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KLM MD-11 Still At MSP This Late  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

When I was going from the Twins game to a party, we drove past the airport. I noticed the KLM MD-11 still at MSP, it was at the BIG Northwest hangars which you can see off 5 East. NWA.com said flight was cancelled, I wonder what's wrong with the MD-11. Anyone know?

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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5270 times:

KL668/NW8668 was cancelled due to aircraft maintence.


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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5217 times:

not too many pax as most passengers will say if a flight is cancelled  Acting devilish


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

Yeah I knew it was cancelled due to maintence, I wonder what happened though? Probably something dumb like a de-ice system!  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3986 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Yea... deice and anti ice systems are real dumb when you're picking up ice. It might be 90 on the ground, but it certianly isn't at the flight levels, in the clouds, when it's -40C. Who cares what happened to it? It broke and either the crew timed out or they couldn't get it fixed. I saw her sitting there this morning at 730am.

AZJ


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

"Yea... deice and anti ice systems are real dumb when you're picking up ice."

I know, I was just joking around. Note the winking smiley. I'm not stupid, geez. I was just wondering what happened, you didn't have to reply in such a condescending manner...  Insane


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3986 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4883 times:

It's hard to tell what posts are complete drivel and what posts are sarcasm. People post some of the dumbest stuff here... I don't take any chances believing half the stuff that comes accross this board. Sorry if I insulted you, but it came accross as a idiotic comment.


AZJ


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

No problem at all. I understand, I do see some extremely idiotic comments here!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

At 5:00 this afternoon the KLM MD-11 was still in the hangar across from the SuperAmerica on Post Road. Today's KL 667/668 was a 747-400. This was one of the KLM Asia aircraft. I couldn't read the reg number from where I was. Do any NW MSP employees know what happened to yesterday's MD-11.
I would assume that yesterday's crew would work KL 668 today. What about the flight crew...are the pilots certified to operate both the 747 and the MD-11? How does that work? Thanks,
Alex


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3986 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

The MD11 pilots from yesterday will probably deadhead back on the 744 or ferry the MD11 back to AMS when it's fixed. The pilots are only certified on one type, the FAs on the other hand are probably cross qualified.


AZJ


User currently offlineMdutch From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4784 times:


Yep, flight attendants are qualified for more aircraft. KLM lets flight crew dead head between several north american cities in case of plane changes. (ORD/YYZ/YUL/MSP/etc) If this is the case here all depends on how long the plane will be at MSP.


User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

What kind of party is near the airport????  Wink/being sarcastic

I also saw the M11. It was as I was leaving the train station.


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

Heh TJ, same here. Fort Snelling to the Twins! I'm never going to park again, I'm always taking Light Rail!

User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Since MSP is a NW hub and NW and KL are joined at the hip would it be possible for a NW flight crew to fly the 747 back to Amsterdam?

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3986 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

KL642 - not only no, but H*LL no.


AZJ


User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4390 times:

These MD-11's seem way too problematic. Here at SFO, I have seen KLM MD-11's overnighting several times due to maintanence issues. I wonder if these aircraft have a higher rate of mechanical problems than others, because it is very rare that I see other planes delayed like this.


Michael


User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

They do have more mechanical problems, there's a tv serie about Schiphol and KLM and the MD-11 is the aircraft which takes up half the series because of all the problems it has.

rgds, Plane Holland


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