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Just Flew On A NW DC-9...  
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I booked a trip ROC-GSO via DTW . I usually fly UA,but they wanted twice what NW wanted for the time of day I wanted to leave. I also wanted to fly on someting differant than UA flies. I haven't flown on a DC-9 in like 20 years,so I wanted to try them out.
I flew out of ROC on an XJ Avroliner,which I have never been on. They are quite roomy inside,albeit a little dirty from the Sesame Seeds on the seat and floor.
When I arrived in DTW,the new (2002) terminal is really nice! This has to be the nicest terminal in the US I've been to. I love the train going overhead. I checked out the NW planes going to Europe - an A330 (which I haven't seen a NW A330 in person before) to AMS and CDG. And a DC-10 (haven't seen a NW DC-10 in person in a while,too) to LGW.

My flight to GSO was lightly booked and to my surprise we powered back from the gate! I love to hear those JT8D's whine!

All in all the Diesel 9's aren't bad. No IFE,but they aren't too loud inside,either.

When I left GSO,we were pushed back, so they (GSO) must now allow powerbacks.

If UA ever went under,I'de probably switch to NW...


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Quoting United_Fan (Thread starter):
albeit a little dirty from the Sesame Seeds on the seat and floor.

Where the heck did those come from!?!??!?!??!

Quoting United_Fan (Thread starter):
I love the train going overhead.

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Quoting United_Fan (Thread starter):
When I left GSO,we were pushed back, so they (GSO) must now allow powerbacks.

Because you had a tug. When you were in DTW, there's planes everywhere, so they just screw the tug, and have some -9ers powerback.

Also, did you see the fountain there as well? It shows all the international routes going to DTW, showing that DTW is the "WorldGateway"

BTW, shouldn't this be in Trip Reports?



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

What a treat.

I flew on a NW DC-9 a couple years ago. We powerbacked at MSP. Sitting near the rear of the a/c, I just loved those whining engines. . .something you just can't experience with the newer generation a/c...we even got a long t/o roll to EWR.



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Yes,I probably should have put it in T.R. . The fountain was very cool.

I noticed the rampers wearing eye protection for the powerback. That must be extremely loud outside!



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Flew on DC9-51 YYZ-MSP, and a DC9-32 on the way back.
Amazing aircraft!!.. and we did do a power back at MSP. Take off rolls are a bit longer than newer aircraft as well, or at least, that's what it seemed like. I was a bit sceptical before going on one, knowing its age and never having flown on one before, but it was trully such an amazing experience... GO NWDC9'S!!  Smile


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