LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
It has to do with the size of the rear galley. If the operator chose the big galley (like Swissair had), the configeration had to be 3-2. If the narrow galley was used, usually a 2-3 configuration was used. Otherwise the aisle would be crooked.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4212 times:
I know the MD-80's left the fleet in 1999. I'm happy that we didn't hang on to the relatively low number that we had...I wished we had rid outselves of them long before that. Anyway, I always thought the MD-80 was an uncomfortable plane. It's hard to describe...I guess I can't explain it that well. I think the Republic MD-80's were ordered with the smaller rear galley. It seems to mee that I remember sitting towards the rear of the MD-80 with the aisle on my left side, and two seats to my right.
Honestly, I don't remember.
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IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4122 times:
I assumed you knew when the MD-80s exited the fleet but I also assumed that if I didn't add that fact to my posting, somebody would ask. Sadly, I don't know what you mean but I haven't flown on an NW MD-82 in years -- I believe they served MSP exclusively in their final years and I'm DTW-based. I try to avoid flying via MSP since I believe NW has the "bend over and enjoy MSP Detroiters!" atitude (e.g. "we're closing down RC's Dearborn ticketing/reservations center, which was a symbol of their renaissance to DTW; we're building the A333 maintaince base here even though we lied and said we'd consider DTW; we're canceling all but two SFO flights ex-DTW b/c we want you to connect; etc.) BTW, are you still flying the DC-9? LOL!