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Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?  
User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6243 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?

Thanks for the info,
B727

Glenn

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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

You can check:

www.airlinequality.com

And check some meals on:

www.airlinemeals.com


usadreamliner


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6203 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.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6161 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.

User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6028 times:

I am actually looking forward to flying on a 9. I'll do a trip report after.
Thanks for the info.


Thanks,
Glenn


User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6020 times:

what routes are always the dc 9?

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2598 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6002 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.

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
what routes are always the dc 9?

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.

Hope you enjoy your trip.


User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

Just got back from CMH-MEM-MCO-DTW-CMH and got to experience a plethora of NW metal. Got a CRJ, A320, 752, DC9-3.

All were pleasant flights and travel was smooth for all connections. People, including F/A's seemed more pleasant than I thought considering what they're going through.

No drinks are supposedly allowed on the trip but I inadvertantly left a Diet Mt. Dew in my carry on and nobody ever said squat.

Good luck flying NW, they've continued to be a great carrier for my wife and I, despite the financial trouble. DTW is great to fly through, especially if you get some time to look around.

Have fun!


User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5790 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?


B727
Glenn


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Quoting B727 (Reply 8):
anyone know what a 757 5500 series is?

They're older 757's. The new ones had window exits installed. All the 757's from Republic went bye-bye because they had RR engines instead of NW's PW.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23308 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Quoting B727 (Reply 8):
Were these planes received thru a merger or are they leased?

Every 752 in the NW fleet was delivered new to NW. I don't know why they changed exit configurations.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

At least in my experience, the service has picked up post-b/k.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5685 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

AirCop is right on..Why anyone would fly them is beyond me...But I am just a disgruntled X employee unlike the disgruntled current employees.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5663 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
User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5660 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.


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