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NW Switching DC10 To 742  
User currently offlineCALMSP 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:
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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

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User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6511 times:

Not sure what the reason is besides overcapacity, however both aircraft have an SO. It is the -400 you are thinking of.

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3970 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6503 times:
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i was wondering if costs could be offset by retiring one aircraft family (DC10) and keeping the 742 to match the 744


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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6423 times:
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I was scheduled to fly HNL to NRT this July on a NW DC-10, but now it has been changed to a B747-200. Is this what you are referring to in the thread title?

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3970 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6415 times:
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no, more of the fact of fleet commanality......it would seem logical just from that sense that the 742 would have been saved insteadof the DC10


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6119 times:

Size matters. The 742 is a lot bigger than the DC-10.

User currently offlineDLKAPA 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.

User currently offlineRwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5977 times:

So what is going to happen to all those NorthWest 742 and DC10's?
Will they be scrapped or parked and sold to any takers over the next few years?


User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

Quoting Rwylie77 (Reply 7):
So what is going to happen to all those NorthWest 742 and DC10's?

Boneyard here we come!


User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5795 times:

NW will keep any good ones for their own cargo operation. They have added many 742s to cargo in the past 3 years.

Maybe they might even consider using some DC-10s to open new cargo destinations; who knows.


User currently offlineN867BX 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.


User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2058 times:

Just curious, how many 742's does NW still have in passenger service. I always loved that old bird.

User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2020 times:

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?

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2020 times:

Quoting Skymileman (Reply 11):
Just curious, how many 742's does NW still have in passenger service. I always loved that old bird.

12, according to airfleets.net.

http://airfleets.net/flottecie/index...&opp=Northwest%20Airlines&app=b747

Harry



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User currently offlineKanebear 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.


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