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NW To Retire 7 DC-9s Next Year  
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10096 times:

According to the financial results conference call with analysts and media today, NW plans to retire 7 DC-9s in 2005 while bringing on board 3 more A330s and 4 A319s, plus the last 16 CRJs for Pinnacle.




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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9941 times:

What retire them! O gosh the forum is going to break into chaos.

User currently offlineCBphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9916 times:

 Crying well.....at least they have a few more where they came from!! Do you know what series of 9ers will go? just curious
cheers



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9897 times:

How many, and which ones, of the DC-9-10 series are still flying around for NW?

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9871 times:

I believe the DC-9-10s will be gone by the end of this year.


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9836 times:

The forum will be a-buzz with rumors now Smile It's another NW retiring they're DC-9's thread....But this time it sounds like reality!. That's alot of DC-9's to get rid of.... They must be planning a large purchase.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3308 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9786 times:

"That's alot of DC-9's to get rid of.... They must be planning a large purchase."

Already happened... CRJ's.... As the person who started the thread noted, 16 more CRJ's will be coming to Pinnacle.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9769 times:

But what are they going to replace them with???????








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User currently offlineCBphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9741 times:

Ohhh...it has to be the 717s, what other a/c could it be  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4435 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9718 times:
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The baby 9's are still flying MSP-DSM!!!! Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9670 times:

The last DC9-10 will be retired on January 4, 2005. So if you wanna book a ticket on that last flight, find out what it will be. It will be a true sad day in Aviation History. The -10 is my favorite series, as it was the "ORIGINAL" American Twin-Jet. Such a cute baby.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3308 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9666 times:

I fly the baby 9 on the early DTW-CVG flight. Unfortunately, I've had it cancel about 25% of the time, and I was flying it weekly for awhile. But I'll take the 9 over the CRJ anytime!

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9557 times:


I think to the illusions of everyone on this forum for a large order of **** to replace the Dc-9's in a bulk...this will not happen. What we will see will be the -9's leaving in numbers, such as 7 here, 9 there...10 here, and you will see them replaced by a combination of various a/c, such as CRJ's, A319s and A320s. So anyways, thanks for your service, little guys, you are wonderful!!!



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9484 times:

TOLtommy- I was refering to they're entire fleet, not just the first wave. I understand they are replacing them with RJ's and busses. I was curious if they were going to make a bulk order of aircraft, and take delivery as they retired off chunks of the 9's....

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9429 times:

ATA should get rid of the expensive 737s and take NW's DC-9s!  Big grin


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9429 times:

I just want to ask this - how many DC-9s does NWA have in its fleet right now? And if possible, by variant?

User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9283 times:

Northwest currently has...


35 DC-9-50s

12 DC-9-40s

108 DC-9-30s

8 DC-9-10s

Total all variants.... 163

From NWA's website.



NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9189 times:

"That's alot of DC-9's to get rid of.... They must be planning a large purchase."

Already happened... CRJ's.... As the person who started the thread noted, 16 more CRJ's will be coming to Pinnacle.


The CRJ 200 is not replacing the DC-9's, second, the new pilots contract shows that 70 seater planes will be flown by NW pilots.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9181 times:

I will be flying on a niner from JFK to MSP on May 7, 2005. Which version do they use? I have not been on a niner for many years. I have been on the 717. It will be nice to compare a new 717 to an almost 40 year old niner. With those old generation engines, I bet my vote will be for the niner.


Go Delta!
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9094 times:

Thanks for the info, KDTWFlyer. Big grin

Sounds like NWA has the largest DC-9 fleet in the world! Is that right?


User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9088 times:

Yea the DC9s are very cool. Anyways, May 5th, 2005 has two flights from JFK-MSP. Here they are according to the NW/KLM PC timetable...

Flight NW733
Operated by Northwest Airlines
Departure New York NY - John F. Kennedy Intl
Thu 05 May 2005 at 8:10 am
Terminal 4
Arrival Minneapolis/St Paul MN - Intl
Thu 05 May 2005 at 10:12 am
Lindbergh terminal
Stops Nonstop
Travel time 3 hr. 2 min.
Transfer time
Aircraft type MDC DC-9
Service
on board First Class
Economy Class

Time difference -1 hr. 0 min.
Distance 1652 km
1026 miles
E-ticketing Electronic ticketing is possible for this flight

AND...

Flight NW735
Operated by Northwest Airlines
Departure New York NY - John F. Kennedy Intl
Thu 05 May 2005 at 5:35 pm
Terminal 4
Arrival Minneapolis/St Paul MN - Intl
Thu 05 May 2005 at 8:00 pm
Lindbergh terminal
Stops Nonstop
Travel time 3 hr. 25 min.
Transfer time
Aircraft type MDC DC-9
Service
on board First Class
Economy Class

Time difference -1 hr. 0 min.
Distance 1652 km
1026 miles
E-ticketing Electronic ticketing is possible for this flight

which doesn't answer your question, however, today NW735 is scheduled to be a DC-9-30 as well as for tomorrow and yesterday. Couldn't find any stats on NW 733.

I think I found the longest NW DC-9 route ....

Flight NW1640
Operated by Northwest Airlines
Departure Flint MI - Bishop
Sat 30 Oct 2004 at 9:50 am

Arrival Fort Lauderdale FL - Intl
Sat 30 Oct 2004 at 12:56 pm
Terminal 1
Stops Nonstop
Travel time 3 hr. 6 min.
Transfer time
Aircraft type MDC DC-9
Service
on board First Class
Economy Class

Time difference 0 hr. 0 min.
Distance 1907 km
1185 miles
E-ticketing Electronic ticketing is possible for this flight

Anyone find one longer than that?



NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
User currently offlineAdmluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9045 times:

I can't seem to be able to listen to the webcast. Do i have to wait 24hrs. or what please help me?

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9048 times:

Thanks for the info, KDTWFlyer. Big grin

Sounds like NWA has the largest DC-9 fleet in the world! Is that right?


Of course, and not to mention the largest A320 series fleet in the world, and as far as total fleet I think they are about to surpass Air France as the worlds largest Airbus operator.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Thanks for checking KDTWflyer. Good information. My JFK flight to MSP is the 8:10 am departure at 3 hours 25 minutes. That sure is a long distance for these old niners. I look forward to it. I guess that is the beauty of the niners in that they don't publish the actual type until later so they have the flexibility to substitute when necessary. Very efficient NWA.


Go Delta!
User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8823 times:

Are they ordering 3 more A330s, or are they just having only 3 more deliverd next year?


All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
25 KDTWFlyer : Northwest is ordering 6 more A330-300s and 10 more A330-200s with options for 36 more A330-300s.
26 N808NW : KDTWFlyer, so 16 more A330s are to be deliverd, for a total of 30? I thaught it was about 24 total.
27 PSU.DTW.SCE : KDTWFlyer, I think you are a little confused There is NO order for additional A330's. All that was addressed is NW's fleet plan for 2005, plain and si
28 M404 : Burnsie28 The CRJ 200 is not replacing the DC-9's, second, the new pilots contract shows that 70 seater planes will be flown by NW pilots. 1. Even Pas
29 Burnsie28 : M404, yeah actually explanation of what the contract will be has gone out to pilots, in fact, i have it right here in my hand.
30 Post contains links Samurai 777 : "Of course, and not to mention the largest A320 series fleet in the world, and as far as total fleet I think they are about to surpass Air France as t
31 Burnsie28 : Yep, A320 Series- (Top 10) 1- Northwest (148) 2- Air France (130) 3- US Airways (111) 4- United (106) 5- Air Canada (102) 6- America West (86) 7- Iber
32 M404 : Burnsie28 OK I get it. A summation. I figured that would be out. Was it in mail or a site. In other words - can I peek?
33 FlyMeToTheMoon : I think that the retirement of the DC-9s - even only 7 - will result in a global glut of Diesel fuel! I just could not resist it. This being said... I
34 Burnsie28 : Well I have some stuff but im not going to post it here, PM me your AIM address.
35 Unitedkatw : I am soooo happy that NW is retiring them. I have been waiting for this for a while and I know that alot of people who participate in the forum hate t
36 Jafa : Whats the big deal? NWA has been retiring some DC9's every year.
37 Post contains images Flyguyclt : 163 - 7 = 156 to go ! Safe Flying
38 MD11LuxuryLinr : Thank you, Jafa. I was thinking the same thing. NW has been retiring DC9s for a few years now.. granted, most of them were -10s and some were -30s.
39 Post contains images Flyguyclt : Unitedkatw: The A319 comes to GRB. I flew out on it this morning. Safe Flying
40 Jmc1975 : If you broke out all the windows in an AMC Pacer, would the roof collapse?
41 PSU.DTW.SCE : Yeah, NW has been retiring DC-9's since the early 90's, nothing new here.
42 BR715-A1-30 : Hopefully we will then get something different at KGRB / GRB ??? Thanks for the news bulletin. Probably Avros and A319s... You'll get REAL sick of tho
43 Post contains links AviatorTJ : Vote: What will replace the NW DC-9s? This is new information? How many nines did the get rid of this year? Has there been a year since acquiring RC t
44 Post contains links KDTWFlyer : I got the A330 information from Northwest's fleet subsection of their Investor relations page..... http://ir.nwa.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=111021&p=irol-fle
45 PSU.DTW.SCE : Yeah, those numbers are a little dated, end of June. Since NW has already taken delivery of 4, soon to be 5 A330-200's since then.
46 The777Man : United does not have 106 A320-series aircraft; UA has 97 A320s and 55 A319 = 152. That includes Ted but Ted is a part of United Airlines. The777Man
47 Olympus69 : Air Canada has 113 A320 family not 102 (13 A321, 52 A320, 48 A319) plus 19 wide-bodies for a total of 132 Airbuses.
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