LH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7151 times:
I just noticed that NW1 is showing as a 747 instead of a 744 starting January 9th. I thought the classics were gone for good on this sector! Anybody know what's going on? Where is the 744 going instead?
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Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7478 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7139 times:
NW brought some 747-200's back into service after we parked some 400's. We weren't as successful in renegotiating leases with the 747's as were were with the narrowbodies. So we brought a few of the generic whales back into service.
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6868 times:
I am not an expert on NWA schedules but couldn't a 747 mean that the flight could be either a 742 or a 744 depending on the loads of the flight? I know that Iberia puts down A340 instead of A343 or A346 when the aircraft has not yet been assigned.
Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6835 times:
Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 1): NW brought some 747-200's back into service after we parked some 400's. We weren't as successful in renegotiating leases with the 747's as were were with the narrowbodies. So we brought a few of the generic whales back into service.
Three B744s were sent to MZJ but two of them have since come back. Unless there are some B744s being stored somewhere else.
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Kahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6787 times:
Quoting Nlink (Reply 3): Rumor has it becoming a 330-200 when the next 2 are delivered early next year
That is funny a lot of NWA people were saying that they needed to cut JFK so that the 747-400 could be used for Los Angeles... Or was the just another NWA hogwash story?
Quoting Luv767s (Reply 4): The schedule shows that it's a 747 and not a 744 even in the summer months.
Hmm... 742 from Los Angeles, again... Wow, that has mean Northwest Airlnes M.O. over the past few years. 747-200, 747-400, 747-200, 747-400, ? We will have to wait and see. It has been said as above that people at NWA were stating that the 747-400 was pulled from JFK to be used in Los Angeles.
AsianFA From Malaysia, joined Jul 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6491 times:
I found the NW 747classics to be really comfy in WBC and spacious especially on the maindeck when i flew them from BKK to NRT a few years ago.I also flew them back from NRT to SIN in Y..but since there were only a handful of paxs...i was able to get a whole row of 4 seats to myself so was quite good.Cant say much for the service though.I actually found the american male purser so much more friendlier than the asian female FA that was serving in the WBC cabin.She had the longest face..almost dragging on the floor.Likewise for the return..the female american purser was friendly n smiling..but the asian crews were terrible.1 even told off a pax for asking for a singaporean newspaper saying that 'we are not SQ'.
NLINK From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6450 times:
There is 1 747-400 in storage, 1 in a heavy check. We have heard that when the next 330-200 arrive early next year the 2 747-400 will be pulled put back in service along with the 2 330-200 and that will be it for the 4 747-200 in service.
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2177 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5580 times:
It is interesting how all feel different. Aside from the IFE, I too prefer the older -200 over the Pacific. Anyone over 6 ft. is quite uncomfortable in the newer cocoon seating which I find to be very confining and sacrifices lateral space. Give me the old "Barkalounger" anyday over those cocoons! Aside from that, there is not much left flying today that looks as good as those JT9D's out over the Pacific....
PEK18R36L From China, joined Dec 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5473 times:
Quoting NLINK (Reply 11): side from the IFE, I too prefer the older -200 over the Pacific. Anyone over 6 ft. is quite uncomfortable in the newer cocoon seating which I find to be very confining and sacrifices lateral space. Give me the old "Barkalounger" anyday over those cocoons!
I'm 6'7", and I absolutely have to agree.
As to the IFE, on those rare occasions when I find myself tossed onto CA, MU, UA or NW across the Pacific (rather than, say, NH, JL, CX or the like), I've found the best way to make the flight better is to order a special meal in advance, bring a very thick paperback, an iPod with a battery-extender, and a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Makes the long-hauls seem a bit shorter...
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Kahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5225 times:
So in other words is it true that the 747-400 was pulled from JFK to operate LAX-NRT, if so where is the LAX 747-400 going to? Wont NWA have the oldest equipment on the LAX-Asia market if they roll out a 747-200 on LAX-NRT again?
United_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7638 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5032 times:
Looks like it did go back to a -200. You'd think with the discontinuing of JFK and the GUM incident they'd have enough 744's . Or maybe they're in MZJ awaiting more favorable terms
Flight Number 1
Departure City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Departure Time 01/09/2006 11:30 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Tokyo, Japan (RJAA)
Arrival Time 01/10/2006 03:08 PM
Remaining Flight Time 03:19
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 37,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 552 mph
Flight Status In Flight
Well,if nothing else,it's good for spotters to get a shot of one before they're gone from pax service.
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