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NW Finally Names An Aircraft!  
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Thats right NW has finally named an aircraft, after yesterdays start of MSP-CDG service NW named an A330-300 the Spirit of Lindburgh.

http://www.kare11.com/video/player.aspx?aid=67155&bw=

There is a video of it. It appears its N810NW.


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7657 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Cool.

What happened to the 757-300 the "Bernie Epple" - named after a long-time NWA FA?

Weren't most of the 744's named at some point in time, but dropped when they were repainted in the new livery?


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Not the first time NW has named an airplane...At least one B747-400 has been named, the DC9 of years gone was named for and painted up with a guitar for B.B. King and there was the first A319, N301NB, seen here as The City of Duluth:


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3200 times:



Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 2):
Not the first time NW has named an airplane...At least one B747-400 has been named, the DC9 of years gone was named for and painted up with a guitar for B.B. King and there was the first A319, N301NB, seen here as The City of Duluth:

Yes true, but since the move to the new livery, all the aircraft that once had names lost them, such as The Alliance Spirit, The Spirit of the Northwest People, City of Detroit, City of Shanghai, City of Tokyo, City of Minneapolis, City of Duluth, etc.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3188 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 1):
What happened to the 757-300 the "Bernie Epple" - named after a long-time NWA FA?

Lost the name when it got painted, which is pretty pathetic IMO.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 1):
Weren't most of the 744's named at some point in time, but dropped when they were repainted in the new livery?

Same fate as the Bernie Epple, yet again, pathetic show by Steenland and crew.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3020 times:
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Our 757's , DC10's , 747's all had names during the 70's and 80's. So this isn't 1st or 2nd time we've put names on our aircraft.


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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2961 times:

This is great news! I would like to see retro paint schemes now..

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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2837 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Thread starter):
NW named an A330-300 the Spirit of Lindburgh.

So just who was Lindburgh?

I heard the great-grandson of Charles LindBERGH was on the flight, I hoped they spelled his name correctly....


User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2781 times:



Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 7):
I heard the great-grandson of Charles LindBERGH was on the flight, I hoped they spelled his name correctly....

Rofl. I am hoping they spelt it correcrtly too.



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2673 times:

I think they should name one "D.B. Cooper"  dopey 


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User currently offlineMSP718 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Haha, D.B. Cooper, that would be great! Anyone know why they names a plane City of Duluth? Seems kind of wierd.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7553 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2460 times:



Quoting MSP718 (Reply 10):
Haha, D.B. Cooper, that would be great! Anyone know why they names a plane City of Duluth? Seems kind of wierd.

It was NW's first A319 and at that time they also opened the heavy Airbus maint base in Duluth, which of course is now closed.

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 7):
So just who was Lindburgh?

Whoops my bad.



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2111 times:



Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 5):
Our 757's , DC10's , 747's all had names during the 70's and 80's. So this isn't 1st or 2nd time we've put names on our aircraft.

Why did they not rename them?



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2031 times:



Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 7):

You're cruel....LOL

I also thought D.B. Cooper would be a fun thing to do, but we all know NW and the hard noses at MSP.
Branson would have named a bird after Cooper.
You used to be able to name one after you on United. Cost a small fortune in either bucks or miles. I wonder
if they still do that?
safe  sly 



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