717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4966 times:
Why not starting a thread about an aircraft which becomes more and more a rare sight (at least here in Switzerland)....
Please feel free to post news about the worldwide fleet of those planes...
SandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4689 times:
Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 10): Last time I was in ZRH I went both ways on a MD-80. It is planned to happen again next August.
Yes, SK use it on their CPH flights, but thats it, other than that we only see Hello's and Blue1's MD90s and an IB MD87 occasionally as IB's Airbuses become a more and more common sight here, and then there's Spanair from BCN.
So he is not so far off by saying that those types are not highly common anymore here.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6766 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4668 times:
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 11): So he is not so far off by saying that those types are not highly common anymore here.
Yeah, I can imagine that. BTW, where have all the Swissair MD-80s gone? They couldn't have been more than 15-20 years old. For a Douglas design that is like a teenager with decades of good service life ahead.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4703 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4551 times:
I think he wanted the hear news about fleet movements etc., not that there are stikll plenty of these birds around here and there.
Some news: Germanwings, the largest German low-cost airline, will use two MD-80's leased from Nordic Leisure, during the summer schedule from its CGN base. They are currently already loaded in AMADEUS on some weekend flights to SXF, so if you need an inexpensive way (tickets start at 19 Euro inkl. taxes and fees) to score a rare airline, this is your chance. Also, the oldest MD-80 currently in service, l/n 944, will also be used by Germanwings.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
Here in LIS it's becoming a rare bird, I can only see IB flying early in the morning their MD88, and that sometimes is replaced by an A320. AZ no longer fly with them to LIS and airlines like SAS don't fly to LIS anymore. Besides that some rare MD80 operators that once a while come...but not regulary. In the late 70's the DC-9 and after that the MD80 was very common at LIS, IB flew with the DC-9-30, KL also with the DC-9-30 and ocasionally with the DC-9-14, SAS with the DC-9-40, Swissair with the DC-9-50 and then the DC-9-81, Alitalia also with the DC-9-30 and after with the MD82...those were great DC-9 days!!!
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2434 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4043 times:
Good idea for a thread. Definitely a great fleet family in my opinion. It's a shame they are not in production anymore. Europeans are lucky, you guys have a lot of opportunities to fly MD-90's. Here in the US we only have DL through SLC. The NW DC-9's offer a nice glimpse of the past and are great for nostalgia here in the states though. I will be taking one from MEM-ORD in June.
As stated earlier ATL is the 717 hub of the world. With AA's large use of MD-83 west coast routes and medium range MD-82 routes, I'd say ORD is the Mad Dog capital of the world. It is not uncommon to see 4 out of 5 gates in the AA terminal operated by MD-80's at the very least. Furthermore, there are no 738 AA routes into ORD and 752's fly routes the 762 would fly. This leaves the Mad Dogs with the bulk of the domestic network.