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User currently offlinePizzaPolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

I was reading a thread about the NW DC-10's and it made me realize I really want to get on a DC-10 before they are gone. My question is does anyone have a suggestion for me on the cheapest way to get a flight on one from LA. I figure I would need to go to DTW or MSP, etc and catch one from there maybe. Any suggestions on a route for a resonable rate that starts here and gets back here with as few connections as possible?

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Check nwa.com or the travel planning search engine of your choice.

As has already been stated, the best ways of catching a NW DC-10 are on some services ex-SEA, MSP, or DTW to AMS, LGW or HNL. Most travel websites will show the type of aircraft scheduled for the route.

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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

I think they'll have 'em for quite a while. I haven't heard of any plans or rumors of them getting rid of 'em; but I really honestly know nothing about that. But ya I agree with with AeroWestly; go to or something and look it up. Should be pretty easy to find 'em. ..geek

User currently offlineN867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

I think NW still has the DC10 SEA-HNL and SEA-AMS. Just have to find your way to SEA. Another option would be to Fly LAX-MEM-AMS or LAX-MSP-AMS. This would keep you from having to hitchhike to SEA. I believe Omni Air International still fly's DC10's on charter flights, from LAS to HNL, I bet that's your cheapest option.


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3494 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 4520 times:

I believe SEA-AMS is an airbus.

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1847 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 4510 times:

If you want to go on a -40 version from JL/JO (or only NW?) go to NRT, KIX, BKK, (HKG?), PVG (a couple years back at least) and try them there. Well I remember in 2000, I took a DC-10 flight from KIX-SEA. It was probably one of the longest routes that I did with a DC-10.

NW is unique in that sense. I also flew their 747-200 from MSP-KIX back in 1999. That is probably one of the longest routes I flew on a classic jumbo. NW had a very important fleet.

Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineHotje From Netherlands, joined Jul 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

SEA-AMS is still a DC-10.

All MSP-AMS are still DC-10, so is the MEM and BOS to AMS.

All AMS flights from DTW are A330 now.

Catch one while you can, NW ordered xtra A330's, delivered from 2006 onwards to replace the 10's over the atlantic.

User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Biman bangladesh is still flying a DC-10 on the DAC-BRU-JFK route.
Also you can get some great deals in C class, which is more a premium Y class, but with good value!


User currently offlineCOAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

CO retired theirs after 9/11 to save money is there any future for these birds? (other than scrap)

If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3055 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

You can also book a flight to london on NWA, DTW-LGW. I will be on a DC 10 for my first time in April, fly in LGW-DTW on NW.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineFlyer732 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1386 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months ago) and read 4127 times:

Or you could always join the military and fly on a World Airways or Omni Air one for free  Smile

User currently offlineOurboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

I saw one with Omni Air livery landing at BWI a couple of weeks ago. I am sure it was a military charter. World Airways also flies in and out of BWI quite often. I see a KC-10 tanker in and out of Andrews AFB every once in a while as well.



User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3924 times:


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7598 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Sometime this spring, NW will resume using DC-10s for its BOS-AMS services. They did a 'seasonal' switch to A330s last November.

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