I personally like, and enjoy flying, both the DC-9 and the DC-10. Both airplanes are safe and reliable airplanes and have proven themselves with all the major carriers here in the United States. I like the accessibility and passenger comfort of the DC-10; however, I like the quick turn around time of the DC-9. As for the newer airplanes, there is no way in hell you can get me on a 737...I'd rather drive (one think I truly hate to do), and the A320, well, I have never really felt safe on the A320...or any Airbus for that matter, even though at Northwest we operate a substantial sized fleet.
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.