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Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:46 am

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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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:54 am

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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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:56 am

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

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:14 pm

Some flights out of SLC as well.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:30 pm

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

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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:17 pm

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...
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:41 pm

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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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 5:56 pm

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
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:02 pm

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.

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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:15 am

For how long will they stay in DL's fleet?
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 4:55 am

I know they go from PNS to MSY then DFW.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 5:04 am

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.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:00 am

DL MD90's fly out of PBI (Palm Beach International - Florida) and FLL (Ft. Lauderdale) to DAL. I see them everyday.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:47 am

So are MD88 pilots rated to fly the MD90?

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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 8:51 am

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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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 9:06 am

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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RE: Delta MD-90s In Atlanta

Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:31 pm

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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