Cheez_man
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Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 6:30 am

Hello,

I am new here and I don't know a lot about airplanes. I do have a question that I hope all of you can answer. In 1991, my family and I went to Disney World. We took Delta and on the way there, we took a DC-10. I liked that plane. The middle row of seats, the movie, and big tail and engine......... Well, now, here comes the question. On the way back to Boston, we took another Delta flight, and I don't remember what kind of plane it was. (I was 6 or 7 years old then) All I remember of this plane was that it had two seats on the left side of the plane (I am not sure about the other side), it didn't have a movie screen, it was smaller than a DC-10, and it flew the route of Orlando to Boston. That is all that I know of that plane, and I would like to know what it could be. I looked all through the pictures of Airliners.net and I found out that it isn't a Boeing 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 777, McDonnell Douglas DC-10, or aLockheed L-1011. I am questionable of it being a Boeing 767, but I really don't know. Mind you, I have only been on a plane four times.

Thank you for reading,

Mike
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 6:42 am

Was it a single-aisle, or dual-aisle aircraft? If it was a single-aisle, most likely it was a DC-9 or MD80, as they have 2-3 seating. As for widebodies, the 767, L1011, DC-10 and MD-11 have 2 seats on either side of the centre section.
 
northstardc4m
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 6:44 am

well from that info, its either a 767 or MAYBE an A310, both of those were in DL fleet at the end of 1991, but im not sure when the PanAm 310s started to show up.
The 2 seats would have been on the right for an MD-80 and it too early for a MD-90... and i think all the Dc-9s were gone by then and anyways MCO-BOS is a bit far for a DC-9 in its latter days with DL.
Well, with the details you gave 767/A310 is best i can do.

But if you can remember more details: 767 has 3 seats in the middle, A310 has 4.

If you could fill in more details... like number of engines, it would help
cause from seats alone it also could be a DC-10, L1011...... well you get the idea
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 6:46 am

First of all Delta doesn't have DC-10's, so it had to have been an L1011 because i don't think they had the MD11 yet.And the plane ride to Boston sounds like possibly an MD88.
 
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DELTAMD-11

Wed Oct 11, 2000 6:56 am

Delta did have DC-10's (in the early 70's and the late 80's).

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My guess was you were on a MD-88. For a few reasons. 1) 2 seats on the left side. 2) No movie screen.
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 7:00 am

Dazed767, you forget DLs MD88s are backwards 3-2 seating not 2-3
thats puts the 3 on the left....
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Cheez_man
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 7:05 am

Well, I am pretty sure that it was a single aisle plane. I do rememeber that the plane was a DC-10 because there were little pictures of the planes in Delta's fleet in the seat pocket.

Thanks,

Mike

P.S. Thanks everybody for giving me all of this useful info!!!!!
 
Greeneyes53787
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 8:23 am

The seats could have been just two on the left side of the MD-80 series if in the First Class section. Were you?

Greeneyes
 
Cheez_man
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RE: No, We Were In Coach

Wed Oct 11, 2000 8:25 am

n/t
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 9:40 am

The plane was not a Dc-10, Delta only had them for a few short months and leased them to United as a precaution in case the L10's weren't delivered because at the time Rolls Royce was in financial trouble and they were the only engine available, and that was back in the late 60's or early 70's, so its impossible you flew on a delta DC-10 in '91.Had to have been an MD11.
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Wed Oct 11, 2000 10:39 am

I don't want to get into an argument here, but Delta had two sets of DC-10s. Their own in the early 70's, leased to United for the reason that the L-1011 wasn't ready. (The same reason they jumped on the 747 bandwagon, too.)

They ALSO (yes, also) had the ex-Western Airlines DC-10s from 1987 to 1991. The aircraft were merely Western Airlines aircraft with Delta paint. They were phased out in 1991.

The first MD-11 service came in late 1991, but it was Los Angeles to Hong Kong.

The A310s joined in late 91/early 92 after the demise of PanAm. They did not have them before PanAm went down.

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RE: Here's A Look

Thu Oct 12, 2000 5:22 am

OK. Perhaps a look at a non-Boeing product will help you remember more.

These are of Delta MD-88s


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Notice that in coach the left seats are just 2 together (on the left as you walk in from the front).

Do these ring a bell? A wing view from inside is also available.

Greeneyes
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Thu Oct 12, 2000 7:51 am

Single aise, two seats on one side. Sounds like an MD-88. When Cheez_man said "two seats" on the left side, he might be referring to the left side as you are facing the back of the plane, walking to your seat, rather than when you are facing forward, sitting in it. I can't think of any other narrowbody types in the Delta fleet (aside from the DC-9 and MD-90 which have pretty much been ruled out) that had two seats on one side.
 
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RE: Can You Help Me Identify This Plane?

Thu Oct 12, 2000 9:10 am

This is somewhat off topic, but I was just wondering why DL has the set of two seats on the right as you walk in? Is there a specific erason, or just because they wanted to be a little different? Mostly I see the 2 seats on the left as you walk in.
 
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RE: Aa737

Fri Oct 13, 2000 12:42 am

I certainly don't know the answer to Aa737's question. Convair put the three on one particular side in 880s and 990s. Delta flew those. But some airlines switched it the other way.

With the three on the left looking toward the back- loading can be a little quicker (possibly). Only the distance of two seats is passed after entering the door- before turning right and following the isle.

But that doesn't seem important to me.

Concerning the challenge here, perhaps the boy was sitting in a row with an emergency escape door. Sometimes fewer seats are in those rows. In those days children were cleared to sit in them, perhaps.

Greeneyes

Ps-maybe this was a ComAir commuter jet with 4-across seating.
 
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RE: Aa737

Fri Oct 13, 2000 1:05 am

I believe it is the airlines' choice as to how seating is arranged. I forget how AA and US have their MD-80s configured.

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