A month in the life of an MD-80

 

Old Mar 14, 02, 9:37 am
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A month in the life of an MD-80

This is an actual month (January 2002) in the life of N554AA, an MD-82 for American Airlines.

Code:
          (DEPT ORG-FLT#-DES ARVL)


1-Jan	0703 SJC-0809-LAX 0808	0916 LAX-0828-SJC 1022	1119 SJC-0128-LAS 1244	1338 LAS-1042-DFW 1816	1906 DFW-2037-ONT 2009	
2-Jan	0705 ONT-0315-DFW 1145	1250 DFW-0315-PVR 1539	1655 PVR-0322-DFW 1930	2058 DFW-0322-BNA 2202		
3-Jan	0646 BNA-0603-MIA 1008	1057 MIA-0436-RDU 1358				
4-Jan	0810 RDU-0689-DFW 1139	1251 DFW-0802-CMH 1611	1751 CMH-0365-DFW 1931	2054 DFW-0365-SAN 2156		
5-Jan	1003 SAN-0481-DFW 1511	1558 DFW-0481-MEX 1845				
6-Jan	0850 MEX-0304-1130 DFW	1244 DFW-0304-ELP 1323	1422 ELP-0434-DFW 1700	1748 DFW-0434-RDU 2112		
7-Jan	0926 RDU-0847-DFW 1118	1231 DFW-0847-SFO 1448	1629 SFO-1082-ORD 2136	FRRY ORD-XXXX-MEX FRRY+1		
8-Jan	0700 MEX-1542-DFW 0944	1103 DFW-1542-CLE 1455	1613 CLE-0359-DFW 1749	1905 DFW-0359-PDX 2111	2349 PDX-0308-DFW 0504+1	
9-Jan	0811 DFW-1486-TUL 0904	1009 TUL-2033-DFW 1113	1229 DFW-1058-TPA 1537	1639 TPA-2083-DFW 1806	1914 DFW-2083-COS 2012	
10-Jan	0826 COS-2038-DFW 1137	1300 DFW-2038-FLL 1641	1735 FLL-0669-DFW 1942			
11-Jan	0909 DFW-0356-BOS 1327	1432 BOS-1049-MIA 1806	1934 MIA-1304-CLE 2226			
12-Jan	0654 CLE-0821-MIA 0945	1056 MIA-1194-LGA 1336	1459 LGA-1897-MIA 1806	1930 MIA-1422-BNA 2038		
13-Jan	1107 BNA-1329-DFW 1304	1414 DFW-1329-PHX 1533	1642 PHX-1022-DFW 2005	2100 DFW-1022-SAT 2207		
14-Jan	0602 SAT-0644-DFW 0704	0801 DFW-0644-BWI 1139	1237 BWI-1953-DFW 1447	1603 DFW-1953-AUS 1704	1831 AUS-0778-DFW 1930	2046 DFW-0778-LGA 0031+1
15-Jan	0735 LGA-1643-HOU 1050	1109 HOU-1643-AUS 1152	1756 AUS-1733-SJC 1912			
16-Jan	0736 SJC-2030-DEN 1130	1158 DEN-1469-LAX 1326	1401 LAX-1458-DEN 1731	1758 DEN-1497-LAX 1913		
17-Jan	0627 LAX-1398-DEN 0936	1037 DEN-1186-DFW 1320	1424 DFW-1186-ATL 1711	1823 ATL-0487-DFW 1948	2043 DFW-0487-ELP 2128
18-Jan	0633 ELP-0578-ORD 1019	1138 ORD-0578-BDL 1419	1554 BDL-0441-ORD 1726	1850 ORD-0751-MCI 2025	
19-Jan	0742 MCI-1518-ORD 0935	1005 ORD-1518-BUF 1217	1315 BUF-1243-ORD 1357	1501 ORD-1242-LAS 1722	1800 LAS-0794-ORD 2300
20-Jan	0705 ORD-1768-PBI 1044	1158 PBI-1460-ORD 1354	1454 ORD-2237-DFW 1726	1827 DFW-2370-ORD 2100	
21-Jan	0704 ORD-1768-PBI 1101	1151 PBI-1460-ORD 1400	1505 ORD-0773-MCI 1634	1733 MCI-1982-ORD 1857	2021 ORD-1982-BUF 2244
22-Jan	0629 BUF-0893-ORD 0708	0821 ORD-0893-TUS 1107	1142 TUS-1472-ORD 1547	1645 ORD-1472-EWR 1948	
23-Jan	1450 EWR-1175-DFW 1800	2030 DFW-1175-ABQ 2158			
24-Jan	0813 ABQ-0460-ORD 1138	1331 ORD-0460-YYZ 1607	1700 YYZ-1765-ORD 1759	1900 ORD-1765-TPA 2233	
25-Jan	0724 TPA-0843-ORD 0907	1007 ORD-0843-DEN 1131	1228 DEN-1514-ORD 1551	1641 ORD-1514-BDL 1933	
26-Jan	1131 BDL-1611-DFW 1421	1559 DFW-1611-MFE 1729	1821 MFE-0510-DFW 1948	2100 DFW-1801-DEN 2201	
27-Jan	0715 DEN-1330-ORD 1021	1130 ORD-1695-TUS 1511 	1509 TUS-0419-ORD 1915	2029 ORD-0419-ATL 2308	
28-Jan	0708 ATL-0883-DFW 0804	0927 DFW-0883-ACA 1228	1325 ACA-0658-DFW 1621	1729 DFW-0658-BWI 2127	
29-Jan	0556 BWI-1747-DFW 0829	0920 DFW-1747-OAK 1103	1211 OAK-0403-DFW 1726	1919 DFW-0403-MEX 2202	
30-Jan	0700 MEX-1542-DFW 0944	1058 DFW-1542-CLE 1428	1609 CLE-0359-DFW 1819	1906 DFW-0359-PDX 2114	2352 PDX-0308-DFW 0601+1
31-Jan	0813 DFW-1424-SDF 1151	1326 SDF-1773-DFW 1451	1723 DFW-1259-PHX 1952
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Old Mar 14, 02, 10:48 am
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What is the source of the schedule? It is interesting to see the level of utilization.
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Old Mar 14, 02, 11:28 am
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Real neat. Thanks for posting.

It's easy to see why when a segment early in the day is late thousand of people are inconvenienced.

It's also interesting to see how coordinating schedules and maintenance is so complex: the plane is flying empty (on a ferry flight) from ORD to MEX, probably to swap it with a similar MD-80 in need of scheduled maintenance. Not a cheap thing to do!

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Old Mar 14, 02, 11:41 am
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I will study later, looks interesting, but thanks to 747 and I am dying for another trip report from him!! Please. If you haven't read his trip reports, you should.
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I did not fly on this MD-80 in the month of January.

*whew*
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Old Mar 14, 02, 3:16 pm
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I always wondered where one could get info like this... It amazes me how a plane would leave DFW to pick me up (and 200 other people) in Frankfurt, turn right back and fly 10 hours to DFW, rest for 2, fly to Rio with a stop in Miami, fly back the following day...

I would love to see a log like that for a bigger plane with international destinations (according to American, Mexico is domestic)
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by techgirl:
I did not fly on this MD-80 in the month of January. *whew*</font>
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Old Mar 15, 02, 4:37 pm
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Is there any site that we could go to get this information??

Or, maybe someone who has access could pull and post a 777 to see what a typical month is like for one of those...
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Old Mar 16, 02, 2:12 am
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Thanks for this really interesting post!

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Old Mar 17, 02, 11:45 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by davidrod:
I always wondered where one could get info like this... It amazes me how a plane would leave DFW to pick me up (and 200 other people) in Frankfurt, turn right back and fly 10 hours to DFW, rest for 2, fly to Rio with a stop in Miami, fly back the following day...

I would love to see a log like that for a bigger plane with international destinations (according to American, Mexico is domestic)
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Old Mar 18, 02, 7:25 pm
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Very interesting post... Thanks!

Out of curiousity, does AA fly its MD-80's to any countries besides USA, Canada, and Mexico?
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