|Quoting Thrust (Thread starter):|
I'd like to know the answer to this, because quite frankly, I never would've guessed such a large DC-9 operator would have canned its original fleet, only to keep an even greater amount later.
|Quoting CWAFlyer (Reply 5):|
With no leading edge slats, the take off speeds were faster and they would take off like a scalded dog.
|Quoting milesrich (Reply 6):|
TWA's lack of a twin engine 100-120 seat aircraft caused some of their problems at the beginning of deregulation, when their domestic fleet consisted of 727's, 707's, and L-1011's. I believe they ordered 10 to 20 MD-82's for delivery in 1982-83, right after American made their first Dash 80 order.
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