I was wondering who has the oldest fleet in the airline industry? I was thinking Delta. Which leads me to some other questions.
In my business we can get away with several years of using our vehicles before we must replace them. They can be in great shape and look great but our customers look down on older vehicles.
I was wondering if Airlines experience the same thing? I have flown on some old MD-80's and it really did not bother me. If you do not know much about planes you probably won't notice. How often do airlines refurbish their aircraft?
I would almost think that flying older aircraft would be cheaper overhead, except for the better fuel mileage from the newer aircraft.
I was just wondering about this. As a frequent flyer I find aircraft age interesting.