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Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:52 pm

As you may know, N602DL was the first 757 delivered to Delta, back in 1984. Thinking how crucial of an airplane the 757 is/was to Delta, why couldn't have Delta put the plane that started the whole era on display? At least we can still gaze up and admire her instead of putting our mouths on aluminum soda cans made of her scrap. Wasn't the frame only scrapped in 2017? Also, N608DA came in 2014. They could have done this? At least we still have the PlaneTag........................ https://planetags.com/products/boeing-7 ... ail-n602dl
 
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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:51 am

Realistically, 602 was already in the desert while 608 was across the ramp from the museum. Also, the PTV interior of 608 will be so “retro” in a few years.
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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 am

N501UA was scrapped

N171UA was scrapped

N602UA was scrapped

N777UA's future is in question.


I'm sorry, but since DL has a 762, 747 (which should be in NW colors), 757, and DC-9 preserved, while UA can't be bothered to save practically anything, it's hard for me to be that sympathetic to your plight. Be thankful they saved one.
 
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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:05 am

Reminds me of 9V-SKA, the A380 that operated the first ever commercial A380 flight back in 2007. But instead of being preserved in a museum or even finding a second life with a new operator, it is nothing but memories and luggage tags now. With how historic that frame was and how much coverage SQ 380 got at the time, you would have expected it to find a new home but instead it ended up being scrapped to.

The Gimli Glider also got scrapped I think, but at least that one had a long service life even after its gliding incident. 9V-SKA was retired before its 10th birthday and was scrapped at the young age of 12 years.
 
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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 pm

UA444 wrote:
N501UA was scrapped

N171UA was scrapped

N602UA was scrapped

N777UA's future is in question.


I'm sorry, but since DL has a 762, 747 (which should be in NW colors), 757, and DC-9 preserved, while UA can't be bothered to save practically anything, it's hard for me to be that sympathetic to your plight. Be thankful they saved one.



True, UA has no remorse. But I was thinking Delta should have put N602DL instead of N608DA.
 
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Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:36 pm

filipinoavgeek wrote:
Reminds me of 9V-SKA, the A380 that operated the first ever commercial A380 flight back in 2007. But instead of being preserved in a museum or even finding a second life with a new operator, it is nothing but memories and luggage tags now. With how historic that frame was and how much coverage SQ 380 got at the time, you would have expected it to find a new home but instead it ended up being scrapped to.

The Gimli Glider also got scrapped I think, but at least that one had a long service life even after its gliding incident. 9V-SKA was retired before its 10th birthday and was scrapped at the young age of 12 years.


The Gimli Glider got turned into luggage tags too.
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