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AA 738 Routings-no LAX/ORD  
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2598 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...

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User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3333 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
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in February 2005, i flew ORD-LAX-ORD on the 738... now its all MD-80's with no pillows!


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I don't believe that there are any 738s at the ORD hub any longer.

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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Quoting Deltaflyertoo (Thread starter):
who wants to fly 4 1/2 hours from ORD to LAX on an MD-80? ANyway, what is up w/ this?

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.



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User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

No M80 operates to MIA and no 738 operates to ORD. The M80's are focused to ORD and the 738's to MIA.

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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Quoting LUV4JFK (Reply 4):
No M80 operates to MIA and no 738 operates to ORD. The M80's are focused to ORD and the 738's to MIA.

What aircraft operates between the two? 757???



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 5):
What aircraft operates between the two? 757???

As it happens, yes.



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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Yet another reason why I usually always find myself on the one of the 767-300s that AA flies between LAX and ORD.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

I wish they would have done that last year... I've never been on a 757, and I flew MSN-ORD-MIA-EYW-MIA-ORD-MSN in January... would have been nice to have been on one.


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5153 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

The only advantage the 738 had over the M80 on that route is the IFE.


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Last I checked AA flew only MD-80s and 763s on the route. The MD-80 is a helluva better place to spend 3.5 hours than a 738 imho!


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Deltaflyertoo (Thread starter):
who wants to fly 4 1/2 hours from ORD to LAX on an MD-80?

Me. I much prefer the 2-3 layout to the 3-3. When traveling with a companion, sitting on the left side of an MD-80 almost (almost!) feels like first class.



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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting Ssides (Reply 11):

While the MD-80 doesnt have IFE, it has a ton of powerports, even in coach. This is popular with the business traveler.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 9):
The only advantage the 738 had over the M80 on that route is the IFE.

Shitty IFE at that. Still don't know why AA went cheap-o on the IFE on the 738 and installed monitors in the central ceilings vs. LCD screens that flip down like Delta...



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2146 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.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2039 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.

User currently offlineTZSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

No more 738s for us in SFO either. We operate S80 between ORD and DFW. Barring our widebodies between the two cities.

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