venuscat2
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Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:03 pm

I've noticed that lately Allegiant's LAN-SFB flights have been operated on the MD83 (instead of the MD87 as scheduled). When I fly on them next Thursday, will the flight most likely be on an MD83 or MD87? Thanks.
 
wedgetail737
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:07 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if G4 is using the MD-87's as test airplanes to see what the traffic is like. Then, they are replaced with higher-capacity MD-83's. I kind of wish they would obtain additional MD-87's. But that's just a personal thought.
 
alphaomega
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:35 pm

The MD-83 is used as a spare, or if it hasn't flown for a few days then they will let one of the 87's sit for a day. Last week one of the 87's was down for maintence so they had to use the 83. It has nothing to do with passenger traffic.
 
venuscat2
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:34 am

How can you tell whether you are on an 83 or 87?
 
alphaomega
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:48 am

1) Length and 2) most of their 87's are white and blue, while most of their 83's are all white.
 
isitsafenow
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:54 am

ALPHAOMEGA knows his stuff, Jordan. The MD-87 is very close in size to the DC9-50 that NW has.
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atcrick
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RE: Allegiant LAN-SFB On MD83?

Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:57 am

Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 4):
most of their 87's are white and blue, while most of their 83's are all white

AlphaOmega,

Not exactly. Both 87's have the new beautiful paint scheme, and only 2 of the 83's(including the one in Florida) still remain in the old scheme. FYI.

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