1991 MD-80 interior redesign

Old Jul 16, 19, 1:31 am
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1991 MD-80 interior redesign

Please share other pictures of the '91 Alaska aircraft interior redesign featuring native motifs as realized by SGS Design:


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Old Jul 16, 19, 8:57 am
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Great blast from the past! I was on a newly-redone -700 yesterday, and - while the interior was nice, I was a little sad to see the designs on the bulkheads are now gone.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 9:00 am
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It's amazing those bulkhead designs remain (on some planes?) to this day
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Old Jul 16, 19, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
It's amazing those bulkhead designs remain (on some planes?) to this day
I'd love to carpet a wall in my house with that design but I've been overruled many times.

I'm going to miss the carpeted bulkheads when they're gone.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 9:38 am
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Look at all that seat width and padding!!!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 11:28 am
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Thanks for the photo! I spent a lot of time on AS MD-80s throughout the 90s (both F and Y), so this brings back some fond memories. Notice the audio jacks...I remember a few times trying to plug in my headphones and being disappointed there was no audio. I loved the intricate fabric patterns, and the F seats were really comfortable and well-padded! Would love to have one of those wide leather seats as a reading chair...

Those interiors remained almost the same until the final MD-80s were retired in 2008. The only change was that the F seats were pretty quickly reupholstered to dark leather, but with the same embossed patterns. Wonder if it was because the light colors showed dirt? Cough...VX F seats...cough.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 12:38 pm
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Maybe instead of a retro livery Alaska could offer some planes with retro interior.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 2:57 pm
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Wow, look at the padding in those coach seats!
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Old Jul 16, 19, 6:46 pm
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Had one turn SEA-OAK-SEA in F on the MD80's right before they were gone.

I'm sure I flew in the main cabin a few times too.

Miss that slip stream.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 1:44 am
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I have a fold out brochure introducing the marketing makeover. It includes the photo from AirlineLoop plus others and a lot of text.
It's been ages since I've uploaded photos to FT and it wasn't a user friendly experience. Please have patience if this doesn't work right the first time








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Old Jul 17, 19, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by BayAreaTrvler View Post
Wow, look at the padding in those coach seats!
Those coach seats were the B/E Aerospace AirRest 5, which were (at least to my behind) the most comfortable coach seats ever made.
Pro Tip: you don't NEED an adjustable winged headrest, when the seat has so much padding that your head sinks into it effortlessly!
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Old Jul 17, 19, 4:21 pm
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I have a fold out brochure introducing the marketing makeover. It includes the photo from AirlineLoop plus others and a lot of text.
Very cool! Thanks for taking the time to upload & share
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Old Jul 17, 19, 4:25 pm
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"...and the shape of the dishes used in coach restricts what can be served in them."

Sigh.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 5:08 pm
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As others have said the interior didn't change very much. This is from a 2006 PHX-PDX flight:





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Old Aug 3, 19, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by williwaw View Post
"...and the shape of the dishes used in coach restricts what can be served in them."

Sigh.
And those coach utensils wouldn't be out of place in today First Class cabin either.

AS MD-80's will always have a special place in my heart. My first AS flight was LAS-PDX twenty years ago this month.
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