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.