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Northwest’s Old Planes

Here’s a tidbit:  The average age of Northwest’s DC9 fleet is older than me…

In case you’re interested, here’s an AP article talking about Northwest’s 1995 decision not to sell its old DC9s (34 years old, on average, with several going back to the LBJ administration.)  Northwest has the oldest fleet of the top 60 airlines worldwide.

Fret not, the planes are as safe as any other in the sky. 

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