PATM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
Have you ever noticed how the seating on delts are diff then all the rest? I know the config id 2-3 but on DL the 2 are on the Right side of the plane(when looking from the back) and on other airlines the 2 seats are on the left (when looking from the back). I know delta flies the Md-88 and I don't know of another airline that flies that. Most have 80-86 and I was just wondering if was that or does DL just wanna be different?
Cx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
I don't know why they have the seats arranged like that, but I do know that Aeromexico also flies the MD-88 and the 2 seats are on the left of the aircraft, so I guess it must have nothing to do with the MD-88 version.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
Alaska's MD-82/83 aircraft, like Delta's MD-88s -- and unlike virtually all other airlines operating the MD-80 series -- also are configured with 2 seats on the starboard side (right side when facing forward) and 3 on the port side. Seems like it must be a matter of each airlines' own preference as to whether its M80s are 2-3 or 3-2.
Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3252 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
Unlike other carriers, Delta's entire MD-80 series fleet consists of MD-88s. As for your presuposition of "does DL just wanna be different?" I would expound on that deep logic and say that "D" for Delta means they are "D" for different.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
It kinda threw me off the first time I flew on a Delta MD-88. After flying on relatives of the MD-88 (DC-9-32 and B717), and being used to the 2+3 setup that many airlines use in these family of aircraft, seeing the 3+2 setup Delta uses made me initially think that all MD-88 were like this. I was just glad that I had the window seat, and another pax had the aisle, so nobody got stuck with the middle seat.
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
AeroMexico uses both configurations 2-3 and 3-2 on its MD-80 fleet. Some MD88 are 2-3 like Delta and some MD-83 are also 2-3. Last time I flew MEX-MAM on a MD83 it was configured 2-3. There was a lot of space between the galley and the 2 seat section. Although AeroMexico gets more passengers on the 3-2 configuration of the MD80's, because the galley takes out some valuable seats.