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Why MD 11 Is So Popular?  
User currently offlineAZMD80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10673 times:

I see that MD 11 is very popular in the Forum. It's of course a beautifull plane, but I can't understand why it has so many fans: it's was produced not in grat number, it's efficency isn't so good, the range could be better, etcc.

Wht's about?

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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10541 times:



You said it yourself AZMD80, its a beautiful aircraft, quite unique, looks elegant..its powerful and there is just something about trijets that im attracted to...

MD11LOVER


User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10428 times:

I agree, there is some sort of factor which I can't really explain, just the beautifully unique look and feel to it, and of course the sound from those 3 engines : fantastic!!!

Cheers  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Ian@STN



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User currently offlineGIA From Indonesia, joined Oct 2003, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

I reckon it got the best looking winglets  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10368 times:

simple question, difficult answer.
It is a great plane, one of the last built by MDD.
not only did it looks great, with its 3 big engines and its winglets, In my eyes it is the best plane, compared with the A330-300 and the 777-200.
I hope we will see this great bird in the air for a long time to come


User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10358 times:



Do any of you have any SUPERSIZE MD-11 posters you are willing to sell??


Md11lover


User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10335 times:

Hi Md11lover,

I know your problem, but I solved it. I downloaded pictures from this great site and print them out at any size I want.
I also used them for model-making.
It will work and it is cheaper...


User currently offlineQnh1013 From Belgium, joined May 2001, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10264 times:

Wonderful very big "WorldAir MD-11 cockpit" poster hanging in my room, not for sale tough, sorry...

Oli
EBOS


User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10214 times:


The MD-11 is so popular because it is beautiful,...and also because it didn't get the success it deserves.Unfortunately the type was the victim of the too much commercial airlines CEOs and the no longer fashionable 3 engined maybe !!!

The MD-11 remains a beautiful bird for me.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9985 times:

I have an 8' X 10' DL MD-11 poster in Widget Scheme, but I would not sell it. Sorry

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9823 times:

To some because its a beautiful Large Trijet that has some flare to it, unlike the boring twin engine planes that all look. The only reason we can tell the difference is because we are enthusiast. The same applies to the L10,D10,747 and 727 the rest are boring not including the real old school stuff like the 707 etc..


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User currently offlineAZMD80 From Italy, joined Nov 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9757 times:

I made this question because I'm planing a shorth holyday, in march to NY. I'll try to find a MD11 on this route, but it's quite difficoult.
Delta retire MD 11 from and to Europe. In Winter Az use B767 and B777, and LX A330.



User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9712 times:

The MD-11 is the first widebody I ever worked on. While it can be a quirky airplane and aircraft such as the 767 and 777 are easier to work on it's still the best looking widebody IMO. It's nice to see it get a second life as a freighter. Since Douglas built a tough airplane it will be around for some time.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9641 times:

Sometimes, the most interesting and sought-after objects of affection are those that have gained minimal success. I would say that there are a bunch of us who have always seen the MD-11 as much more than the average airliner. The MD-11 mixes the past with the present while at the same time delivering a unique and fascinating story. Oh yeah, she looks great too.

DIA



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User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9548 times:

mmm...i just got a great business idea. BBL.

User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9537 times:

@AZMD80

If you want a ride on the MD-11, your only "save" way is Finnair via Helsinki, because they have MD-11 only in their long haul fleet...

Oh, and I love the MD-11 as well, beautiful and amazing sight. You can call me a fan and so I have to do a plug  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

hey

i happen to like the MD's and the DC's very much. I especially love the MD-11 because it was the first plane i flew on. I was two months old and i flew from JFK-PHX and it was one of the first flights of a MD-11 it was a American. I also think that the MD-11 is beutiful and so so striking. The shape of the planes and the way the liveries just slip on to the airplane it is just wonderful!

But the MD-11 is not so popular in the Airline business :-(

i just love the MD-11 i also like the concorde and Airbuses but i love the MD-11 and the DC-10.

The MD-11 just opens my eyes in amezment when ever i see it in the air, on the ground, routating! it is just amazing!

I also like that little ramp on the tail engine.
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User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9264 times:

It is uniquely beautiful and although its passenger career was short, it has turned out to be an exceptional cargo plane. I remember Lufthansa Cargo said the plane was retired from production too early, as there is no other cargo plane out there with the capabilities of the MD-11F. Of course, I just love the trijet design.

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User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9132 times:

For me... I was a kid when Swissair 111 happened... all i remember was it being a MD-11. This created some kinda phycological thing that nowadays, whenever i hear about an md-11 it just scares me in thinking its unsafe. Although i know its quite stupid and untrue but hey, it happens.
I must admit its very very beautiful but I would probably have trouble boarding one.

Happy new year!

scf158


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9135 times:

I have always had good experineces with the MD-11. I like it. American used to have one daily service to DFW from ORD using a MD-11. I always picked that flight and American did not charge you extra for sitting in Business class
they treated as a coach fare. It was a very comforable flight. That flight has been replaced by a 777.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9016 times:

You can count me to MD-11 "fan club" too... I love those trijets and LUCKILY our national carrier has decided keep them in service still many years! Finnair also had honour to fly MD-11s first commercial flight and I flew on their MD-11 only few weeks after that.. It was love on the first sight!

I have flown many times on B767, B744, A330, A340 and even still MD-11 is best of them and offers very comfortable ride! I know it is little bit more expensive to operate than its newer rivals, but you can easily compensate those costs by its far better cargo capability... That is also the reason why Finnair is so happy with them.

Long life for MD-11s...

FinnWings


User currently offlineFlyingColors From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 73 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8952 times:

"If you have to explain they won't understand"

Just wild about MD-11s!!!

What a woman!!!!

There should be a no double exception for fine lady.

Mike



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User currently offlineARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8718 times:

In 1993 a World Airways MD-11 (N271WA) landed at Scott AFB and dropped off a passenger at Base Ops and returned to IAD. I was assinged to the C-21 squadron at Scott and our squadron was located on the second floor of the base ops building. The aircraft was simply massive compared to Hanger One. I was a pax on the very same plane in July 2001 flying from Frankfurt to BWI after spending some time in Kuwait courtesy of the US Air Force.

User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8646 times:

I love it, tho have never been on one  Sad

Just bought a great book dedicated to this Long Beach Beauty.

In UK >

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1857801172/qid=1072825650/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/026-7287844-9231602

I think it is the closest an airliner has come to looking like a starship with those fab winglets.
I should have worked on one, but the airline i was working for went under.
The 2 initial aircraft went to Delta.

Brilliant Tri-powered jet ,and i hope to get on one before they all end up at Fedex  Sad





User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8608 times:

The first jet I fell in love with was the DC10. You can imagine the excitement I had when a larger, more powerful version came out.. The MD11. IMO It's an incredible looking airplane. There's something about that tail mounted engine, those long, swept-back wings that don't end until they near the rear stabs, that mean looking nose, those cool approach lights that sit flush with the fuselage when they're off, but swing out when they're on.. so many things. Not to mention it's a rocket during takeoff and a comfortable cruiser. Someone else mentioned that it didn't get the success it deserved.. That's another reason I love it.  Big grin


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25 FunFlying : Because it's simply the best. She is the first wide-bodied aircraft that I've ever flown (HEL-BKK) and therefore she offered an unforgettable moment o
26 Post contains images Positive rate : I'm a big fan of Tri-jets and the MD-11 is simply beautiful. The L1011/DC-10/MD-11 are amongst my favourite airliners. I like the MD-11 because it is
27 Srbmod : Back when I worked for ASA, I flew on the MD-11 a total of 6 times (3 RTs), and will miss it once Delta retires them. The only MD-11s we'll get now @
28 MidnightMike : UPS is going to start flying the MD11 into Ontario, according to my source around March or April. So I can take some nice photos of this sexy beast.
29 RNOcommctr : So which airlines still use the MD-11 on regular scheduled passenger routes? Just Finnair and Delta? Thanks.
30 Cjuniel : Why is the MD-11 so popular? To understand that, you would probably have to ask why was the DC-10 so popular. Even to this day, the DC-10 without a do
31 Hmmmm... : I see that MD 11 is very popular in the Forum. It's of course a beautifull plane, but I can't understand why it has so many fans: it's was produced no
32 Post contains links and images N243NW : Some of the reasons I love the MD-11: -It's a BEAST! It's so tough and the mean looking nose it shares with the DC-10 really looks awesome. -As previo
33 Md11lover : RNOcommctr, I think Delta will discontinue its scheduled passenger service on MD-11s shortly. If you want to fly them later on as a passenger, i thin
34 Duke : Well, the others said it, the plane is just beautiful. So different, so elegant. For me it has major sentimental value. I found out about the plane in
35 Killerbabe : KLM Still use the MD-11 on their network and according to some they will remain in service well beyond 2010. Varig, Finnair , Martinair and Eva Airlin
36 Post contains links and images Finnair MD-11 : Here is one MD-11 lover to join the club! I have always loved this bird especially because I have seen them so often in Finland. I love the whine of G
37 Iswiss : I like MD-11 too... Sad it's not built anymore. I only flew two times on a MD-11. It was a Zurich-Bangkok-Zurich flight with Thai Airways in 1998.
38 Thrust : Who knows? The DC-10 was loved by many. I guess the MD-11, since it is simply just a stretched version of the DC-10-30/-40 with a few added features,
39 9V-SVC : Sad to see Boeing closing down the MD-11 production , if they continued , perhaps more cargo airlines will operate them ? By the way slightly off topi
40 Thrust : Boeing closed down the MD-11 production a number of years ago, 9V-SVC, if I'm not mistaken. Also, no MD-11 lover I think would give a damn about fuel-
41 AlitaliaMD11 : 9V-SVC i dont think that there are any MD-11s with PTV's intalled in them. Finnair dosent have PTV's and i dont think the Deltas have them either but
42 Post contains images Boo25 : Have all the Swiss / KLM MD-11's gone now in Europe ??
43 AlitaliaMD11 : Boo25 KLM is going to opperate there MD-11s for 12 more year which is a big relief to me. Swiss still has three MD-11s left.
44 Rb211 : I am a tri-jet junkie. As far as the MD-11 goes, it's simply a beautiful aircraft. Yeah the production numbers sucked for the MD, but they also sucked
45 Post contains links and images 777ER : So which airlines still use the MD-11 on regular scheduled passenger routes? Varig Thai Airways China Eastern View Large View MediumPhoto © K.L.Y
46 Dreamcraft : If you ever see & hear the MD-11 takeoff, you will know why. It is one of if not the most glorious sight in all commercial/civil aviation. It is so sa
47 KGAI : I don't particularly care for the MD11 either way, but I do see its demise wistfully. I think for me it's the nostolgia factor. The MD-11 reminds me o
48 BeeWeeL15 : It is a tradegy that Boeing rushed to close down the MD11 line. People have for years said that a few improvements to the wings would greatly increase
49 Post contains images Hoons90 : 777ER, the Saudi MD-11 is a VIP aircraft... The MD-11s I'll miss most are the JAL J-Birds...
50 Cha747 : Is there a disadvantage to the TriJet configuration? I got to fly on DL MD-11's in Dec 2002 (JFK-CDG-BOM and then BOM-CDG) and it was absolutely magni
51 AZMD80 : In Swiss official site they said that a portable DVD reader is given to all the First and business passenger on MD 11 during the flight: it'snt a PVT
52 Tiger119 : Yes, it has been said before, it is a beautiful sight watching those planes take off, many every day out of IND (FedEx). During the initial climb out
53 Post contains images Uta_FLYingHIgh : I flew the M11 a couple of times with SR, and it made a nice change to the usual Airbus/Boeing aircraft I'm accustomed to. From a photographers's poin
54 Positive rate : Would Boeing or Airbus have any reason to create a TriJet or is there some obvious reason why the design is being abandoned? You have to take into con
55 KLMdude : KLM must like the MD11 in a pax-ops after announcing they will stay in the fleet the next ten years. Although I think they will stop operate to the U.
56 Aviationfreak : Mmm,..... I personally never judge an a/c according to the efficiency, technical stuff and other specs. although I find it interesting it is never a r
57 Gigneil : They have the same range, same pax capacity, same cruising speed etc as a Tri-jet but obviously have 1 less engine so better economics for the airline
58 Post contains images MarcJet66 : Hi AZMD80, If you are flying from Europe, to the United States, try Finn Air. They are still flying the MD-11 on their North Atlantic Routes. I flew m
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