How to tell how old the plane you're flying is
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Ever wondered how old the plane you’re flying on is? In a recent tweet, photographer Pete Halvorsen shared a simple way to tell:

If you’re nervous about flying, it may not help to confirm that your plane is old, but remember that really old planes can still fly like new as a result of all the maintenance they receive. Here’s a good post by our resident pilot on the subject.


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2 Comments On "How to Tell How Old the Plane You're Flying Is"
  1. Don Edmands, Jr.|

    Never occurred to me? Nice to have information… I have always known how to tell the age of a military airplane….first numbers of the tail number.

  2. Sonal|

    Old planes can be really nice, especially if the interior has been kept up. On DL, I’m always looking for routes where I can fly a 757, despite many of them being 20+ years old.

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