bought AirCal and quickly sold off ALL
of their 737s and BAe-146s.
bought TWA, cancelled an open order for TW
's A318s and got rid of TW
EasyJet and South African are supposed to be in the process to dumping B-737NGs for A319/320s.
Delta had DC-10s in their fleet twice (once in the 1970s, later after they bought Western) and sent them packing. Then, made the curious choice of the MD
-11 to replace their fleet of L-1011-500s, and the A-310s they inherited from Pan Am.
Delta probably regrets buying the MD
-90 (though it seemed like a good idea at the time).
Delta also briefly operated Lockheed Hercules L-100s on all-cargo routes in the 1960s.
Hawaiian tried the MD
-80 briefly, before deciding it was too large for their routes.
[Edited 2003-10-07 21:49:25]