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AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!  
User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2778 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!

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User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2628 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.

User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

The only thing i can think of for them putting "Luxury Jet" is to appeal to passengers when they see it from the terminal or boarding gate.


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User currently offlineMitchell Gant From Montserrat, joined Aug 2000, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2529 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".

You gotta love the marketing.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2486 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.  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

AA must be despert for money!

User currently offlineSkippy208 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

And you must be despert for attention. Post much.

Skippy


User currently offlineKLm-md-11 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Children, try "desperate"...

User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Klm MD-11,

Uh, I think that was the point of Skippy's post. Get it.

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin



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User currently offlineKLm-md-11 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Logos,

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...


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3211 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

All American narrowbodies (F100, 727, 737, 757, MD-80, MD-90) are called LuxuryJets. The widebodies (767, 777, DC-10, MD-11) are LuxuryLiners.

David


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2292 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.

Rojo


User currently offlineRailmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2267 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.



User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

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!

AA Is weird!!!!  Sad


User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

AA still operates the A300-600 right?


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User currently offlineMr. 717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

I thik they do!

Mr.717
 Insane Who cares about airbus? (Nobody!)


User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2217 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.



User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2186 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.




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