Re: Delta Air Lines fleet renewal

Date:         23 May 97 09:03:31 
From:         "Jeffrey R. Hacker" <>
Organization: Netcom
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Malcolm Weir wrote:
> One of the issues affecting the 727 is that there was no natural
> successor to the aircraft until the 737-800 came along, at least from
> a US manufacturer.

I would have thought the MD8x/MD9X series was competitive to the 727.
American, Continental, Delta, and TWA have bee largely using them in
that role, as has been Alaska.  I've even seen (a couple of years ago,
not today) American operate an MD80 IAD-LAX every evening.