VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1496 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9236 times:
I wonder if their big affiliation with KLM has something to do with it... I've noticed at my airport, that NW's counter terminals have a screen saver on it that switches back and forth between "NWA" and "KLM".
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6319 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9066 times:
NW and KL conducted what was the closest thing to an actual merger, without actually conducting one. There was even stock cross-ownership at one point. They share the profits on many routes. Now that AF is in the picture, we'll see what happens.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
Richie87 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8961 times:
Yep, of course Northwest is an American-based airline and business. I thought that maybe someone was gonna harp on about their fairly large purchase of Airbus equipment, ha ha. I do know that Amsterdam is a huge hub for them, and they were using a lot of DC-10 equipment which is now being gradually phased out, or so I understand.
It was not THAT long ago when the airline was known as Northwest Orient, and they did a lot of routes to the Far East, but were certainly not known as an Asian airline. When I was in my early 20's, a guy next door to me was a B 747 first officer who flew to the Far East quite often. I flew them frequently around the US Northwest during the 80's. They amazed me.. flying B 727 aircraft into Montana in awful conditions, ice-covered strips such as Helena, even with the tower closed in those days ! My neighbor thought it was no big deal....
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8838 times:
NW also has huge passenger feed at AMS from all over Europe thanks to KL which adds significantly to NW's passenger numbers. From the UK alone, KL offers multiple-daily frequencies to AMS from around 15 regional airports which has made it a very attractive hub for interlining. Many people choose this option rather than going through LHR or LGW.
Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8553 times:
KLM has nothing out of DTW, they use to a few years back a MD-11 I think. Now it is all NW metal and has been since 9/11 I think.
NRT might have more NW than AMS, but it is all the pictures you see plus if you've every been to AMS in the morning it looks like DTW at 4pm with all the Internationals. It's a great place to be. But I'm sure NRT has lots of NW tails at certain times of the day.
FlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 9 Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8453 times:
This is like asking why Coca-Cola sells soft drinks all over the world? NWA is America's Oldest Same Name Airline. (Northwest Airways, Northwest Orient, Northwest.) NWA was the first airline to fly to Asia. Yep even before Pan Am. They are a Global American Company.