last night I booked my myself a ORD-DTW-ORD daytrip for August 1. Hopefully these aren't my last DC-9 flights, but you never know. Its too bad we don't see them at MKE anymore but at least the ORD flights are dirt cheap (only $56 one-way). I'm in Arizona for school 3/4 of the year so the summer is the really the only time I can go on these kind of flights.



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User currently offlinenetjetandy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

I was on a DC95 today from Day>ATL I was shocked to see it pull up to the gate as this is usually a MD88 mainline route. I was also even more shocked to see how incredibly clean the interior was. I hadn't been on one since they were operated by NW but Delta made it look like a brand new plane I was totally shocked.

Didn't get the ship number.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

One made a scheduled flight ATL-ROC-ATL yesterday (27th). According to thier schedule , there will be one more this Saturday. Hopefully there will be more,later.


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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7907 posts, RR: 8
Reply 25, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Quoting netjetandy (Reply 23):
I hadn't been on one since they were operated by NW but Delta made it look like a brand new plane I was totally shocked.

Other than the seat covers and carpet, nothing has changed.


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