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Topic: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: ATLAaron
Posted 2006-06-12 00:16:39 and read 21425 times.

I was just looking at a reservation I have coming up on AA and why does the aircraft show as a "Super" MD-80? Is there any difference in their MD80's versus Delta's that makes them "super?"

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Alitalia744
Posted 2006-06-12 00:18:47 and read 21410 times.

Back in the day the MD-80 was the DC-9 Super 80.

A few airlines called them Super 80's including Alitalia and American...

There's no real difference other than the series (AAs are -82/83 vs. DL's -88s)

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Newark777
Posted 2006-06-12 00:19:06 and read 21410 times.

They're super, thanks for asking.  Wink

But no, it's simply a cute little naming gimmick on AA's part.

Harry

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: EWRCabincrew
Posted 2006-06-12 00:22:37 and read 21390 times.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
But no, it's simply a cute little naming gimmick on AA's part

Exactly. Nothing different about them from any other airlines MD-80s. We had them and they were anything but "super".

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: UnitedTristar
Posted 2006-06-12 00:25:01 and read 21369 times.

maybe a bit of AArrogance?  duck 


-m

 airplane 

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2006-06-12 00:25:16 and read 21369 times.

Back then AA wanted to different from being a DC9 product which it is, a DC-9-83. So instead of calling it a DC9-83 (which to this day some agents call it a DC9) they changed the name to Super 80. So people would not think it was a DC9.

I remember boarding my flight in STL and she said "This aircraft is a DC-9-83, I walked up and said this is not a DC9, it is an MD80 or Super 80 look again, and she did and it was indeed a Super 80 on her computer  Silly. She said "how did you know that?" I said "I need a life thats how"  Silly

Alex

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Phxplanes
Posted 2006-06-12 00:28:01 and read 21353 times.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
I remember boarding my flight in STL and she said "This aircraft is a DC-9-83, I walked up and said this is not a DC9, it is an MD80 or Super 80 look again, and she did and it was indeed a Super 80 on her computer . She said "how did you know that?" I said "I need a life thats how"

Thats funny

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: DeltaFFinDFW
Posted 2006-06-12 00:31:11 and read 21328 times.

Also, depending on if your booking engine uses Sabre, all flights might be called Super-80. At my previous firm, all my corporate travel itineraries called DL MD-88s "Super 80".

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: WarmNuts
Posted 2006-06-12 00:39:49 and read 21283 times.

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 1):
Back in the day the MD-80 was the DC-9 Super 80.



Alitalia744 is correct. This label did not originate with AA, but with McDonald-Douglas. It was used to designate the -80 series, which was hellalong compared to its predecessors. This moniker was actually used by quite a few other airlines, including our former hometown airline, PSA, the first US airline to fly the Super 80.

[Edited 2006-06-12 01:08:05]

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: AsstChiefMark
Posted 2006-06-12 00:49:58 and read 21242 times.

I love to give AA agents a rough time about the "Super 80" thing. I ask, "What makes it super? Does it travel at Mach 1, fly itself, or what? It looks like everyone else's MD80, except that you forgot to paint yours."

I love the replies I get. The best one so far from a reservation agent: "I'm not sure, but it must be something important otherwise they wouldn't call it Super."

Mark

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Cory6188
Posted 2006-06-12 01:02:27 and read 21202 times.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 3):
We had them and they were anything but "super".

Ditto. I flew on a CO MD-80 once from RSW to EWR in 1999. The interior was old, the plane was noisy, and there was no IFE. The current 737s are a vast improvement.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Jacks757
Posted 2006-06-12 01:18:56 and read 21135 times.

Because they are loud  goodvibes 

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Csturdiv
Posted 2006-06-12 01:42:45 and read 21061 times.

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 10):
and there was no IFE.

I am not picking on you but people in general, but I love  sarcastic  how people whine and cry about no IFE or inflight services.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Gunsontheroof
Posted 2006-06-12 02:13:31 and read 20966 times.

If they use the same criteria that Taco del Mar uses to differentiate between regular and super burritos, it's the addition of sour cream and guacamole to the aircraft.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2006-06-12 02:22:19 and read 20947 times.

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 12):
I am not picking on you but people in general, but I love how people whine and cry about no IFE or inflight services.

If you think IFE (with Sat TV and VoD) is not important, you my friend, are a dinosaur.

My car has 2 DVD/video game screens. Most buses have live TV/Videos. Low cost carriers have like Jet Blue have them. It is only the sad, sad state of affairs with the US airlines aging and decrepit fleet that these things are not in every flight.

I am an Exec Platinum American Airlines flyer (that is 100K miles + year) and it is an embarrassment to see their first class and business class international cabins compared to some third world airlines. LAN Chile for example has better IFE on coach on their 767s than American has in first class on their 777.

You underestimate the value that high yield passenger put on these things. Wait till the first US network airline deploys a modern fleet with IFE and you'll see the rush on the others to match.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Pilotdude09
Posted 2006-06-12 02:56:06 and read 20837 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 14):
LAN Chile for example has better IFE on coach on their 767s than American has in first class on their 777.

Thats a real worry, and i bet its the same with united, their product is very far behind eg. their 747's all their competiors have IFE in Y and even Y+ but not United.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: CptSpeaking
Posted 2006-06-12 02:59:43 and read 20826 times.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
They're super, thanks for asking.

HAHAHAHA  rotfl 

I hope I'm not the only one that got that...  biggrin 

Your CptSpeaking  wave 

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Isitsafenow
Posted 2006-06-12 03:03:09 and read 20794 times.

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 12):
Csturdiv

It would depend on the length of flight with some people. DTW to MCI or ATL its no big thing there is no inflight entertainment. DTW-LAX or SEA, now that's a different story.
safe

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Thecheese
Posted 2006-06-12 03:07:07 and read 20787 times.

I remember flying a Hawaiian Airlines interisland flight, right when the Super 80s were first going into service. Hawaiian was flying them under their DC-9 type certificate with several rows of seats blocked off, until the Super-80 cert was approved.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Csturdiv
Posted 2006-06-12 03:14:45 and read 20761 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 14):
You underestimate the value that high yield passenger put on these things. Wait till the first US network airline deploys a modern fleet with IFE and you'll see the rush on the others to match.

So I guess the fleets of AirTran and Jetblue are not modern?

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2006-06-12 05:46:44 and read 20532 times.

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 19):
Quoting Baron95 (Reply 14):
You underestimate the value that high yield passenger put on these things. Wait till the first US network airline deploys a modern fleet with IFE and you'll see the rush on the others to match.


So I guess the fleets of AirTran and Jetblue are not modern?

The key is NETWORK Airline - AA, UA, DL, CO. Jet Blue fleet will start to offer serious competition - particularly when their E190 with IFE enter widespread service bypassing hubs.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: DeltAirlines
Posted 2006-06-12 06:00:24 and read 20483 times.

Personally, I know myself and several other business travellers will place a higher emphasis on flight schedules and Frequent Flyer programs than IFE. Is it important on a trans-Oceanic segment - you bet. But on that 45 minute GSO-ATL hop? Not at all - if I'm really desperate, I'll pop an episode of Seinfeld or something (I normally carry a sleeve of a season from a DVD set in my briefcase since it fits quite nicely) and watch that if I want IFE.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 20):
The key is NETWORK Airline - AA, UA, DL, CO. Jet Blue fleet will start to offer serious competition - particularly when their E190 with IFE enter widespread service bypassing hubs.

DL is starting to implement this...all 737-800s/757s/767s doing domestic routes are getting live television. Only the MD-88s (which are mostly doing sub-750 mile routes) are not getting them. If only Delta would take a page from AA and put Powerports for laptops on all their planes...that would mean a lot more to me than television (although I did love on my one Song trip, taking off from Seattle, I was lying across three seats watching the 2 a.m. (East Coast/11 p.m. West Coast) SportsCenter before sleeping...it was just like I was at home laying on my couch.

Jeff

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Ckfred
Posted 2006-06-12 06:03:02 and read 20473 times.

If I recall correctly, the builder's plate, located in the door frame of L1 on the left side usually indicates whether it's a DC-9-82 or DC-9-83, as well as the date the plane was completed.

The ironic thing is that the plates says "Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, CA."

I thought the whole reason that the name went from DC-9-Super 80 to MD-80 was that the McDonnell family wanted the whole world to know that they were running things at Long Beach, and not the heirs of Donald Douglas. You would thing that the builder's plate should read, "McDonnell Douglas Corportation, Long Beach, CA."

As for why the MD-80s don't have IFE, a friend of mine is an AA pilot. He got the answer from a friend, while the MD-80s were receiving upgraded interiors in the late 90s.

1. If the MD-80s had TV monitors like the 737s, 757s, etc., passengers and crew were more likely to bump their heads, since the cabin ceilings on the MD-80s are lower than on AA's widebodies and Boeing narrowbodies.

2. Even if the MD-80s had only audio, the weight of the system would cut into cargo payload.

3. Since the MD-80s were purchased to fly short and medium-haul routes, they weren't equiped to handle an IFE. Retrofitting an IFE system would be expensive and time-consuming.

I have some doubts about the last one, since UA took delivery of its 727 fleet without IFE, but I remember having audio on 727-200s in the 90s. Perhaps the commonality of the 727 fuselage with the 707 fuselage made for easier installation.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N353SK
Posted 2006-06-12 06:09:01 and read 20453 times.

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
If they use the same criteria that Taco del Mar uses to differentiate between regular and super burritos, it's the addition of sour cream and guacamole to the aircraft.

ROFL!!!!


Seriously though, AA has a lot of strange names for their aircraft. The DC-10s and A300s used to be called "Luxury Liners."

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: DLKAPA
Posted 2006-06-12 06:10:19 and read 20442 times.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
But no, it's simply a cute little naming gimmick on AA's part.

Actually it's the designation MD first gave it, the DC-9 Super 80.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
They're super, thanks for asking.

Everything is super when you're-

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: 2H4
Posted 2006-06-12 06:10:24 and read 20442 times.



Perhaps the "Super" designation refers to the price per seat into and out of the DFW region...  duck 

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 9):
It looks like everyone else's MD80, except that you forgot to paint yours."

 rotfl 




2H4


Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N1120A
Posted 2006-06-12 06:13:50 and read 20435 times.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
Back then AA wanted to different from being a DC9 product which it is, a DC-9-83. So instead of calling it a DC9-83 (which to this day some agents call it a DC9) they changed the name to Super 80. So people would not think it was a DC9.

Actually, that is not exactly true. Yes, originally the plane was the DC-9-80/81/82/83 but it was refered to as the DC-9 Super 80, much like the DC-8 had the DC-8 Super 60. This is because it was a significantly stretched aircraft over its parent.

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 15):
their 747's all their competiors have IFE in Y and even Y+ but not United.

United has IFE on all their aircraft, they don't have PTVs on the 747

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 20):
The key is NETWORK Airline - AA, UA, DL, CO. Jet Blue fleet will start to offer serious competition - particularly when their E190 with IFE enter widespread service bypassing hubs.

United already has XM in flight.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Ckfred
Posted 2006-06-12 06:26:07 and read 20404 times.

Quoting N353SK (Reply 23):
Seriously though, AA has a lot of strange names for their aircraft. The DC-10s and A300s used to be called "Luxury Liners."

Remember that airlines used to have names for their aircraft. UA called their planes Mainliners. PA had Clippers. AA had Flagships. Then came the Jet Flagships.

Then, there were the Astrojets. Finally, AA went to Luxury Jets and Luxury Liners at the same time the current livery was adopted. The difference between a Luxury Jet and and a Luxury Liner was that a Jet was a narrowbody and a Liner was a widebody.

Granted, the Luxury Liners were luxurious, when they had piano bars. The 747s had 3-4-2 seating, and the DC-10s had 2-4-2 seating.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Starlionblue
Posted 2006-06-12 13:31:22 and read 19898 times.

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 22):
If I recall correctly, the builder's plate, located in the door frame of L1 on the left side usually indicates whether it's a DC-9-82 or DC-9-83, as well as the date the plane was completed.

The ironic thing is that the plates says "Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, CA."

I thought the whole reason that the name went from DC-9-Super 80 to MD-80 was that the McDonnell family wanted the whole world to know that they were running things at Long Beach, and not the heirs of Donald Douglas. You would thing that the builder's plate should read, "McDonnell Douglas Corportation, Long Beach, CA."

Probably because the Douglas Aircraft Company was owned by MD, but still called that.



As has been said, the MD-80 is just another DC-9 up until the DC-9-87. MD originally called it the DC-9 Series 80, but for marketing reasons (and to advertise the MD takeover) this became the MD-80 or "Super 80".

Incidentally, there is no "80" model. The models in the DC-9 Series 80 are DC-9-81, DC-9-82, DC-9-83, DC-9-87.

The MD-88 and MD-90-30 are no longer DC-9s.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: CWAFlyer
Posted 2006-06-12 14:25:16 and read 19546 times.

I remember when TWA got their first MD80's. The customer service
agents were given buttons to wear that said "McDonnell Douglas
DC-9-80...It's just plane super"

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Braniff1960
Posted 2006-06-12 14:31:25 and read 19495 times.

They call it that because: Thats what was painted on the nose when they bought it!




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Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: United787
Posted 2006-06-12 15:46:13 and read 18836 times.

Quoting N353SK (Reply 23):
The DC-10s and A300s used to be called "Luxury Liners."

The 767s too.


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Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Coa747
Posted 2006-06-12 17:58:37 and read 17772 times.

IFE is not a consideration when I book a flight. If it is for you then I would suggest investing some money in a personal IFE unit then you won't have to worry about it. I have an Archos AV700 with an 80 Gig hard drive. I can get about 30 movies on there so I never have to worry about IFE options on those long oceanic crossings. you should do the same. The AV700 is far superior to portable DVD players because it will play for a lot longer because it isn't eating up battery power to spin a DVD around. Anyway my biggest concern is getting a window seat as I am old school and my in flight entertainment usually consists of looking out the window, even at night. I like to try and see if I can track our flight progress by locating cities and towns along the way. I miss the days when the captain would point out scenic attractions along the way and tell you where you were. If your lucky occassionaly you will run across an old school captain who still does it but they are few and far between now days. But I guess people are too busy watching the in flight movie now days to care about the world passing outside their window.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: DeltaGuy767
Posted 2006-06-12 20:29:09 and read 16724 times.

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 22):
3. Since the MD-80s were purchased to fly short and medium-haul routes, they weren't equiped to handle an IFE. Retrofitting an IFE system would be expensive and time-consuming.

Try saying that when you're on an AA tin-can flying from BDL-DFW, it makes you feel as though if you were on a CRJ.  sarcastic 

Cheers from BDL,  wave 
DeltaGuy767

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Jcf5002
Posted 2006-06-12 23:58:30 and read 15417 times.

Quoting ATLAaron (Thread starter):
I was just looking at a reservation I have coming up on AA and why does the aircraft show as a "Super" MD-80? Is there any difference in their MD80's versus Delta's that makes them "super?"

Well I can also tell you that it means "Super-Dumper" because when they spill fuel, they don't just have a couple of drops, end of story: We're talking GALLONS! I am a fueler at BWI and one of my co-workers was fueling a particular "Super-80" today. He had the wings filled to 9,400 lbs and was putting more in the center tank when the wings decided to go "splat!" It dumped between 30-70 gallons of Jet-A onto the ramp and was a biatch to clean up. There was no real reason for it to spill, but like any other aircraft of the similar design family (MD-80, DC-9, 717) they're slightly tempermental. If you breate on it funny, it spills...

Not the real reason, of course, but as good as any other...

Jeff

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Tommy777
Posted 2006-06-12 23:58:42 and read 15417 times.

What's super about it, is the super loud noise it makes

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N1120A
Posted 2006-06-13 00:11:10 and read 15310 times.

Quoting Tommy777 (Reply 35):
What's super about it, is the super loud noise it makes

They aren't really that loud. It is actually a very refined low rumble and the aircraft are all Stage III without hushkits.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Baron95
Posted 2006-06-13 05:05:09 and read 15040 times.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 36):
They aren't really that loud. It is actually a very refined low rumble and the aircraft are all Stage III without hushkits.

Well, well, well. That depends on where you sit. If you sit in the back of the plane, near the engines, forget about talking to anyone - it is noisy, noisy, noisy. If you sit in the front, it is just wind noise and a low rumble - not bad.

And that is the problem with the MD80 - the last 5 rows are just miserable - back of the plane, near the engines, near the lavatories - just shoot me now.

A 737, A320 or E170/190 with wing mounted engines at least won't further punish the poor souls in the back of the plane.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2006-06-13 05:17:09 and read 15013 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 37):
Well, well, well. That depends on where you sit. If you sit in the back of the plane, near the engines, forget about talking to anyone - it is noisy, noisy, noisy. If you sit in the front, it is just wind noise and a low rumble - not bad.

And that is the problem with the MD80 - the last 5 rows are just miserable - back of the plane, near the engines, near the lavatories - just shoot me now.

I was on an AA Super 80 from MSY to ORD two months ago in the fourth to last row window seat, and it wasn't that loud at all. Just a tad louder than the 717...not nearly enough to give you a headache. Besides, you gotta love the noise from those JT8D's. Classic! It will be missed!

If you think the back of an M80 is loud, try sitting in the back (during the non Stage 3 days) of a NW DC-9-30 from MSP to MSY. Ouch!

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N1120A
Posted 2006-06-13 07:27:23 and read 14899 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 37):
Well, well, well. That depends on where you sit. If you sit in the back of the plane, near the engines, forget about talking to anyone - it is noisy, noisy, noisy. If you sit in the front, it is just wind noise and a low rumble - not bad.

And that is the problem with the MD80 - the last 5 rows are just miserable - back of the plane, near the engines, near the lavatories - just shoot me now.

From a noise standpoint, I was talking about exterior noise not interior noise. Yes, sitting in the back of a fuselage mounted plane is always louder, but sitting in the front of those birds is an exercise in quiet.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: FlyDeltaJets
Posted 2006-06-13 07:43:14 and read 14883 times.

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 33):
Try saying that when you're on an AA tin-can flying from BDL-DFW, it makes you feel as though if you were on a CRJ.

That's what iPods were made for.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: LOT767-300ER
Posted 2006-06-13 07:56:46 and read 14866 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 37):
Well, well, well. That depends on where you sit. If you sit in the back of the plane, near the engines, forget about talking to anyone - it is noisy, noisy, noisy. If you sit in the front, it is just wind noise and a low rumble - not bad.

And that is the problem with the MD80 - the last 5 rows are just miserable - back of the plane, near the engines, near the lavatories - just shoot me now.

No their not, I just did ORD-PVR and back on a S80 and it was good times in the back.

N1120A: Why argue with a n00b?  Silly

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: ContnlEliteCMH
Posted 2006-06-13 18:56:50 and read 14744 times.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 14):
If you think IFE (with Sat TV and VoD) is not important, you my friend, are a dinosaur.

My car has 2 DVD/video game screens. Most buses have live TV/Videos. Low cost carriers have like Jet Blue have them. It is only the sad, sad state of affairs with the US airlines aging and decrepit fleet that these things are not in every flight.

I guess I'm a bit of a dinosaur, then. But I see an immediate difference between you and me: for the mileage you're accruing, you probably fly a lot of longhaul. If the majority of your travel were confined to east of the Mississippi, you'd probably change your genus and species from homo sapien to something a bit more... dinosauric.

I value(d) the following items. (I use past tense because I've just exited the traveling consulant world and may not fly even 10 segments in the next two years.)

(1) Price.
(2) Schedule.
(3) Service consistency.
(4) FF program.
(5) Aircraft type.

IFE isn't even *on* my list. I have a laptop, an MP3 player, and lots and lots and LOTS of books. How I pounded down the books!

As for the the DVD player in the car, I'll assume that's for children, since I personally have considered such things a vanity statement in the absence of easily-entertained little ones. Be assured, though, that with two boys a mere 50 weeks apart, I'll be joining the ranks of those with screens strapped to the backs of the car's front seats.

Know what I really want from IFE? United's Channel 9 -- on Continental. And a navigation map with some flight data: heading, altitude, ground speed, exterior temp. Ahhhhhh... that would be entertaining, to look up from the book and assuage my flight addiction.

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 37):
And that is the problem with the MD80 - the last 5 rows are just miserable - back of the plane, near the engines, near the lavatories - just shoot me now.

Thankfully the vast majority of the plane is forward of those last five rows. As an uber platinum, I assume you can always avoid those five rows, so this issue is really not pertinent to your situation.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: AAden
Posted 2006-06-14 03:47:22 and read 14594 times.

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
If they use the same criteria that Taco del Mar uses to differentiate between regular and super burritos, it's the addition of sour cream and guacamole to the aircraft.

lol

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 10):
Ditto. I flew on a CO MD-80 once from RSW to EWR in 1999. The interior was old, the plane was noisy, and there was no IFE. The current 737s are a vast improvement.

I believe that most of the 737s do not have IFE

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 22):

correct

Quoting N1120A (Reply 26):
United has IFE on all their aircraft, they don't have PTVs on the 747

not on the 735s

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2006-06-14 04:32:42 and read 14546 times.

Quoting AAden (Reply 43):
not on the 735s

I think the UA 735's (like the 733's) have audio entertainment. Someone correct me if i'm wrong.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: MoMan
Posted 2006-06-14 04:39:01 and read 14537 times.

It means "Super Quiet" which, since I always get front rows of coach of first class makes for a super flight.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: Pelican22
Posted 2006-06-14 07:26:03 and read 14442 times.

The title "Super",is an old aviation monikor used by aircraft manufacturers to describe a new or stretched version of their aircraft.

i.e BAC 1-11 series 200,300,400 were just called 1-11s
Series 500s were called Super 1-11s

BAC/Vickers VC-10 standard model was called VC-10,the stretched model was called "The Super VC-10".

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N1120A
Posted 2006-06-14 07:41:44 and read 14433 times.

Quoting AAden (Reply 43):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 26):
United has IFE on all their aircraft, they don't have PTVs on the 747

not on the 735s

Yes on the 735s. MSYTristar was absolutely correct. United has a minimum of Audio IFE on every mainline aircraft, which includes XM Radio and Channel 9.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: AAden
Posted 2006-06-15 07:09:48 and read 14323 times.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 47):

the last time I flew on a united 735 den-tus I don't beleive they have any ife becuase I was looking forward to channel 9 that was about a year ago were all aircraft fitted then?

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: N1120A
Posted 2006-06-15 07:12:20 and read 14319 times.

Quoting AAden (Reply 48):
the last time I flew on a united 735 den-tus I don't beleive they have any ife becuase I was looking forward to channel 9 that was about a year ago were all aircraft fitted then?

Their 735s have had audio IFE since they were delivered in the early 1990s. I don't know why your flight didn't. Perhaps Channel 9 was turned off.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: SirOmega
Posted 2006-06-15 07:30:00 and read 14316 times.

Quoting MoMan (Reply 45):
It means "Super Quiet" which, since I always get front rows of coach of first class makes for a super flight.

Indeed, this time next week I'll be on a S80 to ORD. I got as far up in the cabin as I could (except for the bulkhead row since I like the underseat storage for my backpack) and ended up with row 12.

Topic: RE: What Makes AA Super MD-80?
Username: TWAtwaTWA
Posted 2006-06-15 08:06:57 and read 14300 times.

Quoting MoMan (Reply 45):
It means "Super Quiet" which, since I always get front rows of coach of first class makes for a super flight.

The MD-80s or "Mad Dogs" get a bad rap for being antiquated and loud.

If you have elite status or early bookings, there is no reason you can't sit in the front of the plane on the left and enjoy a very very quiet and comfortable flight. If you are flying with someone, having two seats, and aisle and window together is perfect.

I think people who hate these planes had one too many flights in the back on the right, which is very close to torture.


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