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NW ORD-NRT Flight # (1990s)?  
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2362 times:

Going down my own memory lane...

I flew ORD-NRT-HKG/SHA-NRT-ORD in the summer of 1994 (June 16 returning July 17).

What were the numbers of those flights?
What equipment was used more often on the ORD-NRT, 742 or 744?


Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2938 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Not sure of the flight number but it was always operated buy a 742. I have taken that flight a few times in the 1980s as they were the only ones with non-stop ORD-Japan service back then.
Back in the 80s & even early 90s, the 742 that arrived at ORD flew back to MSP (must have been a fairly light load!). I believe the flight number continued onto Boston on a 727.


User currently offlineMats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

The flight actually continued from Narita on to Seoul/Kimpo.

User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2014 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

I have a photo from 1997 of the Northwest 747-200 parked at the last gate on Concourse E of ORD's Terminal 2. The Narita flight departed from T2 but like all international flights, arrived into T5.

I believe the service was canceled around 2000 or 2001. For several years the last jetway on Concourse E was left in the high position used for 747s; only recently has it been lowered to accommodate A320 and DC9 aircraft. Northwest still has signs in the T2 ticket lobby for "Tokyo Check-in" and "Manila Check-in."


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6432 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

The flight numbers were NW03 ORD-NRT and NW04 NRT-ORD.

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Thanks everyone.

Quoting Mats (Reply 2):
The flight actually continued from Narita on to Seoul/Kimpo.

I changed planes at NRT. Bought an over priced cup of coffee. And got on a flight to Kai Tak (great memory sitting next to some Japanese girls who tried to speak English with me but who got scared after I described the landing into Kai Tak). Flew in China on China southern and China Northwest (scary). Then flew from old SHA to NRT. Change planes and back to ORD.

The plane from SHA to NRT was brand-new or at least is felt brand new.



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User currently offlineRedtailmsp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 206 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

The flight was always operated by a -200. It flew down from MSP at 8am every morning and departed as NWA3 - but from memory, I think the flight number changed to NWA5 towards the end. Return from NRT was NWA4 - but they changed it to NWA6 because of a Japanese superstition about the number 4. (Today, the Saturday extra flight from MSP is numbered NWA3 to NRT and NWA14 from NRT). The aircraft would then fly back to MSP at 5pm. The service ended at the end of Febuary 1996.

User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

When I interned at NATCO I spoke with the old fleet captain of the A340 fleet (that never was) and he said that ORD NRT was due to be the first A340 route for NW.

Would have been interesting.

-m

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