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NWA DC-9-10

Tue Jul 11, 2000 11:45 pm

Have the DC-9-10's at NWA been retired yet or are they still in service? This is not a NWA-bashing post, but I would like to find out more information on that particular aircraft with them. Thanks.

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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 12:01 am

I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure they're on their way out, and are (I think) being replaced by Mesaba's and Express Airlines I's RJ's. (Avro RJ85, CRJ-200)
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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 12:23 am

They are still here, in fact, in suprisingly large numbers. You are correct, tehy are being replaced by the RJ85 and are labeled "JetExpress"

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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 12:32 am

What routes are they serving? I assume by their replacement they must be on regional or low-capacity routes - true?
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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 1:40 am

They are still around - I flew one last month on ORD-MSP.
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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 4:19 am

Correct, Tupolev154B2...They fly on off peak routes with low capacity. Probably the longest route with a DC-9-10 would be DTW-DFW, about 2-2.5 hours. They are also used on flights like MSP-RST (Rochester, MN), and MEM-STL. They are slowly being replaced with Mesaba's RJ-85s, with the CRJs going primarily towards high-cap routes formerly operated with SF340s (Think MEM-MOB and MEM-TUL).

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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 4:35 am

Do you consider -14s and 10s the same? I don't know how good this site is, but if your interested...

RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 5:19 am

I have flown them on flights of this type: MSP to HOU, FSD to MSP, and vis versa. the msp to hou was over a three hour flight.
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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 9:37 am

They flew into Wichita, KS until recently. They flew Wichita to MEM. They are replaced by Saab 340s and RJs.
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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 9:55 am

I see them very often at IAD and DCA. They fly to DTW and MEM.

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RE: NWA DC-9-10

Wed Jul 12, 2000 12:51 pm

Survey says... 10 14 and 15's still in service. 7 have been sold for scrap and one was written off in the detroit accident in dec. 1990. coincidentally, i kow a guy that survived that accident.

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