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Why Are Delta's Md-80 Series Diff?  
User currently offlinePATM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2030 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?

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User currently offlineCx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1945 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.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1937 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.

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3267 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1926 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.


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User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Delta's MD90s are configured differently from the MD88s. The MD90 is 2-3 and the MD88 is 3-2.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

The MD-88 is also operated by Iberia (whoe took over Aviaco). Remember the unducted fan tests of the late '80's? The MD-88 was the MD-80 version earmarked for possible UDF re-engining.

Incidently, the first few (3 I think) MD-88's delivered to Delta were delivered as MD-82's and upgraded to -88 soon after the -88 was certified.

2-3 or 3-2....doesn't matter to me....still more comfortable than 3-3.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1865 times:



I've read on this forum before that it has to do with the placement of the galley or something like that.


User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

2-3 or 3-2....doesn't matter to me....

That's right. It's all 2-2 up in First Class  Smokin cool


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
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I've heard the same thing about the rear galley. On Delta it can be three seats wide, while on other carriers it can only be two seats wide. Alaska is the same way.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1816 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.

User currently offlineCFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

I flew on an Iberia MD-87 in july, the configuration was
the same as in their MD-88 series.
I haven't flown in any of their older DC-9 so I can't tell if it's company preference?

" In thrust we trust "


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2445 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1746 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.

Rojo


User currently offlineRJ_Delta From Chile, joined Oct 2000, 1944 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

PATM04:

Crossair's MD-83 has the same configurations that Delta's MD-88.

RJ_Delta.


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