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Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:37 am

I used to fly these workhorses (AA and TWA mad dogs) a lot and and loved the noise and ride of them. Before they'e completely retired, what routes are they still on? Thanks.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:45 am

AA still has hundreds of Mad dogs, basically every mainline route out of DFW has a MD-80.
AA/DL/NW/CO/UA/US/B6/AC/FI/NY/EI/BD/BA/AF/AZ/DY/SK/QF/JQ
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:47 am

They are nowhere near being retired. Go to AA.com and search any routes you are interested in; MD-80s are all over the place. Start by looking in STL or DFW. It's not a remotely difficult exercise to find them.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:26 am

There are a ton, but just off the top of my head

ORD-LGA, DCA, PHL, RDU, MCO, TPA, DFW, STL, MSP, AUS, PHX, LAS, DEN, MCI, SJD, PVR
DFW-DCA, PHL,BWI, IAD, DCA, RIC, ORF, CLT, RDU, JAX, PBI, PSP, HSV, CLE, BNA, LIT, IAH, TPA, MCO, ATL, DTW, MSP, STL, MCI, ICT, PHX, ABQ, ELP, SAT, AUS, MFE, LAS, LAX, SJC, SMF, PDX, OKC, SDF, PIT, YYC, MEX, PVR, MTY, SJD, IND, TUL, TUS, SAN, ONT
LAX-LAS, SJD

there are many more that escape me right now. But there is still plenty of time to get on one, as long as you go through ORD, DFW or LAX. No MD-80s at BOS, JFK or MIA anymore
AT7, ER3, ER4, ER5, CR7, E70, E75, F100, M82, M83, 722, 732, 738, 752, 762, 763, AB6, 320, 321, 772, 77W
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:47 am

This would surely not be helping the fuel bill for AA.

The MD-80s have been great planes but their age must be surely making them uncompetitive.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:58 am

Heck, I see several a day coming in and out of LAS. I don't think you will have any problems.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:13 am

You name a domestic mainline route out of DFW except MIA, and they're seen frequently.

Don't worry, they'll be around for at least another 8-10 years.

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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:19 am

Well, nineteen flights a day from DFW to ORD and back this summer, for starters...
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:31 pm

My recent segment from LAS to DFW on April 4th was on an MD80. I didn't catch the registration, but the coach cabin was clean and comfortable. My return from DFW to LAS on April 8th was also on an MD80. Not sure if that one was older or not than the plane for my outbound flight, but even in the first class cabin where I sat it seemed a bit in the tattier side. Nice ride home to Las Vegas with a great crew, though. As an aside: I saw a mix of MD80s, 738s, 757s, 767s, and one or two 777s while transiting through DFW, with the MD80s and 738s being dominant in numbers by far. In Boston, I saw only 757s and 738s on my arrival last Wednesday evening and departure yesterday morning. No MD80s.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:38 pm

SEA-DFW, which used to be 100% MD80s, currently has only 1x daily scheduled (AA1824) out of the 6 daily flights.

That is one of the longest AA MD80 routes, however, so it would logically be one of the first to go all 738.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:45 pm

You almost cannot go to any airport and not see an AA MD80 lol.
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:08 pm

There were lot of routes still served by the MadDogs of American Airlines. Here a list of destinations only (no routes):

MD-82s: ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BHM, YYC, CLT, ORD, CLE, COS, CMH, DFW, DAY, DEN, DSM, DTW, ELP, XNA, FLL, RSW, FAT, GDL, IAH, HSV, IND, JAX, MCI, LAS, LIT, LAX, SDF, MFE, MEM, MEX, MKE, MSP, MTY, BNA, MSY, LGA, EWR, ORF, OKC, OMA, ONT, MCO, PSP, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, PVR, RDU, RNO, RIC, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SJC, SJD, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, TUL, IAD, DCA, PBI and ICT.

MD-83s: ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BHM, YYC, CLT, ORD, CLE, CMH, DFW, DEN, DSM, DTW, ELP, XNA, RSW, FAT, GDL, IAH, HSV, IND, JAX, MCI, LAS, LIT, LAX, SDF, MFE, MEM, MEX, MSP, MTY, BNA, MSY, LGA, EWR, ORF, OKC, OMA, ONT, MCO, PSP, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, RDU, RNO, RIC, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SFO, SJC, SJD, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, IAD, DCA, PBI and ICT.

Source is www.ch-aviation.ch
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:18 pm

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 10):
You almost cannot go to any airport and not see an AA MD80 lol.

Alas, not one to be found at JFK anymore 

I miss seeing them here, it was a nice change from seeing the 737's, 757's and 767's...just something a little different.
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:58 pm

I did a round trip beween ORD and DFW on the MD-80. In glancing at the builder's plate in the door frame of L1, the southbound plane was built in 1987, and the northbound plane was built in 1988. Regardless of the cost fo flying them, AA has gotten their money's worth out of the fleet.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:51 pm

Good riddance! Can't wait for new planes to take over the MD80s!
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:50 am

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 14):
Good riddance! Can't wait for new planes to take over the MD80s!

Oh yeah? When the last one is retired forever - you'll probably be on here with the rest of us bemoaning the end of another great aircraft - maybe even throwing in a couple points about how the new airplanes will never be as cool looking or well built or something else to that effect.

We humans are funny critters- stuff that's moderately old but still widely used is often considered trash, but something completely out of date- why that's something scarce, notable and perhaps magical. Just ask railroad buffs about steam engines - railroads were dying to get rid of them in the 1940s and 1950s because of their much higher operating costs- but now there's such a feeling of bleary-eyed nostalgia about them (at least for train buffs). Or talk to some Liner enthusiasts about the Titanic, Queen Mary, Normandie, or Mauretania -modern cruise ships don't hold a candle in their minds compared to those ships (although they do have air conditioning). The MD80 is no different- can't wait for all the endless tribute threads surely to come.
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:35 am

Quoting AAIL86 (Reply 15):

Ahhh...the 80s will soldier on for many years to come  

The rate that 319s/320s 737s coming online will not replace them fast enough.

But as to the question, it's kind of like asking where does DL fly their 88s to. More easy question would be what stations DON'T see an 88/S80
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:48 am

MD-80's are becoming a rare sight here at SFO.. I used to see quite a few AA MD80's up until the last few months. I remember the same went for their 727's. It was impossible to spot a AA 727 throughout the entire 1990's at SFO. Then I fly into DFW and I seen quite a few (this was 1999). Since AA has a small percentage of flights out of SFO, I guess a chance of getting AA variety is slim.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:08 pm

I still fly them on a very regular basis and will really miss them when they're gone, a fantastic aircraft that has served AA well for a long time.

Listening to an MD-80 take-off (whether inside or outside the airplane), is simply awesome.
 
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RE: Which Routes Now For AA's MD 80's

Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Quoting dirtyfrankd (Reply 18):
a fantastic aircraft that has served AA well for a long time.

So was the 727.
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