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NWA Celebrates 25 Years Of Trans Atlantic Service.  
User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4506 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 !

A330-300 service.

DTW to AMS 3 out of 4 flights.
DTW to CDG
DTW to FRA

May 01.
All 4 AMS nonstops.
DTW to FCO.



Safe Flying  Smile


Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4469 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.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3001 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4435 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.



User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4402 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).

again congrats and may that red tail SHINE!

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

NWA started transatlantic service on June 9, 1978 to Glasgow and Oslo. It's in
the April 30, 1978 Timetable.


User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Just going by the NWA company published paper. But even they make mistakes now and then.


Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4306 times:
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Well right now 3301-3306 is in service right now. The reintro on FCO is the only route right now. There is talk of MSP-CDG, but nothing official yet. The A330-200 will be coming in June.


Made from jets!
User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6441 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4251 times:

ARCJET,
Your wrong, Northwest began service in March 1979!!!!!! If you have timetable that reads otherwise, it is wrong!!


User currently offlineARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4204 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.

User currently offlineSeamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

I've posted the same one a day earlier.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1485892/


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040331/cgw019_1.html


Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

Thanks for the link my friend. Always good to have factual in print back up.

In all honesty. NWA could have had a time table out there for an earlier start up date. But if the bookings are not there. The service could have been cancelled before it even began.

Safe Flying  Smile



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineARCJET From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3989 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.

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