09-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fly DC Jets, Forever!
In 2005 There were designs on the table for the addition of auxillary fuel tanks and winglets to extend her range. They (BCA) still killed the program even with firm interest for 50+ aircraft from multiple carriers. I just love to route through ATL on DAL to watch all of those DC-9-80/90's and 717's still hard at work. I've even flown from SEA to ATL to hop on a 717 or MD-88 back to ICT
I spoke with DAL capt on a layover (while he allowed me to photograph his office) and DAL loves the old Mad Dogs. He mentioned, like in the article, while fuel prices are low and cheap leases they are pure money makers after about the first 10-12 days of the month and they have a high dispatch reliablitiy rate, as well.
Unfortunately though, all good things must end, bitter sweet indeed!
JCW UAL 747-422 w/ Flaps
Last edited by WN737MX; 09-07-2015 at 04:01 AM.