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What Became Of Northwest Orient 747's Of The 80's?  
User currently offlineBRUspotter From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7004 times:

My first ever flight was on July 13 1986, on a Northwest Orient 747 (NW49 LGW-BOS).

How many 747's did NW have back then? What happened to them? Are any of them still around?

Are there any photo's anywhere?

Thanks, BRUspotter


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User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5023 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6976 times:

Quoting BRUspotter (Thread starter):
Are there any photo's anywhere?

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.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6907 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...  bigthumbsup 

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 848 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6850 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.


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User currently offlineN501US From United States of America, joined May 2005, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6784 times:
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The Orient was dropped when the merger with RC occurred. IMHO, the Orient was dropped more for the global presence concept rather than political correctness.

Remember Northwest operated as Northwest (Airways) when it first started ops in 1926. The "Orient" was added after WWII.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Of course, this is just my opinion, I could be wrong.



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