slcguy wrote:Just a note to moderaters, maybe a lot of these 6-8 month old threads should be closed. Covid -19 changed everything! All the new routes, aircraft upgrades or retirements, new orders and new service threads that started early this year are meaningless now! We'll be lucky to see an airline industry still in existence a year from now. As for the subject at hand, the MD80/90 are done for. There may be a few 80s hanging on around the world for awhile but not for long.
Normally moderators do not explain. However this is a fair note:
1. Since this thread has remained active, by that six month definition in the focum rules, we encourage continued on topic discussion.
2. This thread started off as a thread about DL to retire the MD-80/90 over a period of years and then the title was updated to when they were retired and now that they were retired quickly. We update thread titles as they naturally evolve. If new information comes out, one of the moderators will change the thread title again or lock this thread with a link to a new thread that, for some yet to be known reason, continues the discussion more appropriately. Topics will evolve as this one has and that is a good thing.
3. We encourage topics for a multitude of interests. As long as the title is descriptive and not click bait, we encourage discussion on all sub-aspects of aviation (in the appropriate forum, of course). We encourage our users to read the thread title and opening post to know what is on topic or not and thus know which threads are not worth their time. We impose no statute of limitations on how long a topic interests the users of this site. Around new year (we're volunteers) we do restart topics with a link to the old thread.
Your other points belong in another thread, probably in non-aviation.
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