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Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:31 pm

Did Delta end up with any jets in the DL/NW deal that they had back in the day.

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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:45 pm

Quoting B727 (Thread starter):
Did Delta end up with any jets in the DL/NW deal that they had back in the day.




Kind of hard to answer your question since we can't be sure when back in the day was.
 
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:57 pm

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I don't think so but they scooped up a few ex-eastern D95s out of the deal -- as well as the MEM hub which DL used to have a hub at.
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:13 pm

No, none of the aircraft were previously operated by Delta.

NW did used to have an ATL maintenance base where they did a significant amount of DC-9 heavy maintenance dating back to the Southern Airways days. NW closed this facility in 2002.
 
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:23 pm

N994Z, a DC9-31, was formerly N979NE and flew with Delta from 1972 until 1975 (it originally started life with Ozark). However, I believe it was withdrawn from use by Northwest in 2005. So it never actually flew with DL again post-merger. However, there does seem to have been a registration hit on 12-31-2009 showing it was transferred to DL. So maybe it's still sitting at Marana somewhere.

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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:56 am

Thanks Michman,

Thats what I was looking for. Any NW aircraft that once were in Delta paint.

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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:53 am

The gentleman who took this pic says that it also served DL after the merger and THEN went on to Ozark. It technically meets your standard of serving in both NW and DL colors even though it may have been parked in the desert since 2005. http://www.airliners.net/photo/North...d=db8b66136d852a3e8a01e24a11ed6a55
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:58 am

There are a handful of -15s and -30s that flew originally for DL that went on to fly for NW. N3324L is one that I know of......



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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:38 am

I believe N3324L was the only ex-DL aircraft that was in service with NW at the time of the acquisition. However it was retired shortly thereafter and so never officially flew for DL again.

So although none ever flew again for DL, I imagine they re-acquired ownership of a couple.
 
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:13 am

A little more info that might help. Not sure when the 2 DC-9-31 were retired, but From Delta's DC-9 list and the current Parked list I have 2. Ship 9988 N8944E MSN 47176 was N3335L with delta back in the days, and Ship 9941 N3324L MSN47103 and was N3324L with Delta, Both were DC-9-30's, and both show show currently owned by Delta, and in storage.

If you like DC-9's, the storage list shows 8-DC-9-10's, 25 - DC-9-30's, 2-DC-9-40's and they are currently owned by Delta thru Northwest. The DC-9-50 are also all owned, and the number in storage are sadly going up untill the 34 are all retired. HTH.
 
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RE: Any Original Delta Jets In The DL/NW Deal

Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Did you mean D93........because if not......SAY WHAT?????!!!!  Wow!

I think there was only one D95.......N401EA

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