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LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!  
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Just found out yesterday that starting Oct 31, NW will launch A319 service to MEM. It will replace the DC-9 launch flight at 7:20 am (flight 970) and return as an overnighter (RON flight) at 715pm (flight 969).

Sweet!  Big thumbs up

Just thought I'd share.

GulfstreamGuy


"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
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User currently offlineNW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

SWEET! I've been waiting for this for a long time. Thanks for the info gulfstreamguy!
NW747400


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

This is really good news. It will be the first SCHEDULED Airbus flight to LIT.

Wonder what will happen to the DC-9? Scrapped??

Now if we can only get an A319/A320 to DTW. That flight is way too long in that CRJ!!

GulfstreamGuy: Haven't had the chance to write a trip report but LIT-DTW was okay...but for the first 45 minutes there was a baby crying and there is no way you can avoid that on a CRJ!!

EDIT: Is the LIT website reporting this? I'll have to book that flight to MEM when I go to OGG and HNL for spring break!

[Edited 2004-08-16 23:47:29]

User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

According to nwa.com it will only last until the end of November. It is probably just for the Clinton Library opening.

User currently offlineNW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Dang I hope that it doesn't switch back. Maybe if they get really good loads they'll keep it. NW7E7 Your absolutely correct this is a big step forward as this will be the first scheduled Airbus flight to LIT  Big thumbs up!
NW747400


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7711 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

NW matches capacity with demand on every flight and makes frequent equipment changes.

You could see anything from a CRJ, ARJ, DC-9, A319. Remember the DC-9-50 and A319 seat the same number.

The DC-9 is just going somewhere else in the system. Its just how the aircraft routing model worked out.


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

We used to have DC-9-50 service but it switched over to DC-9-30 last winter.

Hopefully this A319 stays around!!!  Love


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

YEA more Mainline flying!!!


THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

LIT is infested with these RJ's!!(No disrespect to the CRJ7's)

We need all the mainline we can get.

Mainline at LIT:

DL: MD-80's, 732's
NW: DC-9, A319's!!!
WN: 737's of course!


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

anyone know when they're retiring the DC9s?  Big grin

User currently offlineNW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

"anyone know when they're retiring the DC9s?" NEVER there gonna be around forever just to torture us!
NW747400


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

They are being phased out so slowly that we cant even notice it unless we look in the World Traveler Magazine every month.

I think NW will take a very close look at Bombardier's C-Series. It is designed to be a DC-9 and "Classic" 737 replacement.


User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

"Wonder what will happen to the DC-9? Scrapped??"

Yeah right. Sure. Absolutely.  Big grin  Laugh out loud


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