TWA902fly
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Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?

Wed Jan 12, 2000 12:20 pm

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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CV880
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RE: Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?

Thu Jan 13, 2000 12:15 am

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.
 
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Hope It Doesn't Break On You...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 2:24 am

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.
 
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RE: Hope It Doesn't Break On You...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 2:30 am

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!

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Um...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 3:08 am

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).
 
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Hate To Tell You This But.......

Thu Jan 13, 2000 3:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Um...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 3:19 am

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).
 
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RE: Um...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 3:29 am

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

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I'm Glad YOU Like Them....

Thu Jan 13, 2000 4:55 am

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
 
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DC10@DFW Is Right...

Thu Jan 13, 2000 5:37 am

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.
 
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RE: Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?

Thu Jan 13, 2000 5:48 am

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?
 
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RE: Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?

Thu Jan 13, 2000 7:03 am

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.

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Thanks To All

Thu Jan 13, 2000 7:29 am

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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RE: Just Bought Tickets On Delta MD-90. Is MD-90 Good?

Thu Jan 13, 2000 8:36 am

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.
 
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8:05 ORD-SLC Continues To...

Fri Jan 14, 2000 1:28 am

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

Fri Jan 14, 2000 2:29 am

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,

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At Least The MD-80 Is A Great Plane.

Fri Jan 14, 2000 3:55 am

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.