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Delta MD-90s In Atlanta  
User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

I've been seeing Delta MD-90s in Atlanta lately, something we never used to see. Does anyone know what routes they're on? Do they have a common cockpit rating with the MD-88? Why didn't Delta proceed with the original order for over 100 and why do they bother to keep such a small fleet? Thanks.


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User currently offlineBrains From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

yeah that does seem strange, I was under the impression they flew pretty exclusively left coast flights. How big is the fleet? 16 planes or something?


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

yes, 16 MD-90's. DFW based largely.




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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
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Some flights out of SLC as well.

User currently offlineUps763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

All MD-88 pilots I have talked to said most of the 90s come out of DFW.

Matt


User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 2059 times:
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I almost always get an MD-90 SLC-SAT, but also was on one DFW-DCA (pre-9/11).

It's a shame that DL didn't get more of them -- some of the most comfortable DL planes that I've been on: powerful, quiet, and a pleasure to fly...

The only complaint I have are the cheesy "Fasten Seat Belt When Seated" placards on the PSUs... obviously came from a handheld Tape Labeler...


User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 2050 times:

The 90s are scheduled on legs into and out of DFW and SLC. There is no scheduled ATL MD-90 service. If you've seen one in ATL it was most likely an inbound ferry for a Heavy Maintenance Visit.


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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2001 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

The order was canceled for several reasons. The first airplanes were maintenance headaches, and did not live up to airline expectations on fuel economy. They were originally ordered to replace 727's and their biggest advantage was a superior high and hot performance vis a vis the MD-88

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

DAL pilots say they love the MD-90's! Doug from jetcarrers said he likes them a lot better than the older MD-88's. More power, and advanced technology.

-Dmitry


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

For how long will they stay in DL's fleet?

User currently offlinePatM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

I know they go from PNS to MSY then DFW.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6616 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Sorry PatM04, no more MD90's out of PNS. The PNS-MSY-DFW route was axed after 9/11 and replaced with n/s PNS-DFW service on Skywest RJ's.

User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

DL MD90's fly out of PBI (Palm Beach International - Florida) and FLL (Ft. Lauderdale) to DAL. I see them everyday.

User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

The M90's are used in SLC, SNA, SAN, ONT, MCI, DFW, and ORD as far as I know. Delta used to fly them to Billings, MT, but not anymore. At least twice, the MD-90 I was to fly on was out of service for one reason or another. I heard that they have quite a few maintenance problems.

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

So are MD88 pilots rated to fly the MD90?

Boeing727


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

No doubt that the M90 is based in DFW, you can come at sometimes and see at least 6 of them their at a time.


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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Billings still gets the MD-90s from SLC on these flights:

Arrivals:
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Delta 983 Salt Lake City 12:14p Daily
Delta 1440 Salt Lake City 11:13p Daily

Departures:
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Delta 641 Salt Lake City 6:20a Daily
Delta 1811 Salt Lake City 1:05p Daily


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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2805 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

I see them a lot at SNA. I believe they're used for the strict noise abatement policies in Orange County.

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