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Widebodies At MSP Today..  
User currently offlineMPLSflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I was out spotting at MSP this afternoon and noticed an odd amount of widebodies for NW at the terminal. To be exact there were 5 A330's (4 -300's and 1 -200), plus a 744.

Question:

I have never seen so many at one time at MSP and also did not know they had the room for all those aircraft...What's the reason for so many widebodies at MSP today?

Thanks for anything you got!

MPLSflyer


MPLSflyer
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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

One reason for so many A330s is one of the A330s was on delivery flight. Also because of the pilot shortage didn't NW operate A330s on routes like MSP-SEA. The 744 is probably going to NRT.
www.flightaware.com
Northwest flight 757
Aircraft: A333
Route: MSP-DTW

Edited: More information

[Edited 2007-07-01 01:55:18]


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User currently offlineAamr From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

Yeah, NW is running multiple 744s and 330s domestically to help move passengers with all of the cancellations between hubs and to select markets like SEA, LAX, MCO, and a few others.

User currently offlineFlyABR From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 672 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Quoting MPLSflyer (Thread starter):
I have never seen so many at one time at MSP and also did not know they had the room for all those aircraft...What's the reason for so many widebodies at MSP today?

you should been there back in the 90s when the DC10-40s were around. you'd see quite a number of DC10s (30s and 40s) plus a 747 or two. too bad those days are gone!! miss those 3 holers  Sad


User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I keep on notice that NWA is having problem and hope that they can get it reslove soon so that people can continued flying with NWA rather than start looking for another airlines. I am not surprised if SWA would be only one airlines stand after many airlines in US go out of business. I think it is due to we have too much airlines while most of world has one airlines respenstive their country, we have 10 or so airlines in US that make soo thin on every loads on all of US airlines. I think that we should pick one airlines and has it being a major airlines in US and able to go over world.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Back to topic,
I sure wish we could get 747s on MSP-SEA routinely!!! Man, that would be cool.
Instead, I guess we'll just settle for a mix of 319 and ERJ-175s on domestic routes.


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Heck, even as late as 2000 it was not uncommon to see about 9 DC-10's, 1 or 2 NW 742's, and a KLM 742 parked at the terminals all at the same time. Add some Sun Country and Omni Air International DC-10's taxiing by and it was a great scene. I'm glad I got a lot of photos when I lived in Minneapolis. I miss that airport greatly...


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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 4):
I keep on notice that NWA is having problem and hope that they can get it reslove soon so that people can continued flying with NWA rather than start looking for another airlines. I am not surprised if SWA would be only one airlines stand after many airlines in US go out of business. I think it is due to we have too much airlines while most of world has one airlines respenstive their country, we have 10 or so airlines in US that make soo thin on every loads on all of US airlines. I think that we should pick one airlines and has it being a major airlines in US and able to go over world.

Shut up Scotty.


User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 1):
One reason for so many A330s is one of the A330s was on delivery flight. Also because of the pilot shortage didn't NW operate A330s on routes like MSP-SEA.

You are right that the A330s have been doing some domestic runs due to the pilots shortage. Flight 757 DTW-MSP wasn't a delivery flight, however. This was one of those regularly scheduled flights that had an equipment sub to an A330.

Besides the regular A333 flights, there was a MSP-DTW-MSP equipment sub and a MSP-LAX-MSP equipment sub.



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Does anybody know why the A332 was at MSP?  scratchchin  Operating MSP-AMS or MSP-LGW to sub in for the A333?


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User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2259 times:

Quoting FlyABR (Reply 3):
you should been there back in the 90s when the DC10-40s were around. you'd see quite a number of DC10s (30s and 40s) plus a 747 or two. too bad those days are gone!! miss those 3 holers

I miss all the trijets that used to grace the skies too, especially the DC10. Nothing like the sound of 3 CF6's or JT9D's at takeoff power! And of course, I miss all the 747 classics! cry 
But those A330's sure are beautiful planes, at least we'll have those gracing the sky for years to come! bigthumbsup 


User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2235 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 9):
Does anybody know why the A332 was at MSP? scratchchin Operating MSP-AMS or MSP-LGW to sub in for the A333?

Are you sure you saw an A332? The flight trackers don't show an A330-200s flying to/from MSP lately.



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2196 times:

Quoting Pilottim747 (Reply 11):

MPLSflyer said there was 4 A333s and 1 A332.



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 12):
MPLSflyer said there was 4 A333s and 1 A332.

Whoops, asking the wrong guy.

Quoting MPLSflyer (Thread starter):
To be exact there were 5 A330's (4 -300's and 1 -200), plus a 744.

Are you sure you saw an A332?



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