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The Last Days Of The DC10

Sat May 29, 1999 12:06 pm

I thought UAL was planning on keeping their DC-10-10's for quite awhile yet. I had heard until 2005. Has this changed? Are they going to get rid of them sooner than that?
 
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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sat May 29, 1999 10:12 pm

Not from what I've heard. As the 777s come in, the DC-10s will go out.....
 
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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sat May 29, 1999 11:07 pm

It's weird to think of US domestic carriers using new fleets, I'm so used to DC9s, DC10s, 767s et al.( I know the 767 isn't THAT old, mostly mid-80s.) The US domestic industry generally is famous for an aging fleet. I'd freak out if I rode on a 777 from O'hare to Denver or Pittsburg to Miami, I guess I'd dismiss it as a positioning flight or last minute substitute for a DC10 that'd gone tech. I guess we are entering another phase of repalcements, with USAirways ordering a whole new fleet of Airbus. What are Delta doing about their TriStars? Some of those planes are older than MEA's famous fleet of Beirut-based 707s (even those were replaced last year).
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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sun May 30, 1999 2:43 am

In the April 25 issue of Airways News Online, it says that American Airlines will accelerate the retirement of its DC-10 and 727 fleets. The DC-10s will be retired by the end of next year, while all 727s will be retired by the end of 2003.

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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sun May 30, 1999 3:02 am

I think Northwest is going to have them for a while, they don't talk about phasing them out do they? Northwest still has quite a few DC-10's (30 and 40 variants, I know they don't have any 10's). I know Continental is going to start phasing them out soon as the new 767-400's come in. Sabena retired its last DC-10 two years ago.
American won't have any more of them in 2001 and no more 727's in 2004, I knew that.

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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sun May 30, 1999 5:07 am

Cedarjet:

Don't get too used to older aircraft on UAL domestic routes. I fly SFO-IAD and I'm up for a brand new 777-223ER, fresh out of Everett, next week. UAL flights like LAX-DEN, LAX-ORD, LAX-MIA, SFO-DEN, SFO-ORD, SFO-MIA, and SFO-IAD are mostly split between either A320s, 757s, or 777s, based on peak times and positioning. Out of those three aircraft, two are new.

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United946: 22 Not 23

Sun May 30, 1999 6:32 am

If you fly United, the 777 is a 222ER, not 223ER. A 777-223ER would be a 777-200 built for American.
Don't forget that United's customer number at Boeing is 22.

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RE: The Last Days Of The DC10

Sun May 30, 1999 6:57 am

A767-

Thanks.... I have the bad habit of forgetting our CID number. I think I've made that mistake about 10 times on this message board!

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