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Sat Mar 17, 2001 3:00 am

What happend to the old "airbus" it was an excellent plane and now its being ripped apart in a Nevada Desert. The 727 has been around for longer and its still being flown. WHY??? I loved the DC-10
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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 3:16 am

The -10 is no longer copetitive mainly because of fuel consumtion and maintenance. Airlines would much rather opt for 767, 777 or A330 these days.

However, like the DC-8, we will see the DC-10 in service for a LONG time to come as a freighter aircraft.

RE: Long Live The DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 7:13 am

Some DC-10's are still flying around. Iberia and SkyJet are one of Europe's examples. Air Holland will start flying the DC10 (an ex-Continental) in May 2001 with a brand new colourscheme. The new AH-scheme could, in some way, be compared with former CPAir and the orange Braniff. The AH-DC10 will be painted in typical Dutch colours.


Sat Mar 17, 2001 7:43 am

IB has retired all of thier -10s. The last flight was Caracas-Madrid, back in November I believe.
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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 8:02 am

Watch for many DC-10's to return as re-equipped MD-10 freighters.

Up, up and away!

RE: King767

Sat Mar 17, 2001 9:24 am

Whoops, I did not checked my files Tom, thanks for the information. Good night!
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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 9:26 am

I like the DC-10, I dont get why they are flying the older 727's and getting rid of the DC-10's. If they were to get rid of the DC-10's so fast why not the 727 too?

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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 10:55 am

Because the 727 (100 and 200) are GREAT Aircrafts, and will live forever........ Yeah..... LONG LIVE THE TRI-JETS!!!!!!

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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 11:11 am

I don't know about you guys, but I totally abhor the DC-10. It is uncomfortable to fly in and recently I got a big headache on a NWA DC-10 that was approaching Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport last July. I wish that Northwest and all other airlines just retire and trash their DC-10's. I will always dislike the DC-10.
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RE: DC-10

Sat Mar 17, 2001 12:02 pm

I agree with Early Air,
almost all the DC9s DC10s,Tristars & other equipment of that era have been retired, why not the 727 too, as they are just as noisy & polluting as the others.
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