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Nonrev Westbound To SIN With NW, DL And UA  
User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

In planning my 23rd nonrev trip to SIN at the end of March I thought I'd make it a bit more interesting by going west from Europe.

Reson for this was a discussion with a buddy who mentioned that this might be the last year NW is flying the DC-10 and I still haven't been on one of those beauties.
So doing some research I found that two routes out of AMS to MEM and MSP are run with DC-10s.
Then I figured I'd wanna try out longhaul on DL (heard they usually treat nonrevs pretty well) and UA.

Ok, looking at DL... Only one US-Asia route... ATL-NRT
Not too bad. UA flies NRT-SIN...
Head gears start crankin' and soon I've planned the following route:
STO-AMS on SK or KL, AMS-MEM on NW DC-10, MEM-ATL NW DC-9 (Yay!!  Smile ), stay overnight in ATL and then catch ATL-NRT with DL 777 and then finally do NRT-SIN in C with a UA 777!

Any comments to trying this route at the end of march?  Smile

Best alternative routes from ATL to Asia in case I don't get on the DL flight? LAX, SFO or maybe ORD?

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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2088 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

Sounds like a fun trip. I had thought of doing something similar just to fly on the DC-10. DL ATL-NRT flights in late March look good right now but it's still too early to say for sure. I will email you my contact info so that I can give you a better idea of the flights later on. As far as an option to get from ATL to NRT if you don't make the DL flight. KE has flight 36 ATL-ICN ETD 1210 ETA 1650+1. That seems to be your best bet to Asia if your DL option falls through. Then, of course, you would have to get from ICN to NRT.

User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

DL Widget Head,

Thanks for the tip about ATL-ICN!  Smile
I'll be sure to have extra tickets for that route!
Another interesting backup would be ORD-HKG-SIN 15h48m + 3h45m! One looong flight on the same plane!  spin 


User currently offlineNwab787techops From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

NW 39 AMS - 8:00 AM DTW - 10:55 AM 333 Booked (c22 y224)
c
NW 11 DTW - 12:35 PM NRT - 4:00 PM 744 booked (c57 y 320)
NW 5 NRT - 5:45 PM SIN - 12:40 AM 332 booked (c22 y193)

They all look good right now....but we know how the nonrev game works.
Also, all the A/C will have the new Would Business class seats...
good luck......


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

Quoting Nwab787techops (Reply 3):
NW 39 AMS - 8:00 AM DTW - 10:55 AM 333 Booked (c22 y224)
c
NW 11 DTW - 12:35 PM NRT - 4:00 PM 744 booked (c57 y 320)
NW 5 NRT - 5:45 PM SIN - 12:40 AM 332 booked (c22 y193)

They all look good right now....but we know how the nonrev game works.
Also, all the A/C will have the new Would Business class seats...
good luck......

Its awesome for you as an NW employee to help look up loads for him!

However, I believe he wanted to go accross the pond on a DC-10

Long live the red tails  Smile



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User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Nwab787techops,

Thanks for checking the bookings for me. But like Ejmmsu said, it's the DC-10 I'm interested in flying so that's why I'm looking at the AMS-MEM/MSP routes as well as trying two other US airline's long haul service in one go!  Smile
Mind if I check back with you about the bookings a bit closer to my travel date?


User currently offlineNwab787techops From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

Quoting SK973 (Reply 5):
Mind if I check back with you about the bookings a bit closer to my travel date?

AMS MSP 23-Feb 41 10:45 AM - 12:55 PM C28/34 Y 238/264 330

AMS MSP 23-Feb 45 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM C23/26 Y 208/247 DC10

MSP NRT 24-Feb 19 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM C57/65 Y 245/338 747
NRT SIN 25-Feb 5 5:45 PM - 12:40 AM C29/32 Y199/211 330

 Big grin


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Stay away from using a UA ticket unless its a ZED fare, cause if its a UA ID ticket, you get really ripped off (UA has one of the highest fare bases than most carriers)

I had been to Singapore on NW, but got to taste my own DL MD-11 back to the US  Smile



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User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3990 times:

Malaysia,

It's a ZED-fare!  Smile
Most of our agreements are ZED-based and we can see right away in the ticket machine what the ticket will cost.


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