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User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Can any on tell me about NW domestic First Class I am Flying on them in April and was wondering how there service is?


 Smile Any Info. Would Be Great!!!  Smile






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User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

It really depends on where you're going. It's ok, basic domestic first class. Food is ok, but if they offer the ziti, don't get that.


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User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Well NWs domestic first class isn't the best out there. It's not bad, but you usually only get a "meal" if the flight's over 2 or 2.5 hours long. There's no IFE at all, but the service is fine. I think breakfast flights are the best. The FAs are usually really nice in first class too, not to say that they aren't in coach, but just something that I've noticed. If you're flying later than a dinner time, then they usually just give snacks like Toblerone chocolates and stuff like that. As far as leg room, I think it's comparable to other domestic first class in a 2-class plane. All in all, it's better than coach.


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

No aircraft in nwa's domestic fleet have IFE or laptop power. That's about all I know.

User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Flew it from GEG TO MCI for a job interview last month wasnt that great food was good (dinner and breakfast) but no entertainment and kinda lazy flight attendents Mesaba 1st class is very nice you dont get a chance to finish your drink before the have another one there  Smile
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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

I flew NW's first class on a DC-9 from DTW to DTW about three years ago. Let me tell you, as an AA AAdvantage member, I almost -- almost would rather have been in AA's coach section with the MRTC format than NW's first. The seat was large, but no leather and no headrest. Legroom was decent but not super (maybe a 40" pitch?). Plus, the meal service was not that great. Now, this was an older plane, so I'm sure the first class on their A319s and 320s is much better, but I wouldn't have paid the exorbitant fare or mileage to be up front on this plane.

The only neat part about this flight (and you can add this to the "famous persons" thread)? I got to sit next to fomer Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston.



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User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

I think the service is good but the environment is so dependent on which aircraft you fly. If you're flying DC9's don't expect something much different or special than coach.

User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4976 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

DC9 = first class sucks, seats are hard and leg room isnt all that good

A320 + 757 = very good

MESABA .. the best

Mark


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

I completely agree with FLYYUL's assessment. I've flown about 25 NW segments in FC this year, and my experience is the same.

I think NW has improved quite a bit over the last 3 years. Very recently, I've noticed an improvement in their FC meals as well.



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User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 690 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

Service: NW first class service is very good from my experiences. I have also flown first with CO and DL, and NW is the best consistently (though I had 1 that with unparalleled service).

Food: Food is good, especially on flights to or from the west coast.

Seating: I agree with the assessment above, DC-9s aren't the best, but the rest of the fleet is good. I really liked 1B on a NW 753 I flew on recently.



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User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

NW's first class on their DC-9's as average. Don't expect any perks.

The 757 cabin is very comfortable and since it is on longer segments there is usually more perks and meals.

If you're lucky, maybe you can get a DC-10. Very roomy and comfortable.

Enjoy!


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

I'm not sure I agree with Geg2. I've only flown Mesaba twice (MCI-MEM and STL-MEM), but on both occasions, the service was almost solicitous. I felt like I wasn't ordering enough drinks or snacks.

I'm usually a Platinum+ upgrade, so I've had the opportunity to fly first class on DC-9-10s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, A319s A320s, 757s, DC-10s, and 747-200s and from Amsterdam to Anchorage.

The most solicitous service was on the 747. Probably the most relaxed service was on a SDF-DTW flight on which I was the only first class passenger. The flight attendant and I had a great chat. Then I read while he went back to help out the other flight attendants.  Smile





User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4976 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

THE F meals arent all that good

Usually you get the choice between a sandwich (pastrami/turkey/ham) or salad (pasta salad or mediterrenean salad)

The sandwiches have a 2 inch layer of butter on the lower bun...

Mark


User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Can any on tell me about NW domestic First Class I am Flying on them in April and was wondering how there service is?

You should read my first two trips reports!!! I just posted them last night.

See:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36577
and
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/36578

Thanks!

B.


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

FLYYUL

I don't think I'm understanding you, or we're flying two different Northwest Airlines. The one I fly does not offer sandwiches in first class -- does not for breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner.

Perhaps you're thinking of the for-purchase boxed meals available in coach on some flights?

Otherwise, I beg that you tell us how/when/where you received such service on a Northwest flight in the first class cabin.





User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

My flights are:

MHT-DTW A319
DTW-MSP DC-9
MSP-HNL DC-10

HNL-MSP DC-10
MSP-DTW 757
DTW-MHT A319



THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO.  Smile Smile Smile



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

I'd say that NW's service is as good as anyone elses at this point. I'm not aware of anyone serving meals in F under 2 hours...

NW's pitch in F is only like 34-35", but from an elite standpoint, on the A319/A320/DC-9 it's worth it to have an extra row of seats to upgrade into.

I want to fly the Avro, but never seem to have a schedule that allows it.

Steve


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6564 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

The First Class seats on the DC-9's aren't exactly the most comfortable seats out there. They do not come close to Continental, United, or Delta domestic First Class. Meal service is decent on NWA in first, as is the service, but the seats (on the DC-9's) leave A LOT to be desired.


Steve in MSY


User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

The First Class seats on the DC-9's aren't exactly the most comfortable seats out there. They do not come close to Continental, United, or Delta domestic First Class. Meal service is decent on NWA in first, as is the service, but the seats (on the DC-9's) leave A LOT to be desired.

The seats may suck, but the fun of a DC 9 makes up for it, in my opinion, on shorter flights!!

B.


User currently offlineFlyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 281 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
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anyone know of any pictures of NWs first class and coach interior that is modern-meaning late 90s and this century? I can't find any good ones  Sad


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User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

I have found NW's domestic First Class product to be very good when compared to the competition. But to help you out, here are two trip reports of mine that include NW First Class flights.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/28357/6/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/34289/6/

The DC-10 should have a WBC interior, which means you should have a excellent seat on those flights.

SR 103


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

THE F meals arent all that good... Usually you get the choice between a sandwich (pastrami/turkey/ham) or salad (pasta salad or mediterrenean salad)

I find NW's meals to be pretty good... sandwiches are usually offered during lunch hours -- I had an excellent Ruben with oversized pickel not to long ago.


User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

As a regular passenger and elite level with a major airline...I have flown Northwest, Alaska and Delta in first this year on long haul, transcon flights. My rating is 1) Alaska, good seats, good food, good service and free DVD's (even though I did not use them - it's a nice touch), 2) Northwest, comfortable seats, good service, good food, 3) Delta, Seats are good (except Biz Elite which is really good), food is terrible (cold cereal) and the movie was terrible (don't bother). By the way if you get a NW flight with the World Business Seat...nice! Short haul first is just the bigger seat no matter who you are on and maybe a free beer. Horizon, has free beer on all flights at a coach price.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

By the way if you get a NW flight with the World Business Seat...nice!
Before anyone asks, WBC is only on the DC-10, A330 and B747 fleet. The only domestic flights offering WBC are to/from Hawaii -- although you may get lucky and fly on an unscheduled DC-10 / B747 reposition flight.


User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

True...I was on a DC-10 last year on domestic. It was indeed, nice. This year it's been Super 757s

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