djon1114
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CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:42 am

HI

How meny CO MD-80S Are in the desert ?

are they going to be b/u ?

regards

David

 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:45 am

Many are going to Lion Air, in Indonesia..nice to see em keep rockin!

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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:06 am

Continental is my preferred airlines, HOWEVER...

Why are they sending their fleet out to pasture already? I realize it's not new news, but I saw a new picture today of two MD-80s at MHV that look HORRIBLE.

American and Delta, as well as Alaska, are holding on to their MD-80s. And Conti had a large fleet at one time, didn't they? About the same size as their 733 fleet, right?

I'll hop an MD-80 over a 733 any day.

What is the reason for their retirement?

You may be interested, David, to read their fleet plan. It's on their website. I think it states that all MD-80s will be gone sometime in 2005.

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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:09 am

The fleet plan states the reasons for retirement. Continental is concentrating on streamlining its fleet to three types (737s, 757/767s, and 777s). The MD80s are also older aircraft--its just simple fleet renewal. I like the MD80s as well.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:18 am

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:24 am

There are CO MD80's being broken up.

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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:24 am

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad

UA never operated the DC-9 ever.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:46 am

The CO MD80's consist of mostly of MD82's, planes that are 20 or so years old. Delta has no MD 80's, they are MD88's, a different model A/C and much newer. I think Delta's MD88's average about 10 years in age.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:48 am

Correct...DL's 88's are in the 10 yr area. Continentals are by far much older, have alot less sophisticated flight decks (Read: ugly blue with all analogue gagues) CO's have the pointey tailcone too.

Big difference. Shame to see em go though.

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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:56 pm

They cost a ****load to maintain too. CO fan here glad to see them go.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:09 pm

When UA looked really bad they had a bunch of M80s that were ready to be reactivated in a days notice. They might be doing that again now that US is looking bad

UA never operated the DC-9 ever.

What he meant is that they (=Continental) had a bunch of MD-80's that were ready to be reactivated.

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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:38 pm

HI Can anyone tell the CO MD-80s That are going to be scrapped ?


regards

David
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:07 pm

Deltaguy,

Not all of the MD80s have the "pointy" tailcone, several have the squared tailcone.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:21 pm

Actually UA did have some MD-80's for a while after a merger.

I forget who with.

Stayed in the fleet about as long as their Tri-stars did.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:52 pm

Why don't NW swap them for their DC-9s?
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:24 pm

It was the original Frontier that United acquired, along with their 7 or 8 MD-80s at the time. UA then sold them to Continental. CO never had more than 60 MD-80s at any one time...in fact the majority of the CO -80s came from Texas Int'l/New York Air/Frank Lorenzo fiasco. Regards.
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RE: Drerx7

Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:14 am

Drerx7, Deltaguy was referring to CO's MD80's which all have the "pointy" tailcone. None of CO's have the "beaver" type of cone.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:31 am

In the late 1990s we operated several ex-Alaska MD-83's (registered N***AS) for a short time, as you know all MD-83's have the screwdriver tailcone. Some MD-82's were modified to this as well but at this time all the tailcones in our fleet are the older "pointy" style.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:33 am

ATA_L1011,

Actually, Continental does have some MD80s with the beaver/screwdriver tailcone. I've seen them numerous times at IAH.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:37 am

I havent seen any of them, but maybe your right alll of the 40 or so of them I have documented in the pass hasnt had them. Well maybe 777gk and I are wrong.
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:48 am

CO does have the paint brush tail on some of their 80s. Not many, but I see them often.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:24 am

ATA_L1011:

Note what 777gk was saying. CO operated (past tense) several MD-83s (of which all have the screwdriver tailcone). I myself flew on one or two.

Just because you haven't seen them, that doesn't mean they didn't exist at one time or another. Presently CO doesn't operate any of the MD-83s.
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:29 am

Jettblasterp resolved this Akelly, and BTW I know he meant in the past we were referring to recently. Have a good day AKelly!
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:37 am

co has some md80s in goodyear az parked...also g4 has 2 old co md80s that joined them in the last 2-3 months
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:45 am

Stop bickering you lot please and if you can can you answer the question

How menu CO-MD80S are going to be scrapped ? Does any one know


regards

David
 
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RE: CO MD-80S In The Desert?

Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:14 pm

BTW, United did not acquire the original FL (Frontier); it was proposed to happen, then PeoplExpress bought 'em instead.

Then they went tits-up.

Then CO bought assets and hired a substantial number of FL's staff.

Then CO bought PE, itself.
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