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Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL  
User currently offlineiowaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 49522 times:

Please post any information here related to the DL DC-9 retirement and final flight(s) so we can avoid multiple threads. The last thread on this had a lot of outdated information to read through. Here are the most recent (a week ago) pertinent posts on that thread:

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 162):
N774NC was stored on Nov 7th.

Now only 14 D95's active.
Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 157):
DL crew resources/planning for flight ops is now stating the last flight of the 9 is being pushed back to Jan 7th.
DL DC-9s Gone By January? (by SESGDL Oct 2 2013 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2013-11-18 18:04:40]

313 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 49418 times:

Right now the last flights loaded to the schedule that are shown to be operated by DC-9-50 are on Sunday Jan 5th.

However, multiple sources are saying Jan 7th. That could mean any of the following:

a) revised schedules with additional DC-9 flying on 1/6 & 1/7 have not yet been loaded
b) DC-9 flying on 1/6 and 1/7 will be ad-hoc / equipment substitutions
c) the last revenue flights will be on 1/5, and operations on 1/6 and 1/7 will ferry flights to the desert (MZJ)

With the current schedule though it shows some flights on the evening of Sunday 1/5 going to outstations from ATL, but no scheduled return on 1/6. So stay tuned.

User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 2239 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 48730 times:

The ferry flights to the desert should show up in various websites. I'll have to tap some of my pilot friends about who/when/where they will be going. They tend not to linger long on the ramp after being deactivated. Ramp space is valuable real estate.

Sometimes they use training pilots to ferry them down, other times just regular line pilots. It is my understanding the trips just show up on their open flying board for them to grab.

I'll be curious to see if the airplanes are withdrawn in ATL or MSP. Before ferrying, various items are stripped out and returned to stores (like some coffeemakers, first aid kits, medical kits, etc).

I wonder if DL will have a "retirement flight" for employees, retirees and families like they did with the 747-200. We flew N624US out to BFI and had a blast!

Qualified on Concorde/B707/B720/B727/B737/B747/B757/B767/B777/DC-8/DC-9/DC-10/A319/A320/A330/MD-88-90
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 48652 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 2):
I'll be curious to see if the airplanes are withdrawn in ATL or MSP. Before ferrying, various items are stripped out and returned to stores (like some coffeemakers, first aid kits, medical kits, etc).

They have been ferrying them out mostly from ATL. A few DC-9-50s in 2011 and 2012 went from DTW, but they have all been going from ATL lately and the last revenue trips all will end in ATL. MSP doesn't get DC-9 service anyone expect for a few one-off flights and doesn't appear to have anymore scheduled.

User currently onlinedeltairlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8988 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 48351 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 2):

I wonder if DL will have a "retirement flight" for employees, retirees and families like they did with the 747-200. We flew N624US out to BFI and had a blast!

I'd have to get on that one!

User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7834 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 48250 times:

I've heard that on 1/7 5 D95's will have their last day.

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13084 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 48193 times:

OK, the old DC9s will be gone, but the relationship between Delta and the DC9 will continue for many, many years, between the MD88, MD90 and 717,

Also, in 2015, it will be 50 years since Delta introduced the DC9; I can't think of any airline that has marked 50 years of service with a particular aircraft.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 48153 times:

As of 11/19/13:

14 aircraft active:
N762NC - active
N764NC - active
N766NC - active
N767NC - active
N770NC - active
N773NC - active
N775NC - active
N779NC - active
N780NC - active
N782NC - active
N784NC - active
N786NC - active
N787NC - active
N675MC - active

20 removed from service (10 in 2011, 6 in 2012, 4 in 2013):

N768NC last revenue flight 6/1/11 DL 1069 DTW-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 6/2/11
N771NC last revenue flight 6/14/11 DL 2107 ORD-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 6/15/11
N760NC last revenue flight 7/8/11 DL 959 MCI-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 7/9/11
N785NC last revenue flight 7/21/11 DL 1732 ORD-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 7/23/11
N776NC last revenue flight 8/19/11 DL 798 MEM-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 8/20/11
N772NC last revenue flight 8/29/11 DL 798 MEM-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 8/30/11
N765NC last revenue flight 9/1/11 DL 867 ORD-DTW, ferried DTW-MSP-MZJ 9/3/11
N781NC last revenue flight 9/30/11 DL 1142 GRR-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 10/1/11
N761NC last revenue flight 10/7/11 DL 1732 ORD-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 10/8/11
N778NC last revenue flight 12/10/11 DL 1732 ORD-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 12/11/11

N783NC last revenue flight 2/9/12 DL 1265 SAV-ATL, ferried ATL-MZJ on 2/10/12
N769NC last revenue flight 2/10/12 DL 1942 EWR-ATL, ferried ATL-DFW-MZJ on 2/11/12
N670MC last revenue flight 3/25/12 DL 1431 GRR-DTW
N677MC last revenue flight 4/19/12 DL 1777 ORD-ATL
N676MC last revenue flight 5/31/12 DL 1777 ORD-ATL
N671MC last revenue flight 11/5/12 DL 1612 ORD-ATL

N401EA last revenue flight 1/4/13 DL 1977 ORD-ATL
N600TR last revenue flight 9/1/13 DL 2176 BNA-ATL
N777NC last revenue flight 9/30/13 DL 515 CAK-ATL
N774NC last revenue flight 11/7/13 DL 1784 MCI-DTW, ferried DTW-MCI-MZJ on 11/8/13

User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 2239 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 47918 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 6):
OK, the old DC9s will be gone, but the relationship between Delta and the DC9 will continue for many, many years, between the MD88, MD90 and 717,

Also, in 2015, it will be 50 years since Delta introduced the DC9; I can't think of any airline that has marked 50 years of service with a particular aircraft.

Both great points. Fifty years is a remarkable career--I don't think the DC-3 even saw service with the same company for that length of time. The legacy will live on.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 7):
20 removed from service (10 in 2011, 6 in 2012, 4 in 2013):

Excellent research! Thank you for taking the time and effort--this was very interesting reading.

Qualified on Concorde/B707/B720/B727/B737/B747/B757/B767/B777/DC-8/DC-9/DC-10/A319/A320/A330/MD-88-90
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8345 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 47453 times:

Alas, another type I may not have a chance to fly on    as I am flying UA/NH to and from Ohio for Christmas.

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User currently offlineSELMER40 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 47245 times:

The Delta desktop e-timetable is now showing the 6 Jan 14 schedule change. I have found 19 DC9-50 flights on 6 Jan but, none on 7 Jan. There is one circle routing ATL-MKE-DTW-MSP-ATL arriving in ATL at 10:47 PM. The others are back after RON or out-and-back ATL: BHM, BNA, CLE(2), CLT(2), ECP, GSO, HSV, JAN, LIT(2), ORD, SAV, TLH. The second CLE arrives at 8:52 PM

[Edited 2013-11-20 12:44:53]

Teaching this old dog a new trick
User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 47196 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 1):
With the current schedule though it shows some flights on the evening of Sunday 1/5 going to outstations from ATL, but no scheduled return on 1/6. So stay tuned.

*Beaten to it* ^^^

The schedule is definitely fluid yet. For example ATL-GSO was showing an outbound DC-95 late on the 5th with no return, but now the schedule shows a return early on the 6th. I haven't found any other changes yet, but I imagine we'll see more changes soon. Obviously we won't be seeing a DC-95 leave ATL one night and magically return as an MD-88.

[Edited 2013-11-20 11:59:19]

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 47190 times:

If that circle route is indeed the last flight, which is appears for now, that would be very cool.
A fitting tribute to honor the NW heritage by could through the hubs one last time.

Sure looks like it, check out the flight numbers:

DL 2475 ATL MKE 10:51 11:58 D95
DL 1631 MKE DTW 12:35 14:26 D95
DL 1965 DTW MSP 15:39 16:43 D95
DL 2014 MSP ATL 19:20 20:47 D95

Flight 1965 - Flight 2014. Looks like there could be quite the party in MSP, with 2.5 hours of ground time.

User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 47162 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):
If that circle route is indeed the last flight, which is appears for now, that would be very cool. A fitting tribute to honor the NW heritage by could through the hubs one last time.

That's what I was hoping would be done. This needs to be a special event.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 47146 times:

Instead of a water cannon salute in MSP it will be a deicing truck glycol canon salute!

User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 870 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 47096 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 14):
Instead of a water cannon salute in MSP it will be a deicing truck glycol canon salute!


Don't forget DTW as well!

In all seriousness, that makes me wonder...what do they do up in the upper midwest when they want to mark special occasions like that?

Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3985 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 47047 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 8):
Both great points. Fifty years is a remarkable career--I don't think the DC-3 even saw service with the same company for that length of time. The legacy will live on.

It's impressive but not quite accurate. Unless you are counting the MD-80/-90, the DC-9 was not in continuous service with DL. They phased them out, and then later reintroduced them from the NW merger. The legacy DC-9 was not then in continuous service with DL.

User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 46986 times:

Quoting SELMER40 (Reply 10):
The others are back after RON or out-and-back ATL: BHM, BNA, CLE(2), CLT(2), ECP, GSO, HSV, JAN, LIT(2), ORD, SAV, TLH. The second CLE arrives at 8:52 PM

So how does it get determined whether the aircraft comes back to ATL on 6 Jan after RON? There is an ATL-AVL DC-9 flight on the night of the 5th, but no return. (The return flight on the morning of the 6th is an MD-88.) Presumably the equipment isn't needed in ATL the next day and will fly straight to the desert.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 46920 times:

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Reply 17):
So how does it get determined whether the aircraft comes back to ATL on 6 Jan after RON? There is an ATL-AVL DC-9 flight on the night of the 5th, but no return. (The return flight on the morning of the 6th is an MD-88.) Presumably the equipment isn't needed in ATL the next day and will fly straight to the desert.

A new schedule was pushed out to the electronic timetable today, that will be reflected on delta.com on Saturday which changed all of that.

AVLs last DC-9 flight will be the launch flight on Sunday morning 1/5 to ATL. The Sunday night RON and beyong in AVL is now an MD88.
There no longer appear to be any "orphan" RON flight, that were evident before this schedule update.
The routings on Monday 1/6 all are RONs inbound to ATL or out-and-back from ATL, with the exception of the circle flight ATL-MKE-DTW-MSP-ATL.

Aircraft will not fly straight to the desert from outstations, and all aircraft need to go through a storage/retirement prep and equipment removal.

Right now Monday 1/6 DL 2014 MSP-ATL appears to be the last DC-9-50 revenue flight as loaded into the newly released schedule.

User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1067 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 46900 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):
DL 1965 DTW MSP 15:39 16:43 D95
DL 2014 MSP ATL 19:20 20:47 D95

Those sly devils. A light bulb went off when I saw Flight 1965 there, so I went researching. The first flight of the DC-9 was in 1965, and first put into service that December by DL. A fitting way to honor its service, 1965-2014. And I suppose that thick layer of symbolism means that those are the last two flights...

Flying friendly for a while, but is that a widget I see in the rear-view mirror?
User currently offlineSELMER40 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 46812 times:

Quoting Tigerguy (Reply 19):
...the last two flights

I missed the flight numbers. Thanks for pointing them out. I believe the arrival time in ATL is 2247/10:47 PM. I am waiting for the N# . Since the operation is in the north, I believe the N# will be a NC, not MC as I had hoped.

Teaching this old dog a new trick
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 870 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 46548 times:

Quoting SELMER40 (Reply 20):
Since the operation is in the north, I believe the N# will be a NC, not MC as I had hoped.

I've seen the NCs in TPA numerous times, both during the NW and (current) DL eras....?

Jack @ AUS
User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 831 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 46532 times:

Are they not selling tickets yet/at all? I tried to book both a triangle routing out of BNA where I live and just a one-way MSP-ATL ticket on delta.com and it shows a 19:15 MD-88 on the route but not a DC-9 nor a 19:20 departure nor a flight 2014.

I was on UA's very last 737 flight LAX-SFO (obviously before the CO merger) and would like to be a part of this farewell too.

"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1721 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 46467 times:
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Darn! I am booked on Flight 1667 from ORD to ATL on January 5, since I thought that would be the last DC-9 flight. I know, I should have waited. But the price was going up almost daily and availability was going down, so I figured I would gamble and take it. Well anyway, it will be MY last DC-9 flight.

Bob Bradley

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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8029 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 46413 times:

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 22):
Are they not selling tickets yet/at all?

Schedule changestypically post to the electronic timetable midweek are loaded to delta.com on Saturday night.

25 PWMRamper : Well...since I live in MSP and can fly on DL...I may try and book that last MSP-ATL flight... Would really like to tag on a connection out of ATL othe
26 michman : Probably safe to book flight 721 right now as it will likely turn into flight 2014. Price is not bad at $159. I don't really see any tag options to ge
27 michman : The updated schedule load is now in progress. Only 2475 is currently bookable. The aircraft is listed as a DC9-50, but the seatmap is still showing an
28 metroliner : Bit o/t, but does anyone know if any of these birds will find a home elsewhere? It'd be great to imagine them soldiering on somewhere else. Toni
29 nomadd22 : I wonder if they'll hand out commemorative hearing protectors in honor of the people who had to sit in the last three rows.
30 DTWPurserBoy : What a great way to end an honorable airplane. When NW merged with RC all of us NW f/a's had to be trained on the DC-9 and MD-80--I was based at JFK
31 skymiler : There seems to be a disconnect between the web site for booking and the downloadable timetable, which I just refreshed, for January 6. On the web site
32 michman : Are you talking about the Windows app timetable? I just updated it and it is showing flights 528 and 951 as a DC9-50.
33 SESGDL : This is one of the reasons I love DL so much. What other US airlines (majors) do things like this to honor tradition for those that care about it? Je
34 DTWPurserBoy : Knowing Delta, they have something planned as a surprise. Not to be revealed until shortly before the last flight. They enjoy acknowledge significant
35 cjg225 : DTWPB, you always have the greatest stories. Thanks for sharing.
36 dazed767 : Alright I'm booked on the DTW-MSP-ATL leg. #2014 MSP-ATL has 11F/35Y left.
37 PSU.DTW.SCE : I'm about to pull the trigger on 1965 DTW-MSP, back to MSP-DTW that night.
38 knope2001 : VERY tempted to fly MKE-DTW-LGA-MKE to get on the final D95 MKE-DTW leg. It would be $780 to fly MKE-DTW-MKE but flying MKE-DTW-LGA-MKE is $270.
39 akelley728 : This brought a tear to my eye and cemented my opinion that Delta is truly a class act and will continue to be my airline of choice!
40 MSPNWA : I 'm probably priced out of the final MSP-ATL flight. Fares are very high since it's mostly full. I just can't afford it. It's disappointing that the
41 UALFAson : Yeah, a one-way ticket on that flight is coming in at $409 when other segments that day are less than half of that. The triangle routing for me in an
42 Post contains images dazed767 : When doing multi city the fare was outrageous. Broke it up half way into one ways and the first segment dropped $222 and gave me B and A fare classes
43 Grisee08 : I was hoping they would have done it in the style of the final revenue L-1011 flight. Apparently this is not the case? Or is this subject to change st
44 dazed767 : MSP-ATL just dropped in price to $219 now. Just got a $190 refund.
45 michman : Yeah, I noticed they opened some of the lower fare buckets today. The $219 price was in the U bucket. They are now down to 1 L class seat left for sa
46 Superfly : They should push back the retirement date. We're going to run out of things to talk about around here when they are gone.
47 Grisee08 : Justin (dazed767), Are you booked on the last confirmed DC-9 flight, or just one of the last DC-9 flights?
48 FlyASAGuy2005 : Just booked on 2014. Will non-rev up earlier in the day and fly confirmed back down.
49 hawaiian717 : I'm booked on 2014 as well. Will fly SAN-DEN-MSP on F9, will spend the night in ATL then back to SAN Tuesday afternoon.
50 michman : I'm booked on 2014 too. Seat 7D.
51 Grisee08 : I am unable to find any of these flights on Delta.com. Is there something I am not doing correctly?
52 Post contains links and images TwoSixLeft : Someone put together an excellent video about DL's retirement of the L-1011 that includes some of the special events related to the retirement and fin
53 Grisee08 : I have read through this thread 2 times now, and either I'm missing it, or It isn't posted, but what exactly is the official date and the official fli
54 hawaiian717 : I don't believe Delta has made any official announcements, but from checking schedules the last scheduled Delta DC-9-50 flight is DL2014 on January 6,
55 dazed767 : I'm catching it half way, doing DTW-MSP-ATL. (#1965 and 2014). You may have to do it by schedule not by best price.
56 Post contains links and images aal151heavy : I am on DL 2014 as well. Seat 24A. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang Looks like it is going to be a great avgeek fest!
57 MSPNWA : Well I figured out how to make it somewhat affordable. Had to book a one-way on #2014 to get a decent fare. Every multi-city option was ridiculous. Lo
58 FlyASAGuy2005 : This should be interesting. We should make a thread about a week or two out to finalize who's actually on the flight.
59 Superfly : That's the best seat in the house (not counting in the cockpit). I sat in that seat on my Northwest DC-9 flight (MSP-ORD).
60 PSU.DTW.SCE : I'll probably catch 1965 out to MSP, and be in the gate area for the departure of 2014, but got to get back to DTW on the last departure of the night.
61 moman : Booked today #2014 - got 7F. Looking forward to the meetup all.
62 KingAir200 : I'm very glad DL is doing all this. My dad flew the DC-9 at NW for nearly 15 years and I grew up riding on it, so it has a special place in my aviatio
63 FlyASAGuy2005 : Would be great to meet many of you.
64 UALWN : I'd suggest that the title of the thread be changed: apparently DL's last DC9 flight will be on Jan 6, 2014, not on Jan 7.
65 northwestEWR : I've been waiting for this trip for YEARS. I had to spend the day on that DC-9! CID-ATL ATL-MKE-DTW-MSP-ATL ATL-CID This'll be great! I'll be in First
66 Post contains images mattbna : Haven't uploaded any photos here in over five years and this is my first post in these forums in nearly four years. I guess it took someone e-mailing
67 UA767400 : I am going to fly up from Houston to Detroit to catch 1965 to MSP and 2014 to Atlanta. I am very excited to fly on the DC-9 for the first time, but I
68 hawaiian717 : Yeah Matt, I think the last time was at AI-MCO. I missed you when I was in BNA for a conference a couple years back. Haven't thought too much about A
69 michman : DLCorpGuy posted something cryptic on FT in the last flight thread about schedules being updated in the first week of December. I wonder if they will
70 DTWPurserBoy : I am really pleased to see so many a.netters showing up to ride on the last scheduled 9 trips. I will pass the word on to the folks that I know to see
71 dazed767 : I saw that too, please don't change the date!
72 Post contains images knope2001 : Anyone know if there is definitely something planned at MSP during the long-ish layover before the final MSP-ATL flight? I have to be back into MKE th
73 Post contains images BWI5OH : Wish I could join you all on that historic flight, but from AUS-MSP-ATL-AUS, it runs almost $950. Take plenty of pics and share some great stories I h
74 United_fan : I checked into doing ROC-DTW-ORD and back and it was over $700. Sorry,not for a stretched '9. For a 727,DC-10 or 747 classic,yes. But not a 9.
75 FlyASAGuy2005 : I don't think anyone on here knows (including myself) unless they're involved in what's being planned (if there's even anything). Would be nice but I
76 knope2001 : For what it's worth, this entry was posted on Flyertalk yesterday: We know that there is a lot of interest, and we expect the most updated schedule to
77 mke717spotter : Is it still going to be light outside when the last flight rolls through MKE? I won't be able to go on it but I'd still like to get some pics.
78 dazed767 : Looks like the change in schedule is now in the system. Is 2475 and 1631 now an MD-90? Looks like 1965 departs 3 hours earlier from DTW. DL 1965 DTW M
79 knope2001 : To get there that early it's leaving ATL at 7:20am that morning and stopping in ORD instead of MKE...ATL-ORD-DTW-MSP-ATL. Glad I didn't book MKE-DTW y
80 MSPNWA : Well, I got the short end of the stick with 2014. Got on the phone explaining my situation to multiple reservation agents/supervisors. None would re-a
81 Post contains images dazed767 : Seriously? I just got off the phone with them (29 minutes) but we finally hashed it out and got it corrected. I'd be crazy upset, sorry that happened
82 aal151heavy : Guys - thanks for the heads up! I called Delta and the friendly agent was able to rebook both of my ATL-MSP flight and DL2014 MSP-ATL flight without p
83 michman : I just called and had no problem getting back on 2014 as well (although being a Diamond probably helped). It took about 5 minutes. I think I got the
84 UA767400 : I called Delta first thing this morning when I checked my reservation this morning. They were a bit confused as to my reason at first, but they waived
85 sovietjet : Is there only 5 flights left to ORD now? 4x daily from DTW and 1x daily from ATL?
86 northwestEWR : Ugh... managed to call and get my ticket swapped over to ORD instead of MKE. They definitely think we're weird...
87 Post contains images Grisee08 : I found it, I just cannot afford it. So, It is DL2014 on 1/7?
88 Post contains images mattbna : This was mentioned over a week ago: ...and still hasn't happened (yet). --
89 Post contains images XFSUgimpLB41X : As per flight ops update, the last flight is confirmed to be flight 2014 on the 6th MSP-ATL. One can only assume they mean 2013.
90 Post contains links Grisee08 : I am extremely saddened that I will not get to go on this. I am fortunate to have memories of the last DC-9-51 I was on, and that was N784NC when she
91 MSPNWA : Well I got back on. It will cost me a bit more, and I've downgraded from first to economy comfort. Really bummed to lose my seat up front, but it stil
92 michman : Er, I think I'm missing your humor. Jan 6th is in 2014.
93 michman : Well, hey, it's still F6. There's still a chance for an upgrade!
94 Post contains images super80 : After reading all the posts so far, we will see the the following flights on Jan 6 for the D95: DL 2012 ATL/ORD 0725 0828 DL 1813 ORD/DTW 0908 1129 DL
95 MSPNWA : There's some others in the usual short-haul ATL routes (about a 10-12 of them I think). Doesn't appear to be as likely that the DC-95 will stick arou
96 Post contains images Tigerguy : I'll just have to suffice myself with reading your trip reports, I suppose. Back when it was cheap(er), I couldn't commit to it. Then it got a bit out
97 TWAL1011727 : On Jan 4th 2014 , Delta flight 1856 from ATL to MLB and returns to ATL using the Diesel 9 From ATL to MLB it costs $143.00 From MLB to ATL it is $299.
98 SELMER40 : Another DC9-50 retired today. Delta 9933/14 operated ATL-OKC-MZJ. Flightaware does not show the N#. Does any one have it? Thanks.........
99 FlyASAGuy2005 : It was ship 9853
100 alitalia744 : With the 717's service introduction issues, I wouldn't be surprised if they keep a diesel around longer.
101 FlyASAGuy2005 : Doesn't look like it. And they've been subbing the 319s for the 717s since they entered service. It's safe to say the 9 will be gone after the 7th. U
102 bigbird : How many 717s are online at this time?
103 SELMER40 : According to my attempt to keep count, I get 8 on hand and 3 more soon.
104 Deltal1011man : I have to agree. Delta seemed to do a real good job of keeping some slack in the 319 fleet to cover if they had any issues. Also I bet that why see s
105 PSU.DTW.SCE : Not going to be there on 1/6 with the change in flight times. I'm getting my final DC-9 tour in this week (and also getting my first 739 flight too).
106 UA767400 : The Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Auction has an auction from now through December 30 for two economy seats on the last DC-9 flight.
107 TR1 : Are there any updates on special festivities on Jan 6 for any of the DC-9 flights that day? How many a-netters are planning to be on 2014?[Edited 2013
108 Buddys747 : MDT saw it's last DL DC9 on the 18th, a RON from ATL. I was on that flight in November, man those engines roared!
109 dalmd88 : Just heard today that one DC9 will not be going to the big beach like the rest. N767nc, can't recall the ship number is done flying and will be moved
110 DL_Mech : I would rather see N3324L be saved for the museum. Built for Delta in 1967, flown later for AVENSA, Republic and Northwest before returning to Delta
111 MSPNWA : That would be ship #9858. I'd repaint it back into the red tail or maybe North Central. I'm surprised they didn't save that one. It was the only ex-D
112 Post contains images UA735WL : That's awesome...glad to see that DL appreciates the DC-9! I flew on N767NC this past June...wonderful ride
113 redtailsforever : It would be cool to paint one side in North Central, and one side in the current Delta. Further more keep one half of the interior in current Delta, a
114 Post contains images redtailsforever : I haven't posted in a while, but I'm glad they took my suggestion and did the midwest Tour ,I suggested in the previous post
115 Post contains links akelley728 : Yes it does. However there are no bids on it at the moment. At first I was surprised, but then the auction is for two ONE-WAY tickets to ATL. How do
116 FlyASAGuy2005 : [Edited 2013-12-22 22:50:11] If you can afford to pony up the amount of miles that'll eventaully be bidding I don't think teh trip back is a huge deal
117 Post contains images captainstefan : N767NC/9858 is at the Atlanta TOC right now (on a widebody spot ). Next to her is N675MC - who has both engines removed. Dunno what the future is for
118 akelley728 : "Speculation on" - N675MC might have had lower time engines (with more value) and DL could be swapping them with engines that are about to time out f
119 N2111J : Looks like N767NC is not quite done yet. It's scheduled to operate today(12/24) ATL-LIT-ATL as flight 2153 departing at 11:30AM and returning at 3:15P
120 Post contains links premobrimo : Official Press Release http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=43&item=2216
121 United_fan : I think they have room next to the 767 to fit in a DC9.
122 apodino : I was travelling from ATW to HOU the other day, and had an unexpected first leg to ORD on UA due to some issues with a DL flight to ATL out of ATW. I
123 Post contains links acidradio : Throwing more fuel into the fire... from today's Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Dec 24, 2013, 1:01pm CST Douglas DC-9 model's last flight will
124 UALWN : So now that it's official that the last DL DC9 flight will be on Jan 6th, could somebody please change the tittle of this thread? Thanks.
125 Post contains links KarlB737 : A write up from PRNewswire: Delta To Retire Last Commercial Service Douglas DC-9 Aircraft "To acknowledge the DC-9's retirement, the last flight has b
126 upcfordcruiser : Well this certainly sucks! I was hoping to catch a ride on a DC-9 one day but it wasn't meant to be. Ironically, I'll be on vacation that week, but it
127 CAMPBELL : I remember when Delta retired it's fleet of DC-9-30s in December 1992 and now here we are 21 years later and Delta is retiring North Central's DC-9-50
128 acidradio : It is now changed.
129 vjzalb : This is just me reminiscing, but I have fond memories of flying on NW from ALB-DTW on various DC-9's in the 90's and just this past September I was on
130 a380787 : whew finally ... when even its successor is 15-20 years old, you know a plane has reached its time, no matter how good maintenance is at this rate, DL
131 af773atmsp : Out of curiosity I looked at fares for MSP-DTW-MSP to be on flight 1965. $1200 round-trip, so thats not happening. I'll be able to watch it land at MS
132 CVG2LGA : I just purchased a roundtrip ticket ORD-DTW-ORD on January 5th. I would love to take DL1965 DTW-MSP and/or DL2014 MSP-ATL on the 6th but I have to wor
133 lexkid12300 : I just booked myself on both flight 2014 and the preceding flight 1965 on Jan 6th!! PVD-DTW-MSP-ATL-PVD, $1,350.60 for the day trip. How are there sti
134 DDR : I first realized I wanted to be a flight attendant when I flew a DL DC-9-32 from TUL-ATL in 1982. It was an awesome experience. When I was hired in 19
135 DL_Mech : See my profile for original DL DC-9-32 galley pics.
136 Dazed767 : Because #2014 is a B fare class now, the flights before and after it are Q fares at nearly half the price. With 10 days to go, safe bet 2 dozen nonre
137 FlyASAGuy2005 : I'm willing to bet the flight will be near full on the day of departure. Now down to 1/14. 7 days is a long time for us. With only 15 seats left I do
138 Post contains links and images KPDX : Jealous as to whoever gets to fly on the last flights! Gonna miss the gorgeous bird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFnBgckUPJw
139 Dazed767 : Can't go by seatmap, I was looking on deltanet.
140 n7371f : Yep. I booked a 100k first class award ticket for it.
141 Post contains images rduoodl : I was disappointed that something had me tied up while the last DC9 was on the ground here at RDU, I couldn't get a picture. By sheer luck DL will be
142 Post contains images ThomasMTroxell : Hello everyone. This is my first post on A.net and I've been following this thread very closely. On 12/16 I had my first ride on the DC-9 on a short h
143 Post contains images captainstefan : Or in the event of a series of unfortunate events during the checkride, it will help take your mind off things Just kidding. Have fun with both endea
144 FlyASAGuy2005 : And I was looking at DeltaTerm for what's actually been sold. Now first is sold out and 12 left in the back. Pretty certain it'll be full on day of d
145 HermansCVR580 : Has there been any official word from Delta if one of the 9's is for sure going to end up in a museum? There was talk that is was going to be N767NC b
146 skymiler : I am probably the culprit who bought the last seat in F a day or so ago. Looking forward to meeting some fellow forum members -- some of you may reca
147 FlyASAGuy2005 : IT's already been confirmed by the museum that a DC-9 will be in the museum. Which I don't know.
148 Dazed767 : Should we start a roll call on this thread since we're less than a week out now?
149 skymiler : To start it off ... I (Skymiler) am in 4B .... For others who wish to participate, others please let us know by the forum or by message ..
150 moman : I'm in row 7. Will be organizing a meetup prior to the flight in a bar in close proximity to the departure gate. Since I won't know the gate until 1/6
151 Tesla : I'm in 1A on 2014 and 2D on 1965. Based in PHL, I created a long weekend trip to Atlanta built around catching these flights. I'm flying AirTran PHL t
152 Dazed767 : Skymiler #2014? 4B moman #2014? 7? Tesla #1965/2014 2D/1A Dazed767 #1965/2014 22F/24F
153 hawaiian717 : I'm in seat 11A on 2014.
154 michman : I'll be in 6E on 2014.
155 lexkid12300 : I will be in seat 23D on FL1965 and seat 24A on FL2014 on the 6th
156 L1011 : Unfortunately, I booked my flight when I thought Flight 1667 on the 5th would be the last DC-9 flight. So, the early bird doesn't always get the worm.
157 lexkid12300 : Seat 24B (right next to me) has opened up on the final flight (#2014) on the 6th!!! If anyone wants to switch seats, you should go into "My Trips" on
158 ua767400 : I'll be in 4A on 1965 and 2A on 2014. Looking forward to meeting you guys!
159 aal151heavy : I'm in 19A on DL 2014. My plan is to get photos of her departing ATL and arriving at MSP. So I will be flying up from ATL to MSP on DL 1230.
160 okie73 : The DC-9 has been extended to Jan. 22.
161 ua767400 : Do you have any other details?
162 deltaSEAalsaka : On the timetable on Delta.com, and only the timetable, it lists the D95 on ATL-PNS on 14th.[Edited 2014-01-01 18:04:06][Edited 2014-01-01 18:38:02]
163 777stl : I feel bad for all the geeks that booked these flight(s) hoping to be on the last one. Fail.
164 Post contains images HermansCVR580 : You cannot kill a tank Again I will say when the last Delta Airbus is retired the crew will fly home in a DC-9. LOL
165 L1011 : Their timetable also shows a D95 from ATL to ORD on Feb. 14. Bob Bradley
166 michman : I also see a MEM-ATL one on Feb 15th. And SAV-ATL on 2/14. However these are only in the PDF schedule, not the PC one. PDF schedule was update on 12/
167 ua767400 : Unless I am missing something, I do not see the D95 returning to ATL from ORD nor PNS. Could these been some sort of positioning flights for a charte
168 lexkid12300 : Where is someone indicating the retirement is being pushed back?
169 Post contains links ua767400 : The speculation is coming from Delta's 2014 Timetable You can view it here: http://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/flight_schedules.pdf I th
170 deltaSEAalsaka : That is a good thought but it seems like a very odd mistake if it is indeed a mistake. I would just hope that it is so all the people that have booke
171 PSU.DTW.SCE : The PDF timetable is a mistake. The electronic timetable is always more up-to-date. The flight in question in the PDF timetable on ATL-PNS on 2/14 say
172 deltaSEAalsaka : What does it show for MEM-ATL on 2/15 because that is a D95 in the timetable also.
173 SELMER40 : I believe any DC9-50 listing in the PDF timetable after 6 Jan is a typo error. The e-timetable, OAG and Delta.com booking shows MD88 on the flights me
174 deltaSEAalsaka : After hearing what everybody is saying and looking at Delta.com booking I can say, of the flights that I saw listed as D95 in the timetable, none are
175 SELMER40 : The e-timetable and OAG show 6 MD88s and 1 738
176 SELMER40 : Please clarify.
177 MSNfan : Between the significant flight numbers and going as far as auctioning off seats off, it seems highly likely that those other flights are a timetable o
178 Post contains images redtailsforever : There definitely won't be a water cannon salute on the MSP side for 2014. It will be a cold day for spotters taking pictures on Monday, with a high of
179 unmlobo : I won't be on the last flight on Monday, but I will be able to log one final flight on the -9 on Saturday from STL to ATL on flight 1834.
180 okie73 : Two aircraft extended to Jan 22 to cover for late 717 deliveries.
181 lexkid12300 : okie73, where are you getting that info? What routes?
182 Post contains images Viscount724 : They could do a de-icing fluid salute instead.
183 Post contains images WesternDC6B : I'd use a camera. On the serious side, I hope you get some good pictures despite the circumstances.
184 skymiler : Just wondering out loud here ... Any chance Mr Anderson will be on 2014 with us? Would be fun to meet him -- I have flown with Leo Mullen and Dave Ga
185 PWMRamper : I'll be attempting to non-rev on the flight. Doubt I make it, but at least I'll be in the Gate for fun.
186 Post contains images SLCGuy : Congrats to all that get to make the last flight on a first generation DC-9 (10-50 series). But don't despair, the DC-9 still lives on with the DC-9-8
187 michman : I'm seeing flights between ATL and VPS that show as 717 equipment, but have DC9-50 seatmaps starting Jan 12th. Examples include flights 2447 and 2485.
188 dknies : For me, 1965: Seat 15F. For 2014: Seat 4C.
189 dknies : Right now, in the CRS: *** DELTA AIRLINES *** ATLVPS 12JAN SUNDAY 1200N ET/CT 1* 5288 F9 P7 A7 G6 Y9 B9 M9 S9 ATLVPS 930A 946A 7 CR7 0 H9 Q9 K9 L9 U9
190 ThomasMTroxell : As of right now I'm in 14E. Would anyone be willing to switch from a window seat to the exit row? If there is a charge to get put into those seats I'd
191 Post contains images NWAROOSTER : If the the DC-9-51s have time left on them, Delta may keep them as spares to back up the newer less reliable aircraft.
192 skymiler : It appears that seat selection on 2014 in F is fluid -- I just changed from 4C to 1C and 2 more show in the seat map as selectable!
193 okie73 : two aircraft until 22 Jan. Trips already in open time for the pilots.
194 northwestEWR : I'm on the entire circle route: DL2012 ATL-ORD: 2A DL1813 ORD-DTW: 2A DL1965 DTW-MSP: 2A DL2014 MSP-ATL: 3D I'm bringing my photography gear, it shoul
195 Dazed767 : 2014 dropped in price to $476, which isn't bad for anyone wanting to jump on last minute 2 days out.
196 UA767400 : A FlyerTalk member was able to get a comment through an unofficial channel at Delta: "It's not officially extended the aircraft will remain in ATL as
197 n7371f : Yep. Gave up my seat 1C and canceled due to continued operations.
198 dtw757 : Just flew ORD-DTW today on the DC9. The Captain said they will remain in the fleet throughout the system until the 21st as sub aircraft so the "last"
199 Post contains images sovietjet : I might be at ORD tomorrow to try and get some pics of the last flights. If any of you have a window seat look out for photographers and make some ges
200 Post contains images NWAROOSTER : It may be as low as -16 degrees fahrenheit when this aircraft leaves MSP for ATL for its "last' flight.
201 Post contains links mattbna : Looks like things may be a bit interested tomorrow at ORD and DTW with the approaching weather making an already bad situation even worse. I'm sure th
202 moman : Ren is full tomorrow night - I'm staying down the road at the Marriott. Tomorrow ill post the meet up place in MSP if anyone wants to stop by and visi
203 mattbna : Speaking of folks who have had a bad day trying to log their final DC-9 flight... What became of your day once you got to ORD, L1011? Looks like US19
204 CVG2LGA : I was supposed to be on DL 1399 this morning and coming back on DL 912 this afternoon to catch one last r/t. About 5am I woke to find that the outboun
205 Post contains images mesaflyguy : I flew through ATL yesterday morning (1/4/14) and saw my last DC-9s. I got this picture (I apologize for the blurriness) of a DC-9, 717, and MD-88 lin
206 UA767400 : Unfortunately, I am not a Sky Club Member nor 21. I am coming in from Houston, and I get to DTW at 11AM. I plan to walk around the A concourse a bit
207 Dazed767 : As of now I'm arriving into DTW on N589NW at 8:20am.
208 Post contains links and images mattbna : A few things worth doing if you've never been there... Ride the overhead tram from one end to the other so you can see the entire layout. The termina
209 PSU.DTW.SCE : My guess is that many of you will find your trips a mess tomorrow and may want to take advantage of the winter weather waiver in effect for a refund.
210 FlyASAGuy2005 : That a/c is no longer doing the flight. Right now they have ship 9871 set up for the legs tomorrow but it's been out of service since the 3rd due to
211 FlyASAGuy2005 : Out of 11 flights operating tomorrow MSP-ATL, there's a grand total of 1 seat for sale. 2014 is currently oversold by 2. All due to the weather over t
212 northwestEWR : Flight to ATL cancelled. Rebooked on MLI-MSP tomorrow morning so I can try and make the last leg at least. Total BUMMER.
213 ThomasMTroxell : After being originally scheduled on AA through ORD to MSP, AA canceled almost every flight through Chicago tomorrow. I was able to get rebooked, posit
214 Post contains images mattbna : ...as spares that we don't know for a fact will actually fly, sure. --
215 SDFDL2MM : Hello All, Long time follower, first time poster. I love this site. I am on DL2184 a DC-9-50 tomorrow from SDF-ATL at 16:35PM. I know this is not the
216 DL_Mech : Welcome to A.net!
217 northwestEWR : Welcome! I hope you enjoy that DC-9 trip! I'm hoping to be on one too... we'll see!
218 Post contains links and images mattbna : Welcome. I'm intrigued by the forum claiming that you've been a member since 1969. Was that the ARPANET version of a.net, by any chance? . Assuming n
219 Dazed767 : Man my confidence on this going smoothly is dwindling. I'd hate to get to DTW and find out we're on an M88 lol.
220 UA767400 : It looks like N780NC will be operating the last scheduled flights according to Flight Aware Thanks, Matt!
221 FlyASAGuy2005 : Wouldn't surprise me if they swap into one of the spares between tonight and ttomorrow morning. 9871 is still in maintenance. No ready time posted wh
222 Post contains images SDFDL2MM : That is interesting. Just joined today, unless my other personality got her before I did I will be sure to enjoy the ride. I always do. DJ
223 N763NW : Hi all, As my first post on A.net I thought I would contribute to this important moment in aviation history. The DC-9 is by far my favorite and over t
224 MSPNWA : Right now I'm just crossing my fingers that everything works out. I booked through to MSP-MCO just so I could afford the fare to get on 2014, and I ha
225 unmlobo : Well my trip on Saturday STL-ATL-LIT didn't go as planned (with the -9 on the STL-ATL leg). Flight was showing a delay and I got a message on the Delt
226 Post contains images af773atmsp : If all goes as planned and DL1965 lands at MSP before I go to work I'll try to get pictures and maybe a video of the landing. Can't promise anything t
227 FlyASAGuy2005 : As I suspected, 9871 isn't operating the flights today. They've swapped into 9864 due to 9871's MTC issues.
228 Post contains images aal151heavy : Live from Atlanta! DL2012 pushed from the gate at ATL for ORD about 30 minutes late. N773NC (ship 9864) will be doing the honors today. I will catch u
229 KLASM83 : Good luck to you all and best wishes to the Diesel 9!
230 kcrwflyer : What are the odds of that holding up?
231 bigbird : Which DC-9 is now planned for the DL museum? Will it now be 773NC?
232 sovietjet : I braved the cold (-16F / -27.5C !! ) and took photos of DL 2012 arriving today at ORD from ATL. I waited for the departure but it kept getting delaye
233 Post contains images skymiler : Do we have a final list of " who's who" on 2014? I realise that some had to cancel, unfortunately. I am in 1C and looking forward to meeting fellow me
234 Post contains images NWAROOSTER : I don't think they will keep any of these DC-9-51s at the Delta Museum. They simply do NOT have the interior space inside for anything larger that a
235 ThomasMTroxell : Hi all. I was walking through MSP this AM and I stumbled over to the D Gates. DL Corporate staff is setting up Gate D6 for 2014. Balloons, cake, and o
236 sovietjet : I have some questions that maybe some other people more knowledgeable in civil aviation can answer. 1) When was the first DC-9 delivered to Northwest?
237 UA767400 : At gate A23 now N767NC is parked at DTW gate A11
238 moman : I'm in 7F. will be at a table in Rock Bottom Brewery (near entrance to D concourse) at 1:30. I'm wearing a blue sweater And will have a DC9 sign. Hope
239 alitalia744 : 1) NWA never ordered DC-9s, they were inherited with the Republic merger. (Republic inherited them through the merger of Southern (received their fir
240 dtw757 : I noticed there were several ATL-CLE-ATL D95 flights operated today as well
241 Post contains images lexkid12300 : Well, seat 24A will be open on flight 2014; i never made it to an airport today... My 7am flight PVD-DTW was cancelled at 4am. I hope you guys get som
242 Post contains links SELMER40 : NWA did also fly DC-9s that never flew for Republic. From http://www.planespotters.net NWA got a group of DC9-41s from SAS beginning in February 1991,
243 Prost : I believe NW acquired some DC-9 s when Eastern shut down as well. However, NW never took delivery of a brand new DC-9.
244 Dazed767 : Awesome takeoff out of DTW. Spooled up the engines and we sat there a good 7-8 seconds before brakes were released. See you on the ground in MSP in ab
245 moman : I'm set up at Northern lights grill beside D 6. Look for the sign.
246 Post contains images moman :
247 mesaflyguy : I read here that there was one going into the museum. I thought I also read about plans to expand the museum?
248 Post contains images osubuckeyes : Too bad there is no gate D9 at MSP that would be fitting.
249 PSU.DTW.SCE : As of 1/6/14: Note that 12 of the aircraft will end up in ATL and end of day. N767NC is still in DTW, the question is whether it will live reposition
250 Post contains images mesaflyguy : I think it's fitting that, tomorrow, flight 2014 is assigned to an ATL-TYS roundtrip on a 717. Out with the old, in with the new
251 Post contains images Flighty : In retrospect they needed the ground time. At ~8 flights per day, each frame, 100 frames did 800 flights per day, or 300,000 per year. Result -- arou
252 B757forever : There is a DC9 set aside for the museum. Don't quote me but I believe it to be ship 9880. (N675MC). There will also be a 757 set aside for the museum
253 Post contains links Prost : The
254 N763NW : Tried making it out to ORD to see the last DC-9 but mother nature decided otherwise. Congrats to those who get to participate in the retirement celebr
255 Post contains links SDFDL2MM : On DL2184 right now, little late to ATL. Captain is Rene and FO is Curtis. Looking forward to it. N787NC 990th DC9 built according to captain DJ http:
256 redtailsforever : I guess it's good I decided not to venture out in the icebox to get pics at MSP. 2014 took off on 30R, which is the north side runway, instead of 30L
257 MSNfan : I wonder if anybody was in the concourse D observation deck, that has a pretty good view of 30R...
258 MSPNWA : Have to check in while up in the air on #2014. Been an excellent experience so far. Fun times at the airport, beautiful views from the sky. doubt back
259 N763NW : You guys just flew over me in Dubuque, IA. Went outside with my camera in hopes of seeing you but did not; instead I heard you fly over! Even from cru
260 premobrimo : Anything fun happening on-board? Free booze maybe!? Post some pictures!
261 PRAirbus : Would some of those DL/NW DC9's end up in Venezuela (Aeropostal, Aserca, Laser?) Those carriers like to recycle old planes! Are those DC9's too old???
262 Post contains images SLCGuy : Looking at Flightaware, your halfway there. We better get some good trip reports from you guys! If nothing else, how you left very, very cold to just
263 northwestEWR : I didn't make it out of the snow, but glad to see the pictures coming in! Long live the DC-9!
264 MEA-707 : There has been a mistake somewhere. First Northwest/North Central/Republic/Delta didn't have 100 DC-9s for the full 48 years. Even if they made 300.0
265 HOONS90 : DL2014 just landed at ATL. It's the end of an era. I'm very glad that I got to fly on a DL DC-9 in 2012, something that I will never forget. Thank you
266 SDFDL2MM : DL2184 landed without any issues. Kind of bitter sweet as today I laid to rest my "Mans Best Friend" for 12 years. She was a good ship, and we thank h
267 af773atmsp : Which runway did DL1965 land on at MSP? I have pictures of two aircraft, both look like DC-9s that arrived around 12:40 and 1:10 local time. One lande
268 redtailsforever : I was listening to ATC, and it came in on 30R around 2:30ish.
269 knope2001 : With Atlanta in the teens, I'm guessing no water cannon salute? North Central (DC9-30) and Southern (DC9-10) both flew their first revenue DC9 service
270 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : As the DC-9's launch customer and first operator it would be nice if DL could find a DC-9-14 and restore it in the original 1965 livery for the museu
271 af773atmsp : Wow! Arrived much later than what I thought. Oh well, nice to do some spotting anyways.
272 moman : MADE it. yes it felt like we went well west of MSP, and they had a lot of announcements and provided a champagne toast in the flght. we all got hard c
273 FlyASAGuy2005 : That's interesting. I know they're expanding both hangers but didn't think there would be that much room.
274 spudsmac : Don't mean to stir the pot, but I rode on a DL DC-9 a couple days ago and the captain told me they have some DC-9 flights listed in open time for anot
275 michman : Yes, already know. They are keeping a couple DC-9's through 1/21. Will be doing ATL-VPS and ATL-ECP runs among possibly others that had been schedule
276 Post contains images B757forever : Lots of room in the great outdoors!
277 goboeing : Yes -- there are a couple more weeks of Delta DC-9 flights!
278 northwestEWR : Right now showing online as a 717, I'm guessing that hasn't been updated yet? This would be a warmer last DC-9 trip!
279 Post contains links and images sovietjet : Last or not, I will consider it the last DC-9 flight . Here is DL 2012 arriving early morning at a bitterly cold ORD. Whoever was sitting on the left
280 Post contains links michman : Look at the seatmap -- it's a DC9-50. Also, when you click on the flight number on the booking page it shows DC9-50. http://www.delta.com/booking/fli
281 DL_Mech : I expect the DC-9 to be outdoors. The Delta Museum produced a video of the new facility showing the 757 on a pedestal with the gear up. It also showe
282 cjg225 : That is really cool. Would've been awesome to be a part of that. Do you have a photo of the boarding passes? Anything special about them?
283 Post contains links and images aal151heavy : Here is the photo of DL1965 arriving at MSP. Outside temp was -12 deg F with wind chill factor of -37. It was the coldest I have ever been in my life!
284 N2111J : Looks like the first DC-9 flight after the official finale has been scheduled for today 1/7. N782NC will operate ATL- HSV tonight as flight 2077, then
285 viasa : Yes, it looks like, that N782NC will still use for some flights while all other DC-9s were wfu.
286 TR1 : I was the Flight Leader on 2014 yesterday and it was an absolute pleasure meeting everyone and sharing stories about the DC-9. Thanks to everyone for
287 United_fan : A true end of an era. Reminds me of when NW retired the DC-10. So glad DL operated the DC-9 into ROC for 2 weeks during the Summer of '12.
288 skymiler : We also enjoyed very much meeting you! It was a great experience. Thanks to all at Delta for such a classy event.
289 burnsie28 : Complete with some NW colors on the engine to finish it off. 9880 IIRC 30R and took off 30R... which was specifically requested.
290 cougar15 : Guys, still no Trip Report out there, C´mon Esquires , the rest of the world is , not only green with Envy, but WAAAIIITING (plus pics please!!! )
291 BoeingMerica : I got a ride on N766NC from BHM-ATL on Dec 31 Boy oh boy was she tired. Yearned for the desert with every whine of the engines. Neat to get one last r
292 Post contains links Viscount724 : Related Bloomberg video: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/farew...flight-KCr25GUWQVyEKCmCKeIGTQ.html
293 L1011 : Okay, here goes. On Sunday, I flew into ORD on a US A321 in blinding snow. I went to the Delta Sky Club and asked them if DL 1667 was expected to ope
294 Post contains links Dazed767 : Finally got flight 1965 video up, DTW departure. Love how he spooled up the engines and we sat there. I need time to get the other ones done, hopefull
295 AmericanF100 : Just curious- how do you know this and why was that runway requested? I realize that it was the closest runway to gate D6, but I have seen domestic 7
296 Post contains images zkojq : So, do we know what aircraft the crew flew back home in? Given the running joke, I kinda hope that it was an A320. That would be somewhat ironic. Giv
297 kcrwflyer : A question for any of the DL folks on here. If I see a 717 flight with a DC9 seat map later this week, is it a pretty safe bet that It'd be flown on a
298 FlyASAGuy2005 : Yes. Unless of course they switch it back the day before or day of departure. Those changes are very fluid. They may end up using a 717 on your fligh
299 skymiler : Also, be aware that not all flights posted as a B717 are operated as such at the moment. After flying on 2014, my onward flight which was posted as a
300 N2111J : Today 1/8, N779NC has a full day of flying to places like HSV, CLE, and TLH, and N782NC is flying 4 legs with stops in HSV and CLE.
301 PSU.DTW.SCE : N767NC is still in DTW. They probably aren't going to get it out of there until it warms up. Enough problems with fueling and deicing as it is, so mak
302 philhyde : N782NC is also still active.
303 HermansCVR580 : So do we have an official conformation yet from the higher ups at Delta as to which DC-9 is being saved? I have heard N767NC and then I also heard N67
304 Post contains links PHLBOS : The below-article includes a video of the take-off and landing of DL 1965 along the serving of champagne. DL Flight 1965
305 Post contains links michman : Looks like it's heading to MSP right now -- http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9960
306 kcrwflyer : Thanks for the insight. It looks like I'll have to take my chances.
307 Post contains links PSU.DTW.SCE : The DC-9 ferries have begun: N767NC is en-route to MSP, left DTW There is another ferry flight DAL9961 leaving ATL to BYH shortly. http://flightaware.
308 United_fan : Do they scrap planes in BYH ?
309 MSPNWA : Thanks for making it a great flight! You did a great job! I know, I noticed that right away. Only fitting! It reminds me of the sad thing I will take
310 n471wn : Yes they do!!
311 burnsie28 : That video is from flight 2014 not 1965
312 DLdiamondboy : I was at the A Skyclub at Hartsfield today and saw a DC-9-50 takeoff on 8R at about 2:30 this afternoon.
313 Post contains links FlyKev : This thread has gotten a little long now. Please feel free to continue the discussion in Part 2: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL Part 2 (by
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