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AA 738 Routings-no LAX/ORD  
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2561 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, 3305 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2549 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, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2551 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, 4355 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2546 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 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2530 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 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2507 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, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2487 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 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2467 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 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2462 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, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2435 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, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2421 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 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2398 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 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2293 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, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2223 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, 2611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2109 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, 5067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2002 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 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1934 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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