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Where Would You Sit On An Md-80  
User currently offlineAaden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7718 times:

https://www.aa.com/apps/reservations/CheckAvailableSeatsResults.jhtml?_requestid=1018589


where would you guys sit?

I currently occupy seat 28f

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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7724 times:

I've always had a penchant for sitting with a not too hard on the eyes F/A

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7698 times:

Quoting Aaden (Thread starter):
https://www.aa.com/apps/reservations/CheckAvailableSeatsResults.jhtml?_requestid=1018589


where would you guys sit?

I currently occupy seat 28f

I'm taking an MD-80 from ORD to TUS in December and back. I'm in 11A on each leg. I prefer the front (its quiet) and the port side since it is the 2 seat row vs the 3 across on the starboard.



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User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5421 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7667 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.

Tug



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User currently offlineTheCheese From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7662 times:
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If you like a rollercoaster, see-saw, up-and-down ride, go for a seat at the extreme tail of the aircraft.

I, personally, believe that those are the worst seats on an MD-80. In my opinion, the best seats are right over, or directly in front of the wing.


User currently offlineFlyAAS80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7633 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.


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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7632 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.


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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7621 times:

For some reason i always seem to sit in row 10, the last 3 time ive flown with AA ive been in row 10, either 10A or 10F


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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7609 times:

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 6):
as far forward as possible. I fly the AS MD-80s as much as possible

Better enjoy them while you can! You probably read about the sale with Allegiant.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7591 times:
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exit row or F class.

regards.


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7585 times:

I'd like to sit here:


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But if those seats are booked I will settle like most here for the front left side.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7569 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.


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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7560 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 11):
That way I can still hear the whining of the Pratts but it is not terribly loud

When on the DC10 I'd use the back lavatory just to get a good listen of the #2 engine, so I guess on some level I can relate.



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7551 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 2):
I prefer the front (its quiet) and the port side since it is the 2 seat row vs the 3 across on the starboard.

Yes - the farther forward the better. Sooo quiet, and an unobstructed view. And the two seat side (left) is more comfortable (less interruption for bathroom breaks, etc)

You want to avoid the seat directly in front of the exit row over the wing, since it likely will not recline.



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

Last summer I flew SMF-DFW-ORD-TUS on AA's MD-80s. I, too, like the port side window seat just in front of the wings.

User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2052 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7324 times:

Quoting Aaden (Thread starter):

where would you guys sit?

Inside?


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7303 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 14):
Last summer I flew SMF-DFW-ORD-TUS on AA's MD-80s. I, too, like the port side window seat just in front of the wings.

You had to make all those stops just to get to TUS from SMF?



There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
User currently offlineAmericanB763ER From Luxembourg, joined Sep 2005, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7290 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.  Smile


Marco


User currently offlineA300605R From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7288 times:

I'm always happy when I can get a seat behind the wings to be able to see the flaps. So 28F sounds great to me...  Smile


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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7274 times:

If I am lucky to the be on a MD80 I will try to get the last window/left side...... nothing beats the sound of these baby's..... Big grin

Cheers,


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7269 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.

Patrick


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7245 times:

If it's an AA MD80, then I'll take 26A. Why?
-Window seat on the 2-seat side
-Get to hear those engines the proper way Big grin
-DC power

If it's just any other MD80, then I'll take that or 28F.



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User currently offlineKearney From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7237 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!

User currently offlineZoheb From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

The same as any other aircraft, 1A (If I could afford it).

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7223 times:

Unless I'm traveling in a group of three, I always go for the two-abreast side! And by always, I guess I mean on the one MD-80 (or any 2x3 configured plane) flight I've ever been on...

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7220 times:

Quoting Zoheb (Reply 23):
The same as any other aircraft, 1A (If I could afford it).

And I just booked another trip to 'Bama in June - take my daughter to see Grandma  biggrin 

Booked 3A on the MD80 from DFW-BHM and 3A BHM-DFW.

Can someone explain to me why AA's first row in F on those MDs is listed a row 3?


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