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Isn't Northwest American?  
User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9600 times:

I thought Northwest Airlines is an American airline. If so then why is there so many in AMS:


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Or is that they have a lot of flights there?


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9534 times:
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Yes, we are a US carrier. Our large numbers at AMS are because of our long-standing alliance with KLM.


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9519 times:
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Is this a real question or is it april 1st?

Yes,NW is an American question and have quite a few daily flights to/from AMS.



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9511 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".


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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9483 times:

AA has a lot of flight to/from LHR. Does that make American British?

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9341 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.


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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9268 times:

Northwest flies from AMS to the following places.

Bombay 2X daily DC10
Boston 1X daily A330
Detroit 3x daily A330
Memphis 1x daily DC10
Minneapolis 3X daily DC10.

That's a lot of DC10 flights, all daily.



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User currently offlineRichie87 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9236 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....


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9211 times:

You should see the AA and UA flights at LHR then  Big grin
There must be something like 16 AA flights daily to LHR...all using 777s



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User currently offlineJrMafia90 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9210 times:

It was a serious question. I was just making sure, that is a lot of flights there.

User currently offlineBnatraveler From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9156 times:
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If you think that display of planes is a ton, take a look at what they do from NRT!

User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9152 times:

Of Course NW is American......They Hub out of AMS
to connect flights to KL.

when in doubt, Check there website.....www.nwa.com

Have a nice day Big grin



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9160 times:

I believe there are actually more NW planes in Tokyo/NRT than in AMS.

DTW 2x daily B744
HNL 10x weekly B744/742
HNL 1x daily DC10
JFK 1x daily B744
LAX 1x daily B744/742
MSP 8x weekly B744
PDX 1x daily A332
SEA 1x daily A332
SFO 1x daily A332

BKK 1x daily A332
CAN 6x weekly B757
GUM 9x weekly B742
HKG 1x daily B744
ICN 1x daily A332
MNL 1x daily B744
NGO 1x daily B757
PEK 1x daily A332
PUS 1x daily A332
PVG 1x daily B744
SIN 1x daily A332
SPN 10x weekly B742
SPN 1x daily B757

@DIJKKIJK
Allow me to add one more to your list from AMS

SEA-AMS 1x daily DC10

[Edited 2005-01-30 18:14:17]

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9113 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.


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9083 times:

There must be something like 16 AA flights daily to LHR...all using 777s

AA only uses them at LHR

NW has hubs at AMS and NRT. NW Far East route system gives them a huge presense at NRT and a substantial one at AMS.

Regards,
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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9054 times:

There must be something like 16 AA flights daily to LHR...all using 777s

AA only uses them at LHR


Whats your point, Jr?



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8949 times:

Northwest flies from AMS to the following places.

Bombay 2X daily DC10
Boston 1X daily A330
Detroit 3x daily A330
Memphis 1x daily DC10
Minneapolis 3X daily DC10.

That's a lot of DC10 flights, all daily.


You forgot SEA 1X daily DC-10

Lets not forget NW at NRT (like posted above)

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Yep 757 at NRT

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[Edited 2005-01-30 19:09:52]


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User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8871 times:

Does KLM do anything out of DTW or MSP?

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8844 times:
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Does KLM do anything out of DTW or MSP?
On and off. During the summer when an extra AMS is added to the schedule, sometimes KL will get it.



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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8828 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.

[Edited 2005-01-30 19:33:27]

User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8728 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.


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User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8626 times:

slightly off topic... but dose NW have IFE on its intra asia flights?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8608 times:

slightly off topic... but dose NW have IFE on its intra asia flights?

Yes on both counts.

N


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

FlyGuyClt:

Could you please explain this: NWA was the first airline to fly to Asia. Yep even before Pan Am.

Northwest did not start service to the Orient until 1947. Pan Am began service to asia in 1935!

[Edited 2005-01-30 20:36:18]

User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8452 times:

Hey we all make mistakes now and then.

Correction.

Pan Am: Manila Service 1935
Pan Am: Hong Kong Service 1936 (Asia)
NWA: Tokyo Service 1947. (First to Japan)

Safe Flying  Smile

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25 Chgoflyer : If they are American ... then why are they such a large Airbus customer?
26 Bobnwa : The same reason that BA is such a large Boeing customer.
27 Dbo861 : "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." I flew on a KLM 74
28 Neilalp : Dbo, Well I guess my memory wasn't as good as I thought.(No harm done) You are probably right, since you were on the flight. However, KLM has been on
29 Post contains images Dtwclipper : FlyGuyClt: No Problem! "In the CAB Pacific route decision announced on June 20, 1946 Pan Am retained it's original mid-Pacific route from San Francisc
30 RampRat74 : I like the pics of NW aircraft at AMS. Its a great contrast bewteen NW red and KLM blue.
31 Post contains links and images FlyMIA : View Large View MediumPhoto © Kevin Cadd Here is the UA and AA action in LHR.
32 N1120A : >There must be something like 16 AA flights daily to LHR...all using 777s AA only uses them at LHR
33 Post contains images Airgeek12 : Yes, we are a US carrier. Our large numbers at AMS are because of our long-standing alliance with KLM. Exactly ...NWA and KLM are like almost the exac
34 UAL747 : AA also has 777 service from DFW/RDU to LGW as well as DFW-MIA, DFW-ORD, DFW-LAX. The only other european market outside of London that AA uses the 77
35 Flybynight : Interesting picture. Looks like two A330's and about three DC10's. Isn't it pretty common to have some 744's from NW at AMS as well?
36 Gigneil : Isn't it pretty common to have some 744's from NW at AMS Negative, ghost rider. Not these days. N
37 Oceanic : If they are American ... then why are they such a large Airbus customer? Oh boy. I can't believe the peace lasted this long...
38 Gigneil : If they are American ... then why are they such a large Airbus customer? Thanks for being the idiot in this thread. N
39 Wdleiser : >>>>>>>>>>There must be something like 16 AA flights daily to LHR...all using 777s AA only uses them at LHR
40 Post contains images BA319-131 : Gigneil, Many you make me laugh,so funny,yet so true!
41 N1120A : >If they are American ... then why are they such a large Airbus customer?< Because Airbus offered a better product when they ordered them. Goes for bo
42 Dtwclipper : Because Airbus offered a better product when they ordered them. Goes for both the A320, being better than the 733/734 and the A330 being better than t
43 Post contains images N766UA : The giant American flag on the aft fusulage is merely a decoy. [Edited 2005-01-31 01:06:03]
44 N1120A : >Hardly....just Bargain basement prices aided by hefty euro govs' subsidy.
45 Dtwclipper : N1120A Because Airbus offered a better product when they ordered them. Goes for both the A320, being better than the 733/734 and the A330 being bette
46 Gigneil : Hardly....just Bargain basement prices aided by hefty euro govs' subsidy. Yay idiot #2. You want to explain how launch aid equals bargain basement pri
47 N1120A : >Because Airbus offered a better product when they ordered them. Goes for both the A320, being better than the 733/734 and the A330 being better than
48 Dtwclipper : Gigneil, You're right, sorry. But I just can't stand it when someone rants about the Boeing product as being inferior. Until now, I have stayed out of
49 Vctony : Heh, I am an American but I don't subscribe to the strictly "buy American" line. For instance, I drive a Japanese car (and plan to continue to purchas
50 Burnsie28 : If they are American ... then why are they such a large Airbus customer? Lets see, umm $80 million for an A330 or $130 million for a 777, what would y
51 Post contains images Gigneil : Until now, I have stayed out of these A v. B. threads, because I think they are all fine aircraft. And I was surprised to see you in it. N1120a is har
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