Venuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
I've noticed that lately Allegiant's LAN-SFB flights have been operated on the MD83 (instead of the MD87 as scheduled). When I fly on them next Thursday, will the flight most likely be on an MD83 or MD87? Thanks.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5888 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
I'm beginning to wonder if G4 is using the MD-87's as test airplanes to see what the traffic is like. Then, they are replaced with higher-capacity MD-83's. I kind of wish they would obtain additional MD-87's. But that's just a personal thought.
Alphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
The MD-83 is used as a spare, or if it hasn't flown for a few days then they will let one of the 87's sit for a day. Last week one of the 87's was down for maintence so they had to use the 83. It has nothing to do with passenger traffic.