panam64
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United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:19 pm

I was wondering, I know United has DC-10's operateing cargo routes, but does United to operate DC-10's for passengers?
 
AA7573E
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:29 pm

The short answer...UA has as many DC10s flying cargo routes as they do PAX flights. ZERO.

They hae not operated the type for several years. You have likely seen old UA examples at various airports still wearing the base blue and grey, but they are no longer with UA, they are just awaiting a new paint job with FedEx titles.
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DouglasDC10
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:50 pm

United's last passenger DC-10 left in 2000, the last UA DC-10 cargo flight took place on Valentine's Day of 2001.

Almost all former United DC-10-10 made it to FedEx and were / are going to be converted to MD-10 freighters. Of the Series -30 aircraft, some went to FedEx, some to World and a single one is currently being prepared for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
 
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:55 pm

UA's final passenger DC10 flight was 01/15/00, HNL-LAS
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:11 pm

Quoting AA7573E (reply 1):
at various airports still wearing the base blue and grey, but they are no longer with UA, they are just awaiting a new paint job with FedEx titles.


- See them at IND frequently


Quoting DouglasDC10 (reply 2):
, some to World and a single one is currently being prepared for the Royal Netherlands Air Force


- As a KC-10?
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UALramperORD
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:34 pm

our last dc10 flights were in february of 2001 not 2000.
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Orion737
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:38 pm

Shame no UA DC10s still flying passengers. There was a lot of life left in them DC10s, look at Northwest!
 
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:10 pm

Quoting Tiger119 (reply 4):
Quoting DouglasDC10 (reply 2):
, some to World and a single one is currently being prepared for the Royal Netherlands Air Force


- As a KC-10?


No, as a DC-10 freighter. They operate 2 KDC-10s currently, and this "new" one is solely for expanding their freight hauling capabilities.
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RE: United's DC-10's Still Flying Passengers

Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:17 am

United Cargo ended after Christmas 2000. Pax flights ended 2/14/01 HNL-ORD,second last was LAS-ORD.
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