|Quoting jporterfi (Reply 1):|
I was surprised to see so many, considering that 738/MD-80 ratio is quickly increasing!
But on the other hand, I'm glad they are getting the A319 and A321.
is no longer all MD
-80, and neither is DFW
. Three months ago, I flew on a 738 from ORD
and I was disappointed. Simply because I was expecting an MD
-80. It was a 737, as scheduled, I knew that upon booking on aa.com, I was already disappointed it was a 737 just on that particular flight I was on. I told the F/A I was unpleasantly surprised to see a 737 on that route, she told me that ORD
was now seeing more 737s.
always was all 757 (2x daily). MIA
has not seen the Super 80 since the late 90s. But yes, with the exception of MIA
, all AA
routes out of STL
do see the MD
-80 at least 1x daily if not more. Until recently, STL
-80 heaven like DFW
, but of course STL
is not as big as DFW
And fly on them before it's too late! DFW
still sees a lot of them.
I said I was disappointed when I flew ORD
because it was a 737 as opposed to an MD
-80, but never mind, two weeks later I flew on an MD
-80 from EWR
The whole point of this topic is how many 737s American has versus how many MD
-80s they have, but at some point if you keep counting the 737s you will have to subtract 75 from the total number of 737s. Because those are older than the rest of the fleet. By the time the last MD
-80 leaves, the 737 retirement will have begun. I do agree, however, that the ratio keeps increasing because when the 737 retirement will begin, only a few MD
-80s will be left.