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MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:06 am

OK.. I've got a quick question for ya'll. I'll (more then likely) be flying a DL MD-90 in the fairly new future, but I don't know much about it. The only a/c from the MD family that I have flown on was a Super-80 (AA) from ORD-SEA, and I was not impressed. What are the differences between the -80 and the -90? (From a passenger's standpoint) What are the pro's & con's of the -90?

Any info you guys can provide would be great, thanks.  Smile


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RE: MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:10 am

I'm pretty sure DL MD90s have IFE, which the MD88s don't. Other than that the cabin should be relatively the same.

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RE: MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:35 am

The cabin is a much more modern style, with softer reflective lighting.

The IFE is nice.

Its much quieter as well, but the S80 is decently quiet so that won't matter.

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RE: MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:23 am

Flying on the MD-90 is a very nice experience. The difference between the MD-90 and the SP80 is similar to the difference between the 733 and the 738. Updated interiors, quieter flight, IFE, and an overall better experience.
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RE: MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:31 am

I have only flown on the MD90 one time as a passenger, and I have to say I liked it alot.. Very comfortable and we had a movie which was nice from DFW to FLL... Other than that it was a MD80 with IFE... Wish MD80 operators (AA included) would jump on the band wagon and install an IFE.. Would make passengers much happier.. But then again... its all about $$$$$$$$...
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RE: MD-90 Vs Super-80

Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:22 pm

It is QUIET. When you take off all you hear is air rushing past the plane. I wish there were more around.