quickmover
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AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:24 pm

I know it’s been discussed before, but here goes. The major carriers thus far have been reporting record loads and revenue. Would it not make sense to keep flying some of the md80s while AA has 24 max 8s parked?
Nothing long term, but better than canceling 100+ flights a day.
 
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 pm

quickmover wrote:
I know it’s been discussed before, but here goes. The major carriers thus far have been reporting record loads and revenue. Would it not make sense to keep flying some of the md80s while AA has 24 max 8s parked?
Nothing long term, but better than canceling 100+ flights a day.

As you say: it has been - and is being - discussed, so what is the point of starting a thread instead of actually reading through the ones where the answers to your questions (and other thoughts as well, I am sure) are abundantly clear? I never get this....
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:37 pm

I think they have it covered for the most part with new A321 deliveries and even taking on a few ex Frontier A319s.
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 pm

gdg9 wrote:
I think they have it covered for the most part with new A321 deliveries and even taking on a few ex Frontier A319s.


Yup. And in terms of capacity and capability, the Airbii are a much closer match to the MAX.
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:59 pm

quickmover wrote:
I know it’s been discussed before, but here goes. The major carriers thus far have been reporting record loads and revenue. Would it not make sense to keep flying some of the md80s while AA has 24 max 8s parked?
Nothing long term, but better than canceling 100+ flights a day.

How many times are people going to say this?

It’s not gonna happen and has been discussed a million times and the reasons were posted.

Also AA had stated they are going in buh bye in September.
 
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:26 pm

WOW...rudeness abounds....I dont search forum's, I look at the first page and scroll down, to see what's being discussed....I spend little time on the computer so I get what I log on for and that's it....It would be nice to keep the Super 80's around, so much better than the 737-800's. If I want to fly the -800 ill fly WN who has more leg room and comfortable seats.I flew AA's Max and it was very uncomfortable.
 
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:34 pm

If carriers knew in March that this was going to be a 9-12 month grounding they might have planned fleet retirements differently. It's not just delaying retirement fights to the desert but making sure the heavy checks, all parts, and flight crew are available. The rolling delay does not help their planning. (Now they get a taste of how they screw over customers with ten 20-minute delays into the evening just before cancelling.)
 
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:39 pm

They will not extend MD-80 service even if the MAX is still grounded. The final flight is September 4th their decision is made.
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Re: AA md80s

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:45 pm

Pilot training and displacements have already be scheduled. AA is committed to winding the fleet down.
 
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Re: AA md80s

Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 am

Super88 wrote:
WOW...rudeness abounds....I dont search forum's, I look at the first page and scroll down, to see what's being discussed....I spend little time on the computer so I get what I log on for and that's it....It would be nice to keep the Super 80's around, so much better than the 737-800's. If I want to fly the -800 ill fly WN who has more leg room and comfortable seats.I flew AA's Max and it was very uncomfortable.


If you want to participate on A.net then maybe you and the OP should abide by the forum rules. I realize some responses were a bit harsh, but I can understand the frustration. There have been three duplicate threads started on the AA MD-80s in the past two days, all of which are asking for information readily already found in the forum.
 
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Re: AA md80s

Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 am

Been discussed too many times. Please use the search feature.
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