MDCJets From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
I have flown several times on AA's ex-Reno MD-90's. They were very nice aircraft. Overall, they look newer inside than the MD-80's. They are also much quieter, especially in the back. A great aircraft.
Oscar2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
I belive the reason so many are being withdrawn from service is the fact that operating such a small fleet is not very economical. I also think the IAE engine throws is a big factor in the early retirement of these plans since their are very few of these engines in service with the exception of UA/HP who do not operate the MD90. I also think that the MD90 requires a different type ating than the MD80 but I could be wrong. If so that is additional training costs.
That is one of the reasons that you saw NW retire there MD80's late last year.
MD-87ER From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
I flew twice on MD-90. 1st on a DL DFW-DCA and the 2nd on China Eastern on a domestic flight inside China.
I will remember the MD-90 always as the quietest airplane I have ever been on (and I had a good number to compare with) It is definatly not the same as a MD-80!
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1047 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
TU154 mentioned the 'lopsided' galley arrangement on DL MD-90s and -88s. This is to afford a wider galley, which is on the 'captain's' side of the aircraft (so that galley service does not interfere with baggage handling in the rear compartment).
To answer the original thread, I have flown MD-90s with DL (DFW-ONT) and QQ (SJC-LAX). Nice bird, definitely a step up from the MD-80. Too bad there aren't more of them. It appeared during a bad economy and by the time things turned around, the 737NG was offered, and its range/payload performance is much better.
Mac From United States of America, joined May 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1532 times:
Looking at aircraft from purely a passenger standpoint,
some, and I can only speak for myself, feel good, comfortable and safe to be on. That is my take on the dash 80, 90 and so-on. I don't know why this is...it just is.
Now, on the other side of the coin...there are some aircraft I board...and want to de-board immediately.
Cases in point: DC-10, MD-11, and all of those little turbo-prop shuttle aircraft.
As far as just being unconfortable to fly in, I found this to be the case in 727's and 737's.
So, probably at the top of my list for just an all around good feeling, good flying airplane would be the MD-80 and 90 series.
: I've flown on Deltas a good number of times.. I myself dont like the plane that much as I think its quite noisy-possibly even nosier then an MD80 or 8
: Actually if you put the MD90 and 717 together, they would have the exact same noise level, (If 717 isn't quieter). The MD80 has almost the same, but i
: I flew a Delta MD-90 a while back from Reno to somewhere, maybe ATL. I wasn't really into planes when I flew it, so I don't remember too much about it
: I have, a couple of years ago. It was an SK flight CPH-HEL. Very smooth flight, a quiet plane and the (then) new seats of SAS!
: oscar2 The MD88 and MD90 have the same type rating. They are just DC9's. The crews take a short class for the few differences but other than that ther
30 FBU 4EVER!
: I fly both the MD-80 and MD-90 for SAS,and as Atlamt states,the typerating is the same.SAS policy is to check out pilots on the MD-90 after 1 year exp
: fbu_4ever! Remember that Delta was the launch customer for the 90 many of the problems with the V2500's were worked out before SAS got there 90's.
: I flew on a DL one. The 717 cockpit is nice. I saw an HA one at OGG. It is clean and uncluttered.
: even though SV has had the MD-90 for a few years now I haven't been on any flights yet... Unfortunatly it'sroutes are not what I fly usually..but I am