PizzaPolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4223 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?
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20740 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4202 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.
Airgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4169 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
N867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4147 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.
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4014 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.
Ourboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3502 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.