Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1704 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
So I've noticed that AA has placed many 738s on LAX-DFW and removed ALL 738s from LAX to ORD. This kinda sucks, who wants to fly 4 1/2 hours from ORD to LAX on an MD-80? ANyway, what is up w/ this? I had heard originally that AA wanted more 737s out of MIA, if that is the case then why 737s from LAX to DFW...
Probably about the same amount of people that want to fly 4 1/2 hours from ORD to LAX in a 738. The difference is really not that great. Capacities are similar, the main difference is just the cabin width, which is only 1 seat. The 2-3 config can also be looked at as a positive for the 2 side. Yeah, the MD can be noisier in the back, but its pretty nice up front. All in all, they're pretty comparable in my book.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2705 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
This is because AA has not any MD-8x aircraft based in MIA (for over water operation certifications) and only basing them in MIA and DFW from big-hub standpoint. AA bases the MD-8x standpoint, these are based in DFW and ORD from the big-hub standpoint. The MD-8x aircraft are perfect for DFW and ORD, they can go to SAN, SEA, BOS, MCO and everywhere in between and Canada.
Routes for ORD use the 757, 767, and 777 for longer, denser, and over water flights.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5581 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
For a flight from ORD to the West Coast, the 737-800 wins hands down. Bad IFE beats no IFE. Also, the overhead bins on the 737 are taller than on the MD-80. I've seen a lot of people connecting at ORD had a lot of trouble getting bags into the overhead of the MD-80. I've heard them say that there was no trouble getting the bag into the overhead on the prior flight. It usually turned out that the first flight was on a 737 or 757.