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MD-80/90 Seating Arrangement  
User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

I love to fly the DC-9, MD80/90, 717 because of the 2-3 seating arrangement in coach. I have a question, though.

DL as a 3-2 seating (three seats on the left and two on the right) while AA has 2-3 (two on the left three on the right).

Why is this? What advantage (if any) is there to each arrangement?

It seems to me that the 2-3 arrangement that AA is more common, is this true? Are there other airlines that use the 3-2 arrangement?

Thanks


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

I think Delta is the only one with 3-2

R


User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

Alaska also has the 3-2 seating. It was all determined my the airline that ordered the aircraft. I forget how ours were arranged...I'm just so happy they left the fleet when they did.

Iflewrepublic



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User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

That might have something to do with Delta's being MD-88s and American's being MD-81s (?), MD-82s, and MD-83s.


Bill in ATL
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Flew Finnair's MD-82s, they have a 2-3 arrangement which seemed kind of weird, instead of a more usual 3-3 that we see on most other types of airplane. I guess MD-80's fuselage is one seat narrower...


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3477 times:


Actually DLs MD-88s are 3-2 and their MD-90s are 2-3.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

I forget how ours were arranged...I'm just so happy they left the fleet when they did.

I have to ask... why are you happy (that the former RC MD-82 left NW's fleet in 1999)?


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3464 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.




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User currently offlineTriple Seven From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Just to add here. CO MD-80s were 2-3

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3361 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.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Iflewrepublic,

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!


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