Last DL DC-9-50 trip


#1

I received the following information tonight from an inside source and wanted to share it with others. Flights are loaded into the DL reservation system, however, at obscenely high buckets. I wanted to do the trip, but certainly can’t afford this; hopefully there are members on here with tons of miles or a nice credit limit on their Delta Amex that can take advantage of this opportunity

Last Delta DC-9-50 trips, 06 January 2014:

Flight 1965 (year of 1st flight), KDTW-KMSP, morning

Flight 2014 (year of last flight) KMSP-KATL, late PM

I’m going to try to get down to KATL for the landing.

–DJ


#2

Cool of Delta to number the flights like that,

the plane on the 6th scheduled to fly:

DL 2012 … ATL-ORD … 0725 0828
DL 1813 … ORD-DTW … 0908 1129
DL 1965 … DTW-MSP … 1215 1315
DL 2014 … MSP-ATL … 1620 1946

And one DC9-50, N767NC will be saved and sent to the Delta Museum.

Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.comhttp://e1.photos.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/7a8027b2549b0c9346437149f9b380b67328b60b


#3

Yea, I really wish I could be on the flight(s) but like I said in my first post, they put it in insanely high buckets. Oh well.

If anyone takes the last trip, please post pictures! I’m assuming they’ll do a water cannon salute upon arrival at ATL, if not MSP and DTW (weather permitting of course).


#4

Press release now on DL’s website…

news.delta.com/index.php?s=43&item=2216


#5

One less classy lady in the air. She’ll certainly be missed!


#6

Yes they were great, miss doing the powerbacks when flying on NW.
They soldiered on a couple weeks after the official retirement,
this is the actual last DC-9 revenue flight and was flown by N779NC:

flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL3 … /KVPS/KATL

Most of the rest will be scrapped at Blytheville, AR except:

N779NC to Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte, NC
N782NC to Northland Community & Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN
N675MC to Delta Heritage Museum, Atlanta, GA


#7

I wonder if either of the museum examples will be repainted into North Central, Republic, or Northwest colors.