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Northwest A320's At NRT?  
User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

I was at Tokyo Narita yesterday and there were 2 Northwest A320's. One of them loaded with pax, and took off, the other was at a gate. Does anyone know where these fly to from NRT? and if it's US, isn't that quite a long flight for an A320??

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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Dont know the location but its in asia. Smaller loads needed due to SARS. More economical than 747s or DC10s

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Aren't they the ones that go to HK?

User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

The Northwest A320's have replaced the regular Northwest 747's on the NRT-HKG route because of the decrease in demand.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

NW flies A320 on flights within Asia.

to/from TOKYO
Beijing*
Busan
Hong Kong*
Kaohsiung
Taipei

to/from OSAKA
Taipei*

* = these flights were recently, or shortly will be, downgraded to the A320. It's unclear when any of these destinations will again be upgraded to the B747. It's also rumored SPN and GUM will be downgraded to the A320 shortly.

[Edited 2003-06-07 13:19:54]

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

I think they do Taipei, Kaohsiung, Seoul and now Hong Kong. Apart from Hong Kong this is not due to SARS.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

I think they do Taipei, Kaohsiung, Seoul and now Hong Kong.

Actually ICN was recently upgraded to a B744 from a B742.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3666 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
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The NW A320's have been flying in Asia for well over a year. They were sent to serve the Asian flights out of Japan that do not have the loads to warrant a 747 or DC-10.

User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Thanks everyone! and there was me thinking they were flying (or attempting to fly them over to the US!)

Do they have a codesahre with a Japanese airline?


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

I think they have a codeshare with Japan Air System on some routes. You'll also see Continental flight numbers on those flights.

User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Do these A320 have any inflight entertainment installed because of their special services??? I know NWs entire narrowbody fleet has no IFE.

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

I belive the Asian NW A320s have better seat pitch and some drop down screens from what I heard.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

I know NWs entire narrowbody fleet has no IFE.

No, all of NW's B757 and 50 of their A320 have IFE systems, but NW doesn't utilize them on domestic flights. The A320 serving NRT are among the 50 with IFE systems and yes, NW does utilize them. Seat pitch is exactly the same in economy, although the planes have a watered-down WBC.


User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

The ones that are currently based in NRT are:

N319US
N320US
N339NW
N340NW
N343NW
N344NW

Not sure if that's all of them


User currently offlineCdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

A320 based in NRT serve GUM,TPE,PUS,KHH and HKG at the moment. No, there are NO IFE on the aircraft and FC is reduced to 12 instead of the usual 16 configuration. The KIX-TPE route is still served with 744 aircraft, a continuation of the DTW-KIX flight and as we know there are no plans to change this to an airbus. SIN was recently downgraded to a dc-10 and ICN upgraded to 744.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Cdgdtw,

Better check PARS again... NRT-GUM and NRT-SPN will return to B742 and NRT-PEK and KIX-TPE will become A320. NRT-SIN will return to a B742 and NRT-PVG will become a DC-10. One of the NRT-HNL will be upgraded to a B744.

I know for a fact that the A320 have IFE in WBC even though it's watered-down version.


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

http://www.seatguru.com/northwest/A320I.shtml

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1318 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Well NW won't resume 742 services to HKG anytime soon, but at least they still fly here with the A320.  Smile

Before SARS, was NW considering starting services to other Mainland China destinations (e.g. CAN?).

Hkg82.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Where did the A320s come from??? HOw did they position them?
Did they take the American flags off of them?
They will need to be registered in Asia soon?
-UN



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User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
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After a search, I found the original 9-Dec-2001 post...

Northwest To Base 3 A320 In NRT For Asia Flight
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/669070/


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