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Delta MD-88/90 Retirement Tracking Thread

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MD-88
Retired/Inactive Aircraft: 120
Registration - Ship# - Retirement Plan (or) Ferried to *** date
N901DL 901 - scrapped (unknown date)
N902DL 902 - scrapped (unknown date)
N903DL 903 - scrapped (unknown date)
N904DL 904 - ferried to BYH 08/13/2019
N905DL 905 - ferried to BYH 04/29/2020 (COVID-19)
N906DL 906 - ferried to SBD 09/03/2019
N907DL 907 - ferried to BYH 12/03/2019
N908DL 908 - ferried to BYH 10/28/2019
N909DL 909 - written off after landing @ LGA 03/05/2015
N910DL 910 - ferried to SBD 10/10/2019
N911DL 911 - ferried to BHM 08/31/2019
N912DL 912 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N913DL 913 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N914DL 914 - ferried to SBD 08/25/2018
N915DL 915 - ferried to SBD 07/29/2019
N916DL 916 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N917DL 917- ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N918DL 918 - ferried to SBD 07/07/2018
N919DL 919 - ferried to SBD 03/25/2018
N920DL 920 - ferried to BYH 10/30/2017
N921DL 921 - ferried to SBD 08/19/2018
N922DL 922 - ferried to BHM 09/25/2019
N923DL 923 - ferried to SBD 03/22/2018
N924DL 924 - ferried to BYH 10/30/2018
N925DL 925 - ferried to BYH 09/20/2017
N926DL 931 - ferried to BYH 05/29/2018
N927DA 927 - ferried to SBD 08/10/2018
N928DL 928 - ferried to BYH 08/28/2017
N929DL 929 - ferried to BYH 01/05/2018
N930DL 930 - ferried to BYH 12/02/2017
N931DL 931 - ferried to BYH 05/11/2018
N932DL 932 - ferried to BYH 09/15/2018
N933DL 933 - ferried to BYH 09/23/2018
N934DL 931 - ferried to BYH 07/01/2018
N935DL 935 - ferried to SBD 11/21/2018
N936DL 936 - ferried to SBD 12/09/2018
N937DL 937 - ferried to BYH 12/22/2018
N938DL 938 - ferried to SBD 11/01/2018
N939DL 939 - ferried to SBD 09/23/2018
N940DL 940 - ferried to BYH 11/13/2017
N941DL 941 - ferried to SBD 09/18/2018
N942DL 942 - ferried to BYH 09/07/2018
N943DL 943 - ferried to BYH 10/31/2018
N944DL 944 - ferried to SBD 11/02/2018
N945DL 945 - ferried to SBD 11/18/2018
N946DL 946 - ferried to BYH 12/15/2018
N947DL 947 - ferried to BYH 06/11/2019
N948DL 948 - ferried to SBD 01/19/2019
N949DL 949 - ferried to SBD 08/17/2019
N950DL 950 - ferried to SBD 01/28/2019
N951DL 951 - ferried to SBD 02/18/2019
N952DL 952 - ferried to BYH 01/03/2019
N953DL 953 - ferried to SBD 08/26/2019
N954DL 954 - ferried to SBD 02/15/2019
N955DL 955 - ferried to BYH 09/09/2019
N956DL 956 - ferried to BYH 08/31/2019
N957DL 957 - ferried to SBD 10/26/2019
N958DL 958 - ferried to BYH 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N959DL 959 - ferried to BYH 10/16/2019
N960DL 960 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N961DL 961 - ferried to BYH 12/03/2019
N962DL 962 - ferried to BHM 12/03/2019
N963DL 963 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)
N964DL 964 - @ATL since 02/24/2020
N965DL 965 - ferried to BYH 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N966DL 966 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N967DL 967 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N968DL 968 - ferried to BYH 04/13/2020 (COVID-19)
N969DL 969 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)
N970DL 970 - ferried to BYH 05/28/2020
N971DL 971 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N972DL 972 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N973DL 973 - ferried to BYH 03/07/2020
N974DL 974 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N975DL 975 - written off due to Tug damage
N976DL 976 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N977DL 977 - written off 04/26/2019
N978DL 978 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N979DL 979 - ferried to BYH 04/29/2020 (COVID-19)
N980DL 980 - ferried to BYH 05/12/2019
N981DL 981 - ferried to BYH 08/03/2019
N982DL 982 - ferried to BYH 06/30/2019
N983DL 983 - ferried to BYH 06/03/2019
N984DL 984 - ferried to SBD 08/31/2019
N985DL 985 - ferried to BYH 07/19/2019
N986DL 986 - ferried to BYH 12/17/2019
N987DL 987 - ferried to BHM 12/14/2019
N988DL 988 - ferried to SBD 09/16/2019
N989DL 989 - ferried to BYH 10/11/2019
N990DL 990 - ferried to BYH 04/29/2020 (COVID-19)
N991DL 991 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N992DL 992 - ferried to BHM 12/03/2019
N993DL 993 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N994DL 994 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N995DL 995 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N996DL 996 - ferried to BYH 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N997DL 997 - ferried to BYH 04/04/2020 (COVID-19)
N998DL 998 - ferried to BYH 04/13/2020 (COVID-19)
N999DN 999 - ferried to BYH 04/04/2020 (COVID-19)
N900DE 9000 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N901DE 9001 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N902DE 9002 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N903DE 9003 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N904DE 9004 - ferried to BYH 04/04/2020 (COVID-19)
N905DE 9005 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N906DE 9006 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N907DE 9007 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N908DE 9008 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N909DE 9009 - ferried to BYH 03/23/2020 (COVID-19)
N910DE 9010 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N911DE 9011 - ferried to BYH 04/29/2020 (COVID-19)
N912DE 9012 - ferried to BYH 06/02/2020
N913DE 9013 - ferried to MZJ 07/08/2019
N914DE 9014 - ferried to BYH 09/07/2017
N915DE 9015 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N916DE 9016 - ferried to B/HM 10/27/2019
N917DE 9017 - ferried to BYH 10/20/2017
N918DE 9018 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N919DE 9019 - ferried to SBD 07/20/2018
N920DE 9020 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)



MD-90
Retired/Inactive Aircraft: 65
N901DA 9201 - ferried to SBD 10/01/2018
N902DA 9202 - awaiting engines @ BYH since 06/25/2017
N903DA 9203 - awaiting engines @ BYH since 09/02/2017
N904DA 9204 - ferried to BYH 07/15/2018
N905DA 9205 - ferried to BYH 01/05/2019
N906DA 9206 - ferried to SBD 08/20/2019
N907DA 9207 - ferried to SBD 06/24/2019
N908DA 9208 - ferried to QRO 11/01/2019 for temp storage, returned to service 03/02/2020, ferried to BYH on 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N909DA 9209 - ferried to QRO 12/03/2019, temp park
N910DN 9210 - ferried to MZJ 3/16/2020
N911DA 9211 - scheduled retirement 03/02/2020
N912DN 9212 - ferried to BYH 03/27/2020

N913DN 9213 - ferried to BYH 05/22/2020
N914DN 9214 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N915DN 9215 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)

N916DN 9216 - ferried to BYH 04/30/2020 (COVID-19)
N917DN 9217 - ferried to BYH 05/29/2020
N918DH 9218
- ferried to BYH 05/29/2020
N919DN 9219 - ferried to BYH 03/22/2020 (COVID-19)
N920DN 9220 - ferried to BYH 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N921DN 9221 - ferried to BYH 03/20/2020 (COVID-19)
N922DX 9222 - ferried to BYH 04/30/2020
N923DN 9223 - ferried to BYH 03/22/2020 (COVID-19)
N924DN 9224 - ferried to BYH 03/22/2020 (COVID-19)
N925DN 9225 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020
N926DH 9226 - ferried to BYH 06/01/2020

N927DN 9227 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)
N928DN 9228 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)
N929DN 9229 - ferried to BHM 10/28/2019, temp park
N930DN 9230 - ferried to BHM 09/08/2019, temp park
N931DN 9231 - ferried to BYH 03/21/2020 (COVID-19)
N932DN 9232 - ferried to BYH 12/25/2017
N933DN 9233 - ferried to SBD 08/29/2018
N934DN 9234 - ferried to BYH 04/30/2020
N935DN 9235 - ferried to BYH 03/19/2020 (COVID-19)
N936DN 9236 - ferried to BHM 11/22/2019, temp park
N937DN 9237 - ferried to SBD 08/13/2018
N938DN 9238 - ferried to BYH 11/12/2018
N939DN 9239 - ferried to BYH 11/15/2018
N940DN 9240 - ferried to SBD 01/04/2019
N941DN 9241 - ferried to SBD 03/03/2019
N942DN 9242 - ferried to BYH 02/03/2019
N943DN 9243 - ferried to SBD 01/03/2019
N944DN 9244 - ferried to BYH 12/12/2018
N945DN 9245 - ferried to BYH 02/14/2019
N946DN 9246 - ferried to SBD 05/05/2019
N947DN 9247 - ferried to SBD 08/07/2019
N948DN 9248 - ferried to BYH 10/14/2018
N949DN 9249 - ferried to BYH 11/15/2018
N950DN 9250 - ferried to BHM 09/05/2019
N951DN 9251 - ferried to BHM 09/01/2019
N952DN 9252 - ferried to BYH 06/07/2019
N953DN 9253 - ferried to SBD 06/03/2018
N954DN 9254 - ferried to SBD 05/12/2018
N955DN 9255 - ferried to SBD 04/15/2018
N956DN 9256 - ferried to BYH 01/03/2018
N957DN 9257 - ferried to SBD 02/28/2018
N958DN 9258 - ferried to MZJ 10/01/2017
N959DN 9259 - ferried to BYH 01/15/2018
N960DN 9260 - ferried to BYH 04/30/2020
N961DN 9261 - ferried to SBD 03/23/2018
N962DN 9262 - ferried to BYH 04/30/2020
N963DN 9263 - ferried to QRO 03/06/2020
N964DN 9264 - ferried to SBD 02/28/2018
N965DN 9265 - ferried to SBD 07/11/2018

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Old Oct 22, 17, 6:47 pm
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Delta MD-88/90 Retirement Tracking Thread

Here is a thread that will track the retirement, storage, and inactivity of the MD-88 and MD-90 fleets. Feel free to discuss their legacy as well.


Delta has eliminated the 88 from LGA and as of current estimation should have all of the 88s retired by 2020. The MD-90s may follow them out the door as the costs of overhauling the engines are increasing as DL is the only operator of the type.


See the wiki for fleet activity.
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Old Oct 22, 17, 7:43 pm
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It seems that MD90s now have 3 fewer seats? It now shows on DL.com as M9K and only has 157 seats.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:37 am
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What are they using as replacements for the MD's? I fly them regularly from DAY-ATL and they are always full each direction. I can't handle The RJ's or any of that size due to camera gear that I need to carry on.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:41 am
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What are they using as replacements for the MD's? I fly them regularly from DAY-ATL and they are always full each direction. I can't handle The RJ's or any of that size due to camera gear that I need to carry on.
Yes I am interested too - my primary flight is DAY-ATL-DAY - nearly always an MD-88 and nearly always full- F certainly is - in fact these days I often miss the UG.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by rybolt View Post
What are they using as replacements for the MD's?
MD-88 = 149 seats

MD-90 = 158 seats

That's a lot of aircraft to replace in the next ~4 years. Delta keeps talking about upgauging: increasing seat count per flight.

Delta has orders for another 55 739s, 60 more A321s, a bunch of CS100s, and an RFP out for 150 narrowbodies. There are also lots of other mainline types in the fleet with a seat count from 110-190.

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Delta-Air-Lines
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Old Oct 23, 17, 7:13 am
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More 739s... yuck.
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Old Oct 23, 17, 7:27 am
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The most recent add to 739 orders for Delta came when Boeing exercised a put option for ten aircraft in March of this year. The rest - well, Delta wanted those.

See Exhibit 10.1 in this filing from 4/12/17: http://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net...0b7f07272e.pdf
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Old Oct 23, 17, 8:17 am
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This thread is DOUBLE depressing:
1) Delta MD-88/90 Retirement

2) Delta has orders for another 55 739s
The MDs are SO QUIET up front. It's almost as if there aren't any engines! One of my all time faves!

The B739s are AWFUL, as we all know, for multiple reasons.

It makes me all that much more glad that my flying is winding down.

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Old Oct 23, 17, 8:55 am
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The MDs are SO QUIET up front. It's almost as if there aren't any engines! One of my all time faves!
I have to ask, how are they quiet exactly? I've been on a VS A340 in Premium Economy (in the middle next to 4 engines) which is quieter than an MD in seat 2D. As the plane ascends the AC powers up and it gets louder and louder until i can't even hear myself talk at a normal volume.
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I have to ask, how are they quiet exactly? I've been on a VS A340 in Premium Economy (in the middle next to 4 engines) which is quieter than an MD in seat 2D. As the plane ascends the AC powers up and it gets louder and louder until i can't even hear myself talk at a normal volume.
I haven't been on an A340 since Sabena Airlines was in business, but, I'd guess that A340s are substantially newer, thus have newer insulation technology. Yes, the AC does get somewhat louder, and the MD-90s (IMO) are definitely quieter than the MD-88s, but, to me, you really don't hear engine noise - just AC noise, which is different, particularly compared to, say, A320s.
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If you like in seat IFE this is good news
In first amd Exit rows 739 is pleasant at least,
If u book early enough ur ok otherwise not so much lol

Aesthetically I will miss the MDs, planes design is converging as such that all planes will start looking basically the same
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Iím clearly in the minority who doesnít mind the 739, but then again, Iíve never ridden in it outside of F. *ducking*

RE: this thread - I also enjoy the MDs (88 or 90) and appreciate their workhorse ability. My home airport is still regularly serviced by both types for many flights a day, so will be interesting to see what these eventually transition to.
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Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
This thread is DOUBLE depressing:

The MDs are SO QUIET up front. It's almost as if there aren't any engines! One of my all time faves!

The B739s are AWFUL, as we all know, for multiple reasons.

It makes me all that much more glad that my flying is winding down.

I was on an A380 earlier this month and that was really quiet throughout the whole 8 hour flight. I actually came away liking that plane.
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Aesthetically I will miss the MDs, planes design is converging as such that all planes will start looking basically the same
Agreed. And not to mention all of the extra lights that MD put on their aircraft. I can always tell when one is on approach. It looks like the mother ship has come to check out life on earth.
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The next MD-88, N920DL, has been retired today.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N920DL
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