Mr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2736 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, 1014 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2586 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 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2487 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 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2444 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 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2301 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, 2475 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2250 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 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2225 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 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2175 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, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2144 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.