boeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5543 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?
MaddogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5429 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.
747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4511 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.
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?
mcg From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4361 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.
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.
Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
netjetandy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2222 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.