From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Neus) Organization: Texas Instruments Date: 16 Jul 96 13:51:48 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.1205@ohare.Chicago.COM>, email@example.com says... > >Jeff Givens wrote: >> > >> I was on a flight recently and someone was joking about the age of the >> aircraft (a -10 to boot) and asked the F/A if she could find out for them. >> The F/A was standing right at the cockpit and could easily see the plate >> but responded that she has no way of knowing. I would suspect the F/A probably didn't know about the plate. There primary concern is getting you from point A to B safely, not determining the age of the plane. >Well, it's a good PR move..... >This drum is beat constanly, but: AGE doesn't matter, >if it is a REAL airline (like NW)....the oldest planes >in the country, if run by a major, are CREAMPUFFS...they >are completely rebuilt every few years. Look at any >AMR 727....they all look like they just rolled out of the >factory... Shoot, you should see the NW DC-9-30's. Many are in the process of a major refiting and if you happen to get one (I think) they are nicer than any plane on any airline I've ever been on. Granted the DC-9s are approaching 30 years of age, but it should be noted NW has not had a single accident with these planes. In fact, the last fatal NW accident I am aware of was ~1984 in Detroit on a MD-82 which at the time was a brand new plane (and was caused by pilot error). If I'm not mistaken NW has one of the best safety records of all the majors, and the DC-9 of varying flavors composes the largest percentage of NW's fleet. Quite a feat if you ask me. >> "I will not buy this record, it is scratched." > >"My hovercraft is full of eels...." "If I said you had a beutiful body, would you hold it against me?"