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AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:34 am

Why did AA change there MD-80's to Super 80's? Is it because of the MD-80 crash or did Boeing buying MD or did AA use MD being bought as a excuse? Also why does AA add "luxury liner" or "luxury Jet" to there plane names? My f-100 said "Fokker F-100 Luxury Jet" The plane was lould, and the inside was a dump! (holes in the seats, musty smell, ect.) It was't my idea of luxury!
 
Navion
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:54 am

The MD81's were originally the DC9 Super 80. As you know, McDD built the DC9-10's through -50's so when the Super 80 came out, it was quite a leap in performance. This was before the "MD" designations were used (about 1982 or so). It was in the mid to later 1980's McDD started using the MD81, 82, 83, 87 desginations. Therefore, American's use of the Super 80 name is in fact the correct original name.
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 10:46 am

The only thing i can think of for them putting "Luxury Jet" is to appeal to passengers when they see it from the terminal or boarding gate.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 11:57 am

American has always had interesting names on their aircraft noses. As far as I can remember the MD-80 has always been referred to as "Super 80". AA's DC-10's originally had the name "Astrojet" on their nose, but quickly became "DC-10 Luxury Liner". After the AA DC-10 crash at ORD in '79, all AA DC-10's became "American Airlines Luxury Liners".

You gotta love the marketing.
 
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RE: AA's

Sat Apr 07, 2001 3:01 pm

I wish American would put back their "Flagship" names on the aircrafts. States, cities, towns, counties, etc...
The 777s would be states, 767s would be cities & so on.
Just my two cents worth. Regards. P.S. My moniker here was taken from a American's 707 that at one time carried "Flagship Arizona" on its nose.  Wink/being sarcastic
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Guest

RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 1:36 am

AA must be despert for money!
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 3:09 am

And you must be despert for attention. Post much.

Skippy
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 5:15 am

Children, try "desperate"...
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 6:40 am

Klm MD-11,

Uh, I think that was the point of Skippy's post. Get it.

Cheers,
Dave in Berlin
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 9:16 am

Logos,

That was my point too. I want to let Skippy know "Sarcasm gets you nowhere". If somebody misspelled a word, correct the person, don't mock the person. I'm sure not everybody appreciates mockery, and if anybody APPRECIATES being mocked, then that person MUST have a twisted sense of humour...
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Pr

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:22 pm

All American narrowbodies (F100, 727, 737, 757, MD-80, MD-90) are called LuxuryJets. The widebodies (767, 777, DC-10, MD-11) are LuxuryLiners.

David
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Pr

Mon Apr 09, 2001 2:27 am

If the MD80 was originally called DC9 Super 80, and American used the Super 80 name for all their MD80 fleet I assume they are correct. But AA is wrong in calling the MD90 Super 90. At least all Ex- Reno MD90´s have the Super 90 name in the fuselage. They should have name it MD-90 Luxury Jet.

Rojo
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Pr

Mon Apr 09, 2001 6:50 am

Several years ago I saw an AA timetable from around 1971 or so. In it it said, I think, "Lots of airlines have widebodies, but only American has LuxuryLiners." It went on to tout the features of AA's DC-10s which at that time had coach and first class lounges, the flight deck video presentation, and 8 abreast seating. First class had even more goodies like swivel chairs and the like.

 
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RE: AA's

Mon Apr 09, 2001 6:52 am

My f-100 said "Fokker F-100 Luxury Jet" The plane was lould, and the inside was a dump! (holes in the seats, musty smell, ect.) It was't my idea of luxury!

AA Is weird!!!!  Sad
 
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 10:00 am

AA still operates the A300-600 right?
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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 10:02 am

I thik they do!

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RE: AA's "super 80" MD-80 Name Change And False Print!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 9:41 pm

KLM has revived its old tradition of naming its aircraft after birds. I believe they are naming their 737NG fleet bird names if I'm not mistaken.

Northwest has named its newest 747-400s after some cities. The first was The City of Detroit, then The City of Tokyo. The other ones are "The Alliance Spirit" in English on one side and in Chinese on the other to showcase the Alliance with Air China. And the 4th newest has another name...I can't quite remember.

 
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RE: AA's

Tue Apr 10, 2001 1:57 am

American's use of the term "luxury jet" goes back to the days when they really were luxury jets; when passengers were treated like customers instead of cargo; when meals were served on real china and they tasted like real food instead of cardboard; and when travelling was something to enjoy, not something to endure.

I like the flagship idea. I would much rather see that than a claim of luxury that doesn't remotely exist.

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