Ilovenz From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 149 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2985 times:
This question has been bugging me for a while, and when I saw the other post about NW DC-10s being replaced by the 330, I was reminded of it.
Every time I flew out of MKE (about once or twice a year), there was a Northwest DC-10 sitting at the gate. Even during the summer months when wide-body charters would have been unlikely, there would still be a DC-10 sitting there. Did NW ever operate a regular DC-10 service into MKE?
Ilovenz From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 149 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
Ok, thanks Mikey--
As soon as I read your post I got a vague memory of someone mentioning the MSP-MKE route providing the only regular wide-body service into MKE. Thanks a lot, and hopefully we can eventually get a widebody between MKE and Europe.
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1565 posts, RR: 21 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
When I read the topic of this thread, I was just about grab my camera and head down to MKE...it's been so long since the old -10s were a common sight at the airport.
Yes, I remember flying a DC-10 MKE-MSP once. Before the -40s were retired in 2001, they were used for a lot of transcons and flights within the US, as previously mentioned. Now, if I only could get one last ride in the beauties by not having to cross the pond and spend tons of money on a ticket to Europe.
Smileyjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
Great question about the -10 into MKE. We flew the DC10 to MKE sometimes 3 times a day as recently as 2001. I worked the evening flight many times and was always amused at the reaction from passengers that we flew such big equipment to MKE. Most often the flight was empty but we did fill sometimes. A co worker friend in operations tells me most of the time it was for maximum AC utilization and line maintenance in MKE and the fact that MSP gate space was not available due to the large amount of widebodies RON (remaining overnight) in MSP.
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
That 747 flight through MKE was NW220/221 routed MSP-MKE-JFK.
The NW DC-10s for the most part went to MSP.
Most years there was only one daily DC-10 flight, the exception was in 1992 with 2 DC-10 flights per day.
In 93' and 95', the DC-10 went to DTW but In 94' there were no DC-10 flights at all in MKE.
The favorite final destination for the DC-10 was SEA, some years it was LAX, LAS, or SFO.
The DC-10 flights to DTW, most ended up in MIA.
When NW announced they were making MKE a focus city, it was like a flashback for me, since NW at one time, flew out of MKE to: (727 exclusively)
Rochester MN 2X
This level of service ended around 1977, only to re-appear again 10 years later as the following. (post RC-Merger)
As I see it, is the THIRD TIME a charm for NW in MKE?