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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
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I know there was a few of you wondering when they were going to be out, here it is.

Effective Dec. 15th-Jan 3rd:
http://www.nwa.com/travel/timetable/effective_121504.pdf



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
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NW Upgrade:

CID get's D9S service!  Big thumbs up

Post your upgrades too.  Smile


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

This isn't that big of a deal... they update these online at least monthly and sometimes more.


AZJ


User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

(Sigh) I do wish Northwest would reintroduce paper timetables. The thin little editions they were printing pre 9/11 couldn't have cost that much to produce. It's much nicer (and easier) to have something in hand when you're looking for a flight. Scrolling endlessly through an unwieldy PDF document just isn't the same.

Almost every foreign airline in the world - including in Europe, where online booking is as common as it is in the US - still publishes a printed timetable. Only Delta, AirTran and Aloha still publish them.



User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6775 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Doesn't WN still print paper timetables? They stopped for a quick minute, but then restarted, right?


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User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I have not seen any paper timetables printed lately at all. They have a lot of other promotional materials which they print that may look like the old time table.
They should bring it back and earn more potential customers in a small way.
W



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

The thin little editions they were printing pre 9/11 couldn't have cost that much to produce.

Actually, NW's last paper timetable was printed in the summer of 2002.

Doesn't WN still print paper timetables? They stopped for a quick minute, but then restarted, right?

WN did not print a paper timetable for Oct.- Dec. 2004 as an 'experiment'. Whether they will offer a paper timetable for Jan.- March 2005 remains to be seen.



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

I too wish the company would print them again as they helped us assist our passengers on board. By stopping the print of them has saved close to a million dollars a year, with those numbers, it just makes sense.

I down load a table to my Palm to use on board now.



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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Southwest did not print an October-December issue as a trial balloon. From what I've heard, the response from travelers was overwhelmingly in favor of bringing it back. Southwest's point-to-point network is so dense that you need a timetable just to decode it. I'm hoping they bring the paper schedules back after the first of the year.

I'm grateful to Delta for continuing to print a slim direct-flight-only timetable. In this day in age there's no need for a giant 500-page schedule (back in the 1990s when everyone was making tons of money, United was printing timetables that looked like "War and Peace") but a simple listing of flight times and equipment is very useful. Perhaps with Northwest's entry into SkyTeam they'll consider it, although I'm not holding my breath.

The one airline that can keep its timetables in Continental. They used to print these horrible 'pocket' schedules that was difficult just to hold, let alone read.

Meant to add Independence Air to the short list of US carriers still publishing a schedule - although I'm not sure we'll see too many more Indy Air timetables. Get 'em while you can.


User currently offlineBtv92 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 51 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Unfortunately,the NW timetable still won't download for me after waiting 10 min.It was still less than 40% complete when I gave up.I'll try the website.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6499 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

In the current AirTran timetable..it states "YOU'RE READING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"

Take that for what its worth.



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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 867 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

FlyI prints a paper timetable, too....

User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

I agree with everyone here... PDF-based timetables suck! I like to have a tangible paper timetable but no, they cost too much for the airlines. Angry I think the airlines should have viewed timetables as a unavoidable operational necessity not able to be sacrificed. However in this ever cash-strapped industry I guess it was unavoidable. How come foreign airlines still publish them, do they have government subsidies or something?


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User currently offlineAdmluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

How about the new schedule?
It has a load of florida flights. More so than ever before, even more than last year at this time. MSP to FLL 2Mx a day,MSP to MIA 3x A320,MSP to TPA 6x

DTW to FLL 6x 2 757
DTW to MCO 7x 2 753
DTW to TPA 7x
DTW to SRQ 2x D9S
DTW to PBI 4x

and many more......................................................................................


User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Foreign carriers still print timetables for a number of reasons:

- in many countries, online booking and computer ownership aren't nearly as common
- they're a sign of prestige... look at Middle Eastern carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Gulf Air, who print very high-quality schedules on glossy paper, complete with full-color route maps and aircraft diagrams
- they recognize that most people would rather have a schedule in hand than on an electronic screen

With that said, there are some foreign airlines (KLM, Varig, Qantas, SAS) who have also stopped printing timetables.

American Airlines announced last summer that they would begin to offer a printed timetable again, but to the best of my knowledge this never happened. There's just no money for any extras right now, no matter how convenient they might be.


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3529 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

wooooey.. Now DSM isn't the only Iowa airport to get mainline service. In the late 90's Sioux City used to get 2 DC-9's / day to MSP, along with various Saab and RJ service.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Ummmm... if y'all want a printed time table, then why don't you just print out this timetable??


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Ok, MSP-SJC service is increased to 3x daily and NW1500 is downgraded from an A319 to D9S. MHT-MSP is 1x/day when the AM 9E flight ends.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

I was going to print it out but when i saw that i would be printing 123 pages..i figured that it is just easier to read it online  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Don't forget her folks this new one is ONLY until January 3rd...the spring should be coming out next week...


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

In the current AirTran timetable..it states "YOU'RE READING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"

Take that for what its worth.


727LOVER,

I just picked up a current AirTran timetable this past Friday. The smaller print underneath the Endangered Species line mentions (but without it outright stating the obvious) that future timetables can be found under www.airtran.com. Unless people write FL and protest, the November timetable may very well be their last paper timetable.



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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
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wooooey.. Now DSM isn't the only Iowa airport to get mainline service. In the late 90's Sioux City used to get 2 DC-9's / day to MSP, along with various Saab and RJ service.

Actually CID has had mainline 4x a week for a while, Allegiant MD-83's have been doing LAS-CID.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
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How about the new schedule?
It has a load of florida flights. More so than ever before, even more than last year at this time. MSP to FLL 2Mx a day,MSP to MIA 3x A320,MSP to TPA 6x

DTW to FLL 6x 2 757
DTW to MCO 7x 2 753
DTW to TPA 7x
DTW to SRQ 2x D9S
DTW to PBI 4x

and many more......................................................................................


Well, that's the winter schedule. If they would only boost the number of SEA-DTW flights year-round.



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