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Delta retires last DC-9

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Nope. There are currently 14 trips in open time on the ATL DC9 B (FO ), through Jan 21st. Looks like they are still flying.



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Nope. There are currently 14 trips in open time on the ATL DC9 B (FO ), through Jan 21st. Looks like they are still flying.



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Did you hear that Delta is getting 88 717's?
 

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Although that was the "official" last flight, it will still fly until Jan 22.
 

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Although that was the "official" last flight, it will still fly until Jan 22.
then it's not the last flight. you can't "officially" graduate and then study one more semester. It's called non-sense :)
 

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Last scheduled flight. Still available for use as spare and open time til last crews go into training later in the month.
 

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Looks like a Dominican airline wants to buy 20 of the DL DC95s:

This from CH Aviation:

PAWA Dominicana (7Y, Santo Domingo Las Am?ricas) is to reportedly acquire twenty DC-9-50s from Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) following the US carrier's recent decision to phase out the type from revenue service. According to informed sources, the Dominican startup also plans to use two ex-Northwest Airlines (NW, Minneapolis/St. Paul) DC-9-30s, HI-869 (msn 47566) & HI-876 (msn 47046), and a single ex-American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) MD-82, HI-914 (msn 49476), all of which are currently in storage at Santo Domingo Las Am?ricas. PAWA Dominicana plans to resume operations later this year and is a sister carrier of Venuezuela's Aserca Airlines (R7, Caracas Sim?n Bolivar).




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Looks like a Dominican airline wants to buy 20 of the DL DC95s:

This from CH Aviation:

PAWA Dominicana (7Y, Santo Domingo Las Am?ricas) is to reportedly acquire twenty DC-9-50s from Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) following the US carrier's recent decision to phase out the type from revenue service. According to informed sources, the Dominican startup also plans to use two ex-Northwest Airlines (NW, Minneapolis/St. Paul) DC-9-30s, HI-869 (msn 47566) & HI-876 (msn 47046), and a single ex-American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) MD-82, HI-914 (msn 49476), all of which are currently in storage at Santo Domingo Las Am?ricas. PAWA Dominicana plans to resume operations later this year and is a sister carrier of Venuezuela's Aserca Airlines (R7, Caracas Sim?n Bolivar).




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If they get paid a dollar fifty and a six pack per jet, Delta made out like bandits. Those things were paid off ages ago and would have actually COST money to store.....hahahaha!

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I am surprised Delta isn't still flying the DC-3. I can make Gold to Platnium every year on Delta and honestly I am tired of crappy old airplanes with no overhead baggage area. I am also of old FA's with a bad attitude.
 
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I am surprised Delta isn't still flying the DC-3. I can make Gold to Platnium every year on Delta and honestly I am tired of crappy old airplanes with no overhead baggage area. I am also of old FA's with a bad attitude.
Then fly somebody else......there... problem solved
 

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It's tough for him, he flies for Home Depot with an ATL base, actually FTY I believe. That is so sad! He's trapped....


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The DC-9 will continue to fly on for probably another 20 years. As far as I know a DC-9 type rating and differences training is all you need to fly any MD80/90 series or the MD-95 now known as the B-717. They are all still DC-9's. The name change is much like if Lockheed had purchased Boeing and renamed the 737 to the L-1500. Would we say when the B-737-200 made it last flight, that there were no more 737's flying?
 

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I am surprised Delta isn't still flying the DC-3. I can make Gold to Platnium every year on Delta and honestly I am tired of crappy old airplanes with no overhead baggage area. I am also of old FA's with a bad attitude.

You must not have been on the dc9 then.... The Delta (NWA) interiors in them had the biggest overhead compartments I've ever sen on a narrowbody. Much bigger than the 88s.
 
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