Aviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
On all MD80s, I've noticed the windows on the right side go back farther than the front of the engine. Well, for a trip on American over the holidays, the only window seat available (had to have a window) was 30F. Does anybody here know if that will be in front of the engine and therefore give me an opportunity to see out or will I suffer by looking at the side of the engine for two hours?
Basic question, but I'd appreciate any input relevant to the situation.
UALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 730 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
For this and all your other seating questions, go to www.seatguru.com.
According to this wonderful web site, 30F is the next-to-last row on AA's MD-80s and specifically mentions that the engine blocks "half your view" as opposed to row 31 that has its view blocked entirely.
Having sat that far back before, it will be VERY noisy, plus you have the galley near you on the left. I don't know how badly you "had" to have a window, but I'd recommend moving forward if possible.
"We hope you've enjoyed flying with us as much as we've enjoyed taking you for a ride."
COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
sorry about the view. enjoy your flight.
once i had seat 31f it sucked, the paint on the engine was chipped and it was very loud but the plus side is i got the see the engine flex up and down in the turbulence, (wait is that good) enjoy what is left of your view anyway. (if you are traveling alone you can usually swap seats with other travelers.)
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
JpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
I've been in the 2nd to last row on a NW DC-9-50. I know its a different aircraft, but same seating concept minus the galley. It was very very loud and uncomfortable to tell you the truth, but not as bad as the last row which my mom was in- got the blue toilet liquid smell gets sickening after 3 hours! Hope your flight is alright.
Vtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2692 times:
I've been back there once. Not sure it was 30F or 31F. It wasn't the view that bothered me. The noise was terrible back there. You can feel the constant vibration and this huge engine 6 inches from your head. Change seat of bring an eye-plug. Good luck!