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Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's  
User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 418 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

I used to fly these workhorses (AA and TWA mad dogs) a lot and and loved the noise and ride of them. Before they'e completely retired, what routes are they still on? Thanks.

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User currently offlineipodguy7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

AA still has hundreds of Mad dogs, basically every mainline route out of DFW has a MD-80.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2756 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

They are nowhere near being retired. Go to AA.com and search any routes you are interested in; MD-80s are all over the place. Start by looking in STL or DFW. It's not a remotely difficult exercise to find them.

User currently offlineSJUSXM From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

There are a ton, but just off the top of my head

ORD-LGA, DCA, PHL, RDU, MCO, TPA, DFW, STL, MSP, AUS, PHX, LAS, DEN, MCI, SJD, PVR
DFW-DCA, PHL,BWI, IAD, DCA, RIC, ORF, CLT, RDU, JAX, PBI, PSP, HSV, CLE, BNA, LIT, IAH, TPA, MCO, ATL, DTW, MSP, STL, MCI, ICT, PHX, ABQ, ELP, SAT, AUS, MFE, LAS, LAX, SJC, SMF, PDX, OKC, SDF, PIT, YYC, MEX, PVR, MTY, SJD, IND, TUL, TUS, SAN, ONT
LAX-LAS, SJD

there are many more that escape me right now. But there is still plenty of time to get on one, as long as you go through ORD, DFW or LAX. No MD-80s at BOS, JFK or MIA anymore



AT7, ER3, ER4, ER5, CR7, E70, E75, F100, M82, M83, 722, 732, 738, 752, 762, 763, AB6, 320, 321, 772, 77W
User currently onlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5003 times:

This would surely not be helping the fuel bill for AA.

The MD-80s have been great planes but their age must be surely making them uncompetitive.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4980 times:

Heck, I see several a day coming in and out of LAS. I don't think you will have any problems.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

You name a domestic mainline route out of DFW except MIA, and they're seen frequently.

Don't worry, they'll be around for at least another 8-10 years.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5638 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Well, nineteen flights a day from DFW to ORD and back this summer, for starters...

User currently offlinelasairlinerenth From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4514 times:
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My recent segment from LAS to DFW on April 4th was on an MD80. I didn't catch the registration, but the coach cabin was clean and comfortable. My return from DFW to LAS on April 8th was also on an MD80. Not sure if that one was older or not than the plane for my outbound flight, but even in the first class cabin where I sat it seemed a bit in the tattier side. Nice ride home to Las Vegas with a great crew, though. As an aside: I saw a mix of MD80s, 738s, 757s, 767s, and one or two 777s while transiting through DFW, with the MD80s and 738s being dominant in numbers by far. In Boston, I saw only 757s and 738s on my arrival last Wednesday evening and departure yesterday morning. No MD80s.

User currently offlinethreeifbyair From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

SEA-DFW, which used to be 100% MD80s, currently has only 1x daily scheduled (AA1824) out of the 6 daily flights.

That is one of the longest AA MD80 routes, however, so it would logically be one of the first to go all 738.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5062 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

You almost cannot go to any airport and not see an AA MD80 lol.


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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

There were lot of routes still served by the MadDogs of American Airlines. Here a list of destinations only (no routes):

MD-82s: ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BHM, YYC, CLT, ORD, CLE, COS, CMH, DFW, DAY, DEN, DSM, DTW, ELP, XNA, FLL, RSW, FAT, GDL, IAH, HSV, IND, JAX, MCI, LAS, LIT, LAX, SDF, MFE, MEM, MEX, MKE, MSP, MTY, BNA, MSY, LGA, EWR, ORF, OKC, OMA, ONT, MCO, PSP, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, PVR, RDU, RNO, RIC, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SJC, SJD, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, TUL, IAD, DCA, PBI and ICT.

MD-83s: ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BHM, YYC, CLT, ORD, CLE, CMH, DFW, DEN, DSM, DTW, ELP, XNA, RSW, FAT, GDL, IAH, HSV, IND, JAX, MCI, LAS, LIT, LAX, SDF, MFE, MEM, MEX, MSP, MTY, BNA, MSY, LGA, EWR, ORF, OKC, OMA, ONT, MCO, PSP, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, RDU, RNO, RIC, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SFO, SJC, SJD, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, IAD, DCA, PBI and ICT.

Source is www.ch-aviation.ch


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 10):
You almost cannot go to any airport and not see an AA MD80 lol.

Alas, not one to be found at JFK anymore 

I miss seeing them here, it was a nice change from seeing the 737's, 757's and 767's...just something a little different.



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

I did a round trip beween ORD and DFW on the MD-80. In glancing at the builder's plate in the door frame of L1, the southbound plane was built in 1987, and the northbound plane was built in 1988. Regardless of the cost fo flying them, AA has gotten their money's worth out of the fleet.

User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

Good riddance! Can't wait for new planes to take over the MD80s!

User currently offlineAAIL86 From Finland, joined Feb 2011, 400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 14):
Good riddance! Can't wait for new planes to take over the MD80s!

Oh yeah? When the last one is retired forever - you'll probably be on here with the rest of us bemoaning the end of another great aircraft - maybe even throwing in a couple points about how the new airplanes will never be as cool looking or well built or something else to that effect.

We humans are funny critters- stuff that's moderately old but still widely used is often considered trash, but something completely out of date- why that's something scarce, notable and perhaps magical. Just ask railroad buffs about steam engines - railroads were dying to get rid of them in the 1940s and 1950s because of their much higher operating costs- but now there's such a feeling of bleary-eyed nostalgia about them (at least for train buffs). Or talk to some Liner enthusiasts about the Titanic, Queen Mary, Normandie, or Mauretania -modern cruise ships don't hold a candle in their minds compared to those ships (although they do have air conditioning). The MD80 is no different- can't wait for all the endless tribute threads surely to come.



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3796 times:

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 15):

Ahhh...the 80s will soldier on for many years to come  

The rate that 319s/320s 737s coming online will not replace them fast enough.

But as to the question, it's kind of like asking where does DL fly their 88s to. More easy question would be what stations DON'T see an 88/S80



What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineFastphilly From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3713 times:

MD-80's are becoming a rare sight here at SFO.. I used to see quite a few AA MD80's up until the last few months. I remember the same went for their 727's. It was impossible to spot a AA 727 throughout the entire 1990's at SFO. Then I fly into DFW and I seen quite a few (this was 1999). Since AA has a small percentage of flights out of SFO, I guess a chance of getting AA variety is slim.

User currently offlinedirtyfrankd From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

I still fly them on a very regular basis and will really miss them when they're gone, a fantastic aircraft that has served AA well for a long time.

Listening to an MD-80 take-off (whether inside or outside the airplane), is simply awesome.


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting dirtyfrankd (Reply 18):
a fantastic aircraft that has served AA well for a long time.

So was the 727.



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