DL Shuttle equipment

 
Old Jan 21, 04, 5:27 pm
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DL Shuttle equipment

I have returned to heavy usage of the Delta shuttle lately. In the bathrooms, and elsewhere aboard these 737s, the use of German and English language placards is noticeable.

Are these planes the equipment that DL inherited from Pan Am where PA used to run the Berlin-Munich/Frankfurt/Hamburg air service? (Until the late 80s PA, BA, AF, and SU had exclusive intra-German rights to Berlin)

I like them better than US Airways' old Eastern/ Trump shuttles, but US has phased those out in favor of the Airbus.
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Old Jan 21, 04, 10:25 pm
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i keep ending up on N241DL, formerly D-ABWA for condor in germany, according to the jet aircraft census.


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Old Jan 21, 04, 11:45 pm
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These are more likely 73s that Lufthansa dumped in the late 70s and early 80s. Most of the the old 100s went to People Express and were retired by CO but the 200s may be what fastflyer is talking about.
I well remember the German lav placards on the PE equipment.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by monitor:
Most of the the old 100s went to People Express and were retired by CO but the 200s may be what fastflyer is talking about.
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the shuttle equipment is all -300's.
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Old Jan 23, 04, 8:32 pm
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Ex-Condor and Germania. For example:

23970 N221DL Germania
23971 N222DZ Germania
23972 N223DZ Germania; then Condor
25069 N225DL Germania
23833 N241DL Condor
23834 N242DL Condor


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Old Jan 24, 04, 4:11 am
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The airplanes DL is using for the Shuttle were purchased from Germania between 2/1998 and 7/1998.


A/C Type Serial Reg # Orig Del DL Acquired
737-35B 23970 N221DL 11/30/87 02/03/98
737-35B 23971 N222DZ 11/30/87 07/21/98
737-35B 23972 N223DZ 04/30/88 09/21/98
737-35B 24269 N224DA 10/31/88 06/24/98
737-35B 25069 N225DL 05/31/91 04/23/98
737-3L9 23717 N231DN 04/30/87 03/17/98
737-3L9 24220 N232DZ 09/30/88 03/11/98
737-3L9 24220 N232DZ 09/30/88 03/11/98
737-330 23833 N241DL 09/30/87 06/30/98
737-330 23834 N242DL 10/31/87 07/07/98

Hope this helps.

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Old Jan 24, 04, 2:28 pm
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I believe all of Pan Am's IGS airplanes were 727's.
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