DC-9's, MD-80, Fokker's

PhatAJ2008

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I see many of these aircraft being retired every day.. I guess larger, rear-engine aircraft are a thing of the past? I still believe the quietest plane I have ever flown in was an MD-80, sitting forward... Sorry to see these planes go.
 

Kream926

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not in the back it isnt
 

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How about the MD-90s? What happened to all of them? Isn't Delta still flying a few of them? A couple guys who have flown the DC-9 series chipped in on another thread and mentioned that they're some of the most enjoyable aircraft to fly in terms of handling/performance.
 

PhatAJ2008

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Yes, the MD90 too... Why didn't the Boeing 717 ever catch on? Heard they decided to stop building that too...
 

AA717driver

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As my name implies, I love the 717. I would have stayed on it for the rest of my career... Had my career not outlasted the 717 (at least at AA)!

If I could pick one airliner to just go fly, it would be the DC9-30. It was wonderful. It flew better than the 717--I never really got the landings as well as I did on the -9. The 717 had the creature comforts--great air conditioning, the avionics, bags of power and good fuel economy.

The -80 was lambasted by many Boeing guys at my airline but it flew pretty well and had a lot of power.

All three had their good points and I loved flying all of them.TC
 

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Hi!

I know an airline that just bought a -9 to put into passenger service-so there is some demand for them.

The MD-92/-717 is an excellent airplane, from the pilot's point of view. I think it is too big and too expensive per seat/seat mile to operate as efficiently as is requred in today's environment.

I rode in the cockpit of an MD-80 once, and it felt "like" the cockpit was going to shake itself apart-loud, vibrating, shaking-nothing like the smooth ride in the -717.

Cliff
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bafanguy

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atpcliff said:
Hi!


I rode in the cockpit of an MD-80 once, and it felt the cockpit was going to shake itself apart.

Cliff
YIP

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logolight

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If I ever get enough money, I'm buying myself a DC-9. I want to take it to TEB on a sunday morning and fire wall the take off. What would the neighbors think?
 

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Isn't the 717 pretty much the whole basis for AirTran's fleet? I know they've got some 737's but I thought the 717 was the main deal. ?
 
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