Before September 11th, DL
ran mostly 757s and 767s on ATL
. There were also L-1011s, until they were retired. After, the route has become mostly 737s and MD
-80s. I know that DL
has put 757s on the route, at times, flying late northbound, and then making the first or second departure the next day.
just doesn't swap out planes for larger aircraft, like it did in the 90s. It used to be that virtually every flight out of ORD
to beyond the Rockies was either a DC-10 or 767, and AA
used to fly 767s to DFW
, and even YUL
With the DC-10s gone and the 767-300s flying so many trans-Atlantic routes, there just aren't any widebodies available to use when flights get cancelled due to weather.
decided to add a lot of flights between ORD
, so that if flights were cancelled, stranded passengers could be put on flights to DFW
and make a connection. I think AA
ran 10 or 12 flights a day in the early 90s, but shortly before September 11th, that route had 23 roundtrips each day.