Last bark: Delta retires MD-88s and MD-90s “Mad Dogs”

June 2, 2020, will mark the date that the last Mad Dogs barked in Delta Air Lines' fleet, as the airline is set to retire both the MD-88 and the MD-90. The DC-9 derivatives served in the airline's fleet for more than 25 years. But Delta's story with McDonnell Douglas' aircraft is not over yet....


Delta Air Lines reveals d-day of Mad Dog era end

On June 3, 2020, Delta Airlines will mark the bittersweet end of an era. On the day, the airline’s last McDonnell Douglas jet will make its one last journey to the retirement place. Delta’s MD-90 is the last remaining jet of the kind in service around the world, and the penultimate operator of MD-88. ...


Delta to accelerate MD-88, MD-90 and Boeing 767 retirements

Facing a significant travel demand drop and other COVID-19 pandemic-caused challenges, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would accelerate retirements of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets, as well as some older Boeing 767s. ...


Delta plane’s engine seen falling apart mid-flight [Video]

A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on June 8, 2019, due to engine failure mid-flight. The incident may not have made the news if not for the terrifying video footage taken by passengers on board the aircraft, showing one of the MD-88’s engines falling apart while the plane was in the air....