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AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:49 am

Wondering if american might bring some of the 737-800 flights from D/fw to sea back.They operated a few last fall and were always full.The problem being now that the super-80 flights they use are always overbooked and also the fact that they took 757's off the route too'which did seem a more approiate aircraft too.Given the fact the super-80 is weight restricted on that flight and with a 737 base now in D/fw,wouldn't be a better choice on some of the segments.
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RE: AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:39 am

Well you know AA they love those MD80s. So I don't think SEA will see 738s on the DFW runs for a while. Also why are they called Super-80s. There's nothing super about them. There noisy, dirty and a pain in the a$$.
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RE: AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:51 am

Whats with all the Super 80 bashing lately. AA Md-80's are in VERY good condition. They operate hundreds of them and are the backbone of American Airlines. They are extremely comfortable for domestic routes and I'd prefer one of those ANY day over a 757. They have good seat pitch, and the flight can be almost gauranteed quiet unless your in the last 2 - 3 rows.

"There noisy, dirty and a pain in the a$$."

Since when was noise not a foundation in aviation...they are extremely quiet from the outside, and if outside noise is a problem, don't buy a house near an airport that AA operates out of. They are NOT dirty. AA Md-80s are very well maintained...(how clean can you keep a domestic aircraft flying 2-3 flights a day across the US?) And the engines are only "slighty" dirty at full power for takeoff and slow speed at landing...its all part of the experience. Expect AA's Mad Dogs to be in the air in 2020...

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RE: AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:35 pm

The 757s are primarily running the leisure routes nowadays after AA removed MRTC from the 757.
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RE: AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:07 pm

For the forseeable future SEADFW will be operated by Super 80's. The 737's have been deployed on routes such as DFWLGA and DFWBOS and some transcons. This covers the 757's that have been redeployed to leisure markets.
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RE: AA 737's From D/fw To Sea?

Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:15 pm

I was neutral to the MD-80 until I took a flight from SEA to DFW last November. They had two flights leaving...one at 10am and one at 1pm. I was on the 10am one and it was delayed due to pressurization issues and it was not even completely fixed!!

The pilot said that we cannot fly above 22000 feet and the ride would be bumpy. We landed at 8pm, about 3 hours late, and AFTER the 1pm flight!!

This was the last straw, as I have had about 3-4 problems with AA's MD-80 aircraft. I fly only about 3 times a year, so it's almost like I encounter this all the time!!

Anyway, the 4 hour flights on this sector are not good with the MD-80. You know, UA and DL would have IFE, music, etc on this long of a route!! AA doesn't. Thank God for my laptop!!
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