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DL DC-9 2013 Schedules?  
User currently offlineboeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5569 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, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

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, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5455 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 onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5405 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 (1 year 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5244 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, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5180 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, 642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
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I'm on one ATL-SAV in August.

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5075 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, 2231 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

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


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User currently onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4775 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, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4670 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, 1184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4537 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, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4387 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: 21
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4380 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, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4278 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, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4257 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 onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4068 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, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3667 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, 5885 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3572 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, 2231 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3326 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 onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2950 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 onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2667 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, 2401 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2611 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 (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2248 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 onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1985 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, 7503 posts, RR: 8
Reply 25, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1908 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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