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User currently offlineFly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Which do you prefer on short-hauls and why:

The MD-80 or 737-500/300?

thanks in advance,

fly777ual

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User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

The 737 deffinatly because you don't have to bend down to get in to the plane. Second I feel like i am packed like rats in the MD-80's. Delta is replacing some MD-88's with 737-800's. I dont know of ne other airlines doing this.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1034 times:

At least with the 737 you don't have the problems with cold-soaked fuel freezing the outside moisture to the wing that you do on the MD-80's


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User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1034 times:

I like the MD-80's because they have only one middle seat per row in coach, where as 737's have two. This may not be significant for people who get advance seat assignments, but if you're stand-by on a crowded flight, it makes a difference. In all honesty, the ony 737 I have flown on was a -200 that AA got from Air Cal, but I like the 2x3 seating arrangement.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1034 times:

The MD-80. I feel it to be much more comfortable. With the engines in the rear, there is less cabin noise. And, they have a much better safety record.

User currently offlineLuke From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1034 times:

I will fly on them both!!!!! and love it!!!



User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1034 times:
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I prefer the MD-80 for both its looks and comfort.

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User currently offlineMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

The MD-80, I like the 2-3 seating.

User currently offlineG5 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I assume you are referring to which is the most comfortable. If so, this would depend on which airline you were travelling on, because each airline fits their aircraft out differently. For example, here in Australia I worked on 737 300's and they are extremely comfortable and popular for domestic routes because of the amount of room the passengers have between seats. But when we flew on the same type of aircraft on loan to us during the pilot dispute of 1989, there was a really obvious difference in the configuration, resulting in much less room for the passengers, and ultimately less comfort.
From what I've heard, the MD-80 is quieter than the 737's.


User currently offlineG5 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I forgot to say that the planes on loan to us were from America West. And another point is that different airlines choose different types of seats and seat covers, making a huge difference in comfort.

User currently offlineTad From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Delta is not replacing MD-88s with 737-832s. The 737-832s are replacing 727s.

I prefer the MD-88 due to the 3-2 seating.

TAD


User currently offlineDash8 From New Zealand, joined Aug 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I also prefer the MD-80 because here in the Caribbean you grow attached to it, because it's all you see flying around, secondly it has better comfort and of course the safety record even though there are more 737's up there.
And regarding L188's freezing wing, anti ice is the usual remedy, but I dont know what remedy to use if my rudder suddenly slams full left (or right) and plunges me into the ground.
All planes have their own nick-nacks, honestly I like all planes, anyone one of the 2 will suffice.


User currently offlineMartin24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I prefer the MD80 over the B737, because of the safety records. But i agree with Dahs8, i like all planes.

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