Tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 6180 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8568 times:
I always try to sit in front of the wings because of the noise but the exit row (reclining only!). I prefer the aisle but will do the "A" window seat because I only have to climb over one person if I need to get out.
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
FlyAAS80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8534 times:
As my call-sign states, I am a HUGE fan of the MD-80. On any of the 80's I fly I always try to get a window seat on the port side of the airplane infront of the wing. In the 2-3 config. sitting on the port side leaves you with at the most 1 person to climb over and the ride is much more smooth compared to riding in the back and alot quieter.
The only way to fly is by the seat of your pants...
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8533 times:
as far forward as possible. I fly the AS MD-80s as much as possible, and if you can get rows 8-11 or so (starboard side in this case for the 2 seats), what a dream ride that is. Quiet quiet, just love it.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8470 times:
I like just on or slightly in front of the wing. On AA, usually around row 14-17 works for me. That way I can still hear the whining of the Pratts but it is not terribly loud. I am weird like that, as I actually like hearing the engines.
AmericanB763ER From Luxembourg, joined Sep 2005, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8191 times:
On my last flight on a Mad Dog I was sitting in row 34A (SAS) all you can see when you look out of the window is the engine cowling and all you can hear is the noise coming from it (them). But I had expected it to be much worse than that. Still- I'd rather sit in the front part of the aircraft where you don't even hear the engines starting up from.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8170 times:
When I have to fly on a MD-80 series aircraft I always try to get a seat as far in front as possible because it is really quiet there. I am trying to get a seat as far in front as possible on all flights with planes that have rear mounted engines.
Kearney From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8138 times:
Not the back of the plane... Once on a jetsgo MD-83 any time the engine was at idle i had to plug my ears because of the noise... it was only once the engines spooled up that it was ok, but still pretty loud...hey can i take the jump seat? that would be far enough fwd or all the noise!