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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:25 pm

I think it's fitting that, tomorrow, flight 2014 is assigned to an ATL-TYS roundtrip on a 717. Out with the old, in with the new  
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:49 pm

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):

Flight 1965 - Flight 2014. Looks like there could be quite the party in MSP, with 2.5 hours of ground time

In retrospect they needed the ground time.

At ~8 flights per day, each frame, 100 frames did 800 flights per day, or 300,000 per year.

Result -- around 20-40 MILLION DC-9 classic flights for NW+DL, since 1965... very safe and successful trips.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 247):
Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 234):
I don't think they will keep any of these DC-9-51s at the Delta Museum.

I read here that there was one going into the museum. I thought I also read about plans to expand the museum?

There is a DC9 set aside for the museum. Don't quote me but I believe it to be ship 9880. (N675MC). There will also be a 757 set aside for the museum, ship 610. (N610DL)
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:17 pm

The http://finance.yahoo.com/news/delta-retires-last-dc-9-210617549.html

"The plane that will fly Delta's final scheduled DC-9 passenger flight is 35 years old and was first delivered to North Central Airlines. A series of airline mergers brought it to Delta.

The final passenger flight is set for Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday evening. Delta is keeping two planes as spares for a few more weeks."

So possibly another DC-9 will be subbed i guess.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:21 pm

Tried making it out to ORD to see the last DC-9 but mother nature decided otherwise. Congrats to those who get to participate in the retirement celebration in MSP right now.

I wonder if these spare planes will be visible on Flightaware when (if) they fly before retirement.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:40 pm

On DL2184 right now, little late to ATL. Captain is Rene and FO is Curtis.

Looking forward to it.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:52 pm

I guess it's good I decided not to venture out in the icebox to get pics at MSP. 2014 took off on 30R, which is the north side runway, instead of 30L which would be more common for ATL routing. Hard to get pics unless you pay to sit up on the parking garage. I did listen to it on ATC, and departure control took a few minutes to get a hold them. Four minutes of "Delta 2014 ident! Delta 2014 ident, are you there"?
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:04 pm

I wonder if anybody was in the concourse D observation deck, that has a pretty good view of 30R...
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:06 pm

Have to check in while up in the air on #2014. Been an excellent experience so far. Fun times at the airport, beautiful views from the sky. doubt back in 1978 when this plane was made that over 35 years later we could be sitting on this plane in front of a computer using wifi to access the internet. The sun is just about setting on this plane as I type this. Long live the Diesel-9!
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:12 pm

You guys just flew over me in Dubuque, IA. Went outside with my camera in hopes of seeing you but did not; instead I heard you fly over! Even from cruise altitude the JT8Ds are powerfully audible! How symbolic, too, that the sun was setting just as 2014 left MSP. Have a safe rest of the flight and long live the DC-9!
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:21 pm

Anything fun happening on-board? Free booze maybe!?

Post some pictures!
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:23 pm

Would some of those DL/NW DC9's end up in Venezuela (Aeropostal, Aserca, Laser?) Those carriers like to recycle old planes! Are those DC9's too old???
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:30 pm

Looking at Flightaware, your halfway there. We better get some good trip reports from you guys! If nothing else, how you left very, very cold to just very cold on a DC-9. Sounds like a trip many a Diesel 9 has made over the years! I mean the weather, not on the plane lol.  

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:31 pm

I didn't make it out of the snow, but glad to see the pictures coming in! Long live the DC-9!
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:37 pm

Quoting Flighty (Reply 251):
Result -- around 20-40 MILLION DC-9 classic flights for NW DL, since 1965.

There has been a mistake somewhere. First Northwest/North Central/Republic/Delta didn't have 100 DC-9s for the full 48 years.
Even if they made 300.000 flights a year, it would be max 10 million flights. Still an impressive feat.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 261):
Would some of those DL/NW DC9's end up in Venezuela (Aeropostal, Aserca, Laser?) Those carriers like to recycle old planes! Are those DC9's too old???

Yes. The Venezuelans are now replacing their last DC-9s with MD-80s, 737-300s etc and won't buy any more. Technically these DC9s can fly for another 10 years but their fuel consumption per seat maked them uneconomical.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:37 am

DL2014 just landed at ATL.

It's the end of an era. I'm very glad that I got to fly on a DL DC-9 in 2012, something that I will never forget.

Thank you for your service!
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:58 am

DL2184 landed without any issues. Kind of bitter sweet as today I laid to rest my "Mans Best Friend" for 12 years.

She was a good ship, and we thank her!

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:16 am

Which runway did DL1965 land on at MSP? I have pictures of two aircraft, both look like DC-9s that arrived around 12:40 and 1:10 local time. One landed on 12L/30R and the other on 12R/30L. The one that landed on 12R/30L parked at the end of the G concourse.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:23 am

I was listening to ATC, and it came in on 30R around 2:30ish.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:32 am

With Atlanta in the teens, I'm guessing no water cannon salute?

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 239):
1) NWA never ordered DC-9s, they were inherited with the Republic merger. (Republic inherited them through the merger of Southern (received their first DC-9-10 in 1967) and North Central (received their first DC9-31 in 1967)

North Central (DC9-30) and Southern (DC9-10) both flew their first revenue DC9 service in 1967, but the first DC9 service from the Northwest f/k/a Republic lineage actually was a West Coast DC9-10 in mid 1966. Sadly West Coast suffered the first DC9 loss as well, only in service a handful of days at the time of the crash on 10/01/1966. (They did receive and operate other DC9.)
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:53 am

Quoting B757forever (Reply 252):
There is a DC9 set aside for the museum. Don't quote me but I believe it to be ship 9880. (N675MC).

As the DC-9's launch customer and first operator it would be nice if DL could find a DC-9-14 and restore it in the original 1965 livery for the museum. At least one of DL's originals still seems to be intact in South Africa. It was converted to a VIP aircraft after service with various other carriers. It may still be airworthy.

Photos of the same aircraft taken 45 years apart.


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Another of DL's original -14s (N3301L, the 2nd DC-9 built but not the 1st delivered) was still flying in Kenya until at least 2006. It's the one in the background of this photo. The one in the foreground was AC's first DC-9 (the 4th built), one of 6 DC-9-14s operated by AC for a couple of years and then returned to Douglas after their first few -32s were delivered.


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As a backup, if any of the ex-NW DC-9-14s (acquired from Eastern) are still intact in the desert they could perhaps remove the wings and truck it back to ATL and clean it up to look like a DL original.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:59 am

Wow! Arrived much later than what I thought. Oh well, nice to do some spotting anyways.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:02 am

MADE it. yes it felt like we went well west of MSP, and they had a lot of announcements and provided a champagne toast in the flght.

we all got hard copy commemorative boarding passes and safety cards.

nice to meet some guys, including skymiler and ua767400.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:28 am

Quoting B757forever (Reply 252):
There is a DC9 set aside for the museum. Don't quote me but I believe it to be ship 9880. (N675MC). There will also be a 757 set aside for the museum, ship 610. (N610DL)

That's interesting. I know they're expanding both hangers but didn't think there would be that much room.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:59 am

Don't mean to stir the pot, but I rode on a DL DC-9 a couple days ago and the captain told me they have some DC-9 flights listed in open time for another week or two since they're really short with pilots. Not exactly sure what he meant about them being short on pilots, but it sounded like they plan on flying the DC-9 for a bit longer to fill in some gaps in the schedules.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:10 am

Quoting spudsmac (Reply 274):
Don't mean to stir the pot, but I rode on a DL DC-9 a couple days ago and the captain told me they have some DC-9 flights listed in open time for another week or two since they're really short with pilots. Not exactly sure what he meant about them being short on pilots, but it sounded like they plan on flying the DC-9 for a bit longer to fill in some gaps in the schedules.

Yes, already know. They are keeping a couple DC-9's through 1/21. Will be doing ATL-VPS and ATL-ECP runs among possibly others that had been scheduled for 717 flights. Right now, it appears that DL 310 ATL-VPS-ATL on 1/21 may be the real last DC9 flight.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:22 am

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 273):
Quoting B757forever (Reply 252):
There is a DC9 set aside for the museum. Don't quote me but I believe it to be ship 9880. (N675MC). There will also be a 757 set aside for the museum, ship 610. (N610DL)

That's interesting. I know they're expanding both hangers but didn't think there would be that much room.

Lots of room in the great outdoors!  
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:07 am

Quoting spudsmac (Reply 274):

Don't mean to stir the pot, but I rode on a DL DC-9 a couple days ago and the captain told me they have some DC-9 flights listed in open time for another week or two since they're really short with pilots. Not exactly sure what he meant about them being short on pilots, but it sounded like they plan on flying the DC-9 for a bit longer to fill in some gaps in the schedules.


Yes -- there are a couple more weeks of Delta DC-9 flights!
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:07 am

Quoting michman (Reply 275):
Right now, it appears that DL 310 ATL-VPS-ATL on 1/21 may be the real last DC9 flight.

Right now showing online as a 717, I'm guessing that hasn't been updated yet?
This would be a warmer last DC-9 trip!
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:14 am

Last or not, I will consider it the last DC-9 flight   . Here is DL 2012 arriving early morning at a bitterly cold ORD. Whoever was sitting on the left side by a window can identify themselves  http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e290/sovietjet/FC/IMG_4695FC.jpg
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:35 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 278):
Right now showing online as a 717, I'm guessing that hasn't been updated yet?
This would be a warmer last DC-9 trip!

Look at the seatmap -- it's a DC9-50. Also, when you click on the flight number on the booking page it shows DC9-50.

http://www.delta.com/booking/flightD...on=Jan&dCityCode=ATL&aCityCode=VPS
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:10 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 273):
I know they're expanding both hangers but didn't think there would be that much room.

I expect the DC-9 to be outdoors. The Delta Museum produced a video of the new facility showing the 757 on a pedestal with the gear up. It also showed the ex-DL DC-7 as a static display, but they explained that they would have to do some serious fundraising to get that airframe.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:30 pm

Quoting moman (Reply 272):
MADE it. yes it felt like we went well west of MSP, and they had a lot of announcements and provided a champagne toast in the flght.

we all got hard copy commemorative boarding passes and safety cards.

nice to meet some guys, including skymiler and ua767400.

That is really cool. Would've been awesome to be a part of that.

Do you have a photo of the boarding passes? Anything special about them?
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:44 pm

Here is the photo of DL1965 arriving at MSP. Outside temp was -12 deg F with wind chill factor of -37. It was the coldest I have ever been in my life!   


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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Looks like the first DC-9 flight after the official finale has been scheduled for today 1/7. N782NC will operate ATL- HSV tonight as flight 2077, then RON, and return in the morning as flight 1877.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Quoting N2111J (Reply 284):
Looks like the first DC-9 flight after the official finale has been scheduled for today 1/7. N782NC will operate ATL- HSV tonight as flight 2077, then RON, and return in the morning as flight 1877.

Yes, it looks like, that N782NC will still use for some flights while all other DC-9s were wfu.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:01 pm

I was the Flight Leader on 2014 yesterday and it was an absolute pleasure meeting everyone and sharing stories about the DC-9. Thanks to everyone for joining us on this special occasion. I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves (the champagne helped, too). This was one of the most memorable flights I've worked and a very fitting way to celebrate one's 22nd anniversary with the company.

For the record, I specifically bid to work this flight. Long live the DC heritage at Delta!
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:17 pm

A true end of an era. Reminds me of when NW retired the DC-10. So glad DL operated the DC-9 into ROC for 2 weeks during the Summer of '12.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:22 pm

Quoting TR1 (Reply 286):
For the record, I specifically bid to work this flight. Long live the DC heritage at Delta!

We also enjoyed very much meeting you! It was a great experience.

Thanks to all at Delta for such a classy event.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:49 pm

Quoting aal151heavy (Reply 228):
Live from Atlanta! DL2012 pushed from the gate at ATL for ORD about 30 minutes late. N773NC (ship 9864) will be doing the honors today. I will catch up with her at frigid MSP later this afternoon and flying back to ATL on DL2014, where I will meet most of you, I am sure.

Complete with some NW colors on the engine to finish it off.

Quoting bigbird (Reply 231):

Which DC-9 is now planned for the DL museum? Will it now be 773NC?

9880 IIRC

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 267):
Which runway did DL1965 land on at MSP?

30R and took off 30R... which was specifically requested.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:02 pm

Quoting iowaman (Thread starter):
Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Guys, still no Trip Report out there, C´mon Esquires , the rest of the world is , not only green with Envy, but WAAAIIITING (plus pics please!!! )
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:21 pm

I got a ride on N766NC from BHM-ATL on Dec 31

Boy oh boy was she tired. Yearned for the desert with every whine of the engines.

Neat to get one last ride as I've ridden them a lot of DAY-ATL and vice versa over the years.

The pilots and crew made no mention the plane was 5 days from retirement. This specific frame made its last flight the afternoon of the 5th from Pensacola to Atlanta. I wondered why but didn't ask... Wonder if FA crew even knew?

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:00 pm

 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Quoting mattbna (Reply 203):
Quoting L1011 (Reply 156):
Here is my itinerary:

1/5 US 829 RIC - CLT A319
1/5 US 1946 CLT - ORD A321
1/5 DL 1667 ORD - ATL DC-9
1/5 DL 2535 ATL - MCO B737-900ER
Overnight at Orlando Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel
1/6 WN 526 MCO - ATL B-737
1/6 FL 538 ATL - RIC B-717

Speaking of folks who have had a bad day trying to log their final DC-9 flight... What became of your day once you got to ORD, L1011? Looks like US1946 landed at ORD around 20-minutes late, but DL1667 (DC-9) is still sitting at ATL and isn't even scheduled to arrive at ORD until around 8:15pm (originally scheduled for 6pm). Assuming that actually works, you'll still miss your B739 to MCO by the time you ride the DC-9 ORD-ATL.

Let us know what happens...

Okay, here goes. On Sunday, I flew into ORD on a US A321 in blinding snow. I went to the Delta Sky Club and asked them if DL 1667 was expected to operate. They told me it had been cancelled and they would put me on the standby lists for all the other flights to ATL. I told them I only want to be on a DC-9. They wanted to know why. They had no idea they would all be gone in a day or too. So I stood by for the 2:00 flight, which was N770NC. I was fourth on the standby list, and I suddenly jumped up to number 21. So I didn't get on that one. The next one was to be an MD-90, and since the last DC-9 of the day had been cancelled, I tried for that. Then I noticed on the status board that DL 1667 was on time! I went back to the Sky Club and told them, and both agents assured me that it was cancelled. I asked them to call operations, and they found out that they were wrong, it was still operating. Then it posted a 3-hour delay, which would make me miss my connection in ATL. But I waited and took it anyway. Aircraft N779NC departed around 10:15 PM. It was a great flight, but no mention was made of the fact that it was one of the last DC-9 flights. It was business as usual. But I'm glad I was able to have MY last DC-9 flight.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:57 pm

Finally got flight 1965 video up, DTW departure. Love how he spooled up the engines and we sat there. I need time to get the other ones done, hopefully tonight.

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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:33 am

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 289):
Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 267):
Which runway did DL1965 land on at MSP?

30R and took off 30R... which was specifically requested.

Just curious- how do you know this and why was that runway requested? I realize that it was the closest runway to gate D6, but I have seen domestic 767's taxi from gates on the south side of F concourse all the way over to 30R, when 30L is obviously closer, so I'm just curios to know the reason. I was listening to ATC when 1965 arrived and when 2014 left and I did not hear 1965 request 30R (I missed 2014's taxi clearance request though).

The reason I'm curious is because having it go to 30R sucked for those of us who were out at Post Rd (which of course is parallel to 30L) hoping to see the last DC-9 arrival and departure.

Thanks!

Matt

[Edited 2014-01-07 18:18:28]
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:04 am

Quoting mattbna (Reply 66):
Within this community, the running joke has always been that the Delta pilots that parked the last 757 in the desert would ride back to Atlanta on a DC-9.
Quoting hawaiian717 (Reply 68):
The way I've heard it involved Northwest pilots heading home after parking the last A320

  
So, do we know what aircraft the crew flew back home in? Given the running joke, I kinda hope that it was an A320. That would be somewhat ironic.   

Quoting HermansCVR580 (Reply 164):
Again I will say when the last Delta Airbus is retired the crew will fly home in a DC-9.

Given that DL recently ordered some shiny new A321s and A330s, that might be quite a while away.  
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:06 am

A question for any of the DL folks on here. If I see a 717 flight with a DC9 seat map later this week, is it a pretty safe bet that It'd be flown on a DC-9?

I bought a ticket to ride one through SDF Sunday, but the weather caused my flights to ATL to cancel two days in a row. I'm pretty determined to find and fly one of the flights where they're subbing a 9 for a 717.
 
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:10 pm

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 297):
A question for any of the DL folks on here. If I see a 717 flight with a DC9 seat map later this week, is it a pretty safe bet that It'd be flown on a DC-9?

Yes. Unless of course they switch it back the day before or day of departure. Those changes are very fluid. They may end up using a 717 on your flight and a DC9 on another that was scheduled to be a 717 all along just be careful and don't get hopes up too high.
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RE: Delta Last DC-9 Flight Jan 6, 2014 MSP-ATL

Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:49 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 298):
Those changes are very fluid.

Also, be aware that not all flights posted as a B717 are operated as such at the moment. After flying on 2014, my onward flight which was posted as a B717 (and I was looking forward to the direct comparison to the D95) was operated by a 738 of all things!
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