PETERMAX777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5367 times:
I am a huge fan of the DC-10, and I guess of NWA since they are one of the few airlines still operating scheduled DC-10 service. Can you please list a few of NWA's DC-10 flights from the past or of the present. I already know these currently operate:
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7366 posts, RR: 51 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5136 times:
A few of the routes we flew over the years Internationally
DTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1470 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4915 times:
I pulled out a NW timetable dated August 1, 1989. Here are the DC10 flights listed for that time. Over the years there were other flights as well but this is a good idea of NW DC10 flying in their prime.
From pictures that have been taken over the last 6 months, I count 13 different registration number that have been photographed. There may be a few more but most all of them are photgraphed at AMS at one point or another and there is a good chance that most of them have visited AMS during the last six months
Hahaha, like the rest of the NW fleet, only part of the DC-10 fleet has been repainted in the white. Lucky for the DC-10s, they never had the dreadful silver they sprayed on the DC-9s for about a year.
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
MaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3262 times:
Quoting DTW757 (Reply 13): I got to fly on N224NW back in December from HNL-MSP. Probably will be my last DC10 flight
I think you might have a few more years yet to get another NWA DC-10 flight in. NWA has been recently renegotiating the lease rates on a lot of their aircraft, DC-10's included. I'm searching for an official source for you, but NWA got their DC-10 rates down to nearly 1/5 of what they were paying before they declared chapter 11. At any rate, they are currently leasing their DC-10's for nickels on the dollar since there really isn't a north american market for the DC-10 anymore. I have heard also (looking for an official source on this too) that NWA intends to retire the DC-10 at "an aggressive rate" once they start taking deliveries of the 787 in August 2008.
25 S12PPL: Don't forget that for a short time NW also flew: PDX-NRT
26 Gunsontheroof: The neighborhood I grew up in lies right under one of the airways for east coast/Europe-Seattle traffic. When I was younger, NW DC-10s flew over so re
27 David L: I don't know about the early 80s but in the late 80s it depended on the season. There were NW 747s and DC-10 operating from PIK and my flights were d
28 AirScoot: Yes.. definately a DC10. There was some other 747 service to other destinations, however. My first 747 trip was on VS - a trip I look back on with mu
29 Bobnwa: Northwest had westbound service from PIK to both BOS and JFK in the 80's. Some flights went PIK-SNN-BOS. They were 747's in the early and mid 80's.
30 KDTWFlyer: What was the longest NW dc-10 route then... SFO-NRT?
31 AirframeAS: I really loved non-revving on NW's D10 SEA-MSP-SEA. N224NW was a frequent visitor to SEA and was mainly used on the routes mentioned. This was in 1998
32 MaxQ2351: All of you are probably going to bite my head off for saying this, but who says change is all that bad!?! I am going to miss the DC-10 like all of yo