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NW DC-10 Or A330?  
User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 4210 times:

So I had originally planned to fly on NWs DC-10 one more time to AMS routing DTW-MEM-AMS-MEM-DTW since MEM and MSP are the only cities to AMS with DC-10 service now but I have been thinking lately that maybe I could route DTW-AMS-MEM-DTW to get a ride on the A330 and DC-10 since I have not been on the A330 yet. And I just wanted someone else's opinion on the matter so what do ya think?

A330?

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or the classic DC-10


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and yes I am flying World Business Class


all opinions are welcomed

best

Zach

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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

NWA757boy

If you ask yourself "Which will be flying pax in 20 years time?" you may find your answer!

I've only ever flown one DC10 from MEM to SEA with NW in 1999 and I'd never flown an A330 at the start of this year; I've now flown four planes with three different operators.

If you are an air enthusiast, you may regret not taking the DC10.

Just my 5 Rappen!

Cheers

Buckieboy


User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

I would go for the DC-10 man, No doubt. They wont be around for much longer and the leg room looks awesome. Besides the angle flat seats are not the best on NW.

Paul



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

I would choose the DC-10, afterall we may not see them around in PAX service for much longer!

I think J is excellent on the NWA DC10's

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Thanks guys I knew I shouldn't even considered changing it...the DC-10 is a classic! And when I called the NW resveration agent I was talking to her about the situation and I dont know if she fully understood but yeah thanks all I will stay on the DC-10

User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4160 times:
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Enthusiast concerns aside, I think the DC-10 interior looks much more inviting than the A330's. I think the A330 is a great aircraft, but many of the newer "ergonomic" business and first class seats aren't to my liking.

If anyone at EK is listening and would like to offer me a ride in F on the A345, perhaps I will reconsider my criticism of new age premium seats.



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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

I would get them both. More planes, more fun  Smile


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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

Go For the DC-10, Not many flying round on scheduled services (Biman Bangladesh etc..) You will kick yourself in 10 years time.

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Are the NW DC-10's painted in the new livery like the A330's or isn't NW going to bother because they're going soon?

QFA380


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

They have quite a few DC-10's in the new livery as seen below.


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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
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DC-10 on the way there, and A330 on the way back. There you go.


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User currently offlineRobsch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3990 times:

I've flown in WBC on both of these planes from SEA-AMS-BOM & return (twice) on DC10s, as well as SEA-SIN via NRT and SEA-PEK via NRT on the 330's.

I guess I'm dissenting with the majority here in that I like the A330 better. If you really want to fly in a DC10, you should do it. It is a cool plane and feels very spacious. They still have lots of room (60" seat pitch). However, I've been in DC10 seats where the personal video doesn't work at all (it was fine, I was planning to sleep that leg). But even so, it's a lot less of an offering than the A330's. Basically the DC10 WBC is state of the art 15 years ago, and the A330's are right on par with today's business class. You can see the details of the new world business class offering on NWA.com.

Even though NWA gets a bad rap from a lot of people, I really enjoy flying their WBC. The lounges are decent, vanity kit is pretty complete, and I've found the service to be good, if a little inattentive. You can always go ask for what you need.


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