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Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?  
User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Today, I bought my tickets for this summer, when i go to camp, myself being 14. The flight is ORD-SLC and SLC-ORD. I know Delta is soon to sell their MD-90 fleet, so I paid $5 extra for the MD-90 flights. (The cheapest was United, 737&737) I want to know what you think about the MD-90- so I can prepare for what to expect. Thanks.


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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

You'll be glad you paid extra since the MD-90 is relatively rare so you will have a novel experience. I have have flown on DL and Reno MD-90s. They have plenty of power and are very quiet in the cabin unless you are back near the engines. The cabin is similar to an MD-80 and the coach seating is 2 + 3. The cockpit has CRT displays and other nice features so you should make a point of visiting the 'front office'.

Delta's MD-90 coach seats are actually pretty good, with some contour and a big headrest. The colors are blue and grey.

I think it's worth the extra $5, so don't worry.


User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

My opinion of the MD-90......A garbage plane! The darn things break all the time causing big delays because there are not enough parts to go around.

User currently offlineOSL From Norway, joined Dec 1999, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

A great plane! All the MD's are great, but the MD 90 is the best of them i would say. Also the newest. And like CV880 said, they aren't that many of them. You'll be glad go paid 5$ extra. The MD-90 is a much more interessting and funnier plane.

Enjoy your flight!

OSL


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Well, McDonnell Douglas never did know how to build an airplane, and they are annoying both in appearance and fact. I always wonder that they don't flip over being off balance and what all - Anyway, they are quiet and comfortable, but talk about ugly and, if you don't prefer that, take some advice and avoid MD or DC anythings in the future. (Except DC-8s, everything after the DC-8 is trash, but the -8 was a great jetliner).


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineDc10@dfw From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Hate to tell you this but since you are going in summer I presume, there is no guarantee you will get that md90. 6 months in advance is a long time out. You can be sure that departure and arrival times will change for sure. I think you bought the ticket way too early. No neewd to buy a short domestic ticket so many months in advance.

User currently offlineOSL From Norway, joined Dec 1999, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

It strikes me that so many people don't like the DC's and the MD's. SAS have a lot of them, less now, but still there is many left. I've never heard they complaining about the planes. If the planes hadn't been good enough, thay would have sold them. I like the 2-3 seating (SAS have that on Business class also, this is so they can move the curtain. the offer more leg space instead). The DC's and the MD's has been longer in the airlines than the DC-8. I love MD and DC and specially the DC-9-21 (only made ten of them, all for SAS).
Yes, MD 90 is good (again).


User currently offlineOSL From Norway, joined Dec 1999, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

(747-600X)Do you like the 717-200? It is actually the MD-95 you know...

OSL


User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

I glad that you like them. That means that there is someone out there that does. However, I can tell you that Delta and American HATE theirs because the darn things are constantly breaking and causing severe delays. Because of parts shortages, repairs can be extrememly long and tedious with parts sometimes having to come from London...go figure! Do ya have a couple million? If so I think AA and DL might want to talk about letting you have a few at a great deal. LOL

User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

As stated, six months out is very hard to guarantee a specific aircraft type. What is out there and selling in reservation system is just a educated "guess" at what will actually be flying then. Many things happen month to month independant to major schedule changes that require scheduled equipment swaps and their coinciding balances. Equipment upgrades/downgrades somewhere else in the system could actually change your MD-90 due to trickle down. So, who is to say that you really will get a MD-90. Odds are very good that you will, but it is hard to say for sure six months out.

User currently offlineShamrock From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I just heard today that Delta is retiring a large number of their MD-88's, MD-90's and MD-11's. Obviously Delta feels they don't need those kind of aircraft despite being younger than some of their other aircraft.

That is interesting since those planes have only been around for several years and yet they fly 30 year old 727's between Boston and New York's LaGuardia airport. Do you think they maybe trying to tell us something about the MD series?


User currently offlineOSL From Norway, joined Dec 1999, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Maybe so...trying to say us something about the MD series. But i think it's just the sirline. It's not suiteble for their profile. Another strange thing. Not about this is that SAS never mange to hold their long distance fleet a long time. They've had DC-8, A300, DC-10, 747 and 767. Now they are buting A340 and A330. Others airlines seem to have a long distance fleet much longer. SAS has had it's DC-9 and MD very long.

OSL


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

I still believe that the MD-90 is a good aircraft, and if it isn't, I still want to fly on it because it is so rare. By the way- Delta has been flying MD-90s on the SLC-ORD route for two years now. Last that I can remember is that in the summer of 1997, they flew 767-300s and 737-300. After that, they got their 15 MD-90s delivered. (They already had some serving out of teh other hubs.) Since then, the MD-90 has been flying on that route, so I do not think that there will be much of a chance that they will all of the sudden change the aircraft. I do belive that Delta does not like their MD-90s, and that's why they replaced the 733s. ORD-SLC has a lot of compitition, and Delta does not get the bigger share of it. They have four flights ORD-SLC, and three SLC-ORD. One of the MD-90s in the morning continues to- I think Seattle, and then goes to DFW, I think.

Any info about where does the 8:05AM ORD-SLC flight continue to??? ???



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Don't worry, you won't be disappointed. I've flown on the MD-80, -90, and DC-10 lately. Although all great planes, the MD-90 had to have been the best. Lots of comfort & power, very nice looking too.

User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

The 8:05 deaprture ORD-SLC turns at SLC to SNA at 11:55 as DL 1605.

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

I did exactly what TWA902fly did about three weeks ago and spent about $7 extra just to get to fly the MD90. I went from Cincinnati to Dallas on Delta and let me tell you, there was not a single seat available on that flight, I am 6'4" or about 194cm (I think that is right) and I felt very comfortable sitting in coach. As mentioned before, the airplane is somewhat rare, but the flight was nothing short than I expected. The interior is modern, very quite (unlike the MD88), just a great airplane for short/medium range flights.
Enjoy your flight TWA902FLY,

Boeing727


User currently offlineKilljoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

While I can't speak for the MD-90, the MD-80 is my favorite narrowbody both by looks and by technical aspects. It is much sleeker than the 737 (or A32x for that matter) and if I remember correctly has one of the lowest accident rates.

747-600x said: "I always wonder that they don't flip over being off balance and what"

Hope you were referring to them *looking* off balance, cause the wings obviously have to be more aft because of the engine placement :-) Also, don't quite agree with the rest of your post as you can see from my first paragraph...

Anyway, TWA902fly, if the MD-90 is anything like the 80 it too is a great aircraft.


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