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NWA 747 Outta ORD  
User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Is it true Northwest used to fly a 747 out of ORD? If so where to, and what version was it.

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User currently offlineJetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

They used to fly the 747-200 from ORD to NRT and also had a daily ORD-MSP flight also using the -200 to reposition aircraft for the NRT flight.

User currently offlineChuj From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

NW used to fly ORD-AA), Japan">NRT with the 747-200 I believe. Don't know when they abandoned the route...maybe when AA started flying the route as well?

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

this is true, the flight number, not a/c, then continued on ord-bos in a 727, before ua and aa competed on the route


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

I think NWA operates cargo to ORD on a 742.

May be mistaken.

N


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

True. I saw it with my own eyes as I taxied past it in a UA DC-8-71 back in the late 1980's.

DIA



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16796 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

NWA flew Chicago Ohare to Tokyo continuing onto SIN for many many years on a 747-200, they ended the flights when AA launched ORD-AA), Japan">NRT about 3-4 years ago.


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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

did aa ever operate the 747 outta ord to dfw , maybe to like reposition the plane for another flight or sumthin, sorta like mentioned with nwa and the ord msp flight

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

American757:

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That's all I know. Going to DFW? Maybe, but most likely someplace else like LAX.

Cheers, DIA



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User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Back in 1974, I flew on NWA 747 to Tokyo (not NRT) with a stop in Seattle. The flight was JFK - ORD - SEA - Tokyo (don't remember which airports).

Also, I flew many times on NWA 747 from Miami to MSP with a stop over in ORD. that was until around 1978.

Dave


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

I love old timetables, and it just happens that I have a September 4, 1984 Northwest Orient timetable. The following 747 flights were offered out of ORD:

Flight 437 to MSP, dep 3:00 p.m. arr. 4:05 p.m., Daily
Flight 118 to JFK, dep 3:15 p.m. arr. 6:15 p.m. , Tuesday only
Flight 3 to NRT, dep 11:50 a.m. arr 2:40 p.m., Daily

Here are some other interesting 747 services Northwest offered in this timetable - this is not all-inclusive, just flights I thought were a bit odd from today's viewpoint:

MSP-DTW
JFK-DTW
FRA-LGW
MSP-SEA
CPH-ARN
CPH-HAM
CPH-JFK
DUB-PIK (Prestwick/Glasgow)
BOS-SNN
SNN-DUB
JFK-GEN (Oslo Gardermoen)
GEN-ARN
JFK-SNN
BOS-LGW
HAM-LGW
GUM-NRT


User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

i asked about the aa 747 because once me and my mom took a flight down (i was just a baby) and she recalls it having like five middle seats, and like three on the outside or w/e i may be off on the outside seats but the middle was five, are there any that have five in the middle

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

In 1984 before DTW was a NW hub, I knew someone who flew from Seoul direct to ORD on a 747 before transfering onto a 727 to come to DTW.

Isn't that odd? Transferring on NW at ORD to go to DTW?


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Did NW have a hub at JFK back than? Seems like they had quite a few flights to Europe.


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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I flew ORD-MSP quite a few times in the early '90s, usually on the upper level of the 747.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1665 times:

American757: The DC-10 usually had five middle seats.

Regards, DIA



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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3121 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1642 times:

As far as i know NW still flies NRT-GUM with a 742

NW 73 4:15PM-7:00PM 747-200
NW 74 9:45AM-2:15PM 747-200


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1632 times:

AA Operated a couple 747SP aircraft out of DFW until about 1992. The flights went to Narita.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1623 times:

This was a regular 747 in 1981 at DFW. . .just for the record they were there every now and then.
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User currently offlineAmerican757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

it could have been the dc ten then ,,,,,my mom just says "it was big with five seats in the middle"

User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

In the early 1980s Northwest also had a scheduled 747 nonstop between Chicago and Washington Dulles. I can't remember, but this may have been only a few days a week and not daily.

User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Some time in the mid-late 80's I took a 747-200 DTW-BOS. Sorry, thats all the details I recall from it, wish I had the year and flight number.


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