Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3153 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1764 times:
Quoting Super80 (Thread starter): As far as I know that NWA and KLM swap routes every now and then, am I right?
They do from time to time, although there are some routes that have been traditionally all NW or all KL.
Who flies a certain route is really determined on an as-needed basis. With the addition of new routes like PDX-AMS, MSP-CDG, and SEA-LHR, NW will be short a few A330's. So this summer, NW will have a single 744 flying DTW-AMS, as well as a KL A332.
It is possible that NW would fly DFW-AMS. If that were the case though, you would see a NW flight (most likely EWR-AMS or BOS-AMS) go back to KL.