JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
"were did yuo find it?"
I keep the PDF files of NW's schedules for some odd reason. I have them going back for a couple of years. And yes, that SAN flight was Saturday-only in the schedule I have. They used to have more exotic service than SAN - I have a 1988 timetable with nonstop MEM-SNA service. And back in the Republic days they flew MEM-SMF and MEM-TUS.
Fjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 592 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Indeed you did, Dtwintlflyer...at one point SAN-LAX and vice versa was part of flight 1 and 2...first operated with an A320 and then later an A319...flight changed equipment in LAX and continued to NRT and BKK with a 747-200 I believe...perhaps a 744 on the NRT-BKK segment. Additionally, Flight 25/26 served LAX-LAS with an A320 for about 6 months I believe to connect with both the NRT flight and the continuation of flight 25 which was to KIX. The tags inbound from LAS and SAN also connected to one of the LAX-HNL flights as well. I suppose that NW could more economically funnel passengers to those LAX-NRT and LAX-KIX flights via code-sharing with Alaska and American Eagle, so they dropped them.
I would think, on another note, that a flight such as MEM-SAN would be the type of mission typical of an A318 (long but thin routes)...I bet, that if Northwest was to take up a handful (say, 20) A318 models, not as a DC-9 replacement as sometimes suggested but as a way of connecting the dots, that flights such as MEM-SNA and MEM-SAN, as well as DTW-SMF and DTW-OAK would be viable on a daily basis once air travel picks up slightly. However, that said, if it picks up slightly, NW would probably just use their 319s on the routes should they choose to operate them, since the 319 is probably more economical than the 318 from what I've read in this forum.
The 318 would look pretty good I think in the new Northwest scheme... anybody w/ photoshop expertise wanna tackle that one???
Dtwintlflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 301 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
I stand corrected...I knew about our Vegas LAX but never heard about SAN LAX... We were doing Vegas LAX just a few years ago. It was interesting you mentioned DTW OAK..a lot of talk before 9-11 about doing that route, but unfortunately we never did more than talk. They also talked about DTW TUS...