Seat Map American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD 80

Seat map for American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD 80

Seating details

Class Pitch Width Seats
First Class 39" 19.5" 16
Premium Economy 35-37" 17.4-17.8" 40
Economy Class 31-32" 17.4-17.8" 79

General presentation

There are 310 MD-80s in the American Airlines fleet of 683 planes. These planes have a total seating capacity of 129-156 passengers in a two class layout with three different configurations. They cruise at a speed of 500mph at an altitude of 33000ft.

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Overall rating
4 of 5 based on 34 user ratings

Reviews

2014-11-09
4.5 of 5
30 Helpful votes
Seat 29F
From Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
To Chicago-Chicago Ohare Intl (ORD)

This plane is quite good for domestic travel. The legroom is decent, especially since it is one of those average seats that anybody can get, as long is you're not behemoth, the legroom is quite good. The plane is really quiet, even if you sit near the engines you can barely hear a sound. The recline of the seat is really excellent, it is adjusted to the point where you can be comfortable but not lean in someone's lap. Short flights are the ones mainly used by this plane, which means no entertainment. This plane is really comfortable and quiet for short flights.

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2011-02-25
3.5 of 5
38 Helpful votes
Seat 4e
From Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International(DFW)
To Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International(GDL)

These planes are workhorses that will soon need to be put out to pasture. Fortunately AA is retiring them progressively and replacing them with 737-800s. The flight was delayed by passengers who had misplaced their passports, but the captain was excellent about keeping us informed of the latest developments, even if it was to say that he had no news.

Product on board was pleasant. An efficient service, frequent refills, a nice meal to make 2.5 hours go by quickly. No in-flight entertainment worth speaking of. AA needs to do some catch up here.

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2013-03-17
4.5 of 5
37 Helpful votes
Seat 3F
From Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
To San Jose-Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

I have been seated in 3 E&F a couple of times. I like the ride up there. Leg room is decent on this side for someone that is shorter than 6 feet. If you have long legs, the bulkhead is in the way (row 3 A&B are tighter).

Overall, it is fairly quiet with occasional noises coming from the galley. The restroom traffic doesn't bother me since there isn't many people up front.

Service has always been top notch in this section.

(I chose fair on Entertainment. An N/A option isn't available.)

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2014-02-13
3 of 5
20 Helpful votes
Seat 32D
From San Diego-San Diego International Airport (SAN)
To Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)

I really wished I could have sat somewhere else, but it was thanksgiving and flights were packed, even the shuttle bus to the parking lot was overfull. Engine noise was loud. The only good thing about the seat was that I would not have to wait in line for the toilets. Crew was really nice. And I guess on FA saw how I was and offered me some of the food for free, and you usually have to purchase it, came back home with a smile on my face.

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2014-02-14
3.5 of 5
21 Helpful votes
Seat 7D
From Charlotte-Charlotte Douglas (CLT)
To Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)

Believe me this is a great seat if you can get it in time. Bulkhead does not extend all the way to the aisle so for taller people it gives you a bit more legroom. The only downside is you might be in the back of the line for the restrooms. If you have an iPod or something try to put it in your seat pocket so you won't be constantly digging through the overhead bin for something.

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2013-12-16
4 of 5
18 Helpful votes
Seat 14D
From Tampa-Tampa International (TPA)
To Chicago-Chicago Ohare Intl (ORD)

Very good seat. This is a premium seat that was totally worth the extra fee. I have long kegs and the additional space between seats was appreciated. The seat back reclines noticeably. The headrest is independently reclinable. A significant plus.. There is no entertainment system aboard my 1 1/2 hour flight. Besides that the flight attendants were fantastic.

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2014-02-13
4 of 5
16 Helpful votes
Seat 5B
From Dallas, TX-Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
To San Francisco, CA-San Francisco International (SFO)

The way American staff handled this was outstanding. My flight got cancelled because the hangar door had a problem and they put me on another flight in first class. American Airlines did an amazing job in making sure their passengers were happy. Food was delicious, it was a Croissant Sandwich with a salad. Seats were very comfortable.

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2012-07-03
2.5 of 5
28 Helpful votes
Seat 17A
From Chicago-Chicago Ohare Intl(ORD)
To Las Vegas-Mc Carran Intl(LAS)

I fly American and United about 25 times a year, this is the worst plane that this flown. There is no entertainment, TV and Audio, and they just serve basic soft drinks. Bathroom is in the back and there was always a line.

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2014-02-15
4 of 5
19 Helpful votes
Seat 4F
From Las Vegas-Las Vegas (LVS)
To Chicago-Chicago Ohare Intl (ORD)

Very comfortable flight. The lunch that was served was very good for a flight like this. Also no need to wait in the bathroom line for economy. Very nice leather seats and a friendly crew. American Airlines has good domestic first class.

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2016-07-30
1.5 of 5
0 Helpful votes
Seat 32b
From Abq
To Dfw

Engine noise was physically painful. My ears are still ringing, 2 days after flight. The flight was full and I could not change seats. The airline should provide ear protection to all passengers on rows 31 and 32.

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