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AA Removing "Super 80" Titles From MD-80's?  
User currently offlineSwacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 387 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9233 times:

Hi All,

On my way out of work tonight I noticed AA ship 469 was missing the "Super 80" titles....just wondering if this will be fleet wide or just an isolated incident.

Don


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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9189 times:

Hey, instead of removing Super 80 title from MD-80's, how about simply removing the MD-80's!!

I know, I know, but it was just too easy to say....



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User currently offlineSwacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 387 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9174 times:

about as big of a fan of em as me, huh?


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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9120 times:

You got it, Swacle.

IMO, the largest airline in the world, AA, should be flying something more exciting, new, and passenger friendly than the MD-80!!

Cheers,
Texdravid



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User currently offlineDaedalus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9107 times:

Mad Dogs need to be put to sleep

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9109 times:

AA is removing all the 'Luxury Liner', 'Luxury Jet' and 'Super 80' titles from all their planes.. A cost-cutting thing for sure.. not to mention the 'Luxury Liner' titles are out dated.. a 70s concept, from when flying was supposed to be luxurious. Now, its more of a cattle mover industry..  Smile


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User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4513 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9097 times:

MD-80 haters....

I'd take an AA MD-80 over one of their 737 or 757s any day!!!!!



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User currently offlineMd80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 8973 times:

Yeah....the sooner we can kill the champ...the sooner the remaining lesser craft can take over the top spot. I understand your pain. Don't hold your breath though....there will still be plenty of MD-80's flying in 2020, that is if you kids don't run the industry into the ground first. New Business model....yeah right! :p

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 8956 times:

Maybe they're going to be replaced with "Cattleliner".  Insane No, seriously, probably a costcutting measure. I'll miss the "Luxuryliner" decal though!  Big grin The MD-80's aren't that bad. And why didn't it qualify as a "Luxuryjet" ? Big grin


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User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 8922 times:

~"And why didn't it qualify as a "Luxuryjet" ?"~

Good question. The F100 was a 'Luxury Jet'.. but why not the S80?.. then again, why not the 727 also?  Big grin



Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 8877 times:

IMO, the largest airline in the world, AA, should be flying something more exciting

Yeah, that's a smart way of running an airline! "Hmmm, let's buy something that looks good and is exciting." Like economics and versatility are minor details....

The MD-80's are the backbone of the AA fleet and have served them well. The only one that crashed was when a Chief Pilot, of all people, let ego overtake common sense and landed his '80 in horrible conditions. He paid for that with his life. Costly mistake. But, he did needlessly endanger the lives of others.




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User currently offlineSwacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 387 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8774 times:

Just for the record, I have nothing against MD-80's. I have flown on several with AA, CO, and YX and I think they are just as capable of performing their intended task as well as either the 737 or A32X serise. I do, however, prefer Boeing aircraft. THIS DOES NOT MEAN I AM AN MD-80 OR AIRBUS HATER!!!! So please do not twist my words and start a flame war in my honor =) If it gets from pint A to point B with wings, I am a fan.

Don



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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8704 times:

I do, however, prefer Boeing aircraft.

MD-80s are Boeing aircraft. Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas a while ago.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/md-80-90/index.html


User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8685 times:

old MD80's don't die, they just come to Canada....


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User currently offlineLacsaA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

Don't see anything wrong about the MD-80 personally. I flew many in the U.S. and Italy, and I must say it's a great a/c.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8336 times:

AA seems to have always been an airline who bought the cheaper planes no matter how commonality fit. They bought the F-100, CRJ, A300, and they use 777 with RR engines instead of GE or PW engines. Oh Well. Now it is justified.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8324 times:

I guess American finally realized that they're not as "Super" as everyone originally thought  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

I can remember in the '70's for a while, the 727 were labled as "Luxuryjets" because they were being retrofitted with the new"widebody cabins', but it didn't last long. So was the 707.  Smile Yes, I'm old!  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineSwacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 387 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8210 times:

Tekelberry,

The MD-80 is a McDonnell Douglas aircraft that Boeing just happened to inherit because of a merger. Legally, it is a Boeing, but that's as far as the relationship goes. Kind of like you would never claim your inlaws as your own, but you have to accept them =)



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User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8124 times:

Iflyatldl:

I am older than you are Big grin

I remember when all AA aircraft were all "AstroJets"!


User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4838 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7902 times:
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IMO, the largest airline in the world, AA, should be flying something more exciting, new, and passenger friendly than the MD-80!!

WHAT?! I personally find it more exciting to SEE (and ride) an MD-80 as they seem to be on their way out of the general picture. What do you mean by something more exciting? A 737, 757, A320?? Aircraft today have far too much in common when it comes to looks the lack of unique variety is causing a very bland appearance at airports.



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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7856 times:

The MD-80 is a nice aircraft! The closer you are to the front, the quieter the flight. In first, they are an absolute dream. In coach, if you are on the left towards the front, you will have a very comfortable flight! Why all of the Mad Dog haters? I don't understand why you dislike them so much!

Sam


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7839 times:

Whats the difference between the 737,757,767,777 & Airbus series?

LENGTH. The all look the same and it gets boring. You need stuff like the MD80, F100, ARJ, BAe146, 328Jets to make it different.

The AA 80's are a great plane with a smooth ride.



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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7838 times:

Aircraft today have far too much in common when it comes to looks the lack of unique variety is causing a very bland appearance at airports.

Well said, just look what would happen to AA's fleet if the Md-80's are removed (and we assume the f100 have no future).


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User currently offlineRb211ltn From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

I have never been on a DC-9/MD80. Why are they so awful? I've seen them take off and their climb performance looks quite incredible. Surely that alone is enough to get the approval of a.netters?

Rich



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25 Dutchjet : I am also very old - I remember Astrojets, Astrolines, Luxuryjets, Luxuryliners, the wide-body look interior, first class and coach lounges, etc, etc.
26 TexAussie : I know everyone loves to have a go at AA's MD-80s, but I think that the economy cabin is the most roomy of the narrow bodies in the industry. If you g
27 Access-Air : Maybe everyone hates the MD-80s because they are actually DC9s and we all know how people bitch, hollar and scream about Northwests 160+ strong fleet
28 Rb211ltn : Access Air - I used to work on the 1-11. It was a hoot in high density 119Y config. The back-to-back seats in the overwing area had to be seen to be b
29 Post contains images LMP737 : Rb211tn: I've flown on the MD-90 twice. Very quiet aircraft, even in back near the engines. If your up forward you could swear the thing is a glider i
30 Silver1SWA : I've flown on the MD-90 once and I was seated in front of the wing. Very pleasant flight.
31 Post contains images AAR90 : I've flown on the MD-90 twice. Very quiet aircraft, even in back near the engines. If your up forward you could swear the thing is a glider it's so qu
32 Texdravid : Everyone who is pro-MD-80 on this site is accusing me and others of hating it just because of its looks on the outside, without taking into account th
33 EALSYS1 : Dr. Texdravid, Would you swap out slightly better examining tables, that you have paid for, for brand new ones that you have to finance, especially wh
34 CO737800 : Why dont the 80's have any TV's
35 Post contains images LMP737 : AAR90: What amazed me about the MD-90 is that you can carry on a normal conversation by the nose of the aircraft with the engines running. Try that wi
36 LMP737 : Texdravid: "Everyone who is pro-MD-80 on this site is accusing me and others of hating it just because of its looks on the outside, without taking int
37 Thrust : AA is in the process removing all stickers from their aircraft. They are not removing the luxury jets from the F-100s because they will be leaving the
38 Fallout01 : I've flown them as a passenger, and the ride and comfort is ok, as is the noise up front. However, I've also worked them on the ramp, and I HATE the b
39 Post contains images Thrust : BTW, someone said they noticed N469 is missing Super 80 titles. Gee, it took you that long to notice? There are MANY AA MD-80s w/o Super 80 titles..ho
40 Post contains images Silver1SWA : Everyone who is pro-MD-80 on this site is accusing me and others of hating it just because of its looks on the outside, without taking into account th
41 Super Em : I don't understand how removing decals from an aircraft is a cost cutting measure. American has to pay the mechanics to remove them.
42 Post contains images Silver1SWA : I don't understand how removing decals from an aircraft is a cost cutting measure. American has to pay the mechanics to remove them. Well, one cost th
43 AIR757200 : me of us HAVE experienced mechanical problems with the aircraft, Right, and we've all experienced mechanical problems on any other plane out there. I
44 Ckfred : The days of the AA fleet having titles on their forward sections, "Super 80" and "757 Luxury Liner", were numbered when the 737-800s and 777-200s were
45 Ken777 : I'm one of the Super 80 lovers - especially after a flight on an American Eagle. Comfort wise the MRTC and only two seats on the port side make it a v
46 Post contains images Silver1SWA : Sorry to resurface an old topic here, but I just wanted to share a recent experience. I flew SJC-SEA-SJC on Alaska Airlines MD-80s this past weekend a
47 Post contains images MD80Nut : I've never liked or used the term Super 80 to describe the mighty MD80. I know it's from when it was known as the DC-9 Series 80 but I've always prefe
48 Post contains images Md80fanatic : Another smart poster ^^^^^^^ I double everything you said! Good eye for quality aircraft as well, keep it up!!!! We are truly a dying breed.
49 UA744KSFO : Well, if having a variety of aircraft is important, then having the A380 and the 7E7 will be neat!
50 JGPH1A : Re: Now, its more of a cattle mover industry.. Why not put on new titles - "757 Cattle Mover" - would go down a treat in TX. P.S. I really like the MD
51 UALongHaul : "Hey, instead of removing Super 80 title from MD-80's, how about simply removing the MD-80's!! I know, I know, but it was just too easy to say...." HA
52 Post contains images Captaink : I didnt read all the responses here, but I will say this to everyone. The MD-80 series are my absolutely favourite airliners of all time. The first je
53 Propulsion : The argument that all modern jets look the same is fallacious and commonly applied to cars, buses and trains alike. I disagree profusely with it, not
54 EAL757 : American Airlines is beginning to do quite well again, but let's face it, they can't afford to replace the MD80's right now. One, because these planes
55 Post contains images TWAMD-80 : Damned MD-80 haters! It's too bad that AA is removing the Super 80 titles ,but I would go on to say that AA will keep their 80's for a long time Capta
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