Delta retires DC-9s with final flight by 35-year-old plane; 'A pilot's airplane'

  • Article by: JOSHUA FREED , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 6, 2014 - 6:05 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines is retiring its last DC-9s, the oldest passenger plane in the fleet of the big U.S. airlines.

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nihil55Jan. 6, 14 6:44 PM

I flew a DC-9 once; well not really...it was in a North Central simulator back in the 70's and when I arrived the instructor said "when you leave here today you WILL have flown a DC-9". Seemed a little nose-heavy during the flare like a C-172 with no rear passengers.

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george13Jan. 6, 14 8:08 PM

I don't know what I'll do when the last 717/MD is retired- I love the 2 and 3 seating so you never have to sit with a stranger. The 3 and 3 seating of 737s and 757s is horrible.

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