Chatted with the Prof a bit about this last night with respect to American Airlines, but it looks like Alaska’s also grounding some MD-80s. for testing
The bad news, is that Alaska is grounding some flights. The good news is that Alaska apparently ony has 9 — that’s right, nine — MD-80s left in their fleet. I hate the MD-80, and love the cushy new 737s Alaska’s been rolling out, so this is good news for me.
Also, while scouring the archives for my previous rants on the MD-80, I uncovered this post, where I noted that American is rushing to get more 737s in the air, because they consume 25% less fuel than the MD-80.