Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1035 times:
Hi, this has probably been talked about before, but i coudln't find the topic. I was just wondering how much longer NWA plans on keeping their DC9's. That is about the only NW aircraft we get here. And they fly from FSD to MSP (25 min flight). I love this plane. And if they are going out soon, what would you think NW would replace them with on this route? NW flies this route to MSP about 15-20 times a day. Do you think they would replace it with a bigger plane, cutting the number of flights down?
Well, I hope you can tell me when these planes are supose to be leaving, what you think they will replace the route with.
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 877 times:
The DC-9's are supposedly being slowly replaced by the RJ85's. So, I would expect NW to use the RJ's on the close, smaller markets like FSD, CID, DSM, RST, LSE, etc. It wouldn't be very economical to use the A319/A320 on these routes. However, the A319/A320 will replace the D95's and 727's in larger cities like MCI and OMA, since these markets can fill the 'buses.
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Zsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 842 times:
I think RJs are a pretty good replacement for 9s. NWA just started operating DC9 from AZO to DTW in addition to Saab 340s and BAe 146 avrojet very nice airplanes but they actually fly under Mesabas colors, about 100 mile trip, 25 min flight. I ll be hitching a ride on one soon.
SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 802 times:
Quick question about the avros or RJ 85/100 i am all confused on this one. Is the Avro series the next generation of the BAe146? Is it the exact same plane as the BAe146??? If so, why the name difference. I've seen it called both. Northwest calls theirs Avros, while over in Europe Air France's regional affiliate (Jersey European?) operates their Lyon-LHR route (which i flew on bout 8 months ago) with a BAe-146. could somebody clarify?
Favre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 753 times:
there will be NO MORE RJ-85'S delivered to mesaba...therefore how can they replace any dc-9s...they have replaced dc-9s on some markets, but thats it...a-318 is highly unlikely due to the location of the engine to the jetbridge--just wont work..look for maybe crj900/717-100??? who knows at this point it wont happen for awhile...
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 679 times:
We withdrew the MD-80's from the fleet sometime around October of 1999 as there were not that many of them. If memory serves me correctly, there were only about 10 to 15 MD-80's in our fleet. I'm going out on a limb here, but I do believe they were replaced by the Airbus A320.
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XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 661 times:
Im putting my money on 318s or 319s. I personally have never heard of A318 jetway problems. I some how doubt the 717 will be a replacement. Northwest and its pilots are quite fond of the 320 series for the most part.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 633 times:
Now that i think about it..the Avro RJ's (those 4 engined mini- C-5 looking planes) have an even shorter front section than the 318...and those things are parked all over the jetways at MEM...which are standard jetways. Not to mention all hte CRJs are parked at jetways too. There is no reason why a 318 could not use a jetway.
Favre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 621 times:
rj85 engines are further back than the proposed 318---the 319 is really close and the design ive seen in msp shows clearly that the jetway would be over the top of the cowl...and also no forward cargo bin on 318....the jetways on a crj has nothing to do with a 318..apples to oranges..