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DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:49 pm

Hello All! A happy 2013 to all!

I was wondering about delta's old md-88 and 90 aircraft f/c class cabin galley. first off, were the galleys identical on these aircraft or not? if not, what were the differences? also if anyone has photos of the galleys the would be GREATLY appreciated! (please note I dont want photos of the M8R as I have those). Also since the md-90 aircraft had drop down lcd screens I assume that they had to have some sort of control center, I am assuming it was the closet at the back of first class (which I know the md-88s did not have) if not, what was the purpose of this? . and finally I was wondering about what appeared to be oxygen bottles in the forward galley (g1) isnt this an odd place to have these?

Again photos would be greatly appreciated by the geek inside me!

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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:51 pm

The galleys couldn't have been the same, as the MD-80s are 3-2 and the -90s are 2-3. This made for a wider galley on the MD-80, which Delta and Alaska opted for, while AA and others did not.
 
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Sorry, I should clarify, i was asking about the forward (G1 & G2) GALLEYS.
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:45 am

I think the G1 and G2 were pretty much the same between the two types. Yes there were two walk around O2 bottles installed in the G1 for flight attendant use in case of loss of pressure. I can't remember were they were moved to in the M8R mod.
 
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:23 am

Quoting fawannabe (Thread starter):
first off, were the galleys identical on these aircraft or not?

They were similar, but not exactly the same. The MD-90 had diffferent ovens and a refrigerated cabinet (the MD-88 used buckets of ice).

Quoting fawannabe (Thread starter):
Also since the md-90 aircraft had drop down lcd screens I assume that they had to have some sort of control center, I am assuming it was the closet at the back of first class (which I know the md-88s did not have)

Yes, the cabinet behind F/C was the video control center. The MAS SVHS video controller was the same used on the 767ER.
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:48 am

On the M8R (now re-re-named the M88 as all mods are complete) the o2 bottles are in a cubby on a/c L FWD of the lav. There is a door/panel with equipment and a slide out "dog house" and there is additional equipment on a/c R above the closet with other equipment.
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:20 pm

Anyone Have photos For the geek within me to oogle at?
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:47 am

Probably the biggest difference when working the planes was that the M90 had beverage/meal carts in the FC galley while the M88 only had carriers. Besides the chiller (mentioned above) the M90 also had a small bun warmer. The layouts were really more different than alike...
 
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:37 pm

I'm wondering if the crews are now more accustomed to the new M88/M90 config with only the forward galley. During the roll-out, lots of crews were complaining about the loss of the rear galley, saying that the forward galley was too cramped, all 3 FAs were in each other's way during the initial service set-up, there was nowhere to "hide" or take a break in Y after the service, etc. I also heard a lot of complaints about the new FC closet set-up, which is now a long, narrow closet opposite the lav. Apparently it's tough to use, especially for quickly hanging a coat without holding up boarding.

The new set-up does seem cramped. The DC-9 is a much smaller plane, but the forward-only galley set up seems much more spacious (wider aisle, Y carts face the aisle instead of the jump seat).

As a passenger, though, the new set-up gives Y a much more open feel, and I appreciate having a few more exit row seats with extra legroom around the 2L door.
 
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:28 pm

Apparently there is (finally) a door mod that will clear the aisle for the closet. The bun warmers have been deactivated to allow for more storage--and it has seemed to help a little bit.

After the FC pre-dept galley is set we generally we try to get as much set up (for Y) on the ground during boarding--which is tough if they don't cater until boarding--but the caddys set up, the cart tops lined, M2's programmed, toppers (ice, lemon/lime, napkins, etc) prepped. This goes on in initial greeting as F boards. Then when they're mostly on and we're doing coats the Y person is finishing his/her set up.

Then coats are finished and the two FA's do the drinks, the Y helper cuts to the back and does bins/bags/exits, the FC FA cleans up, stows galley and does announcements.

During flight only 2 FA's are in FC galley for service set up...the A line and the Y helper. Once the cart is ready (on the M90) the other two FA's come up and take it back. If you're on the M88, the same Y helper comes up, sets the cart and calls the 3rd FA fwd and they take the one cart. On the M90 the Y helper finishes his/her cart and goes out.

During all that, many A line FA's are swapping a trash cart (1/2 size) from AC L to AC R with one of the 1/2 cart FC bev carts and they work out of the AC L FWD galley...they we swap it all back again for landing.

It's crazy amounts of switching and moving and jigging-jagging around; but it gets done. I feel like it's one of those tile games where you have to put the numbers in order but you can only move one tile at a time...lot's of extra moves to get the "four" over to "there" but it's what it takes.

Of course, none of that is "official" it's just how most of us make it work. There are as many ways to work that plane as there are FA's working it. It's not actually about us, it's about the pax and our revenue; without either we're out of work. Do I wish it were easier to work those a/c? Sure...but if wishes were horses beggers would ride.
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RE: DL Old MD-88/90 FC Cabin/galleys Question

Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:00 pm

Wow, that's quite a lot of work! its interesting though! I have seen pics of the galleys and they look very tight!
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