Um... you do know this is airliners.net, a site with over a million pictures of airplanes, right? A quick search reveals there are 135 pictures of Northwest Orient 747s right here on this website.
Quoting BRUspotter (Thread starter): How many 747's did NW have back then? What happened to them? Are any of them still around?
All of those questions can be answered by going to www.airlinerlist.com. It'll take some searching through that list, but it'll tell exactly how many were delivered, when they were delivered, when they left the fleet and what happened to them.
Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3781 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7683 times:
http://www.airfleets.net shows NW with 36 747s in active service, 21 742s and 15 744s, with a further 23 aircraft in storage. You won't see any of them in Europe nowadays, spend a day at NRT and you'll probably see almost the entire fleet pass by...
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 873 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7626 times:
As for your question regarding the name Northwest Orient? The "Orient" was dropped for a number of reasons. One being political correctness fad of the late 80s and early 90s. Also Northwest had expanded beyond just the U.S. and the Orient, to have a global appearance. Keep in mind though that the Orient is Northwest bedrock, as they pioneered the great circle route through Alaska to east Asia. Someone from NW is more adept at putting what I know into better words.