bravoindia wrote:N776AU wrote:I quite enjoy the 717. It's a little rocket ship, and the way Delta has them set up is quite nice. They're very comfortable.
MD-90 I'll only fly if necessary. Plenty of better narrow body options out there.
MD-80s I will avoid at all costs. Their time has come and gone. 3 of my last 4 MD-80 flights with Delta have had mechanical issues. I swear those things are falling apart.
Define rocket ship? I’m not being rude I’m just saying as a controller at Atlanta Tracon working them everyday the descents are great but climbing and speeding up above 10000’ they are among the worst.
EstherLouise wrote:Does DL allow pilots to do power backs with the 717's? I've seen Air Tran do them with the 717, but have never seen or heard DL do them.
a320fan wrote:DALMD80 wrote:a320fan wrote:The windows leak
And you don't have pressurization issues?
Never flown in one, but I’ve seen the issue talked about multiple times in forum threads and YouTube videos. Found this on another forum after a quick google to try and verify my memory.
DALMD80 wrote:MD80Ttail wrote:I love the DC9 / Super 80s......my career will soon end the same time as they are retired. Too old for another type. Every plane has “idiosyncrasies”. I challenge anyone to name a plane that doesn’t have some. The series flys very well and I consider it a pilot’s plane.
Yeah. I'm 13. Hoping to fly MDs for DL, but that's... less than realistic.
seabosdca wrote:The pressurization system can easily keep up with the sort of tiny leak that would allow a bit of rain into the pilots' laps. It's the same sort of leak that used to result in the disgusting tar/nicotine streaks all over the outside of aircraft back when stinky death tubes were allowed on board.
Veigar wrote:I had the privilege of hopping aboard N501AA a month ago, American's sole MD-82 left. I fell asleep in the seat right next to the engines.. it didn't seem that loud to me, and the seats were super comfortable..
DALMD80 wrote:Veigar wrote:I had the privilege of hopping aboard N501AA a month ago, American's sole MD-82 left. I fell asleep in the seat right next to the engines.. it didn't seem that loud to me, and the seats were super comfortable..
Wow. Did they put the new livery on the Mad Dogs or just keep the silver?
They apparently also were prone to cold soaked fuel causing ice to form on the wings, requiring an ice inspection to be performed during the turnaround regardless of if you were in El Paso or Minneapolis. I believe the "Alternate" fuel burn schedule (entered in the FMC during preflight) somewhat obviated this issue.
indcwby wrote:I fly Delta a ton for work and always enjoy my 717/MD88/MD90 flights. For some reason and probably more mental, I feel they handle turbulence better than the 737/A319/A320/A321s if they had to fly the same leg. Plus, I've had better luck getting 717 pilots to do high power static takeoffs!
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