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    I just had my second ride on an AAL MD-80 and my mind is made up. These airplanes are the worst airliner to ride. They are narrow with no leg room and a bonus, I had to sit in the back of the airplane and damn these things are noisy. I have ridden in the back of B727 and the noise is not bad at all, but MD-80s are a deafening ride.
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    They are very loud when you sit close to the back. In the front, It is very quite. I like the MD-80 except for the fact there is no IFE.
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    • #3
      Spoiled brats

      Very spoiled you all are!
      I have flown on MD-80s, DC-9s, and even the dreaded Fokker 100 (which I later came to love). I would say that the Super 80s are AA's best investment. True, no IFE, but if it gets you where you need to go, why complain?!
      I know people who haven't flown in their life! (well, maybe once)
      It's incredible to be able to fly at all. A privilege, not a right to be granted freely.

      Here's some advice:
      Try going TRANSCON on a F-27 in Canadian winter! Maybe you'll stop complaining about a MD-80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I've done that. no IFE, a few snacks, and a freezing plane,but left me with very impressive memories from that ride when I was 7 years old. It was amazing! I would give anything to do it again. A dutch beauty taking me from Halifax-Calgary on a turboprop leaving shortly before lunch,stopping in one remote Canadian town to refuel before heading to Winnipeg, and then Calgary late at night.
      All this on Mobil Aviation! Thanks Mobil for a great flight! It was a shuttle flight for oil workers and their families.
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      • #4
        The last emergency row (Row 22, Seat A w/Jetsgo anyway) on MD-83's is one of my favourite seats.

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        • #5
          I flew in an Alaska MD-83 and i loved it. I love flying in any airliner, i'll love it no matter what the aircraft is. If there's no IFE, bring a laptop or CD player.
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          • #6
            Except for the window-less seats just right to the engines, the MadDog is a good plane to ride on, personnally, I have seen worse, much worse. Furthermore, an airliner is rarely uncomfortable by itself, it's how you airline did !
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            • #7
              Mad-dogs are awesome I think I get one on my may to LAX in a couple weeks.
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              • #8
                They make me feel very cramped. They are nice in that there is the option of having a window seat and only one person beside you. I like 2-3 seating. I have only flown DL and AS Md-80s and I have to say, I would have rather had a 737NG, but the -80s aren't bad planes.
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                • #9
                  I love the M80s! Flew one JFK-DCA last March & it was great- I thought they were more roomy than Delta's 752s. Very high-performance a/c.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by atcvector
                    with no leg room
                    AA has MRTC on all of their MD-80s, so if you think the leg room was bad, try a 757 or A300!
                    Aside from that point, I do agree. MD-80s are too narrow and are very uncomfortable for flights longer than a few hours. Nothing is worse than sitting in the last row!!!
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                    • #11
                      actually, i love flying on AVs mad dogs they're great for flying within Colombia

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                      • #12
                        I hte it when people complain abuot a certain aircraft not having legroom, thats the airlines fault.
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                        • #13
                          I hate it when people complain about anything.
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                          • #14
                            Ride one one more time, then make your decision.
                            -Kevin

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                            • #15
                              MD-80s are great! I flew on one this past summer, seated in the rear right in front of the engines (just barely enough so my view wasn't obscured) and I didn't think it was loud at all. Very smooth and stable aircraft in my opinion.
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