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NWA 747/330 Scheduled Domestic Flights?  
User currently offlineSbagdon From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

Thought it would be nice to break up my string of DC9/757 flights on NWA, and fly a wide-body, just for the heck of it (if it works out).

Searched the threads, but didn't find any great data. Does anyone know of any scheduled domestic legs, for 747s/330s?

Thanks!

Steve B.

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User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

There are simply none.


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User currently offlineSbagdon From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Quoting Jano (Reply 1):
There are simply none.

That simply stinks. I am *so* tired of DC9s, 757s, A319s, and RJs...

Guess I have to wait for my next trans-Atlantic flight.

But thanks for the info!

Steve B.


User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Nope None. Unless you are going over either ocean you are not going to fly on a NW widebody... Sorry guy

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

NW used to fly DC-10s on domestic routes from MSP and DTW to: LAX, SFO, SEA, MCO, and BOS .. occasionally to PHX, LAS, and EWR

User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

There is one domestic widebody although its to Hawaii. Its NW99 from MSP-HNL and it is operated by a DC-10-30.


NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
User currently offlineThegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 4):
NW used to fly DC-10s on domestic routes from MSP and DTW to: LAX, SFO, SEA, MCO, and BOS .. occasionally to PHX, LAS, and EWR

DC-10 to PHX Occasionally? Hmmm, try 4x a day (ie, usually winter would include 3x per day to MSP and 1x per day to DTW) for 8 or so months of the year... OCCASIONALLY we would have those flights substituted for the 747. In the winter of 2000, this occasional 747 was usually once per day during the winter and spring months.



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User currently offlineGulfstreamguy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

You might get lucky and look for a one way NW 747 flight from DTW/MSP to Marana! Big grin

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineFlywithjohn From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

I flew in a 10-40 as a passenger back in oh 95 or so....


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
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I remember flying NW widebodies on routes departing from DTW to,

MCO
SFO
LAX
MSP
BOS
SJU
SEA

Ah the good old days of yore.....



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

Quoting Jano (Reply 1):
There are simply none.

The topic title lists 330's and I was on a 330 from MSP to LGA a few years ago IIRC. Must have been a fluke?



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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2286 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Quoting Capt.Fantastic (Reply 4):
NW used to fly DC-10s on domestic routes from MSP and DTW to: LAX, SFO, SEA, MCO, and BOS .. occasionally to PHX, LAS, and EWR

they also flew it from MSP to MEM too back from 2000-2002. I flew it in '01 and '02

Quoting SATX (Reply 10):
The topic title lists 330's and I was on a 330 from MSP to LGA a few years ago IIRC. Must have been a fluke?

that was probably a 320. 330's are widebodies, and have never been used for domestic service on NW


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

NW used to run the big stuff between DTW and MSP. 744's, 742's, DC-10's, you name it.


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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

When the first NW 747-400 arrived, it was initially deployed on daily runs MSP-PHX

The best multi-stop NW 747 domestic was daily JFK-IAD-ORD-ANC continuing to NRT-OKA-MNL

Any other NW 747 domestics in the past??


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3266 times:

Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 11):
that was probably a 320. 330's are widebodies, and have never been used for domestic service on NW

You can dispute a lot of what I say, but please don't make me correct you on something as obvious as this. I know what a bloody 330 is, and I would never confuse it with a 320, even if I was blind and intoxicated.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3254 times:
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Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 13):
Any other NW 747 domestics in the past

NW use to run the 747-400 between DTW and MSP every night roughly around 5:00 PM departure bank of flights. Also this was when the plane was first introduced and back when NW offered 3 classes of service Internationally. Now the fun thing about these flights were that the business class section was sold as coach so I had many a flight in the upper deck for a song.



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User currently offlineAirplaneDork From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3200 times:

After 9/11, most airlines ceased domestic widebody flights. I believe the only time NW will fly a widebody domestically is when it is subbed for another aircraft due to a scheduling issue, broken equipment, or some other rare scenario. Nicksair has told me that NW has flown a DC-10-30 LAX-DTW a few times for this reason.


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User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 14):
You can dispute a lot of what I say, but please don't make me correct you on something as obvious as this. I know what a bloody 330 is, and I would never confuse it with a 320, even if I was blind and intoxicated.

If you were on a 330 from MSP to LGA a few years ago, then it certainly wasn't Northwest! They only started operating them recently, maybe a year ago? I don't know of any airline ever using a 330 on that route.

-TLG


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22926 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3151 times:

NW operated a DC-10-40 MSP-MKE-MSP up until 2002 or 2003... definitely after 9/11. IIRC, it was for overnight m/x and due to a lack of widebody parking in MSP, but the service was nevertheless there.


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User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1175 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3143 times:
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LGA and a wide body? Who is smoking what? Next are they going to tell us they were on a NWA DC-10 into LGA? I don't think so. Or do they mean LGW? Gatwick (LGW) is a possible. La Guardia (LGA) not at all likely.


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User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting TLG (Reply 17):
They only started operating them recently, maybe a year ago?

That would be Aug 26 2003

http://www.nwa.com/corpinfo/newsc/2003/pr082720031196.html



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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 14):
You can dispute a lot of what I say, but please don't make me correct you on something as obvious as this. I know what a bloody 330 is, and I would never confuse it with a 320, even if I was blind and intoxicated.

NW has only operated the A330 since 2003 and LGA has never had an A330 visit the airport. You clearly DON'T know what an A330 is.

Jeremy


User currently offlineAirplaneDork From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

All of NW's DC-10-40s (the "domestic" DC-10s) have been retired for a few years. Yet the DC-9s are still crossing the sky daily...


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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Oh no, somebody just HAD to say the N word again...please pick a number other than the one that comes after Eight and before Ten that doesn't have a prefix of DC-.

And I just flew on a NW A330 a few days ago, SFO-NRT. Sat right in the back. Best seat in the house, unless if you get World Business Class and the built in massage in those seats...yeah...mmmmmm...zzzzzzzzz...



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

I cant find any records of my trip at this point. It was a business trip so I probably sent everything into my employer's records department once I got back. I also don't have any pictures, probably because I wasn't even into planes at that point (sad but true). However, the year is off by one (late 2002) and for some reason I was thinking it was MSP to LGA (could be wrong on that though). If I'm wrong, so be it.

The main things I remember about that trip are the odd noises the plane made when braking and the super-bad seat pitch of NW. Since then I've avoided both. I prefer seat pitch that doesn't cut-off my blood supply and planes that don't make really loud noises when they brake. I'm not trying to say Airbus makes bad planes or that NW is a bad company. I'm just going with my own personal preferences like anyone else would.



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25 Spacecadet : Huh? AA, National and others flew DC-10's into LGA, and Delta flew L1011's and still flies 767's there AFAIK. NWA never flew a DC-10 to LGA (and I do
26 Post contains images CIDflyer : WHOA--sorry, didn't mean to offend
27 SafetyDude : A -200 was used on a MSP-PDX run for intro phases in August 2003. DL operates 767s into LGA (even the -400ER) but some of those are bound to go soon.
28 Airlinelover : Occasionally I have seen NW 330's going to SEA from DTW, I think they might be positioning flights.. Chris
29 B4real : WOW! Was that NW cargo or passenger?
30 Luv2fly : It was passenger flight.
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