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Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service  
User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

All NW 747-100 have been withdrawn from service except for the first 747 to be delivered to NW: N601US. Some of the aircraft are scrapped in maxton, North Carolina. NW had 10 747-100 since 1970.

Here is N601US seen in April, 21 2000.


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This's N603US in Maxton:


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Hisham.

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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

N601US looks like an almost new plane to me. Great to see the oldest 747 still in service with its original operator.
I thought NW retired it at the beginning of this year.
Its definetely worth to be donated to a museum rather than to see the scrappers torch soon.


User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

When my mom was working for Northwest Orient...I flew on this 747.....glad to see it still flying....frankly, I would like to see NWA keep flying it as a backup or whatever...let it be a "flying museum" for all of us....

Dave


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

N608US was donated to a school in Michigan last year.

N601US is still flying between MSP and Asia.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

So there's no way of finding it on the AMS-DTW route? I might make this flight.
Hisham.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Only NWA 747 on the AMS-DTW route should be a 747-400. There's also a KLM 747-200SUD/300 and a NWA DC10.

LH747



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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

I doubt it unless there's an equipment substitution.

AMS-DTW is either going to be a DC-10-30 or a 747-200.

I see N601US at MSP all the time. It seems to just go to Osaka and Tokyo and back. The 747-200's at MSP typically go east from here, with the exception of the seasonal MSP-HNL flight.

I've see a 747-400 at MSP every great once in a while, but I don't know if it's scheduled service or just in for maintenence.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN




A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

According to the flight plan, it's going to be a NW 747. I think that includes only the classic 747s, or could it be a 7474?
Hisham.


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

Should be only classics. However some printed timetables like United's just simply has B747 for every model.

Amadeus or NWA timetable only has one NW B747 flight AMS-DTW, a 747-400. Are you sure it's not the codeshare operated by KLM (NW8617)?

LH747



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User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Yes, it's flight KL6067 operated by Northwest, leaving AMS at 10:45 H.
Hisham.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

You say the 747-100 goes from MSP to Osaka? Four years ago, I flew on a 747 from MSP to Osaka, It was either a -100 or a -200. I can't tell the difference. ...maybe???
I'm pretty sure it was a 200, what do you think?

BH346


(BTW...I thought today MSP-KIX is operated by a -200. Did they change that?)



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