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Last Seat On A MD-80  
User currently offlineDeltaAsa16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Has anyone here in the forum sat in a seat in the very back of a MD-80, DC-9 where the window gave the view of the engine? I have always seen those seats and have been glad I havn't had to sit there.

What was it like???
Do you think they should get rid of those seats or should they just not put a window there......


DeltaASA16
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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Yeah, unfortunately. Anchorage to Seattle on a nice clear day, which gave the other passengers a spectacular view of the scenery. Major frustration. Angry Engine noise was pretty bad, too. If you get to sit forward on an MD-80, it is nice and quiet, and the small wings don't block your view as much as other planes.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Hey,

I also had a place just for the engine, and to be honnest, I didn't like the engine sound of the MD88 of Onur Air. But we had a good window view...
(The row after us had more problems to look outwards, we were lucky).

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

It's nasty. You get a view of the engine and nothing else, and the seat didn't recline either. The noise was awful, also. Ever since that flight, I've gone out of my way to avoid DC9/MD80 planes. I know its just those last couple of rows, but it just put a very bad taste in my mouth for MD planes.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

In my non-rev days on American Airlines it seems that I always got that seat. No view and very loud. I'd get them in the Fokkers too, but at least they were slightly quieter compared to the MD-80. Every time I got off an MD-80 I always had a headache. I'd always wonder if I would be a goner if the engine had a catastrophic failure...

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO




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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Heh.

In a DC-9-10 last week I was in row 14 out of 15. I had an aisle seat in 14C on Midwest Express. There is a window, you can kinda see around the engine though. Row 15 doesn't have windows at all.  Smile


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Once did CMH-LAX in that row -- fortunately, no scenery to really be missed, but damn, it was loud. And the pilots didn't do a great job of syncing the fans that day, either.

rummrummrummrummrummrumm

Steve


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

I sat not in the last but in the row where only the half of the window is covered by the engine.
DL MD83 CVG-TPA!
Was a great flight especially the noise during engine start is cool and I had the feeling that you can feel better than in the front of the AC how powerful the MD83 is during take off.

regards Bjoern


User currently offlineCo 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

i sat in the last row on a CO M80 on EWR-PBI. it had no window, and it was terrible. it was the only time i remember beng sick on a flight as well.
Lou


User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

MD80's are weird planes, like two different worlds. If you sit in the back behind the wings, it's loud and you cannot see much. Sit forward of the wings and you can barely hear the engines and you get a spetactular view. I took 1st class last night on AS from SEA to SJC and I could not hear the engines spool up, cut off, or anything. It was like I was in a glider...weird.

SJCguy


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 1996 times:

I too did first class on an MD-80 (CLT-CMH on US Airways) and it was indeed very quiet and I had a great view of everything.

User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2092 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

I've sat there, it's not bad actually. The noise is a fairly constant hum once you're at cruise. Row 33 on Alaska is the "sub" row, but it's no different than the "sub" row on 737s, or 757s or whatever.

Oh and Mark, if the engines do blow up, you're gone.

I actually think it's a fun ride back there...nobody goes back there anyway...


User currently offlineSxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Ive sat there and it got me wondering is there any special protection for an uncontained falire. I believe this happened on a fokker jet a few yrs back parts came in through the side wall killed a passenger or was that a sabb?

User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

I have been back there many times. I always thought the painters should paint a fake skyline, brick wall pattern, or just a big "HAA HAA cheap ass!" sign.

Nothing is worse then to get a window seat and then see your row has none. Then on top of that add ear shattering noise, and no seat pitch. All you can ask for is a screaming baby for the other ear. I can honestly say I have had all of the above on one particular flight. Once the baby spit up onto my leg on taxi out I had to look out to the engine and just laugh.

Easily the MD-80/DC-9 are the worst on the last row, but the Fokker 28/100 and 727 are a very close second and third. I have had the luxury of seating there on all of the above more then once.

Oh yeah, the last row on the 737-200/300/400 L1011, 757, and 767 are not the best seats either, once again been there, done that often. The only benefit is your close to the bathroom if you need to go.


User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Sxmarbury33- I believe that happened on a Delta MD-80.

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

The uncontained engine failure was on a DL MD-88 at PNS.

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I have been fortunate to never sit in that seat on Alaska, but I have been in 33F twice on TWA.

It was horrible.

My head was ringing for two hours after I got off the plane and I had one of the worst headaches ever.

But I love the MD-80. Up front on the right side (the 2 seat side  Laugh out loud) is the best.


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3237 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

I have never sat at the back row on the MD80 but I have been close and yes that engine noise is something. Yet indeed, sit fore of the wings and the plane is absolutely silent - I noticed that on a flight to KIN when I sat far fore on the BWIA MD83.

Still a great plane overall but BWee has cut its fleet to just 2, down from the 9 they once had.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

There have been times when I've had to sit there. It usually makes me uncomfortable though because if the engine explodes, I'm right next to it. This happened a few years ago in Pensacola and killed the person sitting in that seat. Besides, I can't see anything and it's boring.


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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

The last few rows of seats on an MD-80, or DC-9 are pretty noisy. I don't think they should take out the seats or windows though. It's not that bad. The noise level is similar to sitting next to the wing on a 737.  Smile

TWAMD-80



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User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

I've been in that seat. 1999 PHX-STL on a brand new TWA MD-83. It wasn't loud, but the rummrummrummrummrummrumm that Steve described was pretty annoying.

However, I've flown many times in FC on the MD-83 and nothing is better.

The back of a DC-9 is a whole other ball game. Now that's friggen' loud.


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6575 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1806 times:
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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

I must correct myself. The last few rows on the DC-9 are pretty noisy. The last few rows on an MD-80 or Boeing 717 aren't that bad at all.

TWAMD-80



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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

The last two rows on a MD88 are known as the decapitation zone on Delta's jets. Remember the incident in 1996 in Pensicola, Florida involving N927DA. Two people were killed when engine debris from the front compressor front hub (fan hub) of the #1 (left) engine penetrated the left aft fuselage.
Ever since then I like to sit a little further towards the front.

Boeing727


User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1379 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1780 times:

Nothing is worse than sitting behind the engine on a 737-200, now thats loud!


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25 DIA : I flew MKE-IAD back in 2000 on MWE on a DC-9-30 and had the 2nd to last seat, and got nothing but engine view, so I took a picture at altitude with me
26 Prebennorholm : The 737-200 is very noisy behind the engines at take-off. Once at cruising speed it's no big problem. MD-80 is awful between the engines. Besides that
27 777gk : When I used to nonrev to my condo on Captiva Island, Florida, the only thing we used to put into RSW were MD-80's and 727s. 1 out of every 3 trips I w
28 Americanmd80 : My first flight EVER was on a DC-9-30 of USAir from Ithaca-Pittsburgh, and it was the dead last row on the airplane, no window, no recline, but I didn
29 Samurai 777 : I was on an Air Canada DC-9-32 from Moncton, New Brunswick to Toronto three years ago in June '99. Although I sat in the economy class row a few feet
30 Maniac : Several carriers (DL included) have a nice galley at row 34/35 on the left hand side of the plane. That is my favorite part of sitting back there. If
31 Post contains images DeltaASA16 : Thats for all the responses Keep sending the stories. But I was wondering, is it loud in the back of a CRJ?? 50 seaters and 70seaters?? I hear they ar
32 PSU.DTW.SCE : Everyone is making a big deal about being in the last row and the incident on the DL MD-88 6 years ago. An uncontained engine failure that enters the
33 Skyway1 : Back in 1999 on a flight to Tampa from Milwaukee on a Midwest Express DC-9, 501ME, we were sitting in the last row next to the left engine. 10 minutes
34 Techspec : Seattle to Mexico City- last row, window seat on the three abreast side. A long, long flight even with the stop in DFW. I do not mind the engine noise
35 FrequentFlyKid : I have one time. Delta from ATL-CLE. It sucked. The legroom is terrible because of the rear galley bulkhead and the noise was terrible. It also had, w
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