United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7568 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2940 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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DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2854 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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KLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 698 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2792 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!!