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What Are Your Favorite MD-80 Airlines?  
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Mine are

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TWA

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and Continental

What are your opinions of the MD-80?


"FUIMUS"
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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

I also forgot to ask on what are your fav airline colors on the MD-80?


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2307 times:

American and Continental - both exterior and interior

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

It looks great in TWA colours. TWA was a great supporter of the MD-80, it took delivery of the last ones built.
The typical MD-80 airline is of course American, which has by far the biggest fleet (280, that's more than 25% of the total built).
It never seems to fit in place of the Continental 737-oriented fleet, although it looks quite nice in these colours.
Its a pity US Airways never repainted any in their new colours, that would look great, don't you think? Can't anyone make up how it would look like with a Photoshop program?
But last week I saw the prettiest MD-80 around, while on holiday in Fort Lauderdale: in Air Jamaica colours ! Great.



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User currently offlineRicfredo From Italy, joined Apr 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Don't forget Alitalia wich has the European biggest fleet (90 planes).
ricfredo


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

American, Alitalia, Continental, SAS, Delta.

NOT US Airways. Those MD80's should be scrapped. They are nasty.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

I like Delta's MD-88s. They have the most advanced cockpits of the MD-80 line, and they looked great in the original Delta Widget colors. I was at the airport this morning to see my sister off to Connecticut. As I was walking through the terminal, I glimpsed a Delta MD-88 in their brand new colors. It's sort of boring. The all-white upper fuselage really needs something else on it, maybe they should repaint the dark blue cheatlines back on. Other than that, Delta's MD-88s are quiet, clean, and comfortable, with more legroom than their 738s.

User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

I like DL's MD-88s, CO's, TWA's, and I liked NW's when they had them. AA's c/s looks cool period- I love bare metal.
I don't like USAirways's MD-81s/82s much. All of their planes are damn near being the prototypes, and it shows. They're not too comfortable from the inside, and rather noisy throughout the cabin, with a weak takeoff run (MD-81s use JT8D-209s rated at 19k- MD-83s and some MD-88s use JT8D-219 at 21k, and the difference shows). It's a pity they didn't invest in newer MD-80 series a/c (MD-88 would've suited them perfectly, and MD-87 could have easily replaced DC-9 and 732).
So my vote stands at DL, CO, and TWA out of carriers that operate them now.
BTW- Did anyone else think that Valujet's MD-81 looked really cool?


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

My favorites are TWA, Delta, Northwest, US Airways, & American.

User currently offlineDC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2228 times:


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Nothing else can come remotely close


User currently offlineClassic707 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

I like TWA

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Delta

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Continental

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User currently offlineUSAirwys4Lyfe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Mine would have to be TWA(paint scheme) and Midwest Express with the 2-2 setup. The USAirways MD-80s are rather cramped(in coach). The same is truewith US DC-9-31s.

usairwys4lyfe@hotmail.com


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Let's not forget AeroMexico- they're a great airline and the DC-9/MD-80 family is a major part of their fleet.


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 583 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

mine would have to be TWA and Delta, I just love the Dc-9,Md-80 family>

Dc-9-10


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

I think the MD-80 series looks best in:

YX


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IB


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TW


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And a special tribute, just imagine what an MD-80 would look like in this livery:


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

I've never seen any planes with open doors that are opposite the jetway. I suppose they could have loaded the food right into the galley, but why are all 3 airplane's doors open? I remember seeing a NW A320 with the same door opened and the escape slide deployed in an issue of Airways. I suppose the technological wizardry of the A320 automatically deployed the slide while the DC-9's are deployed manually?

User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3653 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

AMERICAN !      


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If you fly American Airlines within the United States chances are you are on a Super 80. American has the largest fleet of MD-80's with over 250 of them currently in service, and it was an early customer for the type. The first one was delivered in 1984. I think that the retirement of the type should start soon, now that the oldest one is already 16 years old, I imagine that in ten to fifteen years from now they will be removed from service and replaced with NG737's. As you may know, the MD-80 is now out of production.
I flew on an MD-80 three months ago from La Guardia to Chicago at the end of the day when the sun was slowly going down, it was my nicest flight on that type. The aircraft was already modified with the new seats, which looked a lot nicer than what it used to be, and the flight was smooth. The Super 80 rises quickly and quietly. That's what I get on most of my domestic flights with American.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineJaaswau From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

American Airlines

User currently offlineJaaswau From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

American Airlines  

User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

I just love the look of the SAS Md-80 in the new colour scheme with the orange engines and blue tail.

User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

1.
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2.
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3.
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User currently offlineCSA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

AA,AY,OS,SK are my favourites, especially the AY MD-83s ad 87s

User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

since we're talking about the fav. airlines using the md-80s, YX is the best. Their service, seating, and route structure is fantastic (especially if youre living in MKE).


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User currently offlineMidwestEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I would have to agree with Mlsrar. They are awesome!

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

The door opposite the pax entry door on DC-9s is the service door. This is where all the food and beverages and other items for the flight are loaded.  

25 Post contains images Trintocan : BWIA's MD83s are really great planes. They take off powerfully, literally rocket off to cruise altitudes and are smooth and very quiet inside (save fo
26 Post contains links and images Qantas737 : I like the SAS. We flew on one from Copenhagen to Karup in Denmark. Because the country is so small the flight got to cruising altitude the biscuits a
27 NikonF100 : Nobody has mentioned Alaska...one of my favorite airlines. My fav's...Alaska, Reno Air (Now AA), and MidEx... -F100 dude
28 Shamu507 : I like Continental's MD-80, MD-81, MD-82, MD-88, and MD-90 (P.S. CAL flew MD-90s for a few months, They were being Leased from Delta, They are not in
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