Mr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 2862 times:
Why did AA change there MD-80's to Super 80's? Is it because of the MD-80 crash or did Boeing buying MD or did AA use MD being bought as a excuse? Also why does AA add "luxury liner" or "luxury Jet" to there plane names? My f-100 said "Fokker F-100 Luxury Jet" The plane was lould, and the inside was a dump! (holes in the seats, musty smell, ect.) It was't my idea of luxury!
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 2712 times:
The MD81's were originally the DC9 Super 80. As you know, McDD built the DC9-10's through -50's so when the Super 80 came out, it was quite a leap in performance. This was before the "MD" designations were used (about 1982 or so). It was in the mid to later 1980's McDD started using the MD81, 82, 83, 87 desginations. Therefore, American's use of the Super 80 name is in fact the correct original name.
Mitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
American has always had interesting names on their aircraft noses. As far as I can remember the MD-80 has always been referred to as "Super 80". AA's DC-10's originally had the name "Astrojet" on their nose, but quickly became "DC-10 Luxury Liner". After the AA DC-10 crash at ORD in '79, all AA DC-10's became "American Airlines Luxury Liners".
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
I wish American would put back their "Flagship" names on the aircrafts. States, cities, towns, counties, etc...
The 777s would be states, 767s would be cities & so on.
Just my two cents worth. Regards. P.S. My moniker here was taken from a American's 707 that at one time carried "Flagship Arizona" on its nose.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
KLm-md-11 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2427 times:
That was my point too. I want to let Skippy know "Sarcasm gets you nowhere". If somebody misspelled a word, correct the person, don't mock the person. I'm sure not everybody appreciates mockery, and if anybody APPRECIATES being mocked, then that person MUST have a twisted sense of humour...
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2491 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2376 times:
If the MD80 was originally called DC9 Super 80, and American used the Super 80 name for all their MD80 fleet I assume they are correct. But AA is wrong in calling the MD90 Super 90. At least all Ex- Reno MD90´s have the Super 90 name in the fuselage. They should have name it MD-90 Luxury Jet.
Railmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2351 times:
Several years ago I saw an AA timetable from around 1971 or so. In it it said, I think, "Lots of airlines have widebodies, but only American has LuxuryLiners." It went on to tout the features of AA's DC-10s which at that time had coach and first class lounges, the flight deck video presentation, and 8 abreast seating. First class had even more goodies like swivel chairs and the like.
A330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
KLM has revived its old tradition of naming its aircraft after birds. I believe they are naming their 737NG fleet bird names if I'm not mistaken.
Northwest has named its newest 747-400s after some cities. The first was The City of Detroit, then The City of Tokyo. The other ones are "The Alliance Spirit" in English on one side and in Chinese on the other to showcase the Alliance with Air China. And the 4th newest has another name...I can't quite remember.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1838 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
American's use of the term "luxury jet" goes back to the days when they really were luxury jets; when passengers were treated like customers instead of cargo; when meals were served on real china and they tasted like real food instead of cardboard; and when travelling was something to enjoy, not something to endure.
I like the flagship idea. I would much rather see that than a claim of luxury that doesn't remotely exist.