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SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:49 pm

It appears that Scandinavian Airlines currently operates the last Boeing 717 revenue flight operated by Blue1 this evening. Flight SK1768 departed Prague for Stockholm and the arrival could mean the official end of Boeing 717 revenue-services at SAS/Blue1. According to one source known to me, Blue1 operated her schedules on behalf of SAS with two remaining Boeing 717s today while the other remaining 717s were removed from service during this week.

Blue1 was purchased by Cityjet and the fleet will be re-shaped with CRJ900s.

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:54 pm

AFAIK the last flight with the 717 is on nov 6th
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:39 pm

Today is the final day. 6th November flights are now op by a mix of DAT A320 & MD-87.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:42 pm

Where are these 717s going?
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:45 pm

A rather unceremonious end to nearly 70 years of operating Douglas/McDonnel Douglas aircraft (with the B717 being the MD95 in spirit at least).
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:45 pm

So, is DL going to pick these up or..?
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:49 pm

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
Where are these 717s going?

For a bit of a rest in the desert then presumably on to a certain Atlanta-based airline.

[Edited 2015-10-31 12:50:25]
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:51 pm

I believe they have already been old/leased to Delta and Volotea.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:19 pm

I believe Delta is getting 3 of them (OH-BLJ/BLP/BLQ) and Volotea 2 (OH-BLN/BLO)
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:59 pm

What happens to the B717 pilots, cabin crew and mechanics? Are they fired or do they start retraining for another aircraft type?
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:48 am

Has Delta arrived at the garage sale yet?
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:35 am

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 9):
What happens to the B717 pilots, cabin crew and mechanics? Are they fired or do they start retraining for another aircraft type?

Retrain. All of them.
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:51 am

As said, all have been reassigned. All of the 717s have been leased to Volotea, Qantas or Delta. I can't remember the exact number between the three, but IIRC Volotea picked up the most.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:41 am

IIRC, Blue1 operated nine Boeing 717-aircraft. Six of these aeroplanes were placed with Volotea while the remaining three will be part of Delta´s vast Boeing 717-fleet.

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:47 am

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
A rather unceremonious end to nearly 70 years of operating Douglas/McDonnel Douglas aircraft (with the B717 being the MD95 in spirit at least).

Yes. It's sad to see the last of the DC-9 go.  
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:52 am

Thankfully I managed to fly on these babies for a total of four times, they will still be missed though. Another T-tail bites the dust  
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:47 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):
As said, all have been reassigned. All of the 717s have been leased to Volotea, Qantas or Delta. I can't remember the exact number between the three, but IIRC Volotea picked up the most.

Hey mate,
I agree with you that QantasLink was supposedly getting an extra two 717s but it was never officially confirmed nor a source given for these planes. I think everyone just assumed that they were going to be ex-Blue1 as they had announced the retirement of the 717 from their fleet shortly before.
In any case, the more 717s we have here in Australia, the better! I love them!
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:23 pm

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 16):
In any case, the more 717s we have here in Australia, the better! I love them!

That´s very nice to read!  

It was once a very nice developing story that Qantas were very pleased with the 717s inherited through the integration of Impulse Airlines.

The retirement of the 717 at SAS/Blue1 means that Volotea is the only remaining European operator of the 717 for the time being.

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:14 pm

Quoting MD80 (Reply 13):

IIRC, Blue1 operated nine Boeing 717-aircraft. Six of these aeroplanes were placed with Volotea while the remaining three will be part of Delta´s vast Boeing 717-fleet.

That implies DL is being outbid... I wonder if that means anything other than DL being cheap!  
Or patient enough to wait for them once they cycle out of Volotea's fleet.   

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:00 pm

that's sad. but i am glad that i got a ride on her not too long ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lemcntwB9c

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:01 pm

Quoting Beatyair (Reply 10):
Has Delta arrived at the garage sale yet?

Delta gets there before the garage sale starts.............   
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:10 pm

Quoting NWAROOSTER (Reply 20):
Delta gets there before the garage sale starts.............

Those darn earlybirds. The Garage sale sign clearly stated it started Nov. 6! lol
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:54 pm

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 19):
the sound is great and the adventure better than on all those dull a320 and b737!!!

Agreed! Took a couple of flights last week and deliberately chose row 22 both times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id-Tr5B8bF8
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:59 pm

Last flight should be November 6. as SK 724 ARN-HEL, even if it comes up as a MD-87. Or at least I hope it is as I'm booked on that flight  
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:00 pm

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 19):

that's sad. but i am glad that i got a ride on her not too long ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lemcntwB9c

the sound is great and the adventure better than on all those dull a320 and b737!!!

Great video! Captured the sound of those magnificent engines very nicely too.  
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:33 pm

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 23):

This will be the MD-87 of DAT IIRC?
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:41 pm

Quoting MD80 (Reply 25):
This will be the MD-87 of DAT IIRC?

Yes, ARN-HEL return.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:11 pm

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
A rather unceremonious end to nearly 70 years of operating Douglas/McDonnel Douglas aircraft (with the B717 being the MD95 in spirit at least).

Agreed. And it does say something about what kind of airline today's SK is: "They're just planes." Suffice to say, I don't exactly mourn the steady decline of SAS and take any chance I get to accelerate it.

[Edited 2015-11-01 11:12:09]
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:34 pm

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 9):
What happens to the B717 pilots, cabin crew and mechanics? Are they fired or do they start retraining for another aircraft type?

When has any airline ever fired pilots because an aircraft was dropped from the fleet?
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:35 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 12):

V7 x4
DL x3
QF x2
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:00 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 28):
When has any airline ever fired pilots because an aircraft was dropped from the fleet?

I personally know one. One which fired me this year when they sold the 737 fleet.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:06 am

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 28):

It has been a very cold ride for Blue1 staff under SK operations. I hope it will be better when Cityjet takes over. Most of the office staff was fired earlier this year, and part of the cabin crew has been fired, too. Nobody knows what is going to happen. First SK was supposed to use Blue1 as a dumpster to dump 736s, but thankfully that plan was forgotten. I hope it will be better for who ever is left in the company under Cityjet.
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:02 pm

Quoting Fallap (Reply 15):
Thankfully I managed to fly on these babies for a total of four times, they will still be missed though. Another T-tail bites the dust

Flew OH-BLO from DUS to ARN in June...glad I get to go back to the States and fly the 717's more with DL, those are sexy aircraft and the Rolls engines sound beautiful on takeoff.
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:31 pm

Quoting Dufo (Reply 30):
I personally know one. One which fired me this year when they sold the 737 fleet.

Could you share some more info on this?
 
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:39 pm

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 23):
Last flight should be November 6. as SK 724 ARN-HEL, even if it comes up as a MD-87. Or at least I hope it is as I'm booked on that flight

It is an equipment change, you can see it on the SAS website that there are no more 717 flights this week.
It was an insurance thing, insurance on the 717s lapsed on 31 october so they had to hire 2 DAT aircraft for this week. I will be on friday evenings flight as well. A drag it's not the official last SAS owned Douglas flight, but happy that I get the super rare MD-87 instead.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:10 pm

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 34):
A drag it's not the official last SAS owned Douglas flight, but happy that I get the super rare MD-87 instead.

It´s interesting to note that the single MD-87 of DAT was formerly part of the Finnair-fleet of three MD-87s (OH-LMA/LMB/LMC).

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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:15 pm

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 29):

V7 x4
DL x3
QF x2

Please confirm this as my source shows Cobham (QF) not getting any additional and all 6 going to V7. The two aircraft in question are OH-BLN (s/n 55053) and OH-BLO (s/n 55056)
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:21 pm

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 36):

Two press releases from Qantas announcing an additional 2x B717 to enter the fleet in early 2016. Can't imagine they are coming from anywhere else and a friend of mine who works for Qantas says registrations will be VH-YQX & VH-YQY.
http://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/med...ees-qantas-back-to-sunshine-coast/
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:47 pm

I'm going to have to make a point of getting down to HL or DL and riding in one of their 717's before those go away
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:44 am

Quoting MD80 (Reply 35):
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 34):
A drag it's not the official last SAS owned Douglas flight, but happy that I get the super rare MD-87 instead.

It´s interesting to note that the single MD-87 of DAT was formerly part of the Finnair-fleet of three MD-87s (OH-LMA/LMB/LMC).

It's pretty neat to see the 717 replaced by an MD-87! (even if it is for only the very near-term).

In the US, MD82/83/88/90/95 are all easily attainable, but the MD-87 is virtually impossible. As a matter of fact, I've never been on one.

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 32):
glad I get to go back to the States and fly the 717's more with DL, those are sexy aircraft and the Rolls engines sound beautiful on takeoff.

The good news is based on most reports, you'll have at least 15 more years to catch the MD95 in the states.  
Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 29):
V7 x4
DL x3
QF x2

   This is my understanding of the breakout as well.

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 18):
That implies DL is being outbid... I wonder if that means anything other than DL being cheap!  

Could be that those airplanes with Volotea are owned by a leasing company.
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:00 pm

How many of the windows are totally blocked by the engine on an MD-87?
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RE: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:56 am

Quoting winterlight (Reply 40):

How many of the windows are totally blocked by the engine on an MD-87?

It depends on the configuration selected by the operator. IIRC, two seat rows are "blocked" by the engines on the DAT MD-87 with their Y135-configuration.

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Re: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:06 pm

I read in an airline publication that HA was picking up two aircraft from somewhere. Maybe one of these?
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Re: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:08 pm

DTWPurserBoy wrote:
I read in an airline publication that HA was picking up two aircraft from somewhere. Maybe one of these?


Both (additional) aircraft for Hawaiian Airliens will be former Volotea-aircraft.

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Re: SAS/Blue1 Retires The Boeing 717

Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Good thing i managed to fly these babies four times.
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