So, my entire responce should be disregarded huh, thats cool, but I would say how its funny first of all how so many people are quick to discount any information I provide on this forum, for starters I knew a good month in advance of the airplane AirTran would go with the 737/8 a good month before it was announced, of course, people dismissed it and said I had no clue what I was talking about...in addition I work with AirTran airways...in PNS
we do in fact have one DC-9 flight a day 1711/424 so I know that the DC-9's are around, but trust me when I say there are probably only three of them left, I am member of the AirTran agent council we meat once a month with Jack Smith and other top management and yes he is director of operations, why else would he himself have a conferance call with all 43 station managars every morning at 0800, a meeting that many managers call the dreadful hour, ie.bag leftoffs the biggest issue with Smith, I trust Jack Smith and the information that he provided us....also in addition Greg Curtis spoke with us last Thursday about new baggage handling procedures that will be coming out effective August 5th, due to a new load plan procedure that will be going into effect...the DC-9's will have to be restricted even more and carry less pax and thus certain routes will have to be reconsidered and looked at, based on needs...
so I think I am a little knowledgable about what is going on..as I get information from the top every month, they are in the drivers seat and if you cannot believe them well...not sure who you can believe.
P.S. I was in ATL
17Jul03 not 19Jul03 arrived on 1720 at approxmately 0815 pulled into D7
I believe and was at the airport till about 1215 when we left for the training center, I saw only one DC-9 while there, and then left on 423...they ARE getting harder to find.