Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
While quizzing my family about the flights I had taken when I was a kid I found out that I had flown round trip from DTW-SEA probably around 1983-1984. They are pretty sure that it was a non-stop flight and most likely would have been on Northwest. The only other airline I can think of is possibly Republic. Would anyone be able to shed light on what airline it could have been and what equipment they would have used.
TAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
While I do not have the link to a web site of old timetables on this computer, I would give you my best guess based on what NW operated at the time would be probably a mix of DC-10's and 727's. There could have been a 747 in the schedule , perhaps on a seasonal basis, or as an occasional routing thru SEA to Tokyo.
But my bet is on DC-10's and 727's. IF RC flew it from DTW it would have had to had been with the 727-200's as I don't think they had the 757's yet in 83.
Perhaps one of the NW/ RC folks on here from DTW can shed more light.
Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
I'm pretty sure that I would have taken the flight prior to 1985 so it must have been with a stop somewhere. My older brother said something about maybe Minneapolis and if I look at the timetables of Northwest and Republic prior to that year it shows on the route maps that the only way to have travelled between Detroit and Seattle would have indeed been though that city.