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carmenlu15
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Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:36 am

Ok, this will sound like an odd question, but perhaps one of our Mexican friends may be able to help...

The other day I was compiling the list of a/c I have flown... which consists only of A320, A319, B733 and possibly B732 - quite a large variety, I know  Yeah sure. Anyway, I'm still missing one, a MX flight I took from ACA to MEX in 1994. The thing is, I was 11 at the time and still far from becoming an aviation geek, so I can't recall anything about the airplane!

All I remember is the plane was somewhat old, rattled more than a ruletero (the cheapest form of transportation in my country back then), and was smaller than the plane I flew MEX-GUA (a GU 733). Please note this is not a bash on MX or their fleet, I'll gladly fly them again anytime! I also remember well the exact date of the flight (December 23, 1994).

I was wondering... finding the exact a/c type I flew would be a nearly impossible task, but maybe some of you recall what a/c was MX using for their domestic network back then so that I can have a better idea.

Thanks for your help!

Saludos,
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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:22 am

MX in 1994 was already using the A320, but I am almost positive your flight was on a 727-200. I bet someone here has a timetable to prove it.

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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:45 pm

I second that! I flew a B727-200 from MEX-PVR on MX the same year...so I'd go with the 727!
 
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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:07 pm

After the retirement of the DC-6 and 727-100 fleet, for many years, the 727-200 operated nearly all their flights (aside from the DC-10), so it is more than likely, that is what you flew. The F-100 was introduced sometime in the early 90's (possibly late 80's), but I doubt it "rattled" as you mentioned...
 
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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:19 pm

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 3):
for many years, the 727-200 operated nearly all their flights (aside from the DC-10)

In fact, unless i am mistaken, there was a point in time where MX had an all-727-200 fleet.
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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:32 pm

Maybe we're talking about a prematurely dirty F-100 that had a few screws loose perhaps?? A 727-200 may be somewhat rattley, but it would certainly be a bigger plane than a 737-300 !
 
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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4):
In fact, unless i am mistaken, there was a point in time where MX had an all-727-200 fleet.

That's correct, along with DC10s. That was MX's two type in its fleet.

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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:37 am

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 6):
That's correct, along with DC10s. That was MX's two type in its fleet.

Ah the good old days.....

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
All I remember is the plane was somewhat old, rattled more than a ruletero (the cheapest form of transportation in my country back then), and was smaller than the plane I flew MEX-GUA (a GU 733). Please note this is not a bash on MX or their fleet, I'll gladly fly them again anytime! I also remember well the exact date of the flight (December 23, 1994).

F100 probably for the size, as the ACA route was operated mainly with the Fokker, when was introduced; it arrived to MX´s fleet in 1992.

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RE: Mexicana To ACA In '94 - What A/C?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:03 pm

Thanks a lot for all your replies!

Quoting N405MX (Reply 7):
F100 probably for the size, as the ACA route was operated mainly with the Fokker, when was introduced; it arrived to MX´s fleet in 1992.

Hmm, so that was it...  scratchchin  though a 727 would have been nice!

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