MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8078 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..
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
Md80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2651 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7942 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
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7925 times:
Maybe they're going to be replaced with "Cattleliner". No, seriously, probably a costcutting measure. I'll miss the "Luxuryliner" decal though! The MD-80's aren't that bad. And why didn't it qualify as a "Luxuryjet" ?
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
SpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7846 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.
Swacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7743 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.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7305 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.
Swacle From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7179 times:
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 =)
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4655 posts, RR: 27 Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6871 times:
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.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
EALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6825 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!