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User currently offlineSkippy208 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Does anybody else think that Northwest should order the 737NG to replace those old and rickety DC-9s that they have? I mean, it's only a matter of time before they start falling out of the sky.

Skippy

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 931 times:

No. Since NW is already operating the Airbus A320 family I think it would be better to have fleet comonality and order more A32X aircrafts.


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User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 910 times:

NW DC-9s will be around for a long time. Don't expect to see any replacements in the near future. I suspect they will to be flying into the next decade.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 910 times:

They have no need for them because they already have CFM56 powered A319s & A320s. Don't be surprised if they also order in the future the A318 or 717 & A321 to replace the aging DC-9 fleet.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Isn't the A321 too big to replace the DC-9?

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 900 times:

I don't see them ordering the A321 because they already have the 757 for that type of market, and they ordered the 753, so they don't really need the A321. I suspect that they might go after the 717 because it would have commonality with the DC-9's, and would be more efficient and economical to operate than the A318. Come on, how many long DC-9 flights does NW operate?

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 889 times:

No NW will not get the 737NG because the AIrbus 319/320 seats just as many, flies just as far and is just as comfortable, therefore it would not make sense.

This type of post keeps popping up more and more, i.e. will DL get AIrbus 320s? Will UAL get 737NGS?, Will AA get Airbus 320s? etc etc. I hate to be one of those posters that tries to censor others, but apparently some posters haven't figured out if one airline is operating or buying a certain type, they aren't going to go out and buy the other type offered by the other manufacturer and duplicate themselves, at least in the US.

SO: Any US carrier that is taking deliveries or who has many Boeing types on order for a specific nitch, will not be ordering the Airbus counterpart.

Same other way around, any airline that is operating, ordering or taking delivery of large quantities of an Airbus type, aren't going to go to Boeing and order the counterpart. It is too expensive and doesn't make sense.


User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Deltaflyertoo, I praise thee!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 851 times:

To me, replacing the D9's with the 717 seems very logical, but I dont see that happening, ever. I think they will go for more A319/318 to replace the D9's when the time comes. Unless Boeing cuts them a spectacular deal 717's to boost that stumbling program.


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User currently offlineFedExHeavy From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Not gonna happen, there most likely stick to airbus, I would expect that they will order A-318's to replace there DC-9's.
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User currently offlineDTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Skippy, how 'bout you do a little research before you go and bash Northwest from now on. NW DC-9's falling from the sky????? Hmmm, seeing how NW just spent MILLIONS giving the entire '9 fleet new interiors, new engines, new parts, and the NW DC- mechanics are the best in the industry. The DC-9's are a very safe and long-lasting a/c. You are obviously very misunderstood, kid.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Don't be so sure about NW turing their noses down on the 717. The A318 is designed for long and thin routes. The 717 is the perfect DC-9-30 replacement. The 717 is basically a DC-9NG. NW would probably save more money on fuel economics on the 717 than they would on commonality with the A318.

BTW, AA is taking TWA's 717's, and they will probably order more, so the program really isn't struggling anymore.


User currently offlineGarudarod From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 812 times:

FYI, NW regularly flies DTW to Florida with DC-9s.
Those flights are over 3hrs plus at least.
NW has stated they will fly their 9's until 2012 or
so. When they decide on a replacement, it will be
Airbus to along with their sizeable A320/A319 fleet
they already have.
For all your spotters in MIA, the 1st DC10 for the
inaugural flight to AMS on April 1st will arrive at
2356/31MAR as flight NW996. The aircraft will
be parked all day on the 1st for training and will
depart as NW058 at 2110.



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 798 times:

Ive flown NW D9-31's to Florida. The flights in and out of SRQ provide a FULL meal service. The flights are usually 2hrs 15min tops.


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User currently offlineGarudarod From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 785 times:

NW also flies them into FLL, & MIA and Im sure
MIA-DTW is pretty near 3hrs plus...this poses a
good question...What is the longest segment ever
flown by a DC-9?



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 783 times:

The 717 could make all of the flights listed above.

User currently offlineMishiki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 777 times:

I agree with you those DC-9's are really old but I dont theink they should use 737's they should use MD-80's

User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 773 times:

No B737NG please !!
They should order more Airbus A319s and A320s here


It doesnt make sense for them to operate both A320 family and B737NG !!



User currently offlineA32 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 163 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 766 times:

They might be old but are far from rickety. They have a dispatch reliability greater than 98 %. Also...I would refrain from making any remarks about aircraft falling from the sky. I assure you that the professionals who operate these aircraft know when to stop flying them.



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