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User currently offlinePatches From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Why has'nt NWA ever considered buying the 767-300? every other major has had them for years. and they all love them. They would have fit in real nicely with there highly traveled domestic routes. MSP-LAX. DET-SEA. etc. With all the 757's they have the pilots would already be trained to fly the 767. The 767 is such a great plane, I could never understand why NW has never had any of them.

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User currently offlinePatches From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 950 times:

Does anybody have any ideas why NW has never purchased any 767-300? Like I was saying before, all the majors have them. United, American, Delta, Continental, US AIR. Who am I missing for US carriers? Will 767 ever be looked at by NW?

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 940 times:

TWA also operates them, and ATA will soon too.

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 931 times:

Continental doesn't have any -300s. They have a couple of brand new -400s and some -200s on order.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 927 times:

Continental had orders for the 767-300, but when production was announced for the -400 CO transferred their orders to the new model and subsequently became the first to operate them on pax services.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 909 times:

I agree. It's a nice plane. I'd love to see one in a NWA livery. Also, I'd love to see a 767-400 with Northwest.


Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 905 times:

I suspect that it has to do with timing.

Several years back (early nineties?), Northwest committed to refurbishing/retrofitting their existing fleet in lieu of purchasing new aircraft. If you'll remember, Northwest had some pretty severe balance sheet problems during the Cecchi regime.

Now, they are in a situation where they know they will have to retire their DC-10s within the next few years. Today the 763 must compete with the A330 and 777. Given NW's success with DC-10 on European routes, and given the capacity of the DC-10, the A330 or 777 might make more sense.

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