Delta Air Lines workhorse got retired after more than 30 years in duty. On June 2nd they did their final commercial flights as the MD-88 and MD-90 jets made their way to Atlanta Tuesday morning. In particular, Delta flight 88 from Washington-Dulles ( IAD ) and Delta flight 90 from Houston ( IAH ). On board were numerous aviation enthusiasts which took part in the last flight of the Mad Dog.
In times of COVID-19 and the resulting impact on the Delta business meant a more traditional aircraft retirement celebration wasn’t feasible or appropriate, the workhorse narrow-body aircraft still got a worthy send-off.
The McDonnell-Douglas jets that retired on Tuesday joined several others which got already parked in Blytheville, Arkansas. Sooner or later they get parted out or sold.
I never had the chance to fly on Deltas McDonnell-Douglas jets but I got a lot of them in front of my camera during my trip to Atlanta. On this travel I got to fly only Deltas A321 in First Class and Comfort+ class.
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