TPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20 Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3446 times:
I'm flying American this week for the first time and I have a couple of questions. (TPA-MSP is my flight)
How are the MD-80's? (interior, etc. I know there's not PTV's or IFE no big deal there)
On my reservation from TPA-ORD it says I get "brunch." Oddly my flight leaves at 7:40 pm...anyone know what this is? Also on the return DFW-TPA I get dinner. I didn't think that American was giving out meals anymore?
AA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3370 times:
Check the seat maps on your record locator to see which seat closest to the fron you can get. That will make your trip quiet and comfortable. Bring things to eat and to amuse yourself with. At ORD you can get alot of good food (they have a wide variety of food in T3). Other than that...enjoy your flight!
NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 692 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3280 times:
AA no longer serves food, but snack boxes can be purchased for $3 on certain flights over 3 hours duration. There is no entertainment system on the Super 80s, so bring something to read or a sleeping pill. There was a test of rentable DVD players on MD-80s, but I don't know if the test is still ongoing as I fly international. The flight attendants all look like grandmas! Have a good trip!
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9293 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3259 times:
American will keep it basic and simple. it's a seat on a plane and you get on and go. that's about it, anymore, with any airline, but I fly American a lot and it gets you there and everyone's usually happen in the end.
i think sitting in the back rocks. that way you don't have to listen to anybody snore when they fall asleep. also, the engines are not loud enough to where they drown out any sound from a personal walkman or a portable dvd player.
plus you're not blocked to the bathroom if you need to get up and go when they have the drink cart out.
Quoting AA787 (Reply 2): At ORD you can get alot of good food (they have a wide variety of food in T3).
it's pretty quick and easy to get up there and get something to eat for a quick snack. there is a chili's at the "top" of the H & K concourses. there is a major foodcourt up where H & K meet with two smaller ones down each of the other concourses.
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