Some time around 1990 or so I had a UA
DC-8-71 on a DEN
flight. 2 or 3 days later for the return, I was booked on the FLL
portion but she took a MX
put me up and re-routed me the next AM
on DC-8-71's to ORD
and from ORD
. That was my last long haul DC-8 experiences. I do recall seeing DL
8's at either MIA
on that trip. I sure do miss those birds.
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Delta's thirteen DC8-61's were updated with CFM-56 engines and were generally flown all over the domestic system.
For sure..I think I recall seeing them at PHX
and even LAX
occasionally into the late 80's. DTW
also saw the 8's quite a bit.
Trivia..At one time for the NYC-south Florida routes DL
converted several (4-5?) into an all coach configuration and called them "Aero-Bus" service. IIRC it was to compete against either People EXpress or EA
's A300's or maybe both.
Maybe a Dl'er from that time frame remembers more.