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NWA News Etc..  
User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

The first 747-200 a/c 6638 is flying to AMA for new paint on the 19th..A320 number 78 joins the fleet also as 3278....


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1401 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5879 times:

Wow!!! A classic in the new scheme...that'll make a lot of people on here pretty happy. Myself included.  Smile


I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5808 times:

I don't see anything here about a DC-10 being painted in the new colors.....maybe we should have asked Santa for a new paint job on 1 NW DC-10  Smile


Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

BTW, when are they retiring their DC-9's ?  Innocent
UTA



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User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7696 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5678 times:

Interesting.....good news though as it would seem to indicate that some of the 742's will be around for a while longer. Looks as if the 742's are returning to NRT-HNL coming up in Jan.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5510 times:
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Either that, or NW is wasting money by painting old 747's in the new colors like TWA did. But i'm going to give the team in MSP the benefit of the doubt.


Made from jets!
User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

If the ship is due for paint then it should be painted. I am dying to see how the new LAX-DEN works out for NW.

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5448 times:

The majority of NW's 742s were built in 1980+, so it would be no surprise to see them hang around for a while..

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5376 times:

where can i find all this info???


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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

BTW, when are they retiring their DC-9's ?

Hopefully not for a long LONG time! Big grin

GG



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User currently offlineSpyglass From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

I haven't gotten a new JP for about 3 years....are the 40 & 50 srs still around, or just some of the 30's? The '9 is still one of my faves....


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

yes.. yes.. the 40s and 50s are STILL alive and well!

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

Will the 742 come back to MSP before entering service? I might smell a photo op  Wink/being sarcastic

__TJ__


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5037 times:
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It'll probably go directly to HNL,since they closed the 747-200 pilot base there.


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User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4981 times:

Thanks anyways, I'll continue waiting for my DC-10...  Yawn

__TJ__


User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Hot Rumor--Memphis will be phased into only 30 Mainline flights by Sept sked change...


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12147 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4687 times:
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Wow talk about downsizing, any proof in print of this change...


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User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

We have been hearing that also about Memphis going to 30 mainline flights. Only good news we heard is that the 4th bank will be back mid summer, or when NW cuts back on mainline flights there to make up for the capicity a bit.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7416 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
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Where did you hear this?



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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Unless the fourth bank of flights returns (it won't this summer, as stated above), I can't see this happening.

Think about it:
With the new reductions, MEM has less than 200 daily departures. With the ARJ likely being phased out, that means that nearly 170 / 200 flights would be operated by aircraft with either 30 or 44 (and some 50) seats. And those 30 flights would be mostly to the West Coast, Florida, a couple Caribbean cities, MSP and DTW... that leaves very little capacity, and no premium cabin that NW has remained commited to, in places like ATL, ORD, LGA, DCA, etc.

On NW's proposed Spring 2004 schedules, mainline had been trimmed to 50 flights while CRJ and ARJ invaded most cities... but after the fourth bank was eliminated, mainline flights quickly returned (to make up for lost capacity).

There's little doubt MEM will become a regional hub for NW in the near future, the only question is when...



User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Maybe NW will be routing most of the South-Eastern traffic via ATL and code-share with DL. THe smaller markets only NW Airlink servers via MEM will most likely still be retained.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Again, the majority of NW's codeshare agreements with DL and CO are pure marketing -- when you book a ticket with NW but fly DL or CO, NW receives little or no money from the ticket. MEM is an important piece of NW's network; an NW network with hubs in just DTW and MSP (excluding NRT and AMS) wouldn't be nearly as viable as one with MEM. After the fourth bank of flights was restored, MEM's total flight count & capacity nearly reached pre-9-11 levels... people in MEM shouldn't complain.

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3418 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

How big as far as O&D is MEM?

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

How big as far as O&D is MEM?

MEM's often listed as having the smallest O/D traffic of any major hub airport... but for once the saying 'it's not the size that counts, it's how you use it' really is true: given the density of the southeast/heartland, MEM has an excellent location + among the lowest costs per passenger of any major hub airport thanks in large part due to the FedEx SuperHub.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3418 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

My point of asking is that they might just decide to concentrate on the point to point makets for now. If it's that small, they don't need as much mainline. I guess size does matter.

25 Dtwintlflyer : It looks like AA is rethinking the STL downsizing....when they pulled the last of the 767 flights and cut down to just 80 or so mainline (md80 and a f
26 NWAFA : The rumor about MEM "downsizing" has been going on for years! Yes CRJ's are there, but many of them are replacing the Saabs. AMS is going to continue
27 RayChuang : I expect NW to start phasing out their DC-9 fleet starting in 2006, when the new ICAO Stage IV noise emission rules come into effect. They'll be repla
28 Acidradio : I expect NW to start phasing out their DC-9 fleet starting in 2006, when the new ICAO Stage IV noise emission rules come into effect. They'll be repla
29 Hammer : What you expect and what will happen are 2 different stories....
30 MSYtristar : It is inevitable. Every thread concering the fine airline known as NWA always gets sidetracked to a "when will they get rid of DC10/742/DC9" debate. P
31 NWDC10 : It would be cool to see a DC10 in new colors. Excellent wall paper I might add. Robert NWDC10
32 IndustrialPate : The rumor about MEM "downsizing" has been going on for years! It's not a rumor, NW is downsizing MEM. Originally CRJ/ARJ were to invade MEM this year,
33 Lhr001 : Will Memphis retain Amsterdam service? LHR001
34 M404 : Hmmmmm. Lets see now. MEM will go to 30 mainline flights by Dec and the forth bank will restart this summer. OK 30 divided by 4 is 7.5 mainline flts p
35 IndustrialPate : M404, Don't forget that of the 30 flights, almost half would be to DTW and MSP. Here's a comparison of MEM's schedule for Winter 2004 from when NW ori
36 M404 : IndustrialPate Yup. That works out nice. Four banks (am sure that wont last) with one DTW, MSP each and the odd SEA LAS LAX SFO thrown in. But can it
37 IndustrialPate : M404, I believe that if NW could mimic CO with 300+ regional aircraft (turboprops + regional jets) on their behalf and 300-350 mainline aircraft (incl
38 Cessna172RG : Glad to hear that the 742 will get new paint...some really need it... As for other news... Just saw on TV, as indicated from a staff member at PDX...
39 PSU.DTW.SCE : See other post..... PDX-NRT starts in June with a DC-10-30, to become an A330-200 by year-end
40 Timf : Any update on the 747-200 in new colors? I would have expected to be out a long time ago. It's been in for nearly 3 weeks if it did in fact go in on t
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