Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 663 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?
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1589 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 652 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.
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2678 posts, RR: 18 Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 614 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.
DTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 591 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.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 578 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.
Garudarod From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1476 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 575 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.
A32 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 163 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 529 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.