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DL DC-9s @ AUS?  
User currently offlineUA735WL From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

So I've been trying to take a DL DC9 trip and I've been wondering if there is any chance that I'll be able to catch one at my home airport(AUS or SAT)? Would be pretty awesome to get one AUS-ATL...


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User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2997 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Does DL's on-line schedule show the equipment type? I'm sure you can see what type of equipment DL serves AUS and SAT with.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting UA735WL (Thread starter):

We haven't had DC-9s here in a long time. Mainline is almost exclusively M88 and 752, with the odd M90 thrown in.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offline757ops From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Fly DTW-ORD and you have a good chance of being on a 9

User currently offlinenwa757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Last time a DC9 was in AUS was maybe two Springs ago, it was a -50, replacement for a Mesaba cr9 on the DTW-AUS-DTW route

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

The 9 isn't even showing in the station profile. Just as a suitable alternate so I do not believe there's any scheduled DC9 service into AUS on Delta. Sorry.

Try ORD!



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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Yeah, I was going to say if you go and look at the Monthly Activity Report for September for AUS and scroll down to the 13th page, there's a pie chart showing the passenger aircraft fleet mix. I don't see DC-anything in that pie chart and there's not even a sliver for "other."

LoneStarMike


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7529 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

You will not see a DC-9 at AUS anymore.

The majority of DC-9s are flying shorter routes out ATL - CLT, BNA, MEM, CHS, SAv, ORD, JAN
or a handful of shorter routes out of DTW - ORD, CLT, STL

(Side note, did not realize how many flights were upgauged to the 753 in AUS this week for the F1 races)


User currently offlineusairways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):
We haven't had DC-9s here in a long time. Mainline is almost exclusively M88 and 752, with the odd M90 thrown in.

Cheers,
Cameron

Please take all the 90's, they keep breaking here. I've been ready to pull my hair out numerous occasions.

US787



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User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting UA735WL (Thread starter):
So I've been trying to take a DL DC9 trip and I've been wondering if there is any chance that I'll be able to catch one at my home airport(AUS or SAT)? Would be pretty awesome to get one AUS-ATL...


If it is any consolidation - they aren't that memorable.



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User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

The delta.com downloadable pdf timetable shows aircraft type, at least what's scheduled (before any substitutions). You can search through that but, like said above, ATL and DTW have most of the activity.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
You will not see a DC-9 at AUS anymore.

The majority of DC-9s are flying shorter routes out ATL - CLT, BNA, MEM, CHS, SAv, ORD, JAN
or a handful of shorter routes out of DTW - ORD, CLT, STL

(Side note, did not realize how many flights were upgauged to the 753 in AUS this week for the F1 races

We were lucky enough to get them for 2 weeks here in ROC from ATL.this past Summer. Thankfully the weather cooperated,too . 90+ degree temps + JT8D + fuel to ATL makes for one long and loud take off !!

[Edited 2012-11-20 08:07:42]


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User currently offlinedavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

MKE still gets DC 9 service, particularly to DTW, I think.


On line does show what plane is being scheduled.

Dave



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2489 times:

Quoting B4REAL (Reply 9):
If it is any consolidation - they aren't that memorable.

B4REAL, I guess you missed out...

Sit aft of the wing and notice there are no auto-throttles. You can visualize the PIC making incremental hands-on adjustments during the descent and approach. All other types operating today have auto-throttles, making this unique.

Also, the -17s often find themselves out of rhythm/sequence. Again, specific to the DC-9. This would be memorable if you can catch it.



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User currently offlineatlengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 13):
All other types operating today have auto-throttles, making this unique.

If you get the chance to fly a DC-9, check out the cockpit on the way in or out. No glass flat panel displays, no flight computer to program to let the computer do most of the flying. Just mostly dial gauges. Then compare the cockpit to an MD-88 or MD-90. In the 9's, the pilot gets to do most of the flying.

ATLengineer


User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 2):

We haven't had DC-9s here in a long time. Mainline is almost exclusively M88 and 752, with the odd M90 thrown in.

Cheers,
Cameron

The MD-90 has actually started flying in as a regular and seldom changed to a 757. It used to be the other way around fly a 757 in. I'm going to have to go spot the MD-90 landing on 17L in some good morning light!

It's been a long time since we've had DC-9s for sure. I think we stopped getting DC-9s before the NW/DL merger actually.



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting AmericanAirFan (Reply 15):
The MD-90 has actually started flying in as a regular and seldom changed to a 757. It used to be the other way around fly a 757 in. I'm going to have to go spot the MD-90 landing on 17L in some good morning light!

It's been a long time since we've had DC-9s for sure. I think we stopped getting DC-9s before the NW/DL merger actually.

Looking out several weeks, it does in fact seem to be exclusively 757s and 88s ex ATL. However, the 88s swap to 90s (going down to 1x 757 as well) with the upcoming schedule change on 12/15.

From now until 12/14 AUS is 3x 757, 3x MD88 (3x 757, 2x 88 on lighter days). From 12/15 on its 5x MD90, 1x 757.

[Edited 2012-11-22 11:27:28]


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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 14):
If you get the chance to fly a DC-9, check out the cockpit on the way in or out. No glass flat panel displays, no flight computer to program to let the computer do most of the flying. Just mostly dial gauges. Then compare the cockpit to an MD-88 or MD-90. In the 9's, the pilot gets to do most of the flying.


Your post reminded me of this old cartoon...  



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User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 16):
Looking out several weeks, it does in fact seem to be exclusively 757s and 88s ex ATL. However, the 88s swap to 90s (going down to 1x 757 as well) with the upcoming schedule change on 12/15.

From now until 12/14 AUS is 3x 757, 3x MD88 (3x 757, 2x 88 on lighter days). From 12/15 on its 5x MD90, 1x 757.

Looking at flightaware it seems to be consistently MD-90s now.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1868/history/20121122/1326Z/KATL/KAUS

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1837/history/20121122/0257Z/KATL/KAUS

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL686/history/20121121/2114Z/KATL/KAUS



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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 399 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 17):
Your post reminded me of this old cartoon...  

You beat me to it! It takes a REAL pilot to fly the DC-9's  



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Quoting atlengineer (Reply 14):
If you get the chance to fly a DC-9, check out the cockpit on the way in or out. No glass flat panel displays, no flight computer to program to let the computer do most of the flying. Just mostly dial gauges. Then compare the cockpit to an MD-88 or MD-90. In the 9's, the pilot gets to do most of the flying.

No doubt the DC-9 has the highest workload from a piloting perspective. I've been invited up to to the flight-deck (pre and post departure) a couple of times in the past year. Always great to trade stories with the pilots. I think the D95 drivers in particular, appreciate the interest from passengers.

As for a FMC, NW did have them installed with the late '90s retrofit. Visible here on the F/Os side, just right of the checklist.


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Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 17):
Your post reminded me of this old cartoon...  

LOL. Love it!



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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3126 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
The majority of DC-9s are flying shorter routes out ATL - CLT, BNA, MEM, CHS, SAv, ORD, JAN

Last Fall I got em, ATL-MYR & CHS-ATL both on 50's.



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting AmericanAirFan (Reply 18):
Looking at flightaware it seems to be consistently MD-90s now.

That's why I said looking out in my original post  

1868 switches back to an 88 on the 27th and will remain until 12/15. 1837 was usually a 757 but went to a 90 for a while; goes to 88s on the 27th. 686 goes to 88s on the 27th as well. All running until 12/15. Historically, AUS is an 88 and 57 station but DL lpves to switch the game up every now and then.



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