Rick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
I fly DELTA's MD 88 a lot and I assume that most MD 80's and 88's have the same basic seating. I usualy sit in rows 30 or 31 on the left side of the plane and rows 30-32 on the right side of the plane. Those locations are perfect because you are just behind the wing, so you got a good view to the ground but you are just fare enough ahead of the engines that you don't go deaf. That is, if you are like me and you like to watch the flaps and spoilers on the wings move.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10554 posts, RR: 53 Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
While it may be 'a bore' to you, sit up front. The noise on a two hour trip is quite fatiguing. In fact, you should take a couple thousand hours of flight school, then fly the thing yourself so you can be that much further from the engines. Besides, the view is nicer up there.
Bo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2012 times:
Interesting suggestion DLX, but I don't think I have the stuff.
On the subject of DL MD88's, I was once famously screwed by a succession of DL gate agents into that last windowless row with that horrendous engine noise for two flights of 2 hours each....I arrived in splendour with a splitting headache....not something I'll want to be reapeating.
WiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
I would sit right in front of the wing. I can still get a good view of the ground, stay clear of the engines, be near an emergency exit, and still be able to see the flaps, spoilers, and all that other good stuff come down and go up...
L1011 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1583 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
On most planes, I like to sit behind the wing, but on the MD-80, the wing is so far back that there are not many rows behind it that don't put you mighty close to the engines. On MD-80s and DC-9s, I usually prefer to sit just forward of the wing.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
To me, the MD-80's are boring anyway. Probably because I live in the south and I have to use American's DFW airport a lot, which means, I ALWAYS have to ride on MD-80's. To me, the MD-80 isn't at all that interesting near the wing. The flaps are small, and the wing is simple. Plus, the closer you get to the wing, the louder the engines get. However, I have flown first many a time on an MD-80, and for some reason, the closer you get to the front, (in first class) you get to hear a constant high pitched hissing noise that gets old after a long flight from DFW to BOS. Now, the best seat in the house to me, is the first window seat on the left, assuming that the plane is configured 2-3. You are away from the engines, away from the front, you have a ton of legroom, only one passenger to climb over if you have to go to the bathroom, and it's really quiet here. Just my opinion! Happy flying!
Bo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
I'll agree....I used to ADORE the M80 but after a succession of trips on nothing but Delta's MD88's I am really getting sick of her. Especially since Delta is the only M80 carrier that puts has 3*2 configuration only. There's not much action over the wings considering that they are so tiny and thin and that there is no engine out there to look at either. The inside cabin is also abhorrently small and cramped. But I still love the exterior appearance of the Mad-Dog.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8417 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1964 times:
I generally sit in up front. The MD-88s Delta flies are very quiet aircraft, but still, I like to be as far away from the engines as possible. The MD-90 is THE quietest mid-size airliner available today (Sorry, just had to stick that in there). You're right about the wing being fairly small and not that much interesting to look at. I agree. The best seats are in first of course, but barring that, I generally sit within the first ten rows, and always on the 2 seat side (if at all possible). I can remember flying on American and it being 2/3, but I didn't realize Delta was mostly alone in seating 3/2.
Bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 329 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
I also have flown many MD-80's mainly AA and DL and I love to sit as far up as possible because on take off I love how extremely quiet it is on take off and climb...It's amazing how quiet it is right after take off. It's like going up in a Lexus LS400...
Bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 329 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
I grew up not far from Lga and use to see the big birds all the time. Eastern 1011's & A-300's, TWA 767's and 1011's, United and American DC-10's and on and on..I even remember seeing a few AC 767's.. Now it's only Delta 767's about 5x a day...Thank Goodness for Delta..Does anyone have any info about more widebody svc into Lga in the future?..I know UA has two class domestic 763's in svc any, hope to see them on the U.S.S. Laguardia?
WannaBpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
Either seats E or F (presuming it's a 3/2 config.) as far back as the wings. If you sit in F you get the window w/only one passenger to climb over. If you sit in E, you're still close to the window with nobody to climb over. However, being that the cabin is very long, it can be a long walk to the bathroom. My last flight in an MD80 was in seat 9F, wonderfully quiet.
Avratdwc From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
Well just a little advice, I just got off of one last night from ORD to BDL and I had the best flight ever on them. It was the emergency row. You have a ton of room and eventhough you are on the wing, they are rather slim and not too wide. I hope I could help. Enjoy your flight