DeltaMD95 wrote:...And to think after 32+ years they’re not even halfway to their 110k flight cycle limit. Amazing. Those historically longer S80 routings are evident here in the totals.
aeromoe wrote:DeltaMD95 wrote:...And to think after 32+ years they’re not even halfway to their 110k flight cycle limit. Amazing. Those historically longer S80 routings are evident here in the totals.
32+ years is mostly accurate. The first batch were delivered in May 1983 so it's actually been over 35 years. Just sayin'...
kraz911 wrote:Hello all,
Call me silly or old fashioned, but when I worked for AA years ago and got to fly on the S80s, when the plane was full it flew great in weather. The age of rigid wing tank like constructed aircraft is quickly coming to an end. I’ll be sad when the last AA S80 leaves ORD never to return...
UA444 wrote:seabosdca wrote:Don't miss the days when the -83s were routinely used on ORD midcons and somehow I always ended up next to the engine on ORD-SEA. Any seat in a 737 or 32S is preferable.
I wish I had gotten to do a mid con MD flight.
MalcolmInTheMoM wrote:I flew on plenty of MD-80s/Super 80s out of LAX and SNA growing up. The MD-80 is one of my all-time favorites (last few rows were always a treat). While this is sad to hear, it was bound to happen. We should be celebrating the fact that these planes lasted as long as they did. It's a testament to the plane's design.
IWMBH wrote:kraz911 wrote:Hello all,
The irony is that the crews will return on an RJ, yes a T-tail but much smaller...
Does AA operates RJ's?
QXfactor wrote:After the retirement today, AA has:
7 Super 80s (MD82s delivered 1986-1991)
8 MD-83Gs (MD83s delivered to AA 1987-1993)
33 MD-83Ns (MD83s delivered to TWA 1997-1999)
Incidentally ship 541 went into maintenance last night - no idea why - so she's not flying around today.
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