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AA/TW MD-80 Question  
User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5879 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

I flew on a former TW MD-80 last December from ORD to ATL. Other than the galley carts having TWA logos, the plane's cabin looked like every AA MD-80 that I've flown on the last 6 years or so.

Last week, I flew ORD-TPA-ORD on 2 former TW MD-80s. Unlike the other ex-TW MD-80, these planes didn't have the adjustable headrests. They had the old TW seats recovered in AA's blue seat covers, although the walls, carpeting, and bulkheads were standard AA, and first class had the seats with adjustable headrests.

How come all former TW MD-80s have the standard AA coach seats? Will they ever get them? I really like the adjustable headrests, and I wound up taking the blanket and stuffing it behind my head just to get comfortable.

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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

The nice TW MD-83's with the headrests and such are very new aircraft, built between 1997-99. I have flown on these on the ORD-west coast runs and they are very nice. The Mad Dogs you mentioned on the TPA run were most likely the ex-TW MD-82's that were built circa 1983. I have fortunately not been on one of these but my guess is they will not be renovated as they will be among the first to leave the fleet when more 738's start arriving in 2009.

There's nothing quite like a trijet.
User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 1):

It's possible, though AA is planning on renovating a lot of their MD-80's in the near future. The new lease on the old DL hanger at DFW will only speed up this process.

I'd like to thank me for flying Me Airways...
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