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      Post #51454, posted on 01-07-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Well, kinda-sorta...

      Delta Reties Last DC-9

      Rob Morales
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      when I unhook the towbar!

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      Post #51464, posted on 01-08-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Good bye old friend!

      At least the MD-80s and 717 descendants will be around for a while longer.

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      Post #51469, posted on 01-09-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      just one solid airplane. Very tough. When 851 the first one show up. it was a very popular plane. Maybe we will see them in South America or overseas. A lot of time left in those babies.

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      Post #51473, posted on 01-09-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Always liked the 3-2 configuration on the Nine. Spent a lot of hours with one strapped to my butt, from the -10 to the -50.

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      Post #55043, posted on 11-08-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Always liked the 3-2 configuration on the Nine. Spent a lot of hours with one strapped to my butt, from the -10 to the -50.



      And I always got a kick out of how Alitalia used to do smoking/non smoking on the DC-9........right side, smoking, the left side, non smoking!

      Yeah, the DC-9 was quite a workhorse, and how they stretched it over the years was amazing!

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      Post #55052, posted on 11-08-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Always liked the 3-2 configuration on the Nine. Spent a lot of hours with one strapped to my butt, from the -10 to the -50.



      And I always got a kick out of how Alitalia used to do smoking/non smoking on the DC-9........right side, smoking, the left side, non smoking!

      Yeah, the DC-9 was quite a workhorse, and how they stretched it over the years was amazing!

      Regards,
      Jeff Jarvis



      I wonder if that's a Europe thing. The airline I work for acquired a Metroliner in the late 80's that flew for DLT in Germany. The placards on the sidewalls showed smoking on one side and non-smoking on the other

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      Post #55053, posted on 11-08-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Splitting the non-smokers and smokers across the aisle WOULD prevent one group from feeling less important than the other. Granted splitting them front to back would be only marginally better in keeping the air clean for the non smokers. Thank goodness all flights are now non smoking. I'm 50 and just barely remember smoking flights so there must be quite a few generations that don't know about smoking sections/flights.

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      Post #55337, posted on 11-27-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Maintenance folks like non smoking flight a lot more too!

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      Post #55338, posted on 11-27-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Remember sitting in a Maersk Boeing 720 (chartered by Britannia for an RAF air-trooping flight) at Luton in '79 waiting for the fog to clear so that we could take off for Dusseldorf. The cabin crew alternated between opening the doors in the freezing cold so that the smokers could indulge their habit and closing them so that everybody else could warm up. Never been so glad to get airborne in my life!

      Al