There's very few aircraft that I hate.......and of course I love the MD-80.
I have yet to actually fly on one though, but sometime in the near future I most definitely will.
As far a s looks the MD-80's a winner as well, love them T-tails!!
I would give my right arm to fly an MD-80 though and I hope they stick around for quite some time.
OK, as far as DL's MD-88s. The way each aircraft is maintained is the sole responibility of the airline which operates the aircraft or the separate/partner companies which maintain an aircraft through an external maintenance agreement/contract.
So if you flew on the MD-88, of DL's, with a malfunctioning air conditioner that would not turn off, then the fault lies with Delta, not with McDonnell Douglas nor the MD-88 design itself, unless the same incident occurs fairly often over a wide variety of operators maintaining their aircraft accoring to the books. Onyl at which time could it be considered a manufacturers defect. !
Phew!!! OK, that's off my chest, where was I?
Oh yes, MD-80's RULE!!