I flew on an MD
-88 last week with the new interior. We were on an ATL
segment and the flight was delayed. Gate agent simply said that there was a delay in the "security sweep" of the aircraft. When we got on the plane, about 35 minutes after the originally scheduled departure, we were on an MD
-88 with new interior. The captain said that the original aircraft had a hydralic problem and they had pulled this aircraft from the hanger; it had just been fitted with the new interior. We were the first to fly on that aircraft on the new interior.
Personally, I did not like the new First seat covers. The coach was OK
, they are leather seat covers, but they are rather bland and plain.