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USAir DC-9 Stretch

Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:36 pm

Is there anybody out there...

Is there anybody out there who can help identify for my own curiosity what type/version/series of aircraft I flew on over 20 years ago?

In January 1997 I had occasion to travel from London - LHR - to Philadelphia - PHL - then onto Columbus - CMH and it is the type/version/series aircraft I flew on from PHL to CMH as USAir flight no. US1097 I am attempting to identify. I logged the aircraft as a DC-9 Stretch, but haven't been able to identify more precisely what it was. Unfortunately I didn't log the registration no. of the aircraft, which would have identified exactly what it was. As a DC-9 Stretch was it a stretched version of an original series DC-9, or was it a stretched version of what USAir previously had in their fleet and was in fact an MD-80 variant?

Thanking you all in advance in anticipation of a positive outcome.
 
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Re: USAir DC-9 Stretch

Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:29 pm

DC-9 Stretch (D9S) normally references DC-9-30 series.

US had no other DC-9 types in 1997.

An MD80 would of been called an MD80 not a DC-9 at USAir... so unless you did something yourself it should mean you were on a DC-9-30.
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Re: USAir DC-9 Stretch

Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:07 pm

Thanks so much for your response northstardc4m, it's much appreciated.

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