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Mexicana DC-10?  
User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

I never knew that Mexicana had DC-10s. But i found this photo. Do you know where they flew? and when the last one was retired? And do you know what happened to the yellow blue tails? I'll just make a seperate topic about that. Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2762 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

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Photo © Robert M. Campbell

Mexicana flew DC-10s for about 15 years before they were retired in late 1995 due to a severe economic recession that hit the country. The DC-10-15s flew mainly on the following routes:

Mexico City - Los Angeles
Mexico City - San Francisco
Mexico City - Newark
Mexico City - Miami
Mexico City - Chicago
Mexico City - San Jose, C.R.
Mexico City - Havana, Cuba
Guadalajara - Los Angeles
Guadalajara - Chicago

and domestic service:
Mexico City - Tijuana
Mexico City - Mexicali
Mexico City - Puerto Vallarta
Guadalajara - Tijuana

 Smile LatinPlane

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

MDD only produced 7 of the DC-10-15's. 2 for Aeromexico and the other 5 for Mexicana. Basically a hot & high DC-10-10.


I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2511 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Mexicana operated 5 DC-10-15's and 1 DC-10-10 on lease from (Greyhound).
I remember that I flew on the DC-10 from MEX (Mexico City) to TIJ (Tijuana) with a stop in LAP (La Paz, BCS). It was one of the best flights I ever had with Mexicana.

Flying the DC-10 domestically was amazing. I also flew on AeroMexico's DC-10 fleet domestically. It is quite sad to see that there are no more wide bodies on domestic routes, exept for ocasional AeroMexico B767 service to TIJ and MTY.


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2511 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Here you have a link to a previous discussion topic about Mexicana's DC-10 fleet:



User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

I flew one in business class from Mexico City - Cancun -Miami at the begining of the 90's, very good, but I couldn't understand why, at that time they were using 727's on the JFK route.

User currently offlineUvalencia From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

I once flew on a Aeromexico DC-10 Mexico City to Cancun. I must say it has been one of the best flight of my life. I really miss that plane, I think Aeromexico should think about bringing a 747-400 for the Europe routes.

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