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by FlyingViking
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
738 is 64 in-service, 13 in storage = 77 total



Thanks again.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

B717: YE2019: 91 Current: 47 in-service, 17 in storage, 27 removed for service Projection: With the exception of a few owned frames, the fleet is leased. Unverified rumors circulated several months ago about perhaps making a deal to return B717 to Boeing in exchance for a future MAX order. Pilot ad...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Can anybody give a complete breakdown on Delta's narrowbody fleet as to stored-active-permanently withdrawn?

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by FlyingViking
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Thanks for the reply. Maint sure gets expensive. I think an A check is weekly, a B check is monthly, a C check is yearly and a D check is every 4 years. There are some max hours allowed to be flown too for each of the 4 checks as well. Then there is Landing Gear overhaul and Engine Mx and overhaul....

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by FlyingViking
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16497

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

santi319 wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
On a one for one I think the 321Neo is a better replacement for a 757 though.

Icelandair’s worst mistake


I was surprised when FI ordered the 8Max. Is it that they figured it was easier to fill the smaller 8Max than a bigger 321Ceo/Neo at a decent yield?

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by FlyingViking
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16497

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

My son flew on the 738Max last year ORD-KEF-ORD before the grounding. Is the Max done at Icelandair?. I thought Icelandair still had a bunch in storage. I expect it to be cleared for service in a few weeks/months. On a one for one I think the 321Neo is a better replacement for a 757 though. Me too ...

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by FlyingViking
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16497

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

Have they hinted at what they will replace them with,once traffic starts picking up and since the 737MAX future is very uncertain? My son flew on the 738Max last year ORD-KEF-ORD before the grounding. Is the Max done at Icelandair?. I thought Icelandair still had a bunch in storage. I expect it to ...

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by FlyingViking
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Thanks for the reply. Maint sure gets expensive. I think an A check is weekly, a B check is monthly, a C check is yearly and a D check is every 4 years. There are some max hours allowed to be flown too for each of the 4 checks as well. Then there is Landing Gear overhaul and Engine Mx and overhaul....

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by FlyingViking
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 569
Views: 65569

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Truly appreciate all the great posts on this and WB. thread. Can someone post the approximate cost by fleet type of a HMV ? Always been curious of how ferrying an a.c. To Asia or other places can save money. I know no one knows DL. costs but just ballpark. I came across an article a few years ago. ...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16497

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

According to this: https://flugblogg.is/2020/10/08/icelandair-withdraws-seven-boeing-757-200s-from-the-fleet/ The 757s sold for freighter conversion - TF-FIS, TF-FIT, and TF-LLX The 757s that will be scrapped - TF-ISL, TF-ISY, TF-FIJ, and TF-ISF Thanks for the update. My son flew on TF-ISF January ...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s
Replies: 56
Views: 16497

Re: Icelandair To Scrap Four, Sell Three, and Store Nine 757-200s

I assume Icelandair was waiting to see how long before the Max got approved for return to service. Now that that's right around the corner might as well start cutting the old fleet.

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by FlyingViking
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash
Replies: 26
Views: 6517

Re: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash

Just checking the flight on flightaware.com there is a 500 foot altitude loss at 1127-1130. That's rather unusual.

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by FlyingViking
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash
Replies: 26
Views: 6517

Re: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash

I remember the Connie Kalitta 747F that had a depressurization event, it's a rather interesting youtube video to watch and the change in the pilots once they put their oxygen masks on.. If not hypoxia in this case then maybe a slow incapacitation due to some medical problem, isn't there an aural ala...

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by FlyingViking
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash
Replies: 26
Views: 6517

Re: Cellino & Barnes Plane Crash

Interesting cockpit transmissions while he was flying massively off course and not holding altitude. This was a pressurized small plane. Hypoxia has to be a consideration, but he sounded present and authoritative until close to the end of transmissions. https://nypost.com/2020/10/03/radio-transmiss...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98453

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

First, those were just words. Second, the Boeing NMA ship has sailed, the MAX woes killed it. I’ll believe DL will order new Boeing planes when I see it. Based on actions from the last 5 years, there has to be some beef between the two. Ed said there isn't any beef. Ok, then why don’t they have any...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98453

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

It was just rumored in a different Airliners.net thread that Delta is looking at retire the 737-800. If that's rumor is true what would take their place? I'm of the opinion the 737-8 Max would be a good replacement. Maybe even in substantially numbers. Why on earth would get rid of their 738’s? Are...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98453

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

It was just rumored in a different Airliners.net thread that Delta is looking at retire the 737-800. If that's rumor is true what would take their place? I'm of the opinion the 737-8 Max would be a good replacement. Maybe even in substantially numbers.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 32091

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

Leasors are reporting that the value of new aircraft is down 20% to 25%. Lease rates for new down 30% and less popular aircraft even more. https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/aircraft-lessor-fleet-falls-disproportionately-lease-rates-plummet-530864 A319s were as low as $7 million using v...

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by FlyingViking
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 32091

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

The 717 is leaving Delta for one basic metric....engine cost. The overhaul of that engine is expensive! Being a unique engine, the cost and people to maintain it are scarce. The plane is good and the pilots like it but management says it getting too expensive to operate. FYI, I watched the last Del...

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by FlyingViking
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28157

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

So...everyone is guessing that Boeing is scooping the chance and offering a nice 788 deal to DL??? Well I am predicting that DL will acquire around 20x B788 to replace the old B763 and A332 Yup I'd think 25 firm + 25 options of 788 with conversion to 789 just in case of course. Delta's streamlined ...

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by FlyingViking
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28157

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

My question is what current aircraft in production can replace the 767. This probably means an end to secondary city TATL flying like IND, MCO, TPA and maybe RDU as anything bigger than a 767 is just to big. What does this mean for routes like ATL-BRU, ZRH and DUS. Does this mean more double connec...

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by FlyingViking
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-104 Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4532

Re: TU-104 Restoration

From a safety standpoint, the Tu-104 and the Comet were rushed to service, with similar results. From a comfort point of view, the Tu-104, with big engines installed in the wing roots, next to the cabin, was very noisy and subject to vibrations. The story is that in 1960, Nikita Khrushchev, then le...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-104 Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 4532

Re: TU-104 Restoration

Could be awesome to get it in the air again.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO
Replies: 10
Views: 2261

Re: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO

Dreamflight767 wrote:
Ohhh...maybe a few PC-24s?

Wouldn't that be something. I'll buy a ticket once covid is over.

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by FlyingViking
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Pre Covid the MD-90's were to go by the end of 2022. I assume that Delta had enough parts to keep them in the air until then. If so are those parts still around? Do the engines on the fleet have enough green time left that it would be cost effective to use up that green time instead of overhauls. I...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Pre Covid the MD-90's were to go by the end of 2022. I assume that Delta had enough parts to keep them in the air until then. If so are those parts still around? Do the engines on the fleet have enough green time left that it would be cost effective to use up that green time instead of overhauls. I'...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Northwest1988 wrote:
Sure hope someone gets some pics or videos of this! May very well be one of the last MD-90 flights of all time.

I hope someone will pick up a few of them and start a charter airline or something. Maybe next year.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25700

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

DoctorVenkman wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
Sounds like the gear didn't deploy.


Now I'm no expert, but the video of the plane skidding down the runway on its engine seems to confirm that.

Yup. Initially it was suggested the gear collapsed on landing.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
DL MD90 N963DN is actually going to ferry QRO-MEM-BYH today. I assume the MEM stop has to do with clearing immigration back into the US from Mexico.

Makes sense. i was wondering what the Memphis to Blytheville flight was all about. Are there two MD-90's in QRO? and how about the second one then?

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25700

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Sounds like the gear didn't deploy.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

1 MD-90 is bring ferried QRO-BYH today.

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by FlyingViking
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

The second you tell ATC you're a Student Pilot you'll get all the help you need. I used to use Microsoft Flight Sim for any flight I was going to do. It helped a lot.

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by FlyingViking
Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Another MD-90 ferried to BYH right now,

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by FlyingViking
Tue May 19, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 18627

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

It's really smart for them to accommodate LD3 in freighter configurations. LD3-45 should have been considered too. The LD3 capability is probably why FedEx was on board with this. Right now, for places that get feed via a 208 (well, anything that isn't an ATR for that matter), the freight gets flow...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

https://news.delta.com/delta-retire-md- ... leets-june


So end of May or end of June last flights?
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PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
The official retirement announcement - retire in June.
https://news.delta.com/delta-retire-md- ... leets-june


So end of May or end of June last flights?

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149873

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

What airline Ceo said: No airline has ever gone bankrupt flying an airplane that was to small. Didn't Gordon Bethune form Continental say something like that when they took delivery of 767-200's in 2000? -alitis He probably did, but I think the quote was coined even before that. Then there is the p...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149873

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

This is where I chime in to say, smaller is almost certainly better when market conditions are weak. A bigger airplane only wins when conditions are consistently super strong. Accordingly, a new 10-11 hour 200 seater is going to make more money for more airlines than a new 12 hour 375 seater. This ...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98453

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I remember getting blasted by multiple members on this forum just a few weeks ago for saying "I'm not saying an order is imminent, but I wouldn't be shocked if Delta orders the Max and/or 787". Back before the A321NEO discussions turned from speculation into an actual order, I said that D...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98453

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

How much could Boeing save per year, if they could stop the entire 717 service operations immediately incl. the scraping of all spar parts, simulators etc.? If all 717 operators would return their planes and switch to 737MAX, they would still earn the service fees for a similar number of airplanes....

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by FlyingViking
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6740

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

Maersk Air of Denmark flew the 737-200 adv. in and out of the Faroe Islands daily to Copenhagen. Back in the old days the airstrip up there was 3300 feet then lengthened to 3600 feet it was 3600 in 1982, then 4100 and now 5900 feet. Runway length needed, depends among others on the T/O weight, runwa...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

micstatic wrote:
well it's official. Per their 10-k this morning. All MD-88's permanently retired by July


Any word on the MD90's?

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by FlyingViking
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Looking at BYH there doesn’t seem to be any MD90 flights into there today so there must be revenue flights being flown still GRR-BUF-SRQ-IAH-ORF-PIT? and ATL (of course) saw MD90 service today. No BYH since Saturday, yeah. Where are you seeing THAT? I don't see any MD-90s into SRQ today Flight DAL2...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

A bunch of MD90 flights today. Any new info? A bunch flew normal flights or a bunch flew to SBD or BYH ? Looking at BYH there doesn’t seem to be any MD90 flights into there today so there must be revenue flights being flown still GRR-BUF-SRQ-IAH-ORF-PIT? and ATL (of course) saw MD90 service today. ...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

727LOVER wrote:
FlyingViking wrote:
A bunch of MD90 flights today. Any new info?


A bunch flew normal flights or a bunch flew to SBD or BYH ?



Normal flights, in and out of Atlanta.

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

A bunch of MD90 flights today. Any new info?

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

So 2 MD90 flights today so far. ATL-IAH/BUF. Hopefully many more for many more days weeks months.

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

So the MD90s don't appear to be parked. As an employee I do have access to some schedules and it still shows the 90 flying in the May schedule. This lines up with that we were told which was around 30 88s and 10 90s were not on the park plan. Again these things change daily but as of now it looks l...

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by FlyingViking
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

April 1st. Wow. That's 25 years to the date after it entered service DFW-EWR April 1st 1995. I know. I was there. Happier times back then.

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by FlyingViking
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

And another one just took off from ATL, DAL 9940. So with an earlier flight DAL9941 and DAL9942 that just landed that makes it 3 today so far. And the day is not over with yet.

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by FlyingViking
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261852

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

One more MD-90 on the way to BYH right now.

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