Rick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1027 times:
There has been a lot of negative talk so far about the state of affairs with the NW fleet, particularly the DC-9's. I think it has been a gang up affair against NW and that probably is not fair. But my question is: When NorthWest accquired Republic in the early eighties, they inherited a lot of MD super 9's (MD 80's). According to an earlier post here, they have gotten rid of all of those 80's. I have also noticed that I have not seen them flying at my favorite airport where I go to plane watch. I do not understand why they would get rid of the newer planes and keep the much older ones, spending tons of money rebuilding them. It seems it would have been more economical to keep the MD 80's. and get rid of as many old DC 9's as they could. Can any one shed light on why they went that route? That is, if the earlier post was correct.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 930 times:
I was speaking to an A320 capt. for north west and he claims that they are not looking as bad as they used to as NW are doing work to make them look better but they are being replaced with the A320/319 and maybe some 18's.