Venuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2689 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, 6122 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2650 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, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2646 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.