Also, when were the last DC-8-51 flights operated, and on what routes were they generally assigned to in their last years of service? Delta: An Airline and its Aircraft by R.E.G. Davies states that they were all sold by 1981, so I presume that the last scheduled services with the DC-8-51s occured around this time?
Finally, what routes were the DC-8-71s usually assigned to in their last years of service, before being transferred to UPS? Were they comfortable aircraft to fly aboard in their last years?
I look forward to reading your replies.
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[Edited 2003-11-19 06:20:36]