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NW To Add, BA To Drop DTW-LHR  
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2566 posts, RR: 17
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Today's Detroit Free Press reproted that Northwest would be adding DTW, MSP, and Seattle on direct N/S routes to LHR next year. Equipment will be A330s.

The story also mentions that BA is dropping DTW-LHR in March 2008. Sad to see that; BA and BOAC operated that route for almost 40 years. My first trip overseas as a lad was with my father on a BOAC Super VC-10. Later, we made the trip on the then-new 747 "Jumbo Jet." At that time, only BOAC and Pan American flew overseas from DTW. End of an era.


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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

NWA/KLM To Begin LHR-DTW/MSP/SEA (by B742 Dec 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5122 times:



Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 1):

NWA/KLM To Begin LHR-DTW/MSP/SEA (by B742 Dec 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)

But BA dropping DTW is news to me. Oh well, DTW spotters, now you know how us SAN spotters feel... there goes your only daily 777 too!



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User currently offlineB752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5083 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 2):


Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 1):

NWA/KLM To Begin LHR-DTW/MSP/SEA (by B742 Dec 10 2007 in Civil Aviation)

But BA dropping DTW is news to me. Oh well, DTW spotters, now you know how us SAN spotters feel... there goes your only daily 777 too!

Actually the route has been operated by a 763. So I guess DTW is losing its only daily 763 flight.


User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

BA announced the dropping of DTW way back in late September. It is due to end the route with the start of the Summer 08 timetable.


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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

Where is NW getting all this equipment? Are they cutting some of the AMS flights to start this?


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5064 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

This coincides with IAH-LHR beginning.


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Yup BA news is old
BA Withdraws From HRE And DTW! (by Lovinitflyboy Sep 19 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2153 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4921 times:



Quoting Indy (Reply 5):
Where is NW getting all this equipment? Are they cutting some of the AMS flights to start this?

NW currently has a bit of slack in its fleet usage of 333s and 747s. Just a matter of shuffling around (with some help by KLM).


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4662 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
But BA dropping DTW is news to me. Oh well, DTW spotters, now you know how us SAN spotters feel... there goes your only daily 777 too!

...............

Funny, I didn't know the 777 looked like a 763..

Only time it was a T7 was for things like the auto show..



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4272 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 9):
Funny, I didn't know the 777 looked like a 763..

Only time it was a T7 was for things like the auto show..



Quoting B752OS (Reply 3):
Actually the route has been operated by a 763. So I guess DTW is losing its only daily 763 flight.

OK, OK, my bad. Wasn't it at any point operated by a 777?



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4245 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 10):
Wasn't it at any point operated by a 777?

during the summers leading up to 2005 it was a 772. It used to be a fairly common sight over my house.

It is unfortunate to no longer see my favorite plane here, but at least KL came very close to operating one here when they decided to return and might do so in the future (any day, KL). Afterall, BA's departure didn't surprise us.


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4205 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 9):
Funny, I didn't know the 777 looked like a 763..

Only time it was a T7 was for things like the auto show..

For people who look at Air Force planes, all airliners look the same. 767s and 777s are just big 737s.

BA cannot make DTW work, when it is the main hub for NW. Detroit people who want to connect to Europe can do it in Amsterdam, which is nicer than changing terminals at Heathrow on BA (until T5 opens.)


Do Star and Oneworld have many Frequent Flyers in the Detroit region? Do Detroit people still connect onto BA at gateway airports? - New York, Boston, Washington? If people from Detroit really like BA's inflight product that much they will still do connection.

I imaginge NW will want to build DTW-LHR up to better than daily frequency as slots become available. 0850 is a very early time to depart LHR. Good luck getting out to Heathrow for the Check In time.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4079 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
But BA dropping DTW is news to me

Late September they announced it.

Quoting Indy (Reply 5):
Where is NW getting all this equipment? Are they cutting some of the AMS flights to start this?

They have some slack, it would explain a bit why the 744 is returning to AMS next summer.

Quoting San747 (Reply 10):
OK, OK, my bad. Wasn't it at any point operated by a 777?

yes and even at one time it was operated by a 744.

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 12):
I imaginge NW will want to build DTW-LHR up to better than daily frequency as slots become available. 0850 is a very early time to depart LHR. Good luck getting out to Heathrow for the Check In time.

Unfortunately it wasn't their choice. KLM had those slots and gave them to NW, the sharing revenue was nothing new as NW and KL already do so on TATL flights. The DTW departure i will say would suck, but the Seattle and Minneapolis flights are nice as it gives you a good portion of the day still. Interesting to note that the Seattle flight doesn't even leave Seattle until 10:05 pm (10:55 on Fridays) and arrives LHR at 4:15 pm (5:05 on Saturdays). Have fun adjusting your body clock to that!



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3916 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 12):
Do Star and Oneworld have many Frequent Flyers in the Detroit region?

Oneworld does not seem to have too much of a reputation here, but seeing how successful LH is here, I'm sure they have some brand recognition in the area.

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 12):
Do Detroit people still connect onto BA at gateway airports? - JFK/EWR, BOS, ORD, or IAD? If people from Detroit really like BA's inflight product that much they will still do a connection.

I guess they would. However most of the people I know that go to Europe from here fly on AF or NW and occasionally LH.


User currently offlineMcamargo From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3749 times:



Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 6):
This coincides with IAH-LHR beginning.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but BA operated IAH-DTW-LHR, correct?



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3543 times:



Quoting Mcamargo (Reply 15):

yes, with terrible timings I might add


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7321 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3422 times:



Quoting Mcamargo (Reply 15):
Correct me if i'm wrong, but BA operated IAH-DTW-LHR, correct?

Yeah they did. IAH was the only thing keeping that flight alive. Now that BA can serve IAH-LHR nonstop, theres no reason for DTW.



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User currently onlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1662 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3251 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 2):
Oh well, DTW spotters, now you know how us SAN spotters feel... there goes your only daily 777 too!

There 767 flight!  Silly



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/3742244/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3743528

The race is on for EVERYONE to fly into the most congested and delay-plauged airport in the world. I understand the convenience, but until T5 is open, what a nightmare!



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