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User currently offlineMeheboob From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 867 times:

Does anybody know if Northwest pilots can fly for their alliance partner, KLM? does KLM hire american pilots?

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User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 845 times:

I believe that KL flights are reserved for KL crew, and the same thing goes for Northwest. However, I believe that KL hires pilots of American nationality (it would probably help to learn Dutch, even though most Dutch people know English.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think KL only operates one type of aircraft that NW operates (747-400), so the question of NW pilots flying KL planes and vice versa would almost be a moot point.

NWA Man



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User currently offlineA32 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 163 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 837 times:

In the dark days of pilot furloughs at NWA ( 1992-1993) a group of NWA pilots were TDY assigned to fly for KLM as second officers on the 747. They were based in AMS and flew with the Dutch crews. There are'nt any NWA pilots at KLM now or vice versa. I know at least 2 pilots who are from Canada who fly for KLM. Last year KLM did try to place some of their pilots at NWA however that proposal did not come to fruition because of the labor laws that prevent this in the USA.



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