The last Delta MD
-11 retirement will be on the day of New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2003. After that, the MD
-11s, which are used mainly on the ATL
route, will be succeeded on the route by the Boeing 777-200ERs. Yahoo! It was quite a tragedy seeing N802DE's career end with an accident. The Delta MD
-11s were fantastic aircraft. I will miss these giant tri-jets. BTW, Jhooper, this topic has been discussed many, many times before. I, in fact, made a post about this very topic.