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New NW Nonstop Memphis-Boise = Why?  
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
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Does anyone in our large NW member group know why NW has added a once a day MEM-BOI flight? Not only that they don't have a return nonstop. Only connections via MSP or DTW. If they really are trying to make MEM better then why this? Add to that the return to the already proven disastrous directional hub system that failed once before. Obviously they can cut hub personnel if less planes on ground during a push but pax also have half the connections.


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User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

What???


Memphis to Boise???


When???

Why???

Aircraft???

Is this a joke?

Of all places Boise! Why not Orange County, Ontario, Sacramento, San Jose, Reno or Salt Lake City?

Great...just what we need.... another flight to Boise???


ha ha


LHR001


User currently offlinePilotNTrng From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

That doesn't make very much sense for NW to do this. If they want to go out west, why not more popular winter vacation spots, like Eagle,CO? Have they said what a/c they are going to use? Would the ARJ have the fuel range for that trip?


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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

What flight # is it? No press anoucement yet that I see or it on their posted schedule for the forseeable future

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
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It's NW1275. Can't get a acft type but the number indicates a mainline acft. Seems the Orbitz, part owned by NW, also doesn't know about it. Also brilliant. Looks like its through Dec only so it's possible ski related. An EPF (Equipment Positioning Flight) they just made live for the h--- of it. Or... A mistake. It's not the first time a fake flight has appeared then is gone before service starts. Any comments on the new directional hub??


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

it is NWA 1275, but it is a direct flight, one stop service via MSP, not a nonstop, an A319, the Short Bus

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3049 times:
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DIRECT! Ok. Now it makes since. Believe me, not to many down here know where BOI is. Thanks for clarification


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User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

I have a question for the large NW member group also. Northwest just announced new twice a day nonstop service from DTW to Duluth, MN. The flights will be operated by Pinnacle using the CRJ, and will begin March 1. Didn't NW try this route before?....and, if they did fly this route, what a/c type did they use...DC-9 or ARJ?


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User currently offlineCdgdtw From United States of America, joined May 2003, 200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

It did try the route before with the ARJ. It was pulled before moving into the new terminal in DTW. As DLH is an Airbus maintenance hub I thought maybe there would be a positioning flight with A320/319 aircraft but this surprises me it goes back to small equipment. I have no idea what kind of market is there.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Yeah, when I first heard about the new DTW-DLH service I would've suspected it would've been with an A319/A320 in order send aircraft to/from maintenance. This could be in response to American Eagle just reinstating ORD-DLH service too.

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3888 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Or, it simply could be because NW isn't done "connecting the dots" within their domestic network. DLH flights tend to be very full. There could be a high percentage of fliers who are double connecting to DTW, so nonstop service could be lucrative. If the route proves itself, it may someday graduate to an ARJ or maybe even DC9.


AZJ


User currently offlineCorbin From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

I am actually going to fly on NW1275 tomorrow (MSP-BOI). The flight comes in from Memphis at 7:36 p.m. and leaves for BOI at 9:02 p.m. The flight is operated by an Airbus A320 Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineRampboy77 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2319 times:



There is an large NW member group at airliners.net?

hmmm .. i didn't notice  Big grin


User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

NW is adding their 3rd BOI-MSP flight tomorrow until first week of Jan, then resume it in May, I believe. Sure makes the quick daytrip to Mall of America a lot better!
I think all the people asking what NW will replace their DC-9s with have to look no further than the Airlink CRJs!


User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2255 times:

This is just a little side note. LIT will finally have non-stop service to MSP starting on March 29, 2004. Flt 5668 will depart at 735a and flt 5608 will depart at 135p. It sucks that we will be using CRJs but I guess growth is growth. $$$

I NEVER thought I'd ever the day when NW flew to all 3 hubs from "The Rock!"

GG



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