Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
NW- Odds Of Aircraft With N/c?  
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hey guys

Im flying out to Austin tomorrow for 2 weeks of fun with my forensics friends  Smile
We're flying Northwest on the following flights:

6/25 NW653 EWR-DTW D93
6/25 NW223 DTW-AUS 319

We tried to keep a secret from two of my friends about the DC-9 because they are afraid to fly, but they did some research of their own and are now frightened that the airplane is so old. I've been trying to calm them down... but it's not working!!

It's my hope that if they see the aircraft in new colors, it MIGHT ease their nerves a little bit... so my question is, what is the current breakdown of new colors versus old colors?

If anyone knows which DC-9 might be opping 653 tomorrow, thatd be awesome, but that isn't the purpose of this thread. I just want to know what the odds are of getting a new colored aircraft!

Thanks a lot
JBLU

16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Most of the DC-9's in Northwest's fleet have not yet been repainted. However they are scrambling to do so. The flight you are taking tomorrow will most likely be a DC-9-50 if that is the case, there is a better chance that it will appear in its new makeover. If it is a DC-9-30 the odds are less. Good luck with your trip. Have Fun!


Fly High!
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

I fly on NW DC-9s all the time. Tell them nothing to worry about. They look great inside.

A a little more than a quarter of the fleet has been repainted, last I heard.

Have a great trip!



Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1396 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

On the other hand, a lot of the 9's in the new c/s really show the exhaust markings a lot more visably than those in the old c/s. Not riding on a plane because it's older seems so overblown to me...it'd be one thing if there were reliability problems with these birds, but as mentioned, they have nice new interiors, are the workhorse of a relatively solid airline, and get people to/from where they need to go.


I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Old DC9s!!!! Big grin

I routinely fly to MEM on a DC9-14 (10? maybe). I asked the pilot once and he told me that the aircraft was delivered in 1966. That made it 16 years old when I was born  Nuts Saddly now it always seems to be that hideous Arvo Arvoliner. What a PoC in comparison to the DC9!!!

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

I'd rather fly one of NW's DC-9's then a new CRJ..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2453 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Gotta love the old -9s. I will tell you though...I feel more comfortable flying in my 172 cause I am flying. But, I echo the posts above. I would definately fly in a -9 than a CRJ...more room.


XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

NWA757, he said D93 for the DC-9 leg. He didn't say D95, the DC-9-51. Now, back to the point, chances are, you'll get the new colors. Here in PIT, You'll be lucky to see the old colors. By the way, if you get N994Z, let me know. It's my favorite DC-9-32. It's used for my new ******** (I censored out something for security reasons. If I didn't, I'd be doomed!)


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Thanks for the replies

Im not scared of the DC-9, its my friends!!

JBLU


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

JBLUA320,

I just checked the computer system as of 3:35pm MDT your A/C #'s are:

9929
3164

#3164 I am pretty sure will have the new colors..do not know about the -50.

Thanks for flying NWA! have a great trip!



THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

NWAFA
335 MDT? where you in rap?


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Geg,

No Sorry home in the Mountin time zone!



THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Thanks a lot-

It looks like N364NB might be among the newest A319s in the fleet. I passed the word on to my friend, and she was happy.

Thanks again!
JBLU


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Just to pass it along..

If those numbers remain accurate, then the aircraft are:

DC-9-31 N8923E (1967)
A319-100 N364NB (2003)

Thanks
JBLU



User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

NWADC9, et al.,

N994Z is, I believe, the only former Ozark DC-9 in our fleet. I could be mistaken. I once read an article that stated while operating an Ozark flight, the landing gear on one side of the plane collapsed, causing the wing to snap off. The plane was repaired and put back into service, and eventually sold off to Republic Airlines. The rest, as they say, is history. I hope that I have the correct plane.

I'll have to find the article. I think it's in a back issue of AIRLINERS.

Iflewrepublic.



Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3332 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

JB.. enjoy your trip.. lucky sob getting to fly tomorrow.. oh well. at least i have the chance to fly US Scareways in 8.5 days...


Leo/ORD -- Groetjes uit de VS! -- Heeft u laatst nog met KLM gevlogen?
User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Kind of OT, but my only complaint about "old" aircraft is the rather faded and abused interior. Now I know it costs a lot of money to redo interiors, but I think it helps to have a well maintained interior for passengers, so they have more confidence in the aircraft actually getting them to their destination. Same with a good paintjob.

But from what I know NW has pretty new interiors in the DC9s, so thats good news for me, since I'll be flying one from DTW to ALB in a few weeks.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Aircraft With Highest Number Of Flight Hours posted Fri Apr 14 2006 16:29:25 by NA
Ratio Of Westjet Aircraft With PVT's? posted Sat Mar 4 2006 18:25:31 by Jetskial
NW Mechanics Out Of Touch With Reality? posted Thu Sep 8 2005 21:47:10 by Clickhappy
NW- King Of The Aircraft Swap? posted Sun Jun 20 2004 03:39:21 by JBLUA320
Airport With Greatest Variety Of Aircraft? posted Mon Oct 20 2003 16:41:30 by Jmets18
Southwest With Any Other Type Of Aircraft.....? posted Thu Aug 21 2003 01:44:40 by Chicago757
Purpose Of Flights With Aircraft Changes? posted Tue Aug 12 2003 20:47:14 by Ssides
End Of Christened Aircraft With Air NZ posted Sun Nov 18 2001 10:33:38 by Freedomair737
The Airline With The Widest Range Of Aircraft Is.. posted Sat Nov 17 2001 23:34:55 by N2805WWest
Category Status Of Countries With The FAA posted Wed Dec 13 2006 00:50:24 by Airevents