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DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question  
User currently offlinefawannabe From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Hello All! A happy 2013 to all!

I was wondering about delta's old md-88 and 90 aircraft f/c class cabin galley. first off, were the galleys identical on these aircraft or not? if not, what were the differences? also if anyone has photos of the galleys the would be GREATLY appreciated! (please note I dont want photos of the M8R as I have those). Also since the md-90 aircraft had drop down lcd screens I assume that they had to have some sort of control center, I am assuming it was the closet at the back of first class (which I know the md-88s did not have) if not, what was the purpose of this? . and finally I was wondering about what appeared to be oxygen bottles in the forward galley (g1) isnt this an odd place to have these?

Again photos would be greatly appreciated by the geek inside me!

Cheers,
.P


flying wouldnt be the same without them, FA's
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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5824 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4737 times:

The galleys couldn't have been the same, as the MD-80s are 3-2 and the -90s are 2-3. This made for a wider galley on the MD-80, which Delta and Alaska opted for, while AA and others did not.

User currently offlinefawannabe From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4689 times:

Sorry, I should clarify, i was asking about the forward (G1 & G2) GALLEYS.


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User currently offlinedalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

I think the G1 and G2 were pretty much the same between the two types. Yes there were two walk around O2 bottles installed in the G1 for flight attendant use in case of loss of pressure. I can't remember were they were moved to in the M8R mod.

User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

Quoting fawannabe (Thread starter):
first off, were the galleys identical on these aircraft or not?

They were similar, but not exactly the same. The MD-90 had diffferent ovens and a refrigerated cabinet (the MD-88 used buckets of ice).

Quoting fawannabe (Thread starter):
Also since the md-90 aircraft had drop down lcd screens I assume that they had to have some sort of control center, I am assuming it was the closet at the back of first class (which I know the md-88s did not have)

Yes, the cabinet behind F/C was the video control center. The MAS SVHS video controller was the same used on the 767ER.



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User currently offlineB727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

On the M8R (now re-re-named the M88 as all mods are complete) the o2 bottles are in a cubby on a/c L FWD of the lav. There is a door/panel with equipment and a slide out "dog house" and there is additional equipment on a/c R above the closet with other equipment.


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User currently offlinefawannabe From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3749 times:

Anyone Have photos For the geek within me to oogle at?


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User currently offline611ATL From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

Probably the biggest difference when working the planes was that the M90 had beverage/meal carts in the FC galley while the M88 only had carriers. Besides the chiller (mentioned above) the M90 also had a small bun warmer. The layouts were really more different than alike...

User currently offlineBizJet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

I'm wondering if the crews are now more accustomed to the new M88/M90 config with only the forward galley. During the roll-out, lots of crews were complaining about the loss of the rear galley, saying that the forward galley was too cramped, all 3 FAs were in each other's way during the initial service set-up, there was nowhere to "hide" or take a break in Y after the service, etc. I also heard a lot of complaints about the new FC closet set-up, which is now a long, narrow closet opposite the lav. Apparently it's tough to use, especially for quickly hanging a coat without holding up boarding.

The new set-up does seem cramped. The DC-9 is a much smaller plane, but the forward-only galley set up seems much more spacious (wider aisle, Y carts face the aisle instead of the jump seat).

As a passenger, though, the new set-up gives Y a much more open feel, and I appreciate having a few more exit row seats with extra legroom around the 2L door.


User currently offlineB727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Apparently there is (finally) a door mod that will clear the aisle for the closet. The bun warmers have been deactivated to allow for more storage--and it has seemed to help a little bit.

After the FC pre-dept galley is set we generally we try to get as much set up (for Y) on the ground during boarding--which is tough if they don't cater until boarding--but the caddys set up, the cart tops lined, M2's programmed, toppers (ice, lemon/lime, napkins, etc) prepped. This goes on in initial greeting as F boards. Then when they're mostly on and we're doing coats the Y person is finishing his/her set up.

Then coats are finished and the two FA's do the drinks, the Y helper cuts to the back and does bins/bags/exits, the FC FA cleans up, stows galley and does announcements.

During flight only 2 FA's are in FC galley for service set up...the A line and the Y helper. Once the cart is ready (on the M90) the other two FA's come up and take it back. If you're on the M88, the same Y helper comes up, sets the cart and calls the 3rd FA fwd and they take the one cart. On the M90 the Y helper finishes his/her cart and goes out.

During all that, many A line FA's are swapping a trash cart (1/2 size) from AC L to AC R with one of the 1/2 cart FC bev carts and they work out of the AC L FWD galley...they we swap it all back again for landing.

It's crazy amounts of switching and moving and jigging-jagging around; but it gets done. I feel like it's one of those tile games where you have to put the numbers in order but you can only move one tile at a time...lot's of extra moves to get the "four" over to "there" but it's what it takes.

Of course, none of that is "official" it's just how most of us make it work. There are as many ways to work that plane as there are FA's working it. It's not actually about us, it's about the pax and our revenue; without either we're out of work. Do I wish it were easier to work those a/c? Sure...but if wishes were horses beggers would ride.



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User currently offlinefawannabe From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Wow, that's quite a lot of work! its interesting though! I have seen pics of the galleys and they look very tight!


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