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CO Phasing Out MD-80s!  
User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1857 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

I just read on CO's fleet plan that by the end of 2005, the MD-80s will be completely gone! I wonder if they will replace them with anything?

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

They have been phasing them out for months, and they are being replaced by 737-800 aircraft.

j


User currently offlineVorticity From United States of America, joined May 2004, 337 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5481 times:

They have 737's on order, I'd imagine those are the replacement.

Unfilled 737 orders for CO:

737-700: 15
737-800: 37
737-900: 3



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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3442 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5353 times:
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At one time, CO had 65+ of the type. As of my last count, that number was reduced to 17.


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User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

Wow! They're going fast!

User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2689 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5237 times:

There's a plane I won't miss. In comparison to the rest of the CO fleet, which is extremely clean, well-maintained, and new inside, these MD-80s really look old. They really drag the rest of the CO fleet down.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

As much as I love the MD-80, I can't wait to see CO's go!

jeremy


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

My first commercial jet flight was on a CO MD-81. I will be sad to see them go.


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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Not a moment too soon.

Alas, AA still flies tons of MD-80's out of DFW!!!
How long before those things go?
Keep waiting....



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User currently offlineCO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

When are they going to get more widebodys? and more int routes

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

I don't know about if they want any widebodies. It should wait to see what is going on for CO will get rid of them.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5110 times:
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Now if only AA would get rid of their little Tubes of Torture


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8292 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

I've flown CO's entire short haul fleet from the ERJ-135 to the 737-900 and I must say the Mad Dogs were among the most pleasant airplanes to fly. That is, as long as you were forward of row 25. It's sad to see them go (they made for real variety here in CLE) but I've known they'd be gone soon for quite some time,

[Edited 2004-05-27 01:36:44]


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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

I'm so glad were finally getting rid of those nasty planes!


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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

At the end of the year, 2004 will have seen Continental unload a total of 20 MD-80s, leaving 3 in the active fleet for 2005. The remainder will be disposed of by 2Q '05, replaced by a mix of 737-800s and ERJ-145XR aircraft.

As far as 737-800s, we will have taken 11 in 2004, bringing the total fleet to 92 examples. Seven more are scheduled for 2005.

737-700 deliveries are finito. Gordon has indicated in the past that there are no plans to add more -700s to the fleet.

All 757-300s have been delivered in the first half of the year (5), including the last of its type ever built. Total fleet now numbers 9 and obviously will never be augmented with new-builds.

As for Express, over 40 ERJ-145XR's are scheduled for this year and next, with a pretty consistent delivery schedule to further grow our Express operation in frequency and increasingly more distant city pairs.


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Sad to hear, but times are changing and as much as some people don't like it, fleets do need to be replaced. If we had 707s (passenger) and old Comets (passenger) still in service they would be loud, clunky, and uncomfortable. As much as you might want to say it'd be great to see old relics like that back in the fleets, as soon as you had to fly them a few dozen times, you'd be singing a different tune. Those older jets are to be remembered fondly and that is it. There is such thing as an expiration date on an aircraft (although NWA doesn't seem to have gotten that memo  Big grin) The MD-80 was great, but now it is time for it to bow out gracefully and let it's replacement do it's job.
Just my $.02.

-Tim


User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

At last!!
MD80 is one of the most hated aircrafts in the air!


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4603 times:

Well, now that's a pretty strong opinion Cx123. Although, just to be fair, I have noticed that their fan base is not that big. Oh well.....

-Tim


User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4571 times:

I agree that sitting at the back of any aircraft with rear-mounted engines is unpleasant, but the MD80's are otherwise great planes to fly, and I don't understand the almost irrational hatred so many express in this forum. I love flying MD80's, because I like the 2/3 seating. I've never felt more cramped or crowded on one of them than on any other mainline aircraft. Give me an MD80 over ANY RJ anytime!


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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

I thought the seating is 3x3 in Y Class?
But i don't recall as I was in F on AA (Which is a lot worst than CX's Y Class)


User currently offlineMd80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

Oh gawd I just hate those dirty, loud, tubular hunks of douglas crapola....In fact I cannot sleep at night for all the tension as I await that wonderful, heavenly day when they all bite the dust as they should have centuries ago.

But seriously.....when these are gone, what's left that will be worth flying? The MD-11 if you hurry.

The only way to beat douglas was to buy 'em out and cancel their aircraft.....More Boeing ingenuity...... gotta love it.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The rash emotionalism proves just how deep the MD-80's affected aviation....and you WILL miss them when they are gone.


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Where are CO's MadDawgs going? Mojave? American? Some African airline?


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User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4442 times:

It's sad to see so many MD-80 haters here.

- Ron
Western DC-10-10



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5845 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

It's because you aren't attracting us MD-80 lovers. I, for one, think it's a GREAT airplane- built WAY tougher than anything Airbus has yet to pul our of their hineys, and Boeing too.

CX123, if you post a message in the main room entitled, "ALL MD-80s ARE HORRIBLE PLANES," I think you'll find yourself corrected about the MD-80 fan club. We're here.

And no MD-80 has 3-3 seating. It's not legal. Get your planes straight.

R


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

AS said the same thing about their M80s. What they said in 1998 that they plan on a complete phase out of the M80 out of the fleet by summer of 2003, but look, they are still with AS today. My point is that dont expect CO or AA to phase out their M80s when they say they will be gone. Look at at AS...they still have the M80s.


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25 HB-IWC : Twenty or more ex-CO MD80s are currently operating with various airlines in Indonesia, with plans to acquire more. One of the biggest operators of the
26 Silver1SWA : "Look at at AS...they still have the M80s." And I can't wait to fly on one next month to SEA! I haven't been on an MD-80 since the days of Reno Air an
27 Post contains links and images September11 : I bet that the average age of CO M80s are older than AA's M80s. View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Bess [Edited 2004-05-27 14:34:03]
28 DesertJets : I've had many a flight on CO Mad Dogs in the pasy few years and have always enjoyed them. Despite their age, the interiors were in pretty nice shape.
29 Post contains images Dtwclipper : I always loved the MD-80! I'll be sad to see them go. Anyone know if these are still part of the CO fleet?
30 Tan Flyr : I agree with AA 737-823...the MD-80s are some the toughest & well built aircraft around. I don't get all the hate on here for them....are some of you
31 Ramerinianair : I remember reading under one of the cabin pictues of an ex. People Express MD-80 that they were all out of the CO fleet by the mid to early 90s. Prett
32 Dtwclipper : Ramerinianair; PE never flew the MD-80. They were New York Air. dtwclipper
33 DesertJets : The last time I looked at the commercial jet census, which has been quite a while. It looked like the CO Md-80s all came from New York Air, Frontier,
34 Cx123 : Just out of curisoty, I think there are more MD80 accidents than the A320 series (I am NOT a big fan of Airbus, but I mean overall comfort and IFE on
35 Tungd : CO is my primary and favorite airline (since I live in Houston, I may seem biased), but the only time I ever flew on one of their MD-80's was in Novem
36 N9801F : Nice planes. Sad to see them go... Terrific ride if you're forward of the wing.
37 CODC10 : The First Class seatson the MD-80s are smaller than the 737NG and 757 fleet, but you are only losing an inch of width over the 737-300/500 FC, and the
38 Post contains images Md80fanatic : Yukkie toilets and cheap blinds.......added to a highly subjective safety comparison = major reach.
39 AirframeAS : It looked like the CO Md-80s all came from New York Air, Frontier, Muse, and Alaska... Let me clarify about AS's M80....CO didnt get the M80 directly
40 Highliner2 : Yeah, I'll take a mad dog with the 3-2 seating anyday over the 'bus or the Boeing.
41 Post contains images Jonathan L : I really like the MD-80 and I'm not sure why all of the haters have come out for this thread. I guess if you grade an airliner primarily on its window
42 A340Spotter : As a dispatcher of our beautiful airplanes, I am sad to see the airplane go, but economics are driving this plane to an early retirement here. The sea
43 777gk : I drove out to LGA with a friend of mine from EWR MX to take a look at 835 after it took a dip in the Flushing Bay, and was shocked when they told us
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