Showing posts with label MD80. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MD80. Show all posts

Friday, May 2, 2014

Window Seats - From 9 to 4

Good luck grabbing a window seat for your flight. The Boeing 787 has only four windows for the flight deck, the older MD-80 has nine. Just an interesting comparison for Friday.
4 Flight Deck Windows on the 787
9 Flight Deck Windows on the MD-80

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

American Operates as Normal, Badly

American Airlines’ holding company filed for bankruptcy protection today.  This event is about 10 years overdue, but will not change American’s day to day operations.  American was poorly run yesterday and is poorly run today.  I experienced that first hand today when my flight had a mechanical delay that forced a missed connection.  Everyone else in D gates had the same experience thanks to the weather today. 

I can’t wait for American to start turning itself around and to start flying on their new planes, not waiting for a MD80 to get fixed.  Bankruptcy will also make American more competitive and should improve the flying experience.