HARTSFIELD
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Delta MD-80 Series

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:46 pm

I have heard a lot of people complain about Delta's MD-88's, Please state your opinion on that crappy aircraft.
 
teahan
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sat Jun 10, 2000 10:51 pm

Great plane! 10/10 

Jeremiah Teahan
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AirT85
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sat Jun 10, 2000 11:16 pm

I LOVE the MD-88!!! I tis such a cool airplane
-Tony
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blink182
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 12:54 am

I love AA's MD-80's but with DL, they squeeze in a couple of extra rows in coach, thats probably what the complaints are about.
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American B757
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 1:04 am

I give DLs MD-88s a 8/10. Becauase in the back, they have a few rows on each side with no windows. Personally, I could not stand that If I were seated there.
 
catfan
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 1:39 am

I like the MD-88's of Delta. I agree with American B757, I wouldn't want to sit in the back. I need windows!
 
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RE: Best Plane In Delta's Fleet

Sun Jun 11, 2000 3:22 am

...excepting the MD-90, of course. They're quiet, have more leg room than Delta's 732s, 733s, or 738s, and they've got that five abreast seating. The aisle is a little wider than the 737's, and it's climate control works better. I flew a 733 from ATL to HSV last year, and when we got onboard the plane was frigid. Many people got out blankets, but by the time we landed (half an hour later), it was burning up hot inside! Why? All things considered, the MD-88 is the best a/c in Delta's short haul fleet.

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HARTSFIELD
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RE: Best Plane In Delta's Fleet

Sun Jun 11, 2000 3:54 am

Continental's MD-80's have some seats with no windows to.
 
DeltaAtl
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 4:20 am

The MD-80 is NOT quite. It is extremely loud!
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 4:42 am

It's not that bad. A little cramped, but better than
those noisy 727's.

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jderden777
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 6:18 am

I love DL's MD-88s. I've flown on them many times, from ATL-SAT and back about 3 times, and DAB-ATL. They are wonderful. Well I love any and everything that flies, so I will defnitely love anything I fly on, so long as I'm up in the air and it takes me where I want to go, and I get a window seat. The MD-88 is a wonderful aircraft, I love the takeoffs and landings!!!

Jderden777
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DeltaAtl
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 7:01 am

Don't get me wrong... I love the plane!! It is just kinda loud. Yeah.. the 727's are pretty loud too!  
 
jim
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RE: Delta MD-80 Series

Sun Jun 11, 2000 7:18 am

My 2 cents worth:

From a maintenance point of view, its not a lot of fun. Very cramped compartments to try and work in.

Also, sitting in the back is not only very tight, but there is the vibration from the engines which goes through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, and back through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, and back through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, and back through the floor, up the sidewall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, etc. for the entire trip. 

Jim