777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
What a stupid thread. Everyone likes different aircraft. I don't ask you why you have a fetish with the 717. Perhaps people aren't as enthusiastic about the 717 because it's unsuccessful and financially damaging for Boeing. Perhaps people love the 727 because it helped openup inter-continental travel for the masses.
Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
If the DC9 would not have been a great and successful airliner, then why would so many airlines still be opperating them. From the original DC9 came the MD 81 / 82 / 83 / 87 / 88 / 90 and the MD 95 AKA B717.The DC9 is one of the greatest airliners (IMO the Greatest) ever.
I would definetly not call the DC9 a faliure or a bad airplane.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6867 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
Opinions, opinions. As said, people are in love with the 727's because they are rapidly being retired. The DC-9's will still be around for a long time, but when their numbers start to diwindle fast, I'm sure you'll hear some of the same. Did you ever stop to thing how we basically have the DC-9NG these days. Along the parallels of the 737 line, the DC-9 basically has lived on to this day. Long Beach.... started with the DC-9 family, then the MD-80 & MD-90 family, and now the 717 line.