Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3604 posts, RR: 19 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8731 times:
Since the last thread about this was deleted for some unknown reason....
Quote: Northwest Airlines plans an expansion into Europe by adding two new destinations with daily nonstop flights from Metro Airport to Brussels, Belgium, and DuNsseldorf, Germany, and more flights to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Quote: Northwest Airlines Corp. is expanding its European service with new flights to Brussels, Belgium and Dusseldorf, Germany.
In addition, Northwest is offering the first and only nonstop service between Hartford, Conn., and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Hartford will become the airline's 18th gateway to Europe through its Amsterdam hub, beginning July 1, 2007.
Quote: Northwest Airlines is expanding its European flight network with new service to Brussels, Belgium, and Dusseldorf, Germany.
The airline said Wednesday it will begin flights between Detroit and Brussels on May 7. Service from Detroit to Dusseldorf begins June 5.
Northwest also said that beginning July 1, it will begin offering nonstop service to Amsterdam from Hartford, Conn. It will be Hartford's only nonstop trans-Atlantic service.
Not in its international expansion plans: the Twin Cities. Northwest flies nonstop to London and Amsterdam from the Twin Cities, but none of the new flights will originate here. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport officials want to see more international service here to serve business travelers.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3604 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8535 times:
Quoting EasternSon (Reply 3): Does anyone have a schematic showing the three-aisle configuration? I didn't know there could be three aisles in a B757.
hahahah. Three Aisles in a 757 would mean no seats. Three-Aisle-three is what is meant.
By the way...with Y. Will there be any IFE. Some 757s had the in-seat headphone jack and there were the TVs. Or will people in Y get stuck with just the window. (I like the window...but at night...not too fun.)
[Edited 2006-10-12 15:00:38]
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Upgrade 757 Fleet: up to 10 aircraft
16 WBC seats - not the same seats as the 744/A330
Handheld IFE in WBC - not AVOD system
144 coach seats (removing 3 rows of coach, increasing seat pitch 3"-4"
787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8354 times:
Quoting Mptpa (Reply 6): I am hoping that the WBC would be the same seats as the ones in the A330 and B744 w/o AVOD. Does anyone know if this is the case?
I had asked the same question in the now disappeared thread from yesterday. What happened to the thread and, more importantly, are the World Business Class seats the nice, new seats or the old style ones?
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 1114 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8208 times:
Hmm I asked in the old thread what the story was with flights to Ireland. There were very strong rumours NW were going to launch to thete using 757s. Anyone any ideas why this wasn't announced? Will it be? Are they waiting to see what will happen with the SNN stop over?
Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
DTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1624 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8131 times:
Quoting EIRules (Reply 12): Hmm I asked in the old thread what the story was with flights to Ireland. There were very strong rumours NW were going to launch to thete using 757s. Anyone any ideas why this wasn't announced? Will it be? Are they waiting to see what will happen with the SNN stop over?
I posted that in the old thread as well. I was wondering about the possibility of DTW-GLA, DTW-DUB, or DTW-SNN.
Also does anyone know why DUS was picked over what would seem to be larger German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg or Munich?
This is a great move by NW. Personally, I stopped flying AA (whenever possible) once they got rid of "more room throughout coach," and have been dedicated to UA's Economy Plus product. 31" on long legs can get pretty uncomfortable especially if you are travelling with luggage that goes under the seat in front of you.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8069 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7965 times:
Yes its a great move, but don't think that NW is doing this for passenger comfort. The primary reason for the increased seat pitch is the need to remove seats due to weight restrictions. In order to get the required range (primarily going westbound), the 757 would have to take payload restrictions. NW must have run the numbers to calculate the maximum effective load and decided to remove seats and improve comfort versus leave the seats empty. This is possible since this will be a dedicated sub-fleet of aircraft. Plus NW is hoping that the WBC demand along with low operating costs of the 757 will help to make up the reduction in coach seats.