Kl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
They have a on/again.... off/again schedule with NWA.... Once described to me as " once the pitcher is filled, change it to another ",i.e. once KLM make a profit... NWA then gets a pice of the action... once KLM makes a profit... NWA then gets a piece of the action... It is a very odd agreement I must admit... the same situation for MSP!
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
I wish there was a KLM aircraft operating to DTW. Flew the 743 last Christmas while trying to avoid the red tails. Unfortunately KL has no plans to serve DTW this winter, but on the other hand, NW's A330's are great alternatives. Especially since NW's in-flight service has been dramatically improving each time I fly them.
UN_b732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
but the service is different, as are equipement. Some might fancy KL, some might fancy NW.
(I think NW finds a codeshare unlucrative since they are feeding a hub, and want NW flight numbers... KL would have to depend on O&D since NW would only sell a certain number of seats under their paper)
IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 day ago) and read 1805 times:
NW's scheduled to operate all three flights ex-DTW this winter and one more beginning in the spring. However, the latter's schedule won't be finalized for awhile... NW "traded" EWR-AMS and IAD-AMS for the fourth DTW frequency + MEM-AMS ... if KL were to return, I'd expect NW to "trade" for one of KL's routes.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 22 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
**The occasional and rare MD-11 flight into DTW was always my favorite**
It wasnt that rare- from 1995-96, KLM was flying the MD-11 to DTW in addition to the 747.
Then for the most part in 2002, KLM was flying the MD-11 with an occassional 743. I was lucky enough to see the KLM Asia 744 come to DTW as a sub one day last year when there was a technical problem with the MD-11 so we saw two KLMs parked at the Midfield that day.