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AA MD-80 trip - 2019 routes and final flight

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Old Jan 29, 19, 8:15 pm
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AA MD-80 trip - 2019 routes and final flight

Hey, i'm not a flyer of AA but this weekend i was suppose to get a first trip on a MD-83 back to Toronto but sadly got cancelled and was unable to get back direct for days on the MD-80 so i had to cut my losses and fly home Via MIA on a 737 and A319 but i am wondering if anyone here has some more info on what routes they fly that should be cheap for a quick trip out of Toronto. looking at the schedule for YYZ-DFW it ends on the 14th of February sadly. or should i just try and get a Delta MD-88 flight and not worry about the AA MD-83's seeing how there apparently very similar.

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Old Jan 29, 19, 9:44 pm
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The number of routes that AA flies with the MD-80 is very slim at this point (they are all slated to retire this year).

If you like the airplane that much, I'd suggest flying Delta as they are soon to be the only of the major airlines to operate the type.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 10:05 pm
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DFW<>DSM is a Mad Dog for the MD-80 on one daily flight each direction. Typically last out of DFW and first out of DSM next day. Find the right date and you should be able to get a pretty cheap price, DSM is not a high demand airport.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 11:21 pm
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Still using them CMH-DFW. I go out of my way to book them. Great recline and 3 windows to myself in 6F. They are only 1 frequency each way now, sadly. Does anybody know precisely when they will completely discontinue the flights?
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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:21 am
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Still using them CMH-DFW. I go out of my way to book them. Great recline and 3 windows to myself in 6F. They are only 1 frequency each way now, sadly. Does anybody know precisely when they will completely discontinue the flights?
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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:41 am
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DFW<>OMA has them almost exclusively as well, at least for the moment. I'm scheduled to fly it next month.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 4:44 am
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Rumor (from airliners.net) is that the last flights will be at the end of summer, which makes sense. However, AA has not posted the final routes. I believe that as of now all flights are out of DFW and do not touch another AA hub.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:34 am
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Flew two weeks ago MCI-DFW in MD80 in F. SO much more comfortable than the 737 MAX in F I flew Sunday night DFW to SLC.

The MD80 will be greatly missed. It is so much more pleasant to fly over the new 737 MAX, both in F or Y.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 6:53 am
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IIRC, there is at least one daily DFW-IAD in a MD80. I might take a hop in one to do it one last time.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 7:18 am
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DFW-OKC still runs one M80 route a day.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 7:39 am
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Hi all,
I thought I'd pop in with the actual numbers, in case anyone is interested. Unfortunately, this is hard to pin down because the numbers will be decreasing over the coming months and may change, but here's what I'm seeing for AA MD80 operations:

First of all, here are the total flights per month:

This surprises me, because I thought for sure I'd heard that the last flights would be in September. I'm wondering if there are some schedule update issues that we're seeing here.

Secondly, here's a simple pivot table showing how many daily flights (each way) each of the remaining MD-80 destination will get per month, all from DFW:

Hope this helps you all in your MD-80 trip planning!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 8:42 am
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From Airliners.net there's speculation those Oct-Dec flights to/from MFE and VPS are a placeholder for now. Seems strange AA would hold onto a couple of a/c for flights to two destination for that 3 month period.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:29 am
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That would make sense. I highly doubt they stick in the schedule for much longer.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:38 am
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I really want to be on the last flight - when do you think we'll know what it is?

I wouldn't even mind sitting in 20D. That was my seat for many years before I was EXP.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 10:37 am
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I really want to be on the last flight - when do you think we'll know what it is?

I wouldn't even mind sitting in 20D. That was my seat for many years before I was EXP.
It could be a mass retirement in late August or right after Labor Day. IIRC AA retired 20 in one day a couple of years back. I think those destinations over 100 flights for August would be a good bet although the last flight might not be until post Labor Day.
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