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American to Remove Rear Galleys on MD80 Aircraft

American to Remove Rear Galleys on MD80 Aircraft

Feb 9th, 2006, 02:53 AM
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American to Remove Rear Galleys on MD80 Aircraft

They'll be replaced with four seats according to the article in the 9 February 2006 "Washington Post."

The change will involve 327 aircraft. According to the article, Delta may follow suit.

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Feb 9th, 2006, 05:23 AM
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The toilets will be next, with "pee for purchase" bottles available.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 05:42 AM
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Apparently there was some question about what these additional seats would do for the overall seat pitch situation in Economy and American would not elaborate other than to indicate there might be some changes in that as a result.

I honestly don't think people mind all that much if they are told, up front, you are about to embark on a "budget" flight such as on EasyJet in Europe or on Southwest here in the U.S. But to keep paying the same prices and watch as 'services' continue to erode, well...
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Feb 9th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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If they say they're replacing the galley with 3 FC seats, none of you will be complaining.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 06:47 AM
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If I were paying for a FC seat and had to sit in the back you bet I would be complaining quite loudly.

I simply put this up for informational purposes so I would ask that you neither shoot nor ascribe any other behaviors to the messanger.

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Feb 9th, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Actually, I mean adding a row of FC seat in the front (I guess that'd be 4 seats), and move the original Y seats to the new area in the back, or something like that... Don't mean having FC seats in the back.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 07:06 AM
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Sometime in the not too distant past< iwas reading a book,history of 20th century commercial aviation of some sort.I remember that originally, First Class was indeed in the rear....I seem to remember that in the Old Days with the Super Constellation prop plane that was quite popular, you boarded the plane thru the rear stairway and F Cls was to the right, in the tail....What a concept!!
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Feb 9th, 2006, 07:17 AM
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It's also safer in the back!

Read this stuff that AAFF found last week:

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...6&tid=34746703

Or that JAL 747 that hit the mountain in Japan. 4 out of 500+ survived, and I think most are FAs who sat in the very rear of the plane.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 07:10 PM
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It's so loud at the rear of MD80's!!! I hate sitting back there. And the seats don't recline very far back there....
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Feb 17th, 2006, 11:04 PM
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Yes, the only time that I've ever been in first class was when I was upgraded on a red eye - LA [before it was called LAX] to PHL in the Good Old Days. I remember sitting in the back seats of the plane -they went all across the rear - and looking down at Las Vegas -with its SMALL hotel pools. It was in 1955 and I think it was on TWA. Well, at least I got in first class once, albeit toward the beginning of life! After dinner the stewardesses [!] passed around apples and Hershey candybars and cigarettes.
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