CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3970 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6559 times:
would it have been a better move financially to switch to the 742 instead of retiring those before the DC10? Possibly cutting a 2nd officer instead of having him in the cockpit? Obviously you may be flying more empty seats adn adding more FA's.....but just a thought when i saw this pic
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6035 times:
Since when was the 742 the same commonality as the 744? The design is ten years older, the 742 has an older flightdeck, whereas the 744's flightdeck shares more commonality with the 777 than the 742, the engines are completely different, the avionics is different, they are two completely different airplanes.
N867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5731 times:
Quoting Rwylie77 (Reply 7): So what is going to happen to all those NorthWest 742 and DC10's?
In the unlikely event that the airline industry bounces back, some of these birds would be put back into service. If UA chose to liquidate I bet these birds would certainly get a new lease on life with NW. Now I did say unlikely.
Kanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 12): Now, let's talk about cargo -- can I contract with an airline for a certain type aircraft to carry a specific cargo? If I can, then can an airline resurrect a 'desert' plane?
If you pay them enough they'll do anything you wish. I have this odd suspicion that the fee for getting one of these birds back from the desert and returning it to airworthiness would be quite steep and as you're specifying that specific aircraft type you'd be the one footing the bill plus a healthy margin as well.