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Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:15 am

I would like to know what everyone prefers from the M80/737/320 grouping. Please no WARS, just your opinion.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:18 am

I would prefer the A320. The MD-80 is fairly small and I like the interior of the A320. However, I wouldn't mind riding in a 738.

RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:48 am

737NG's, then 320...MD80's last

RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 7:47 am

The 737NGs are pretty awesome planes. That would be my first choice (of course, you all probably know that by now )

RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 8:41 am

I prefer the A320 over other single aisle aircraft....

However, the NG737's have a much more comfortable interior environment then the older models, so I'd definitely choose the 700/800 models over the 300/500.

The MD-80 is a pretty good airplane... just don't prefer it.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 9:32 am

Personally I like the DC-9 series aircraft, which include the MD-80. The 2x3 configuration is nice when travelling alone, since that's one less person to potentially have to bother if I need to get to the aisle. Also I find that the seats tend to be a little wider than those on 737s. And if you can get a seat towards the front of a DC-9 they're very quiet. Note that I haven't been on any A320 series or 737NG aircraft, so I'm really only comparing the DC-9-51/MD-87/MD-88 to the 737-200/-300/-400/-500, all of which I have flown on within the past few years.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 10:11 am

Personally it depends on the length of the route. For short hops like LAX-SFO, LAX-LAS,FCO-MXP the MD-80s are better because it is less packed and it is 2/3 rather than 3/3 abreast. Although if flying to somewhere like Miami from LAX I'd prefer the A-320. A nice interior and it seems like it has more room. The seats are also wider and more comfortable.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 11:28 am

In all honestly, it is all the same to me. Been on them all, many many many times.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 12:07 pm

Hands-down I prefer the MD-80 series 100%!! They are one of my absolute personal favorite type of jet. I've tried the 737, not the NG series yet though, and will be flying jetBlue's A-320 next month. In ANY event though, the MD series will always be my first choice.
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RE: M80/737/320

Wed Oct 25, 2000 12:25 pm

The 320 is alot more comfy to ride in... the pilots love it and the flight attendents really love the isles. Just a really cool airplane. Climbs like a rocket too. Then comes the 737(only the new series) even though it is slow as crap in cruise (only about .83 or 84)- good airplane though. The MD80 is just old...faster though. There are definitely better airplanes out there.
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