AA's MD-80's

Sun May 28, 2000 2:33 pm

This June I am flying to NY on an AA MD-80.I am asking if anyone could give me some info on this plane.
Are the seats nice to sit in? Does it feel roomy inside?
Is the plane loud during flight? ETC......

Any information would really help!!


RE: AA's MD-80's

Sun May 28, 2000 3:25 pm

You're flight will be fine... I've found that as long as the flight isn't too extremely long, it will be pleasureable. AA has done a great job with its new interiors. I find them very comfortable. You might even get one of the aircraft with the extra legroom.
I haven't gotten the chance to fly on one with more legroom yet, so they must be really comfortable aircraft to fly in if I thought it was comfortable before.

So anyways, I personally enjoy flying on American's MD80's... as long as your not too close to the engines.

RE: AA's MD-80's

Sun May 28, 2000 8:55 pm

Well, the MD-80 is a great plane. Even if you are right next to the engines, it still isn't unbearably loud. Being on AA, you will have the bonus of an extra bit of legroom. Won't that be nice? Haven't gotten a chance to get on one of these since the renovation began, but still, it's AA, they were comfortable before the more room thing. The MD-80 is one of the best aircraft in the skies, and you should have a great flight.
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Mon May 29, 2000 2:52 am

Its been a long time since I last flew on an AA MD-80, from DCA-DFW-SFO, but I don't recall the flight being bad. I think they served pizza on the flight for lunch. I'm not a big fan of AA, but they're better than many US airlines.
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Mon May 29, 2000 8:18 am

a beautiful for a wonderful airline excellent for flying any lengths

RE: AA's MD-80's

Mon May 29, 2000 8:33 am

I flew a 3.5 hour flight immediately followed by a 2.5 hour flight on two AA MD-80s last year and was very comfortable on both flights, even considering the fact that I was sitting in coach and the extra legroom had not yet been added.
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Mon May 29, 2000 10:10 am

Your flying one of the best airlines and on one of the best planes. They are very comfotable and not too loud. I believe they seat 142pax.
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Mon May 29, 2000 2:03 pm

Che - The MD-80 originally sat 139 in the AA configuration. Then, they removed 12 coach seats to increase the size of the First Class cabin from 14 to 20 in about 100 planes, lowering the total number of seats to 133. As they recieve More Room Throughout Coach, another 10 seats are being removed, so they will seat 123 or 129.
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Tue May 30, 2000 12:58 am

I personally got to fly in the renovated coach cabin on a LGA-HOU flight and let me tell you, it's fantastic. On the first leg of the trip I was able to fly on the original cabin config., which I thought was cramped considering it was a packed flight. On the way back, I sat in the renovated cabin and there is a huge difference. The seats are softer, they have a new headrest, and there is definitely alot more legroom. I would definitely recommend it
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RE: AA's MD-80's

Tue May 30, 2000 1:41 am

I too have flown the new AA configuration in coach (IAD/SJU/IAD) and it was a significant improvement! Highly recommended but AA has only made the changes in about 50% of its fleet, so far.

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RE: AA's MD-80's

Tue May 30, 2000 2:27 am

I agree with you that the MD-80 is quite a nice aircraft. It rises quickly and quietly. I've been flying on a lot of them, with American of course! American has a lot of MD-80's and they will be around for at least ten more years, if you fly American within the United States chances are it's a Super 80.
That's what I get most of the times I fly from Chicago to NY La Guardia and back (that's what I always do when I to or from from Brussels on a 767), I like the new interiors. I wasn't too crazy of AA's MD-80's but now that they have the new seats, I enjoy flying on them. On some of the Super 80's, the First Class cabin has 20 seats instead of 14. I must say that American is doing an outstanding job in refurbishing the interiors, even in Economy the seats are comfortable and a bit of legroom is added like you said. You're right, now about 50% of the fleet is refurbished, I think that most aircrafts will be refurbished early next year.
Have a nice flight.  

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