B727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6074 times:
I'll be flying NW on Thursday from SYR to RSW with a return trip on the 12th. I have flown most of the US domestic carriers with the exception of Southwest and Northwest. What should I expect? Also any restrictions for carry on luggage lately? Plan on traveling light with just a backpack. Is the TSA still enforcing no liquids on board?
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6034 times:
Just came off a five day, seven legger with NW yesterday and one stop was RSW.
The answer is yes......no toothpaste, shampoo, after shave lotion or fragrance,or jells or any liquids on board. If they find it, you toss it.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5992 times:
Don't expect much in terms of service. NW serves beverages and thats it. They also have a snack mix for $1 and a snack pack for $3. Also, it looks like you'll ride on a DC9-50 to DTW, those are fun aircraft to ride on, old though.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5833 times:
I used NW on most of my round the world trip over the past couple of weeks. The sectors I flew NW were NRT-LAX, LAX-MSP, MSP-MEM, MEM-AMS. Having flown a number of carriers over the past couple of years, I would not say that NW are anything special in terms of service or product, but they were generally helpful to me when I was standing by for each flight. I would fly them again, certainly, and hope that all goes well for them in this difficult period.
I always use www.amadeus.net to find out the aircraft type scheduled, and it is handy for general availability in advance of a standby trip.
Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 3): Also, it looks like you'll ride on a DC9-50 to DTW, those are fun aircraft to ride on, old though.
I got a DC9-50 on the MSP-MEM sector - my first DC9 flight for 17 years, which was great. I was in seat 25F, the second to last row - right by the engine. Very good if you want an authentic DC9 experience, but it can certainly bring on a headache! Still, I enjoyed it very much.
B727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5621 times:
Just got back from my trip, anyone know what a 757 5500 series is?
I know it had the center lavs and larger doors just aft of the center lavs. Were these planes received thru a merger or are they leased?
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5494 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 9): What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.
You mean like how NW for the past few months has been the number one ontime legacy carrier. Also, NW has the fewest customer complaits, these are DOT numbers. Unhappy employee's, yes and that has a lot to do with good old Steenland. Well hopefully things will change, but some recent reviews, the crews have been friendly.
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
Lucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5491 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 13):
You mean like how NW for the past few months has been the number one ontime legacy carrier
Please your undying love for nw is sickening just because your daddy is a pilot and your an nw pilot wanna be i ask you just spare me...I have lived the nw dream and it isn't pretty I am glad I am out of there.