Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5151 times:
NW 757 to BOS with a 113 passengers on board, made a pecautionary landing in ALB today. No one was injured as the aircraft landed safely. The passengers were the boarded on buses to complete the journey.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4895 times:
Well the aircraft had hydralic problems, looks like it wouldn't be able to be repaired intime to make a flight feasible and probably wouldn't have been able to get them a replacement aircraft aout there. It's only 145 miles to Boston from Albany.
Dtwintlflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4717 times:
NW is behaving bad?? And just what would you do instead? I realize it may not be the best situation, but no airline can just find an extra 757 in DTW (or wherever) with a crew and fly it down. Things don't work that way. That would take some time to organize. This was probably the best they could do in the quickest time....I am sure the pax were compensated for the inconvience. It is not like this kind of thing happens often at any airline...
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2851 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4473 times:
I had a problem on an Allegheny flight at Erie, PA and had to ride 4.5 hrs to Binghampton, NY in a cab with 5 other passengers, let me tell you if you are not the one experiencing the inconvenience it always sounds good on paper. I can tell you that I never flew on the airline again, and after riding in such tight quarters for hours 31" seat pitch is like a lounge chair.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4467 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4317 times:
Dtwintlflyer is right....NW probably did the best they could in the circumstances. I don't have time to check timetables right now but doubt there's even scheduled nonstop service on ALB-BOS anymore that NW could have put any of the pax on (maybe CO Connection B1900's?). It was probably faster to get buses and drive the pax straight to Boston on I-90 than to put them on other carriers' flights to EWR, PHL, LGA, etc. and make connections. Or to find a spare 757 or Airbus and get it to ALB.
NW has a number of spare DC-9's that they keep available at their hubs, but I don't know what the deal was here. It may just have been faster (if not especially fun) to bus everyone.