From: email@example.com (Grant C Lynde) Organization: University of Pittsburgh Date: 13 May 96 02:08:46 References: 1 Followups: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1996.671@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Scott D. Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >I've always wondered why American Airlines chooses to confuse things by >referring to the MD-80 as a "Super-80". Because DC-9s got a bad rap for a while with the American flying public for accidents that weren't the airframe's fault. So, in an effort to spruce up the image and avoid the negative connotations the DC-9 had, they "renamed" (not really) it the Super-80.