NWALifer From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
ANC-ORD had to make a fuel stop in MSP. Once on the ground a/c had mx and then the crew timed out. As MSP is not a 747 pilot base, the crew had to be given required rest before continuing to ORD. When the a/c landed in MSP originally, gate F12 was the only spot that could occupy a 742 for fuel and then for the crew to deplane.
N808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
I saw it here too.....pretty cool. I saw that the aircraft came in early am sunday then left around 9pm. i also heard some memo about that MSP is "re opening" as a 742 base for millitary and other charters. i bet we also see a few more rev pax flights on the 742 when the situation arises....such as fairly recently one was used on MSP-HNL.
All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
CBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1685 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
Quoting N808NW (Reply 6): I saw it here too.....pretty cool. I saw that the aircraft came in early am sunday then left around 9pm. i also heard some memo about that MSP is "re opening" as a 742 base for millitary and other charters. i bet we also see a few more rev pax flights on the 742 when the situation arises....such as fairly recently one was used on MSP-HNL.
I thought they were retireing all of the 742s? If they are going to lengths to open a new crew base, does that mean they will be around for quite a bit longer??
Quoting Continental (Reply 11):
One of my friend's father is a 744 pilot and he's based in MSP. Also, I met a 742 pilot years ago that was based here as well.
he might live there but there are no 744 MSP based pilots. Unless ya'll know something that both the pilots and the company itself doesn't know. Looking on ATLAS the only bid package for MSP is DC9, 320, 330, 757.
Also it was just announced on the 14th that the 747-200 MSP pilot base would re-open in May 2008.
Quote: Northwest Airlines will re-open the MSP 747-200 base in May 2008. The base is being re-established primarily to support 747-200 charter service, the vast majority of which involves missions for the U.S. Military. Due to the nature of 747-200 charter service and the timeframe during which trips are finalized, the majority of the positions at the MSP base will be Reserves. A very small number of Blockholder positions will be available.
Although the majority of flying by the MSP 747-200 base will be charter operations, there will be a limited amount of scheduled freighter service flown by MSP-based pilots. The exact type of scheduled freighter trips has not yet been determined. The MSP 747-200 Reserve positions will be focused on charter operations; however, some Reserves could potentially be assigned to support
KingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1657 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Yeah, Burnsie is correct. No MSP base for the 400. Maybe NWA has thought of it before, but there is no base there. With regards to the 742 base opening in MSP, it will be a very small base for charter flights only. That way, nobody has to go up to ANC to sign in for a trip only to deadhead back to wherever the charter starts.