|Quoting Lvtmb (Reply 5):|
There were "Astrojets" and "Coronados" and "Whisperliners" and "Super-80s". I also got the impression that AA is moving away from that and referring to its Super-80s as "Boeing MD80".
|Quoting Doona (Thread starter):|
I know that the MD-80 was dubbed super-80 when it was marketed by McDonnell Douglas, but how come that name didn't make it across the pond?
|Quoting Milesrich (Reply 6):|
American did not want to their passengers and the public to think they were buying an "old" airplane, so they called the jet, the Super 80 Luxury Jet.
|Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 7):|
I can remember was when PSA named the BAe-146 the "Smileliner."
|Quoting SATL382G (Reply 2):|
If you check out the type certificate it is in fact a DC-9-81, 82, 83.
It wasn't until the MD88 that they actually changed the name.
|Quoting Jetblue (Reply 12):|
Every MD81 through 87 is officially a DC9-81 through 87, while every MD88 is just an MD88?
Thanks in advance for clearing that up.
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