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Topic: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-30 10:58:47 and read 17161 times.

Sadly today January 30th is the last day that the Northwest call sign will be used   Beginning tomorrow all flights will use the "Delta" call sign. End of a great era in aviation.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Bioyuki
Posted 2010-01-30 10:59:50 and read 17180 times.

 

Flying SFO-JFK on UA tomorrow and will miss hearing the NW call sign on Channel 9

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: DeltAirlines
Posted 2010-01-30 11:32:30 and read 17013 times.

My understanding in talking to my contacts is that the final flight with a Northwest callsign is tomorrow...

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Timf
Posted 2010-01-30 11:40:47 and read 16955 times.

The first two DL coded flights are already in the air.

DL275 DTW-NRT: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20100130/1805Z/KDTW/RJAA
DL281 ATL-NRT: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...1/history/20100130/1645Z/KATL/RJAA

I find it somewhat amusing the image FlightAware has pulled for a Delta 747.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-30 11:50:18 and read 16864 times.



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
My understanding in talking to my contacts is that the final flight with a Northwest callsign is tomorrow...

According to TrimTab and Delta its today... all flights departing tomorrow morning use the Delta call sign, so technically you may hear the NW call sign for flights from Hawaii and what not.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: DeltAirlines
Posted 2010-01-30 11:54:09 and read 16833 times.



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
According to TrimTab and Delta its today...

I will take the word of my source on Virginia Avenue over Airliners.net every day of the week...

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Simairlinenet
Posted 2010-01-30 12:00:13 and read 16785 times.

Which is the final flight? I believe it is one of the HNL arrivals from the West Coast--SEA-HNL?

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
According to TrimTab and Delta its today... all flights departing tomorrow morning use the Delta call sign, so technically you may hear the NW call sign for flights from Hawaii and what not.

Also, any flight that arrives tomorrow needs to use the Delta callsign and code even if it departed today. Hence the NRT example.

[Edited 2010-01-30 12:07:09 by simairlinenet]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-30 12:04:48 and read 16738 times.



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5):
I will take the word of my source on Virginia Avenue over Airliners.net every day of the week...

Where do you think both of those examples came from?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-30 12:13:01 and read 16660 times.



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5):
I will take the word of my source on Virginia Avenue over Airliners.net every day of the week...

Strait from the horses mouth

Quote:
Per the EFCB issued to North fleets 28Jan10, all former Northwest flights will migrate to a “Delta” call sign effective with the first departure on 31Jan10 (Based on departure station local time/date).

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 12:29:56 and read 16562 times.

The last flight I could find on FlightAware was NWA 2330 MSP to SEA today. Is there any NWA flight after that one?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: E38
Posted 2010-01-30 12:39:31 and read 16489 times.

It is my understanding that crews who fly Delta flights in aircraft still painted in Northwest colors will not have to add "in Northwest colors" to the call sign. ATC will understand all Northwest-painted aircraft will be operating as Delta flights. The only confusion I can see would be if ATC Ground Control tells another aircraft to follow a Delta flight operating in Northwest colors; i.e., "American 338 taxi to Runway 18R via follow the Delta DC9."

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Avek00
Posted 2010-01-30 12:46:54 and read 16434 times.

Here's a good song to mark the occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG07rYStCjw

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 13:09:25 and read 16267 times.



Quoting Simairlinenet (Reply 6):

Also, any flight that arrives tomorrow needs to use the Delta callsign and code even if it departed today.

FlightAware is showing both of tonight's DTW to AMS flights as having been filed as Northwest (flights NWA 242 and NWA 248). Obviously, both of these flights arrive "tomorrow" in AMS, and I assume because they fave been filed as NWA they will use the "Northwest" call-sign. So unless dispatch have filed those two flights incorrectly (unlikely), the rule you stated appears to not hold.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Cv640
Posted 2010-01-30 13:12:58 and read 16242 times.

Yes, today is the last. It will be odd hearing and using Delta next week. We just did our last Northwest this morning. At least we can end the Northwest in Delta colors check in.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Michman
Posted 2010-01-30 13:36:28 and read 16084 times.

Looks like the HNL redeye flights tonight (1/30) have already been changed over. For example, HNL-MSP is now DL2438 instead of NW2438. The same is true for the HNL - West Coast flights. Couldn't find any west coast NW to hub redeyes that depart before midnight tonight. They all seem to depart after midnight and have DL flight numbers.

[Edited 2010-01-30 13:37:27 by michman]

[Edited 2010-01-30 13:41:30 by michman]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Azjubilee
Posted 2010-01-30 14:03:13 and read 15961 times.

This really isn't that hard people. All flights that DEPART tomorrow (Jan 31st) will use the Delta call sign. Due to flights that have tomorrow as their ARRIVAL date some flights are already using the DL callsign. Like: all Pacific bound departures today, all Europe bound departures tonight, redeyes that leave tonight and arrive tomorrow. It's actually a gradual change over, as flights arrive, they "drop off" as NWA and removed from PARS.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 14:24:50 and read 15857 times.



Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 15):
some flights are already using the DL callsign. Like: all Pacific bound departures today, all Europe bound departures tonight

You assert "all Europe bound departures tonight are already using the DL callsign". Three posts above yours I highlighted two Europe bound departures tonight that are filed using the NWA code & presumably will use a "Northwest" callsign.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Macsog6
Posted 2010-01-30 14:47:20 and read 15743 times.

I hate to see the NW call sign go, especially to be replaced by DL's, but I have only just gotten over NW dropping the Orient from their REAL name, Northwest Orient. I really must be getting old.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Azjubilee
Posted 2010-01-30 15:08:34 and read 15483 times.

Technically - the "Orient" part was never anything official and was there purely for marketing reasons.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-30 15:18:26 and read 15371 times.



Quoting WestWing (Reply 16):
You assert "all Europe bound departures tonight are already using the DL callsign". Three posts above yours I highlighted two Europe bound departures tonight that are filed using the NWA code & presumably will use a "Northwest" callsign.

They are using the Delta call sign. Which btw found this funny on Flightaware... tonights DL 250 DTW-FRA is being subbed from an A332 to MD-88 haha

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL250

Quoting Macsog6 (Reply 17):
I hate to see the NW call sign go, especially to be replaced by DL's, but I have only just gotten over NW dropping the Orient from their REAL name, Northwest Orient. I really must be getting old.



Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 18):
Technically - the "Orient" part was never anything official and was there purely for marketing reasons.

Correct, the company was always Northwest Airlines, never Northwest Orient Airlines legally.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 15:26:09 and read 15294 times.



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 19):
Which btw found this funny on Flightaware... tonights DL 250 DTW-FRA is being subbed from an A332 to MD-88 haha

This is today's DTW-FRA flight which I see flying as NWA 250 (A332). Are you saying they are flying as "Delta"?
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...0/history/20100130/2246Z/KDTW/EDDF

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Nwafflyer
Posted 2010-01-30 15:43:25 and read 15105 times.

Just for laughs - as I read this thread in monterrey, Mexico, as a long time NWA frequent flyer, platinum, or now Diamond, I was a little upset, tiped over my chair and broke my window

embarrassed, yes, but in a way it is kind of fitting

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 16:05:31 and read 14847 times.

Since I can't edit my previous post due to a bug which I have now reported in the site related thread, I want to add..

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 19):
They are using the Delta call sign.

Here is one of tonight's DTW-AMS flights. It is shows on FlightAware in the air as NWA 242. (Link)

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Thegooddoctor
Posted 2010-01-30 16:17:25 and read 14717 times.

Goodbye Northwest...

To all the NWA employees - thank you. My very first flight was on NWA (MD-80 from PHX-DTW) and I've spent an awful lot of time with you in the two decades after.

Delta is ok, but flying with them will not be the same.

-TheGoodDoc

PS. Seeing the Deltalina video is the only thing that has made me book with DL since  

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Reggaebird
Posted 2010-01-30 16:21:05 and read 14666 times.

Not only is the name fading from the airways but the colours are progressively disappearing as well.
I will really miss scenes like this at BOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh5kEb5l0TE

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: GothamSpotter
Posted 2010-01-30 18:29:00 and read 13949 times.

Looks like NW802 HNL-ATL is the latest departure on today's sched. Can anyone confirm this will be the last one?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 18:44:46 and read 13813 times.



Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 25):
Looks like NW802 HNL-ATL is the latest departure on today's sched. Can anyone confirm this will be the last one?

I think the scheduled departure time of NWA2330 that I mentioned in Reply 9 above is 5 minutes later than the 802.
If my math is correct, then NWA 802 (5802) scheduled departure is 22:50 EST while NWA 2330 is 22:55 EST.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: GothamSpotter
Posted 2010-01-30 18:49:18 and read 13738 times.

Quoting WestWing (Reply 26):
If my math is correct, then NWA 802 (5802) scheduled departure is 22:50 EST while NWA 2330 is 22:55 EST.

Ahh, missed that, thanks. But I guess 802 will be the last to touch down.

[Edited 2010-01-30 19:10:16]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: DWController
Posted 2010-01-30 19:11:06 and read 13599 times.

Just said goodnight to my last NWA flight at MHT. Flt 7202 DC9-40 from DTW. Pilot had a nice fair well to tower after landing. Its been good NWA, see ya as Delta tomorrow.

-SRDDWC

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 19:31:58 and read 13347 times.



Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 27):
But I guess 802 will be the last to touch down.

I think that is correct. Scheduled arrival for 802 is 11:50Z which is after NW 248 to AMS sch. arr. 10:20Z (both Sunday).

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: B595
Posted 2010-01-30 19:33:57 and read 13339 times.

Northwest & Northwest Orient took my grandparents to Europe, took my father to Japan via ANC on a DC10-40, and more than once took me across the lower-48. They helped three generations of my family see the world. I am grateful for that and bid Northwest and the red tail a fond farewell.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: JBAirwaysFan
Posted 2010-01-30 19:45:26 and read 13240 times.

Good-bye Northwest. See you on the Delta side! Flight Aware is showing DTW-MSP flights for tomorrow using the "DAL" code instead of "NWA".

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: CGKings317
Posted 2010-01-30 19:46:43 and read 13198 times.

Reading this thread, to me, is like reading a condolence book or a funeral program. I was only getting over the disappearance of the "bowling shoe" livery when the NW/DL merger closed way back when.  crying 

As a native Minnesotan who first flew NW from MSP to DEN (Stapelton) when my age was in the mid-single digits and who went on a class tour of MSP and got to sit in a parked 727(?) while a NW FA discussed flying, I will miss seeing the NW livery and brand. I distinctly remember my late grandfather repeatedly refusing to fly NW because he contended (halfway-jokingly) they fly upside-down. NWA will always continue to be in my blood, in my heritage, in my history.


 tombstone   tombstone  MAY NWA Rest In Peace.  tombstone   tombstone 

~CGKings317  cry 

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: CIDflyer
Posted 2010-01-30 19:47:34 and read 13349 times.

Bye NWA, you have served me well over the years. Looking forward to going on with DL. Now just bring me back my CID-ATL flight  

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: JBAirwaysFan
Posted 2010-01-30 19:48:35 and read 13184 times.

When will NWA.com start redirecting to Delta.com?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Timf
Posted 2010-01-30 20:19:09 and read 12963 times.

Looks like 802 won't be the last NW flight, it's already operating as DAL802.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20100131/0413Z/PHNL/KATL

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 20:25:46 and read 12912 times.



Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 27):
But I guess 802 will be the last to touch down

Sorry, it looks like 802 departed HNL as DAL 802 so it is not a Northwest flight.

So far the last departure appears to have been NWA 7238 MCI to MSP.

The last flights to land will probably be the following three to AMS: 264 from MSP, 256 from MEM and 248 from DTW

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Reggaebird
Posted 2010-01-30 20:47:10 and read 12760 times.



Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 34):
When will NWA.com start redirecting to Delta.com?

NWA.com will forward to Delta.com on 1/31/10.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-30 21:01:44 and read 12673 times.

Take a look at Hattiesburg, MS

Mesaba flights today, Delta flights tomorrow

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KPIB

That can't be right, is it?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: CIDflyer
Posted 2010-01-30 21:30:37 and read 12448 times.



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 38):
Take a look at Hattiesburg, MS

Mesaba flights today, Delta flights tomorrow

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KPIB

That can't be right, is it?

it seems that all NW Airlink flights (Mesaba/Pinnacle/Compass) have been coded as DAL flights on flightaware tomorrow. I've noticed all CID-MSP/DTW flights are like that tomorrow at least.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WestWing
Posted 2010-01-30 21:40:25 and read 12409 times.

The final NWA departure may have been NWA 2470 LAX to LAS which should be landing in LAS as I make this post.
The final NWA arrival still looks like it will be NWA 248 which is currently en-route from DTW to AMS

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Ocracoke
Posted 2010-01-30 21:52:00 and read 12373 times.

Goodbye, NW. Thanks for keeping me and the family safe on all your flights over these past four decades. This photo was the last time I was able to get a "NW only" group shot this past summer at MSP. I'll raise a glass to the old girl as she flies off into the sunset, and toast the memories.


http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/fredmurray/DSC_0436.jpg

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: USAir1
Posted 2010-01-30 21:53:57 and read 12429 times.

I wish all NW employees the best at the new DL. NW is the reason I became interested in aviation. As a child I would fly back and forth to MSP from southern California. As a child I had always wanted to become a pilot for NWA, guess that's one thing I won't be able to do. Thanks to all the great folks at NW who treated me so well while traveling as a kid, and into my adulthood as a non-rev... you guys always got me on  

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: KLASM83
Posted 2010-01-30 22:32:52 and read 12032 times.

Good bye, Red Tail. Off to the old dusty trail, after many many successes without fail. I raise my  coffee  and salute you.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: MSPNWA
Posted 2010-01-30 22:54:16 and read 11920 times.

According to what I see on FlightAware, the final time the Northwest callsign will be used in the U.S.A. will be an NBA charter plane, NWA9946, IAD-MSP. It was scheduled to leave IAD just before midnight, but it was a little late. It's a little more than an hour away as I type this. I reckon MSP should be the place for the last U.S.A. arrival of a Northwest flight.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-30 22:59:44 and read 11898 times.

Here's the Hornet's coming back from MEM,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...0/history/20100131/0450Z/KMEM/KMSY


The same plane then scheduled to ferry to TPA with a new call sign,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20100131/0641Z/KMSY/KTPA

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Alitalia744
Posted 2010-01-30 23:00:21 and read 11903 times.

Welcome change. Welcome to the new D E L T A.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: KLASM83
Posted 2010-01-30 23:00:47 and read 11880 times.

Also, per flightaware NWA 2159 should be amongst the last (if not the last) for domestic NWA flights. It has about roughly 1:40 left when I posted.

[Edited 2010-01-30 23:01:40]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Coronado
Posted 2010-01-30 23:16:09 and read 11748 times.

NWA9946 (A319) appears to be one of the last domestic flights using the NWA call sign -scheduled to leave IAD at 11:39 pm 30Jan2010 but actually left at 12:54 am on 31Jan2010 -- curently en route to MSP - due to arrive in another 50 minutes . Is this a charter or ferry flt number?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2010-01-30 23:19:04 and read 11803 times.

I heard it today at SFO. A NW 753 and A320 landed (in DL colors).

Good riddance, NW. Hopefully DL will be a better airline to its customers than NW was.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Coronado
Posted 2010-01-30 23:21:07 and read 11743 times.



Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 44):
According to what I see on FlightAware, the final time the Northwest callsign will be used in the U.S.A. will be an NBA charter plane, NWA9946, IAD-MSP

Sorry MSPNWA you posted this first--
but it does seem to be the last Lower 48 NWA call sign flight. I was trying to look up the paint scheme on this a/c, but i assume as it is a 319 it is already in Delta colors. Is this correct?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-30 23:23:18 and read 11721 times.



Quoting Coronado (Reply 48):
Is this a charter or ferry flt number?

9946 is a charter number. This must be the New York Knicks. They played in Washington tonight and play the Timberwolves tomorrow.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Atlwest1
Posted 2010-01-30 23:24:25 and read 11849 times.



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 49):
I heard it today at SFO. A NW 753 and A320 landed (in DL colors).

Good riddance, NW. Hopefully DL will be a better airline to its customers than NW was.

Now Now Doc at least be respectful to those who are mourning NWA it was a pioneering airline and ads much much value to Delta as Delta will to NWA. Lots of great people invested alot into NWA and today is a very hard day for them and there families but in the same breath a good day a start of something new.  

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: MSPNWA
Posted 2010-01-30 23:30:15 and read 11687 times.

Quoting KLASM83 (Reply 47):
Also, per flightaware NWA 2159 should be amongst the last (if not the last) for domestic NWA flights. It has about roughly 1:40 left when I posted.

Ah, forgot about the HNL arrivals. This will be the last flight in the U.S.A. #9946 will be the last for the continental states.

Quoting Coronado (Reply 48):
NWA9946 (A319) appears to be one of the last domestic flights using the NWA call sign -scheduled to leave IAD at 11:39 pm 30Jan2010 but actually left at 12:54 am on 31Jan2010 -- curently en route to MSP - due to arrive in another 50 minutes . Is this a charter or ferry flt number?

Edit: Info above two posts.

Quoting Coronado (Reply 50):
Sorry MSPNWA you posted this first--
but it does seem to be the last Lower 48 NWA call sign flight. I was trying to look up the paint scheme on this a/c, but i assume as it is a 319 it is already in Delta colors. Is this correct?

I was first, but I wasn't quite right though!

I can't even remember the ship numbers of the NBA charter planes. Not all 319s are in DL colors, but I would guess that these would be. Again, just a guess though.

[Edited 2010-01-30 23:33:49]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-30 23:36:34 and read 11619 times.



Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 53):
It's an NBA charter plane for certain, but I don't know if it's just for positioning or actually carrying a team. I lean towards the former, since I don't think the Wizards are coming this way.

It's the Knicks not the Wizards. They played the Wizards today and play the T'wolves Sunday at 6:00pm.

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 53):
I can't even remember the ship numbers of the NBA charter planes. Not all 319s are in DL colors, but I would guess that these would be. Again, just a guess though.

NBA Charter config

N328NB
N330NB
N331NB
N351NB
N352NB
N354NB
N362NB

an all are in DL colors.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: MSPNWA
Posted 2010-01-30 23:39:34 and read 11714 times.



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 54):

It's the Knicks not the Wizards. They played the Wizards today and play the T'wolves Sunday at 6:00pm.

Thanks. I was looking at the NBA schedule and didn't put two and two together.  

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Flashmeister
Posted 2010-01-31 01:33:51 and read 11081 times.

Weird to see just 3 NWA-coded flights in FlightAware (as of 1:30am or so PST).

So, is that it, then?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: FlyASAGuy2005
Posted 2010-01-31 03:33:16 and read 10453 times.

So, what was the last flight to be operated with a NW callsign? Not just the "lower 48" but the very last flight to touch down anywhere with NWA_____.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: JBAirwaysFan
Posted 2010-01-31 06:17:49 and read 9576 times.



Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 37):
NWA.com will forward to Delta.com on 1/31/10.

Yep. Just checked. NWA.com is gone.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-31 07:21:38 and read 9174 times.



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 57):
So, what was the last flight to be operated with a NW callsign? Not just the "lower 48" but the very last flight to touch down anywhere with NWA_____.

Should be DTW-AMS flight 248,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...8/history/20100131/0310Z/KDTW/EHAM

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Reggaebird
Posted 2010-01-31 07:53:30 and read 8887 times.

A sad but wonderful achievement for the people of Northwest that's worthy of all of the attention it's getting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rto3UrlNVYM

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Web500sjc
Posted 2010-01-31 08:02:09 and read 8791 times.

Good bye NW, I remeber my first flight on you, and my only, I believe MD-10 from BWI to LAX thank you NWA.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-31 09:27:20 and read 8209 times.

Well it lives on, just heard Northwest 2105... then the pilot said, sorry Delta 2105... its going to take forever... then tower goes, yeah its gonna suck.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: LMML 14/32
Posted 2010-01-31 11:43:43 and read 7361 times.

I only flew NW once, DTW LGW 22 years ago. The plane was a DC10. I do not remember being impressed all that much. But then again as an aviation fan it is always sad to see an airline go. I used to enjoy seeing their DC10's at LGW at a time when the type could not be seen anywhere else in Europe.

Good luck to all NW staff with your new employer.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: BOACCunard
Posted 2010-01-31 14:16:46 and read 7049 times.

So it looks like the last NWA flight to depart was:
NW 9946 Dep IAD 0554 Arr MSP 0812 Eqp 319

And the last to arrive was:
NW 0248 Dep DTW 0317 Arr AMS 1033 Eqp 333 N809NW

(Times are UTC.)

Does anyone know what aircraft operated NW 9946?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Ocracoke
Posted 2010-01-31 14:35:03 and read 7018 times.



Quoting LMML 14/32 (Reply 63):
I only flew NW once, DTW LGW 22 years ago.

  1988? In 1988, PanAM was flying the route. DL got the rights in1991, and flew a CLE-DTW-LGW-FRA route. NW took DL to court in the mid 1990s to get the former PanAm rights from DTW-London, but lost the court case. Then DL turned around and sold the rights to NW for $1 million anyways. Up till then, NW had no rights to fly to London from Detroit. Or am I mistaken?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Peanuts
Posted 2010-01-31 14:52:13 and read 6926 times.



Quoting Ocracoke (Reply 65):
In 1988, PanAM was flying the route.

PA flew LHR

NW always has had LGW, up until recently.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Peanuts
Posted 2010-01-31 15:39:47 and read 6863 times.

This one (pics+ video mixed) I thought was pretty neat, from last night, including water cannon salute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2EBxSHfjc

Since so many 757's have been repainted already, I wonder if it was a planned "salute" last night with the old livery or purely coincidental...Obviously, it wouldn't have had the same effect on a repainted plane.

[Edited 2010-01-31 15:56:55]

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WESTERN737800
Posted 2010-01-31 16:54:26 and read 6679 times.

I listened to the scanner all of the time as a kid. Living in MSP airspace I heard NW more than anyone else and would search the timetables to see what type it was and where they where they were going. Lots of great memories of seeing NW planes at the terminals. Thanks to all the great people who made up NW. You will be missed NW but not forgotten.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-31 17:13:34 and read 6601 times.



Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 64):
Does anyone know what aircraft operated NW 9946?

Will need confirmation, but backtracking it through acars it looks like N354NB.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burnsie28
Posted 2010-01-31 17:24:40 and read 6562 times.



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 69):
Will need confirmation, but backtracking it through acars it looks like N354NB.

According to PARS 9946 was operated by ship 3163 or N363NB

Quote:
03163 IAD 0430 0517 0555 76 MSP 0708 0803 0808 0809 60 PAS OUT 47 OFF 29 ON 56 IN 4 IAD - 47 MSP - 60

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-31 18:00:29 and read 6479 times.



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 70):
According to PARS 9946 was operated by ship 3163 or N363NB

Thanks, acars didn't hit on 9946 and I tried to follow the 319 back to it's last where I got a hit and it was NW 9939 on the 28th, guess there was more than one 319 in EWR on the 28th.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Timf
Posted 2010-01-31 18:07:09 and read 6463 times.

Speaking of ACARS, I'm seeing a lot fewer hits on the former NW aircraft today compared to when they were under the NW call sign. There were only a handful of airbus hits today and no 747s at all, whereas before these aircraft generally hit on at least 50% of flights. Is this to be expected now, or is it just a first day glitch?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-01-31 18:40:22 and read 6403 times.

This tracker
http://antonakis.co.uk/acars.php?page=request
is working the best right now.


This one
http://acarsd.org/acars_search.html
is having problems.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Burj
Posted 2010-01-31 18:47:55 and read 6386 times.

Didn't see a link to this yet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJkoezNeyI

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: MSPNWA
Posted 2010-01-31 19:06:29 and read 6346 times.

I listened to the MSP ATC when 9946 came in. Nothing special was said on approach. It was the usual good-night to each, and "Northwest" died peacefully right there.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: AndyDTWnwa7
Posted 2010-02-01 16:31:35 and read 5988 times.

The history through the years (including every logo): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4nb489Dy5Q

My favorite NWA commercial (no longer on youtube): http://videosostav.ru/video/7d018974e078a84ff7a7c6784739c438/

A great final tribute:

Quoting Burj (Reply 74):

Farewell Northwest Airlines. You were great to me over the years, and make me proud to be DTW. The Red Tail will always be apart of me.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: AndyDTWnwa7
Posted 2010-02-01 17:46:33 and read 5881 times.

And one final tribute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f7zYNePqAM

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Nwaramper
Posted 2010-02-01 20:55:04 and read 5711 times.



Quoting Peanuts (Reply 67):
This one (pics+ video mixed) I thought was pretty neat, from last night, including water cannon salute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2EBxSHfjc

Since so many 757's have been repainted already, I wonder if it was a planned "salute" last night with the old livery or purely coincidental...Obviously, it wouldn't have had the same effect on a repainted plane.

It was planned to have the old livery and yes I was really cool. Good bye Northwest Airlines you will be missed.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Cws818
Posted 2010-02-01 23:17:44 and read 5596 times.

Not entirely about the NW call sign, but probably not worth its own thread:

For years NW handled all of KL's sales/customer support in North America (and KL for NW in Europe). Consequently, KL passengers departing the United States would call NW reservations for flight information, etc. Now that NW's customer-facing services have vanished, will KL customers be contacting DL or AF, or will KL setup its own North American customer information center?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Herc4ever
Posted 2010-02-01 23:32:08 and read 5566 times.



Quoting Cws818 (Reply 79):
Now that NW's customer-facing services have vanished, will KL customers be contacting DL or AF, or will KL setup its own North American customer information center?

KLM has a US site up and running. http://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/index.htm

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: JohnClipper
Posted 2010-02-02 05:22:05 and read 5399 times.

So is NWA officially no more now?

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2010-02-02 06:43:07 and read 5315 times.



Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 81):
So is NWA officially no more now?

http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/NWA

Gone.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Nalez
Posted 2010-02-02 21:07:39 and read 4970 times.

Here is a video from the last flight to leave Tampa, to MSP.
It is a wonderful, touching video for those of us that love the red tails.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2EBxSHfjc

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: EmSeeEye
Posted 2010-02-03 14:05:43 and read 4695 times.



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 82):
Gone.

See Ya.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: UCLAX
Posted 2010-02-03 14:18:30 and read 4661 times.

When I think of NWA, the word KINDNESS comes to mind. Everyone has always been kind, calm, and appreciative, and helpful. Godspeed!

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Mcg
Posted 2010-02-03 15:39:34 and read 4596 times.

When my son was about 8 years old we were standing on the concourse at MSP. Looking at the gates you could see flights departing to London, Paris, Tokyo and ......... Fargo. My son said "Where's Fargo?". Somehow that captures the essence of NWA.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: WorldTraveler
Posted 2010-02-04 04:36:26 and read 4455 times.



Quoting Nalez (Reply 83):
Here is a video from the last flight to leave Tampa, to MSP.
It is a wonderful, touching video for those of us that love the red tails.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2EB...SHfjc

very well done...

listen to the words of the refrain:
"it's a brand new day... For the first time in such a long time, I know I'll be ok."

Yes, you will be more than ok, people of Northwest Airlines.

Thanks for all you have done to make Delta Air Lines the world's largest and America's premier global airline.

It will be very interesting to watch what DL does with the Pacific and NW's northern tier hubs (which is where DL most needed a domestic presence) but I have a feeling that the pioneers of NW in a few years will be very proud of how Delta has continued to build NW's heritage, including providing rewarding employment for its people.

Every indication is that Delta is more than capable of keeping the Northwest heritage alive and its people engaged.

Welcome to the new Delta.

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: Peanuts
Posted 2010-02-04 09:22:29 and read 4369 times.



Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 87):
Yes, you will be more than ok, people of Northwest Airlines.

All indications are pointing in that direction.
There a a few (union) strongholds in MSP and DTW that are extremely negative for absolutely no reason. DL has combated some challenges very well and will overcome the remaining obstacles.
This merger is clearly, from an outsiders perspective even, miles above US/HP and AA/TW. You can see the intentions were different from the beginning.
DL and NW are still integrating but mark my words (for what they're worth), this merger will go in the books as a classic example of how it's supposed to be done. Starting with Richard Anderson's career path at NW...

The sum of a combined DL/NW is worth WAY MORE than just the individual parts of DL and NW.
Congrats New DL!

Topic: RE: Today Is The Last Day To Hear NW Call Sign
Username: TWFirst
Posted 2010-02-04 10:19:15 and read 4329 times.

The interactive route map on delta.com still doesn't show MSP, DTW and MEM as hubs. Nor does it have any AirFrance/KLM branding or link on the home page, as I believe it should.


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