4Left From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 81 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8458 times:
My wife and I just did the cramped shuffle aboard an AA MD-80. What a heap! 3.5 hours in a cigar tube and AA claimed it was one of the "extended room" versions. Yeah sure! And whoopee we got a granola bar on an 0800 flight! And nothing on a 1200 flight. Hell Southwest is a bargain. At least you know you'll get nothing and probably pay $99.
To all you airline ops, GET RID OF THE "SUPER 80's"!!!
Thanks for listening
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Flyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8401 times:
I found the S80's quite comfortable, i flew EWR-MIA on one and enjoyed it. It was the MoreRoom as well so I did enjoy that bit extra leg room to move around, then again I did have an exit row isle to my self.
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8400 times:
You sure don't get much these days.....
I agree with your impression of the MD-80, when it's full there is just this feeling of being in a sardine can, no where to go to escape. But they are not too bad when they're not filled up. I can only go about an hour on one of these full aircraft.
As far as food goes, that's all you get these days unless you are on a transcon, and then you may only get a cold sandwich. Unless you upgrade to First Class, you get what you pay for.
COAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8335 times:
I too don't care for the "Super 80s" I feel them to be cramped, & uncomfortable. I don't see what's so super about them. I mean the farthest they can go Is probably LAX-DTW or somewhere like that before they run out of gas. No thanks I prefer to fly a plane where I know it will last before it runs out of gas.
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KateAA From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8315 times:
I have spent quite a few years flying on these aircraft as I am a senior FA for American.
I must admit on some aircraft they are showing their age, but they are a good aircraft to work on (as long as your not too tall!).
If you think some of AA's MD80's are not that much older then some A320's, they are showing their age quite badly (
As for removing the 'super 80', I don't think we should have to. Its a Super aircraft that does a super job! lol... If all company's had to remove titles that could be miss leading it would be a nightmare! I mean we have Continental Express, that's not express because it never arrives on time!
One question, what makes a super 80 a non super 80?
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8207 times:
Personally, I will take an MD-80 any day over an RJ. In coach on any airline you are insane to expect food anymore, so take your own. Also, AA is one of my preferred airlines, meaning I will pay signifigantly more to be on them because in my experience the check in people are at least friendly, the flight attendants are both decent looking and relatively friendly, the equipment doesn't look like it is going to fall out of the sky (not that looks mean anything) and here is the important part: They get me and my bags where I want to go more or less on time.
Southwest is good too, however, with Southwest you are limited on where you can go.
JetBlue From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 395 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8117 times:
I like the Super 80 a lot, if anything, because my favorite airline flies them. Seriously though, they are very comfortable planes, provided you're not sitting back by the engine. Very quiet and smooth on take off.
The 2-3 seating is especially nice as it makes it feel like there aren't as many people there, compared to 3-3 seating. Plus it's really nice if you're traveling with one other person and you get on the 2 side, as you don't have to worry about jumping over someone if you have to use the restroom.
The S80s are also far more comfortable than any regional jet in spaciousness and the "feel" of a bigger cabin. I've yet to fly on the new Embraer 170, but I think that will be just as comfortable as a mainline plane.
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Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7454 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8026 times:
Hell Southwest is a bargain
Sure it is, thats comparing apples to oranges.
Any somewhat educated person knows that the 2 products are different.
AA claimed it was one of the "extended room" versions. Yeah sure! And whoopee we got a granola bar on an 0800 flight! And nothing on a 1200 flight.
Since when did AA ever claim the MD-80 to be MRTC? Where did that claim come from? Perhaps AAKAte can verify if MRTC was on the MD-80. I know it was removed a while ago right?
And you're crying about the food you didn't get on a flight? Since 9/01, its been like that. Sounds like someone hasn't been on an aircraft in a while.
If you want to relish in what airline travel was once capable of, read: "Airline : Design, Identity and Culture." Or better yet, man up and buy first class or you should have flown Cocnorde once in your life.
But please don't degrade the forum with such a mundane rant.
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MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8511 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7937 times:
The superiority of the MD-80 became apparent to me on one trip when I flew back-to-back segments on a Delta MD-88 then a Delta 733. The MD-88 clearly felt like it had more seat width (slightly), and it had greater pitch, because I could reach forward and pull my backpack out from under the seat and up in front of my legs in the MD-88. I couldn't do that in the 733. I had to pull it out to the side into the aisel (since I had an aisle seat). It was also noticeably quieter.
The 2-3 seating rules. MD-80s are superior to 737s, in my opinion (especially their contemporaries, the 733-4-5), just like how the MD-90's interior is superior to the 737NGs and A32X.
Akjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7928 times:
I don't know where you're going, but I'll tell ya what, why don't ya hop on a B6 flight? Sit in the back half of the aircraft, enjoy the 34in seat pitch and all the cookies, snacks, chips, soda, juice and water you can intake!
Sometimes you get what you pay for, and sometimes you don't!
KateAA From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7931 times:
I would have to agree with MD-90...
It makes life easy when you are working on an aircraft that has 2+3... Only issue is sometime, if the seat belt light has been left on queues can start and what that happens there is not much space at all.
While I don't work on the MD80 aircraft any more I will always have a place in my heart for them, got to love the noise towards the rear of the aircraft...
7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7889 times:
I flew on an MD-80 from Dallas to Seattle and it was quite comfortable...if you don't like it then either pay for first class or find a different airline. YOU are the one that chose to fly them--You also know that if you want to eat on a plane that you simply go to the food stand or whatever and take it aboard with you, with the airline business in the hole that it is in now i sure as hell don't expect much...i just want to get from point A to point B.
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!