Nwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2922 times:
Update on New Livery Aircraft
The first DC-10 to feature the new livery, ship No. 1226, is currently serving the Atlantic region. A second DC-10, ship No. 1239, is being painted and will return to service April 19. The new livery aircraft will serve the Portland-Narita route which will debut June 10.
As of April 9, 118 Northwest aircraft feature the new livery.
AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
Thanks for the update. I believe that 1226 returns to MSP tomorrow (Monday) for continuing service to the Atlantic region. Also I thought that 1238 was the other D10 down at AMA right now, obviously you might know the answer to that better than me. Sad to see the bowling shoe disappearing, but it is fun to see two liveries in operation!
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
They're quite a few reasons for NW starting up this route. NW got several contracts for corporate travel from local companies. Also the Portland Chamber of Commerce lobbied for it. Those factors, plus not having to connect passengers thru Seattle. NW believes the traffic from Portland will be a chance to use a A330-200 in place of a 747-200 out of Seattle. It has a good chance of succeeding. The sevice will first will be operated with DC10's. In the fall, it will switch to the A332. Seattle will also switch to the A332 as well.
United4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
I forgot they sold tickets for each other.
BTW, I know you weren't serious with your comment, but I really didn't mean what you thought. I am saying I am skeptical of the success of the route since operations in and out of PDX, never seem to be that busy. All my family lives between PDX and SEA and they perfer to travel in and out of SEA, same as me. So basically, I am basing it on what I know myself.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
AZO, he said he thinks it wouldn't be a good choice, he didn't recommend that NWA stop the route because it won't be successful! We'll just have to see how good this research is, because NW on a few past accounts made some pretty lousy decisions...
Leneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
United4everDen..On the contrary, I think Northwest will do well in Portland with the feed that it will receive from Alaska/Horizon and PDX own O&D traffic. Not to sound bias but I personally prefer flying from PDX over Sea/tac. Seattle is way to congested and it only going to get worst and the lines at the security area are extremely long and time consuming. I guess you and your family must look at this as a plus. Just for the record PDX is not the ghost town that you would like to lead every one to believe...