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Will NW Bring DC-10 Back To MCO?  
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4354 times:

Now that the A330s are taking over some of the DC-10-30 routes, aren't the DC-10-30s going to be going domestic, or are they retiring a DC-10 as the A330 comes in?

I was wondering if NW would be flying the DC-10 to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO from DTW or MSP during the winter months.

In recent months all of the other big 6 have been flying in widebodies to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO except NW whose largest plane has been the 757-300.

AA was flying the A300 from MIA and SJU last spring and summer
CO was flying the 764 from IAH and EWR and the 762 from EWR with an occassional 772 sub.
DL flies in everything widebody they have
UA flew the 763 once a week from ORD last month
USAir flies the 762 from PHL and CLT daily.

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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4290 times:

Yesterday morning, as I was boarding my NW flight from MSP-BDL, a DC-9-30, I saw a DC-10 parked at the next gate. I wandered over and the departure board at the gate said Orlando, but there was no activity, so that may not be an accurate indicator. Maybe it was just parked there for the night.

[Edited 2003-10-13 21:44:35]


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4248 times:

I'm guessing the only way that MCO will see the DC-10 again will be a rare substitution. All the flights are B757s and smaller. The DC-10s are now only scheduled for trans-Atlantic and Hawaii services.

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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8149 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4208 times:

Incorrect. DC-10s are still serving SFO-NRT.


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4202 times:

I would expect the 753 to serve MCO, as it was the slated replacement frame for domestic DC-10 flying.

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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Eventually, the DC-10 fleet will only be doing the Hawaii hauls (correct me if I'm wrong) with the 330s doing all international DC-10 traffic.

I believe I even read somewhere that NW is considering the 777 as a 742 replacement.


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

Does anyone know if NW will fly the 753 from DTW to MCO this winter?


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User currently offlineFlyABR From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

it's not entirely impossible that NW might put some of those newer DC10-30s in service between DTW/MSP and SFO/LAX/SEA and then onto the beach...

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3976 times:
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Where did you read this about the 777? NW is always "looking" at the 777. They've been "looking at the 777" ever since it's introduction. Highly unlikely at this point in time.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

MCO gets 1 or 2 757-300's a day.....one arriving around 11:20am. I miss seeing the -10 here....thank god for FedEx! Big grin

User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

I would think that as the A330's come in NW would rather retire the 10's than keep them around on domestic routes. Use the 2-pilot/crew 753's or 752's than the 3-pilot/crew DC-10's.


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User currently offlineCdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

Don't look for DC10 on any domestic, save for extreme circumstances. The 757-300 flies heavily on that route and is the replacement for the DC10.

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3773 times:
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I can see NW getting A330-200's for their longer haul routes like SEA-AMS. Does anyone know if NW is still slated to get A340's?

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

**Does anyone know if NW will fly the 753 from DTW to MCO this winter?**

They currently are flying the 753 between DTW and MCO once or twice a day and there are a couple from MSP too

I just got my airline tickets to go see my family in Detroit and i found a really cheap fair on NW right before christmas and the flight is a 753- Flight 429


User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

"Does anyone know if NW is still slated to get A340's?"
No they are not just 330-300 and 330-200


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Don't look for DC10 on any domestic, save for extreme circumstances. The 757-300 flies heavily on that route and is the replacement for the DC10.

Given Richard Anderson's announcement that the B742 will be retired "soon" & NW's earlier decision to spread the A330 deliveries over two additional years, it won't be feasible to outright retire the DC-10 for several more years. The long-term plan always has been to configure about half of them into a high-density domestic configuration & fly them on high-capacity routes. There was a big capacity gap between the B752 and DC-10-40/Domestic (about 100 seats) and the B753 filled it nicely. However, there's many routes that NW flies that demand additional capacity + cargo (like MSP-ANC). I think we'll see NW stick to its original plan and convert about half the DC-10s into domestic birds...


User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Does anyone know if NW is still slated to get A340's?

They were never "slated" to get A340s.


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

NW ordered 24 A340 - the order was cancelled in the early 1990s.

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