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User currently offlineKunta67 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2772 times:

I'm going to be flying to Detroit for the Oregon-MIchigan football in September and I'm looking at tickets from PDX. Even though I'm a premier exec on United and a loyal flyer, they're $100 more expensive to DTW than AA and NWA leaving around the same times. My question is what airline would you rather fly a trans-con from PDX to DTW? Both participate in Alaska's mileage plan and that's causing me to be unsure on which airline I would like to fly. Also I haven't flown on AA since there more room throughout coach in 2003 and I know they took that away and I've never flown on NWA before. I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Have you also considered to use WN ? But they do not accept bookings for September, yet ...

OTOH, if timings & costs are okay for you, I would try to use NW's nonstop service PDX-DTW (= avoiding to connect at delay-prone ORD).
-HT



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User currently offlineKunta67 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

I looked at NW non-stop however its showing one leg with coach already sold out!! Only first is available, therefore I have to connect either in MSP or ORD. As much as possible I would prefer to only fly airlines that I can get mileage credit with either Alaska or United.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

You got time to spare? Go to O'hare.
Try CO into CLE and backtrack to DTW. Or Frontier thru Denver. They have nice on board entertainment.
safe



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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

You could also try flying into Toledo, Oh. Its only a 35 minute drive instead of a 20 min drive from dtw. The 15 min extra may be a way to go.

XJR



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

If you fly NW you get the check out the amazing Terminal they have there. AA and UA you don't have that option.


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User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Being Elite with both AA and NW, I find both airlines to have an equal product in coach. In your case, I actually would suggest NW for two simple reasons:
1. NW is non-stop whereas AA is through DFW or ORD.
2. NW has an amazing terminal in DTW which is worth a visit.

I also have other reasons for suggesting NW over AA, but without opening a can of worms, from my experience I would take NW over AA any day of the week if the price was the same.

SR 103


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 6):
1. NW is non-stop

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Quoting Kunta67 (Reply 2):
I looked at NW non-stop however its showing one leg with coach already sold out!! Only first is available

So, the OP needs a plan "B" ...  Wink



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
So, the OP needs a plan "B" ...

At the same time, the online seat maps are not anywhere near accurate.



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User currently offlineKunta67 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Yeah I've been looking at seatguru a lot lately and it looks like both airlines are going to be cramped. I know there's no entertainment on NWA, but is there anything on AA's MD's? I guess I feel pretty spoiled when I fly United most of the time and I listen to channel 9!! I really would like to see NWA's DTW terminal, do you know if Continental or Delta fly out of the new terminal?

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2647 times:

Quoting Kunta67 (Reply 9):
I really would like to see NWA's DTW terminal, do you know if Continental or Delta fly out of the new terminal?

Affirmative.
Source: http://www.metroairport.com/airlines/ and amadeus.net
-HT



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