FlyABR From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 798 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
a friend of mine is traveling from MSP to LGW in november...is there any chance that NW will have some A333s on that route by then? her ticket currently says DC10-30, but i was hoping she'd get to RIDE the new plane! thanks for any info...
NWADTWFA From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 162 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3084 times:
Not likely. MSP is one of the last cities planned for the arrival of the A330. The majority of the this reason has to do with crew bases and training. I wish everyone had a chance to ride on the new A330...it is a dream!
The schedule for now in Nov. is tenative, but the only MSP route that will be upgraded by then is 1 of the AMS flights, to replace the KLM flight. BOS-AMS is also penciled in to receive an A330 in Nov, when the 4th DTW-AMS and DTW-FCO seasonal flights end.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8066 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2450 times:
NW had taken delivery of 8 A330-300's in the past year, and they have all been solely operating on Trans-Atlantic flights out of DTW.
Later this month NW will take delivery of its first A330-200, 7 will come this year, and be put into service first for Asia flying out of NRT and then on NRT-SEA/SFO/PDX routes in the fall. No more A330-300's will be delivered this year.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
If I were your friend I'd be jumping at the chance to ride on one of the last remaining mainline passenger DC-10's in service. Sure the A330, A340, and 777 are all nice, but oh boy do I miss seeing tons of those old trijets.