IAH744
Topic Author
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:09 am

Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:11 pm

the other day me and my dad were at iah doing some spotting and i saw what im pretty sure was a CO md80. Knowing that co made its last passenger flight in january, the only thing i can think of is that it was off to a new carrier,mojave,or a charter flight.


all posts welcome


i apologize if im wrong here but this is my first post
Deliver Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
 
CALMSP
Posts: 2895
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:18 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:14 pm

sorry................all gone..............possibly a DL.............
 
Newark777
Posts: 8284
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:23 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:19 pm

Allegiant Air has the blue tail with yellow sun, looks kind of like CO.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Nathan Zalcman



Harry
Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
 
IAH744
Topic Author
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:09 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:23 pm

It was definently CO, had loud engines that left brief trails of smoke and no winglets
Deliver Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
 
CALMSP
Posts: 2895
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:18 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:27 pm

we are not flying anymore...............
 
kcrwflyer
Posts: 2586
Joined: Tue May 18, 2004 11:57 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:38 pm

Quoting IAH744 (Reply 3):
had loud engines that left brief trails of smoke and no winglets

Whats that got to do with what airline it is?
 
EMBQA
Posts: 7800
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:56 pm

It is a remote possibility. Just because they are not flying passengers anymore doesn't mean they are not still flying them. Many times when a aircraft is placed with a new airline they will do a test flight and that could be what you saw. Also, just guessing here.. the aircraft might have been back in IAH for an End of Lease inspection.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
A340Spotter
Posts: 1743
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:52 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:38 pm

It's possible you saw an ex CO MD-80 if there happens to be one running US Marshalls flights. What day, if you don't mind me asking, were you out there as there are ways to check for any odd flights that may have occured that day.

JSD
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
 
IAH744
Topic Author
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:09 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:08 pm

this was on october 30th, i know that was about 2 months ago, but once again i just joined


and i said that for people who were thinking maybe erj's
Deliver Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
 
727LOVER
Posts: 7413
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:22 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:44 pm

Did it still have titles?
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
futureuapilot
Posts: 1329
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 7:50 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:48 am

Hey IAH744, welcome to Airliners.net! Do you happen to have the flight number or tail number? We could find it really quick if either of those two bits of information are availiable. I love the Continental MD-80's so i'm kinda interested in seeing what's happening with them. Also, are you sure it was October 30th? Thanks!

-Sam
The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
 
IAH744
Topic Author
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:09 am

RE: Continental Md80?

Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:25 am

Sorry, but i was to far away to read anything that small on it
Deliver Everyones Luggage To Atlanta

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos