Jkat
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DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 1:23 pm

Im flying a D13 to LGW in 2 weeks. I am very concerned about safety. In your opinion, what do you think I should be concerned about on this flight and what have been the changes in the aftermaths of all the D10 disasters?
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 1:25 pm

The dc-10 is a proven design. I wouldnt worry about anything..Jt
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 1:30 pm

you got nothing to worry about. all the problems have been fixed. it is a very safe airliner.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 2:21 pm

The only concern currently is maintenance and comfort. DC-10s are now safe aircraft but they are showing their age. If properly maintained (they should be, or CAA/FAA will come down on the airline) there is nothing to worry about except the usually somewhat uncomfortable and noisy ride.
I wish I were flying
 
Guest

RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 2:29 pm

Apperently all the problems were assosited with the -10 version. The -30 version is perfectly safe.....I would love an oppurtunity to fly on one of these jets before they are retired.

All it comes down to is maintnece, if it is poor even a new airplane can be unsafe.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Fri Jun 22, 2001 6:31 pm

All of the old problems have been fixed. The only thing that you need worry about is the coffee being cold or them running out of sugar.
regds tuffty Big grin
 
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Anytime...

Fri Jun 22, 2001 8:50 pm

I understand you might be not very comfortable in an airplane (in general), and I respect that.

But your fears about the DC10 are a complete non-sense. The disasters you mentioned happened in the 70's and 80's, and only extremely stupid people would have not taken any corrective action to make sure these accidents won't occur again.

In today's airline business, I would be more careful regarding the choice of an airline vs. a specific airliner. All certificated planes are safe, only the people who operate them (from management to flight attendants) are sometimes total wankers.

Enjoy the -10, it's a great plane !
 
Jkat
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RE: Anytime...

Sat Jun 23, 2001 3:04 am

Have all D10-10s been retired or taken out of service?
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 4:14 am

There are still between 15 and 20 DC-10-10s left in passenger service around the world.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 2:38 pm

If it's not Boeing.. I'm not going!
 
ben88
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 6:28 pm

There are more than 15-20...AOM alone has like 15 plus Northwest still has a bunch in service.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 6:29 pm

Sorry didn't see the -10 part.....my mistake.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sat Jun 23, 2001 8:31 pm

I've flown the DC-10-30 across the Pacific many times with Northwest. I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience.

BH346
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Sun Jun 24, 2001 7:07 pm

FedEx flys a DC10-30 to London STN every night from IND. We never hear anything about the plane not making it! Of course, back in March a DC10-10 from BOS to IND had the #2 engine catch fire when leaving BOS. Other than that, there is a ramp full of DC10 aircraft arriving and leaving every night from IND and I never see anything on CNN, so you should be okay.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Mon Jun 25, 2001 12:29 pm

I have flown in it and I loved it. By all means ... enjoy your trip and don't think twice about it.
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BH346

Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:30 pm

Last year I flew a D10 (i think it was a -30) from DTW to CDG. During cruise a smoky smell, not exhaust but like overheated electrical wires or something wafted through the cabin. We landed safely 6 hours later. What do you think this "smoke" was from?
 
Jkat
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:34 pm

I dont know if this got posted before but last year I flew on a -30 I assume from DTW to CDG. After climb a smokey smell of overheated electrical wires or an electrical fire wafted through the cabin. It aventually dissapated. What do you think this "smoke" was from?
 
Guest

What Do You Think This "smoke" Was From?

Tue Jun 26, 2001 3:31 pm

Your French croissant getting too hot in the galley !

 Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Tue Jun 26, 2001 6:01 pm

One of the best transatlantic flights which i have done was on a Laker Airways DC10, beautiful aircraft which really put some newer competitors to shame.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Tue Jun 26, 2001 6:45 pm

jkat,

Probably a flourescent light ballast. When they toast they get smokey, or a light transformer, same result.
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Wed Jun 27, 2001 7:23 am

Thousands of people fly the DC-10's across the oceans every day. My dad has been a NW DC-10 international captain for 2 years and has never had any sort of problem with the airplane. They are extremely well maintained and are very comfortable and fast (at 580,000 pounds takeoff weight we got up to 31,000 in about 15 minutes from Amsterdam). The DC-10-30's especially are wonderful airplanes. These are the ones NW flies into I just got back from a bunch of DC-10 sim training up at NWA's training facility. The -30's are just a joy to fly. The engines are incredibely powerful (the 30's have the GE engines), and can climb relatively easy even with 2 engines out.... not that that really ever happens. The last time that happened was 8 years ago i believe, and the crew landed no problem.


Relax and enjoy.
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:22 pm

I fly the DC10-10 and DC10-30 Trans-pacific at least twice a month. Its a grand old aircraft...I'll miss ours when they're gone...
 
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 2:41 am

I don't see any problems with the aircraft, but I personally just wouldn't fly it.
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 2:48 pm

Give me An-2 and atlantic ocean. I really want to fly on a DC-10 before they're all gone.
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RE: DC-10.....would You Fly This Overseas?

Thu Jul 05, 2001 8:50 pm

I have been on five DC10s. Twice across the Atlantic on a DC10, AA and NWA. The DC10 used to be my favorite airplane until I met the 777.  Big grin
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