Flyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
Today, NWA Northwest Airlines celebrates 25 years of Trans Atlantic passenger service. March 31, 1979 a Northwest Orient 747 flew from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Detroit to JFK to Copehgen and final stop Stockholm. As of tonight, flight 50 from DTW to CDG will be on the new Airbus A330-300 with a passenger capacity of 34C and 264Y all seats have the new AVOD IFE. Congrats NWA, and thanks to all customers who fly NWA !
DTW to AMS 3 out of 4 flights.
DTW to CDG
DTW to FRA
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2846 times:
Wow, its been 25 years? I remember when NW first announced transatlantic services, mainly out of JFK and BOS, with service mainly to Scandanavian cities and even Iceland I believe. Times have changes, now its all about service into AMS and service out of the MSP and DTW hubs.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2903 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
I look forward to using NWA when they finally introduce the A330-300's from LGW to the US.
Does anyone know when this is likely?
I have nothing against the DC-10's, but I am a demanding passenger and expect individual p@ssport systems at every seat like US Airways. They are the only airline I will fly on to the US at the moment.
B6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 813 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
thats awsome for NW!!! Congrats!
of course you gotta have the rumors flowing...so...
anyone hear of any new service to Europe on NW? especially once they get a good number of their A330's (both -200/-300) out and flying? is it only LGW, CDG, FRA, FCO, and AMS that NW serves?
what about Asia? think they'll be like UA and by-pass NRT and fly non-stop flts at all? (yes i know NRT is a VERY big ops area for them) but i'm talking more just on particular routes (IE: HKG-US, US-China n/s, etc).
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2581 times:
The April 30, 1978 flight schedule shows nonstop service to Cophenhagen from JFK operated by Flight 30, and Flight 34 from Boston to Glasgow. The service started June 8, 1978!!! I'm sorry Bobnwa, but it's in black and white and published.
ARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
After further research and going to airtimes.com and looking at the Northwest Timetable gallery I discovered that Northwest Airlines was hit by a Pilots strike in June 1978 and the service did not start until 1979. The route was changed to MSP.