NWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 678 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4435 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?
NWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 678 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4412 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
Molykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1343 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4385 times:
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.
Robsch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4215 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.