747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3795 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15471 times:
Have you ever wish a certain airline had a certain jetliner. For example, I wish Eastern had bought those 747 200s from Qantas. I also wish ATA had bought some of Northwest 747 classic, and put them in there fleet. It would have been nice to see American West 727. Also an UPS A340 600F would have been a nice site.
Bok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 15415 times:
Quoting Luvaulter (Reply 4): i agree with nwa and the 777 but also nwa needs to find a dc-9 replacement..... 737-800 would work but there are rumored to be looking at the bombardier cseries
THe DC-9s are making them money. They are reliable, good for short routes, and above all, paid for. The 738 is a completely different segment of the market. The C-Series would be perfect for the routes NW flies the DC-9 on. THe E-195 would work, but the dispatch reliability is a tad concerning.
I would love to see a B6 787, but I dont see it fitting in with the business plan for the time being.
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 15401 times:
Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 5): First of all, it'll be a sad day when the last NW DC-9 is retired. Second, the 738 as a replacement?
I agree! Those old loud NW DC-9 are some of my favorite jet to see take off at Norfolk International Airport. I look forward to hearing JT8D and eventhought I like hearing them on Fed Ex 727 sound almost as good on NW DC-9.
Quoting Bok269 (Reply 8): The C-Series would be perfect for the routes NW flies the DC-9 on.
That dose make since, due to the fact they are about the same size.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15328 times:
I also wished that AA kept the 30 TWA's 717s, and ordered some 70 more. Furthermore, I wished that AA had bought the 744s from Canadian International some years back, and also gotten that 3rd 747SP from TWA.
I wish that Frontier will get 737NGs some day.
I wish that Qantas will be an all-747-only fleet again someday.
I wish that Alaska will standardizes their 737 fleet on just the -800 & -900 series only, and sell the -700s to Southwest. The -400s...keep 10 of them for combi/freight duty. Good airplane for the job.
I wish that any US-based carrier would get some 736s.
I wish that Allegiant would get as many MD-87s that are still available.
I wish that FedEx would swap their PW-powered MD-11s for UPS's GE-powered MD-11s
I wish that Boeing had bought & restored McDonnell Douglas's first off-the-line in the DC jets series.
(the first DC-8, DC-9 & DC-10 were all still existing before Boeing bought McDD, and now they're gone)
And lastly, I wish that any US-based passenger carrier still had some tri-jets flying around.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 15298 times:
Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 18): I also wished that AA kept the 30 TWA's 717s, and ordered some 70 more.
Had they kept the 30, they would have at the very least got the remaining 20 that were already ordered and no telling how many of the 50 options they would have converted (The TW order was for 50+50 options). At least this would have kept the 717 line open a lot longer.
While on the 717, I wish DL would have ordered it. Would have been perfect on many of the routes the 732 was flying.