MD-80 era coming to an end at American

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MD-80 era coming to an end at American

Post by Turbofan » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:12 am

Quite the workhorse of the skies. At one point, AA had over 370 MD-82s/-83s in its fleet. I am glad (and lucky) to have had experienced this awesome aircraft with American and Delta (which only has MD-88s btw). Great aircraft to fly in, and going by pilot opinions, just as great to fly. Also has a very cool and unique engine sound, especially when they spool up. Can't get enough of it! It's pretty cool to see all the T-tails at DFW everytime I transfer there. It will definitely be strange to see this machine leave the AA fleet entirely, especially given how long it's been in the fleet and in such large numbers.

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Re: MD-80 era coming to an end at American

Post by Monoceros » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:55 am

Damn, that sucks. Good thing I got a few photos of it when I went to DFW back in June.
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Re: MD-80 era coming to an end at American

Post by lorDuckFeet » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:56 am

This is sad. But with the operational costs and maintenance parts, and a lot of other factors like the age, turn decisions like this.
The McDonnell Douglas Family are disappearing from skies. :(

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Re: MD-80 era coming to an end at American

Post by dbd000 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:47 pm

I would like to announce that Moa Airways will be doing a paint scheme commemorating the increasing loss of MDs and DC-9s in the next fleet pack.

#ReviveTheMDs
#BringBackTheDC9s

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