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Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 10:53 am

Does Airtran have any DC-9's left in service??? If so how many, because I heard that they are bringing them back to MDW in the summer(rumor)
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 11:00 am

Airtran (ex Valujet) retired their DC9s long ago. They were the first airline to order the 717, and have completely replaced their DC9 fleet with them.

If you want to fly DC9s in the US, you're still in luck - Northwest flies oodles of them all over the place, with no apparently plans to phase them out any time soon.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 11:01 am

AirTran has no DC9's currently in their fleet; the fleet is comprised of Boeing 717's (MD95) and Boeing 737-700's. So, you did indeed hear a rumor.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting Mycrj17 (Thread starter):
Does Airtran have any DC-9's left in service??? If so how many, because I heard that they are bringing them back to MDW in the summer(rumor)

Maybe their also going down to IND to face NW  wink , seriously who told you such a bogus rumor man?
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 11:51 am

One of the MX guy's for our FBO at MDW told me, I guess that our MX is going to do all the MX on there aircraft in the summer....
And does Airtran still have there Airbus aircraft?
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting Mycrj17 (Reply 4):
And does Airtran still have there Airbus aircraft?

Nope. Those were actually wet-leased from Ryan International Airlines. It was a way for Airtran to test both the aircraft and the West Coast waters without having to stick too much more than a toe in. They liked what they found with the West Coast expansion, but ended up pretty quickly dealing for the 737. Once a certain number of those were on-property with trained crews, Ryan was let go.

Another factoid, for what it's worth, is that Airtran also wet-leased some 737-800s from Miami Air to do FLL turns during the busy season before enough 737-700s were on property. The very general scuttlebutt was that Ryan did an okay but not spectactular job, and that Miami Air did a very fine one. On any given day, of course, things could have been different, but that's the very general overview.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 12:22 pm

Quoting Litz (Reply 1):
Northwest flies oodles of them all over the place, with no apparently plans to phase them out any time soon.

Fly MSP-PIT, NW uses DC9s on that route...
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 1:19 pm

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 5):
The very general scuttlebutt was that Ryan did an okay but not spectactular job,

I flew ATL-LAS several times on these Ryan birds. Was not terribly impressed with their service; plane was cramped, and the pilot thought he was landing on the deck of the Kennedy.

Repeating the experience on Airtran native metal (a 3 day old 737, in fact) was a complete total 180 degree turnaround.

Only flights I've had better were in the front section of various DL birds on that route (it's hard for FL to compete against a F seat on a 767) ...  Smile

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Thu May 04, 2006 10:53 pm

Quoting Mycrj17 (Reply 4):

Your MX boys don't have to worry. We will no longer be using contract Mx at MDW we have our own employees and if that runs short we have an overflow contract with ATA now.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 5):

I worked for RYan during that mess. Ryan is a great company and so is Miami Air the fact of teh matter is that the A-320 was the msot unreliable aircraft that AirTran has ever seen. This is why the 737 was chose.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting Mycrj17 (Thread starter):
Does Airtran have any DC-9's left in service??? If so how many, because I heard that they are bringing them back to MDW in the summer(rumor

My last Airtran DC-9 flight was 12/20/2000 ATL to DFW. I'm not sure how long they kept them after this. IIRC they seemed to depart the fleet fast. My first 717 was the summer of 2000 and it was just a matter of time before the DC-9 were gone. I miss those old planes. They are gone for good and never to return to Airtran.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 1:49 am

I believe AirTran retired their DC9s in 1/2003 (or was it 12/2003) Either way, they've been gone for nearly 3 years. I miss those birds.. The only problem was Valujet didn't think that they were going to be a maintenance nightmare (You pull planes from the desert, give them a glance to make sure the wing isn't falling off, slap a coat of paint on there and put them into service, you WILL have problems). A Lesson well learned. Those DC9s never recovered.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 2:38 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 10):
I believe AirTran retired their DC9s in 1/2003 (or was it 12/2003)

I believe you mean 1/2004; which is correct.

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Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 10):
(You pull planes from the desert, give them a glance to make sure the wing isn't falling off, slap a coat of paint on there and put them into service, you WILL have problems)

Actually, J7's first 10 DC-9s were ex-DL planes. In an Airliners magazine article covering J7's/FL's history nearly 2 years ago; it was mentioned that the DL planes were their better crop of DC-9s. The one that crashed in the Everglades nearly 10 years ago (J7 592); I believe (I could be mistaken on this) was a former-SAS DC-9.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 5:02 am

Quoting B757capt (Reply 8):
we have an overflow contract with ATA now

That's good for ATA and good for you guys. Will TZ just be helping with the 737s, or are there plans for it to do overflow work on the 717s as well?

Quoting B757capt (Reply 8):
I worked for RYan during that mess. Ryan is a great company and so is Miami Air the fact of teh matter is that the A-320 was the msot unreliable aircraft that AirTran has ever seen. This is why the 737 was chose.

Interesting. I wasn't sure whether the A320s performance on that route for Ryan had anything to do with the 737 purchase decision. I frankly thought that using an A320 (because Ryan could have flown either an A320 or a 737 as they had both in their fleet) was a smart ploy that would make it clear to Boeing that the 320 was under consideration and thus make them offer a very good deal on the 737.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 5:13 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
The one that crashed in the Everglades nearly 10 years ago (J7 592); I believe (I could be mistaken on this) was a former-SAS DC-9.

Of course, it doesn't really matter where that plane came from or what condition it was in, as the crash had absolutely nothing to do with the condition of the plane and everything to do with the fact that the maintenance contractor essentially put a firebomb on board to ship back to Atlanta.

As to the idiotic "slap a coat of paint on" comments, the fact is that ValuJet and Northwest were bidding for EXACTLY the same DC9s from EXACTLY the same places at EXACTLY the same time and Valujet was getting some and NW the others. Yet ValuJet was savaged in the media for having "old" planes, and NW and AC, seeing a chance to crap on a competitor, refused to have anything to do with mantaining those aircraft under contract (as opposed to non-airline maintenance sources). FL would be justified in laughing its ass off all the way to the bank, what with NW's maintenance now the target of comedians and NW's fleet that many years older and that much less fuel-efficient. I wonder how eager NW would be today to have a contract to maintain FL's entire fleet -- oh, but wait, I wonder whether the media would consider that to be "safe". How things do change!
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
The one that crashed in the Everglades nearly 10 years ago (J7 592); I believe (I could be mistaken on this) was a former-SAS DC-9.

The DC-9 in question (N904VJ) was an ex-DL DC-9 (N1281L):

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Quoting Litz (Reply 7):
I flew ATL-LAS several times on these Ryan birds. Was not terribly impressed with their service; plane was cramped, and the pilot thought he was landing on the deck of the Kennedy.

Repeating the experience on Airtran native metal (a 3 day old 737, in fact) was a complete total 180 degree turnaround.

Flew ATL-LAS on one of the Ryan A-320s in April of 2004, and that was by far the worst flight I have ever been own. Seat pitch was worse than FL's, and the F/As were personality plus. I mean I've seen Waffle House waitresses with better personalities. I must have had the same pilot Litz did. I was glad FL flew LAS-DFW-ATL as a same plane flight using their own metal, as I got on as a standby for it and sitting the last row on a 717 beat Ryan hands down.

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 5):
Another factoid, for what it's worth, is that Airtran also wet-leased some 737-800s from Miami Air to do FLL turns during the busy season before enough 737-700s were on property. The very general scuttlebutt was that Ryan did an okay but not spectactular job, and that Miami Air did a very fine one. On any given day, of course, things could have been different, but that's the very general overview.

Miami Air has been the go-to airline for additional seasonal lift for FL. They also used TMA once as well, using 727-200s. Miami Air did bid on the West Coast flying that went to Ryan, I also heard that Pace even bid on it as well.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 8:56 am

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 12):

That is a very good question. I guess i just assumed that ATA would do both. Maybe our guys will do the 17's and ATA the 37's? I will have to find out.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 1:27 pm

Quoting B757capt (Reply 8):
the fact of teh matter is that the A-320 was the msot unreliable aircraft that AirTran has ever seen.

Then why does it sell like hot-cakes?!?!?!?!?
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Fri May 05, 2006 11:47 pm

Northwest still flys DC-9's from DTW-FNT/FNT-DTW. I am flying one next month  Smile I cant wait. Its my first DC-9 flight. NW also brings a couple a week at MCO.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 12:02 am

I've flown NW DC9s quite a few times (unless you're on a longhaul flight, if you change planes in DTW or MSP, it's darned near impossible to avoid the things) and their upkeep is impeccable.

What's not very well known is that in the late 90s, NW pulled the interiors and replaced them with a 717-like interior. The insides of these 35 year old planes, folks, look quite new. Newer, in fact, that quite a few competitor's MD80s that are 20 years younger.

If it wasn't for the 70s-style overhead PSU's, and the noise level in the rear, you'd never know you were on a plane that started flying during the Nixon and Carter presidencies.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 16):
Quoting B757capt (Reply 8):
the fact of teh matter is that the A-320 was the msot unreliable aircraft that AirTran has ever seen.

Then why does it sell like hot-cakes?!?!?!?!?

I believe he was saying that Airtran found it to be unreliable or not a fit to their needs and was not talking about how they are selling in general.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 12:06 am

How old is Northwest's oldes DC-9 that is still in service??
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 1:26 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 18):
If it wasn't for the 70s-style overhead PSU's, and the noise level in the rear, you'd never know you were on a plane that started flying during the Nixon and Carter presidencies.

Some of NW's DC-9-30s may date back to even the Johnson administration.

Quoting Litz (Reply 18):
What's not very well known is that in the late 90s, NW pulled the interiors and replaced them with a 717-like interior. The insides of these 35 year old planes, folks, look quite new.

My only beef w/NW's DC-9 interiors are the seats (Coach); very little padding especially in the head area, not too comfortable for medium-haul/barely tolerable for short-haul. NW's A319/A320s also sport similar seats. Until recently, NW's DC-9 safety cards use to have vintage photographs showing the exterior (in '70s NW Orient livery) and the older padded seats (similar in style to FL's DC-9 seats); which probably were more comfortable than the current seats.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):

Thanks for the correction/clarification.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 16):
Quoting B757capt (Reply 8):
the fact of teh matter is that the A-320 was the msot unreliable aircraft that AirTran has ever seen.

Then why does it sell like hot-cakes?!?!?!?!?

The ones that Ryan International had came from ILFC. Two of them (N951LF and N941LF) served with TACA and LACSA, the other two served with MEA (N381LF and N391LF) prior to being returned to ILFC and later leased to Ryan International. Perhaps these airlines didn't take as good of care of them as they should have. The major reliability issues were early on, when there was a total of three of the four a/c. There were several times when two of the three would go tech, and FL would have to put their own metal on the route, with the 717 having to go to LAX or LAS with a fuel stop @ DFW. On at least one occassion, an A320 flight diverted to DFW with a tech issue and FL have to ferry a 717 to complete the flight. Then there's the infamous engine cowling incident as well towards the end of the contract. IIRC, the SFO flight start date was delayed because of the reliability issues with the A320s. Eventually, the number tech issues went down, and the "spare: A320 did ATL-MCO-ATL flights all day.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 6:04 am

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 17):
Northwest still flys DC-9's from DTW-FNT/FNT-DTW. I am flying one next month I cant wait. Its my first DC-9 flight. NW also brings a couple a week at MCO

Hey Delta767300ER,

I've done this flight several times. I just moved from the DTW area and will miss this opportunity. It's a fast 54 mile flight and seems like we cruise at 4000-5000ft. My last DC-9-10 flight was a DTW to FNT. Enjoy your first DC-9

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 1:15 pm

AFAIK, NW does not have ANY DC9s formerly owned by Delta.. I know they have a few from other airlines...

It seems like Valujet had more maintenance breakdowns in a day than TWA Connies had in a week. THAT should have gotten the FAA's attention.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 5:28 pm

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
THAT should have gotten the FAA's attention.

Except, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, the aircraft didn't fail in the most notable ValuJet accident -- a fire broke out on board due to a firebomb being placed on board by the maint contractor.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sat May 06, 2006 10:44 pm

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
It seems like Valujet had more maintenance breakdowns in a day than TWA Connies had in a week. THAT should have gotten the FAA's attention.

If you want to go that route then I'd better call the F.A.A. on YX because their piece of shit MD-80's are always taking mechanical delays.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sun May 07, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
seems like Valujet had more maintenance breakdowns in a day than TWA Connies had in a week. THAT should have gotten the FAA's attention.

Please explain exactly where you got your stats from to make such an absurd statement.

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sun May 07, 2006 10:57 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
I know they have a few from other airlines...

IIRC all of NWA DC-9s are from other airlines. Republic [RIP Herman] started the collection !
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sun May 07, 2006 11:26 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 18):
What's not very well known is that in the late 90s, NW pulled the interiors and replaced them with a 717-like interior. The insides of these 35 year old planes, folks, look quite new. Newer, in fact, that quite a few competitor's MD80s that are 20 years younger.

Amen. I still consider the DC-9s that I flew ORD-DTW-ORD three years ago to a have among the better interiors of any aircraft I've been on to date. I especially liked (and remember) the "grab rail" of sorts on the front edge of the overhead bins-- made lots of sense to me and I've wondered why it doesn't show up in more places.

I had to keep reminding myself that there was a decent possibility that the aircraft was older than my parents, because it certainly didn't look, feel, or sound like a 35+ year old bird.

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 28):
What other airlines have sent their DC-9s to Northwurst

I know looking through the DB some of them used to belong to Eastern, and of course Republic, AirWest, Southern(?)... "If only these planes could talk..."

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Sun May 07, 2006 11:40 am

Quoting Lincoln (Reply 29):
some of them used to belong to Eastern

NW acquired some of their DC-9-51s and DC-9-31s from Eastern. Currently, some of NW DC9 aircraft registrations are Eastern's.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 22):
The ones that Ryan International had came from ILFC. Two of them (N951LF and N941LF) served with TACA and LACSA, the other two served with MEA (N381LF and N391LF) prior to being returned to ILFC and later leased to Ryan International. Perhaps these airlines didn't take as good of care of them as they should have. The major reliability issues were early on, when there was a total of three of the four a/c.

You do know that TACA (Lacsa owner) owns the only certified Airbus repair and check center iin Latin America right? AEROMAN http://www.aeroman.taca.com/index.htm

So I am pretty sure thair planes are very well taken care of...

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting MGA (Reply 31):
So I am pretty sure thair planes are very well taken care of...

Those things were hunks of shit. When Ryan went to do the proving runs out if ICT the FAA almost grounded them because when they opened up the cowl they found a bunch of rust. They were constantly breaking, we would have to send two 717's to the west coast to pick up the passengers, and tech stop them on the way there and back.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
NW does not have ANY DC9s formerly owned by Delta.. I know they have a few from other airlines...



Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 28):
IIRC all of NWA DC-9s are from other airlines. Republic [RIP Herman] started the collection !

Actually, one NW DC-9-31 (N944Z) originally was a Northeast Yellowbird (N979NE) which did fly for DL following the '72 merger. It later went to Ozark, Republic before becoming a red-tail.


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Tue May 09, 2006 3:13 am

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 4:06 am

When did production of the DC9 cease, in favor of the MD80? Was that back in the 70s or early 80s? I believe there were only several hundred of those birds made before production switched to the MD80, 82, 83, 88...
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 33):
Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
NW does not have ANY DC9s formerly owned by Delta.. I know they have a few from other airlines...

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 28):
IIRC all of NWA DC-9s are from other airlines. Republic [RIP Herman] started the collection !

Actually, one NW DC-9-31 (N944Z) originally was a Northeast Yellowbird (N979NE) which did fly for DL following the '72 merger. It later went to Ozark, Republic before becoming a red-tail.

I think there is a pic on A.Net of my last NW DC-9-31 flight (04/07/06). It's Reg is N1308T and it began with Texas International. I flew after an 8 hour delay from IND to DTW with two other people. And yes I had a first class seat. I believe this bird dates from 1968.

Also, as a kid I flew those Northeast Yellow Birds into PQI. I did an inflight cockpit visit too. The good old days!
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 4:32 am

Aeroman does have a great reputation, and TACA does have a fine rep as well for how it maintains its aircraft.

That said, however, the photo immediately above is from N951LF, which came from LASCA/TACA.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 4:33 am

Aeroman does have a great reputation, and TACA does have a fine rep as well for how it maintains its aircraft.

That said, however, the photo immediately above is from N951LF, which came from LASCA/TACA. Of course, it was run by Ryan for a coupla years on behalf of Apple Vacations before being painted into Airtran colors.
 
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
The DC-9 in question (N904VJ) was an ex-DL DC-9 (N1281L):

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Interesting history on that particular aircraft actually. The plane also flew for Grand Airways out of LAS. The captain of 592 worked for Grand, and went to Valujet. What are the odds of that?

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 24):
AFAIK, NW does not have ANY DC9s formerly owned by Delta.. I know they have a few from other airlines...

Yes....they did havea mess of ex-Delta DC9-14s.....I flew on one...N3312L from DTW-MDW.....And they also have soem 30s that flew for Delta too and incluiding N3322L which I also flew on from DTW-ORD back in 1991...
The for mer Delta 14s came from the merger of Southern Airways....They had a fleet of both ex-Delta and Eastern DC9-14s....I also flew one on of the former EA birds from MSP-MLI N8907E on my way back from an interview for Mesaba...
Also the former Ozark DC9-30 was actually N994Z.....Not N944Z.....
Most of the former Northeast Airlines DC9-30s that Delta got were sold off to Allegheny and Ozark...Actually they were a big part of what made up Ozark's DC9-30 fleet...
The Ex-Northeast 9s were some of the earliest DC9-30s to being built in 1967...having been delivered at the same time NE introduced the FH-227s.
Back to the topic, most of the Valujet ne Air Tran DC9-30s were of Delta origin....I find it strange that they were able to take planes cost off by Delta and eventually give Delta a run for their money....Oh well such is life...
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Tue May 09, 2006 10:04 pm

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 35):
When did production of the DC9 cease, in favor of the MD80? Was that back in the 70s or early 80s?

From an old Airliners magazine article I read, US was still receiving new DC-9s in 1981. My guess is there was a short period of a few years that the final DC-9s were being built along side the newer, larger MD-80s.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Wed May 10, 2006 4:23 am

The reason FL ended up with the 737NG, was, Boeing telling Joe Leonard they would not build a 717-300 with the range they wanted, even though they could have, but as we all know, that is another story.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Wed May 10, 2006 11:50 am

This begs the question - will NW buy some old ValuJet DC9's? Sorry...
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Wed May 10, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 20):
How old is Northwest's oldes DC-9 that is still in service??

I think N89S and N941N, both of which were manufactured in 1969, are both still in service.
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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Wed May 10, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 32):
Those things were hunks of shit.

This is fairly concerning. Why would AirTran lease out "hunks of shit" to fly their passengers?

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RE: Airtrans DC-9's

Wed May 10, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 28):
What other airlines have sent their DC-9s to Northwurst ?

The DC-9's operated under Republic, Hughes AirWest, Southern, Bonanza, SAS, Delta, Northeast, Eastern, and I'm sure there's others...
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