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Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:49 pm

Note: July 19 is an important day in United's DC-10 history. 23 years ago, on July 19, a United DC-10 experienced major problem inflight and declared an emergency landing. The DC-10 crash landed and broke up. Most passengers survived the crash landing.


Have I flown on United DC-10? Yes, once, in late summer of 1989. The route was ORD-SFO. The flight was a good experience for me.

I would like to know if you have flown on United DC-10. If you have, please tell where and when.

Thank you.
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:10 pm

I vividly remember the look of this plane:


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Many DC-10s United had.. 5 United DC-10s on a departure bank at ORD was common back then.

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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:04 pm

I flew UA DC10's numerous times between DTW and ORD and LAX and ORD. Great aircraft.
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:41 pm

I flew on one but cant remember the route. It was around 1991 could have been DEN or ORD . Miss those and loved the UA cabins.
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:43 am

March 19, 1976

United flight 238, Denver Stapleton International Airport (DEN) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW); and
United flight 86, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

At Detroit, I had to deplane and check in again for the second flight, although it was the same aircraft and crew operating both flights, DEN-DTW and DTW-PIT.

I was not able to get the registration number.

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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:11 am

My first trip on a widebody was on a UA DC-10, ORD-MCO-ORD in February of 1998. We were parked next to the DC-10 that flew the Denver Broncos after they won the Super Bowl a few days earlier on the ORD-MCO leg. It had to have been the smoothest flight I've ever taken. I got to sit in the cockpit and talk with the first officer after landing at MCO. The picture of me sitting in the left seat is sitting on the mantle at my parent's house.
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:08 am

Lots of UA DC 10 flights.
ORD-LAX
ORD-DEN (part of ORD-DEN-LAX and later ORD-DEN-ONT, with DEN-ONT on a 733)
DEN-LAX
but the first one was ORD-BOS and back in 1977

those were usually very pleasant flights, but sometime in the mid-1990s on ORD-DEN it occurred to me that the 733s were faster to board/unload and that there was less commotion going on
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:37 pm

I flew ORD - SFO on August 27th 1992 and DEN-SEA on 17 October 1998 !
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:06 am

I flew just once, sometime n 1995 or 1996 from ORD-CLE. It's amazing to think I had that chance then (when I was still very young), when I was older and remembered my flights better, all my CLE-CHI flights became 737 or E145.
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:17 am

What a great question! Even though I flew DC-10's many times, most were on Northwest Airlines. My only flight on a UA DC-10 was on August 17, 1992 from DTW to ORD. I specifically remember the flight, because I found a fat, full wallet in the seat pocket, and turned it in to the flight attendant. I didn't realize to appreciate at the time flying a wide body on a short domestic hop like DTW to ORD. For what it's worth, I did fly Continental DC-10's on LAX-EWR, EWR-DEN and BOS-DEN in the post-People Express years of 1986 and 1987. Post-merger, could we count those as UA DC-10 flights?
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:06 am

YVR-SEA - first service of the morning IIRC (I had taken the Greyhound through the night from Vernon BC to catch that flight), in March 1996 - there was coffee and juice on offer for the short sector and the load-factor must have been 30% or so as I don't recall many other passengers nearby at all, which was a good thing as I was traveling sub-load!

It was the same livery as pictured above - and the cabin dividers were the famous multi-coloured, striped, deep-pile carpet: must've weighed a tonne!
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:22 am

Both ways:
ord-phl many times in mid 90s
bwi-ord many times Late 90s until Sep 2001. (they were trying to keep give Southwest in check)
ord-den - many times late 90s
ord-las - once each way
phl-den - only once, surprise sub for 757 in late 90s
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:31 am

Did UA operate the DC-10 on the LAX-HNL route, January 1995? I was only five years old at the time, but it was a widebody and I want to say it was a United DC-10.
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:20 am

Quoting pocho (Reply 12):
Did UA operate the DC-10 on the LAX-HNL route, January 1995? I was only five years old at the time, but it was a widebody and I want to say it was a United DC-10.

I'm sure they did. In the April 1995 OAG UA had 3 daily DC-10s LAX-HNL
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:22 pm

Yes. About 1997 or 1998 from CLE-ORD. Aunt was a flight attendant. Got us along with my sister into first class (it was near empty). Being 7 or 8 years old I remember being pinned to my seat on takeoff. That's when my love of aviation began...
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:43 pm

Yes....way back on Aug 22, 1978 between DEN and ORD enroute back to BDL. (The flight from ORD to BDL was a DC-8-61). The week before when we went out too Denver was my first ever plane trip. Coming home, I was amazed at how big the UA DC-10 was. During the flight there was a cartoon short subject "The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy"..followed by "ABC Wide World of Sports" playing on the screens at the front of the cabin sections. Impressive for an 8 year old. I am not sure of the flight number...would be curious to find out.
 
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:00 am

Don't have the dates to hand but I flew a UA DC-10-10 PHX-ORD back in the 90's.
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:33 pm

Quoting September11 (Thread starter):
Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Yes, on UA: 3 times. SEA-ORD back in the early 90's. Then SFO-HNL-LAX in 1996.

On NW: 4 times. SEA-MSP-SEA in 1997 and 1998.

These were the only times I ever got to fly on the mighty DC-10, and loved EVERY minute of it!
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RE: Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:13 am

I had my share of DC10's in the past, unfortunately never with UA (2x AA, 2x LH and a number of times on KL).

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