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NW To Charter B742 MSP-SEA-MSP For 350 Employees  
User currently offlineDL747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 325 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 16327 times:

Just got my ticket! Woo-Hoo!  bouncy  Are any other NW or DL folks planning to take the flight?

From the employee site:

Northwest/Delta employees and retirees will be able to participate in the Boeing farewell celebration next month for the 747-200, which has been in service for more than 40 years.

NW has arranged a special charter flight as a tribute to the 747-200 retirement celebration at Boeing’s Museum of Flight in Seattle. Ship 6624, one of the last passenger Boeing 747-200s in the pre-merger Northwest fleet, will depart from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seattle on Oct. 2 at 5:00pm for the retirement celebration the next day in SEA. The return flight will depart SEA at 10:00am on Sunday morning Oct. 4 bound for MSP. Coach seats on the charter flight will be available for the first 350 active or retired employees who purchase a $40 event ticket on the retirement party Web site, which can be accessed via DeltaNet or via Radar.

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User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 505 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 16237 times:

Wow, that's cool!!!
Wish more airlines would do this!


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month ago) and read 16063 times:

So, what happens to the plane afterward? Is it going to the museum, or simply to the scrapman?
Wish it could be preserved. I take that back- I WISH it could go on flying; I'd SETTLE for it being preserved.


User currently offlineCospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month ago) and read 16043 times:

When do the 747-200F's stop operations ???

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15786 times:

Wonder if I can arrange to be at SEA that weekend?.....


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15678 times:



Quoting Cospn (Reply 3):
When do the 747-200F's stop operations ???

Word here in ANC (around the airport, anyway... I don't work for NW or CAS) is December.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15261 times:
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Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 4):
Wonder if I can arrange to be at SEA that weekend?.....

Why? Just make the 10-minute drive to the Museum of Flight at BFI.


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14291 times:



Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 8):
Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 4):
Wonder if I can arrange to be at SEA that weekend?.....

Why? Just make the 10-minute drive to the Museum of Flight at BFI.

Actually meant to say "be in the Seattle area" that weekend...



Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineB6JFKSEA From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13347 times:

Does anyone know if the retirement ceremony on October 3 is open to the public? Would be great if it was!!

User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8184 times:

...meanwhile, back to the airplane.....

Does anyone know if it will end up at the Museum of Flight, or is that just the Boeing event and it'll end its days somewhere else?


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8113 times:

I won't be on the flight but I will be at the ceremony in Seattle on Saturday.  Smile Former A.netter FlyNavy is a DL employee and is sponsoring me to go. He and I will be there.

User currently offlineCvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7090 times:

DL747400 I bought my ticket the other day! Too excited- never thought I'd get to fly on a 747-200!! Some of my friends are slightly jealous they can't make it. Sure to be alot of fun.

Tchau

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7086 times:
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Does anyone know how many seats are left. I would like to go but I have to wait a few days for dinero.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6818 times:
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I'll be working the event at one of the displays except onboard the aircraft as i'm non-current at present. But i'll be working there probably for the Friday when the aircraft arrives at BFI and the Saturday event

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 10):
I won't be on the flight but I will be at the ceremony in Seattle on Saturday. Former A.netter FlyNavy is a DL employee and is sponsoring me to go. He and I will be there.

Well, look for me there. Come say hello



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User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

Does anyone know what ship number it will be and if it will be in new or old colors?

Thanks

Tchau

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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

This one,


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Photo © Stéphane Mutzenberg



6624.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineC5LOAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6422 times:



Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 1):

Didn't DL do it with the "Spirit of Delta"?



"But this airplane has 4 engines, it's an entirely different kind of flying! Altogether"
User currently offlineDL747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

Yes, Ship 102's farewell tour was called "Bringing the Spirit Home."

DL has a long history of honoring aircraft when retiring the last of a type from service. I can recall similar events (both revenue and non-revenue) for the last DC-8, DC9, DC-10, 727, 767-200 and L-1011.

Interestingly, the DC-10 has been retired twice (original DL DC-10's retired in the 1970's and then the ex-Western DC-10s retired in the late 1980's. Now the 747 will also be retired twice (or 3 times depending on whether you count the 742 and 744 separately).


User currently offlineC5LOAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6076 times:



Quoting DL747400 (Reply 17):
Interestingly, the DC-10 has been retired twice (original DL DC-10's retired in the 1970's and then the ex-Western DC-10s retired in the late 1980's. Now the 747 will also be retired twice (or 3 times depending on whether you count the 742 and 744 separately).

And when the time comes (hopefully not for a loooooong time) the DC-9 will be retired twice as well.



"But this airplane has 4 engines, it's an entirely different kind of flying! Altogether"
User currently offlineDL747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5734 times:



Quoting C5LOAD (Reply 18):
And when the time comes (hopefully not for a loooooong time) the DC-9 will be retired twice as well.

Hey, you're right! That last DC-9 flight will be harder to get on, though.  Wink


User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1105 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5690 times:
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Will this 747-200 end its days as museum piece or be broken up?  old 

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5422 times:
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Goes back to MSP on Sunday and then probably to MZJ. But it's not going to part of the museum


Made from jets!
User currently offlineNWA757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

I just finished a charter from NUE on 6624, thursday morning. The aircraft will continue to fly until the end of November and then be officially retired. Two 747-400 will then be transferred to the charter ops for MAC charters.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5223 times:
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Just got back from the landing at BFI. Here are some pics

































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User currently offlineCvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Hey Jetjack74, nice pics. I was on the flight into BFI. Man the whole plane was alive, people moving everywhere and talking to everyone. What a thril.l I went from tail to nose. Upstairs even, on that famed spiral staircase. Hope to catch you tommorrow. I know about you said you'll be there. Are you riding out on the 742 Sunday by chance?

Tchau

DA-



They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
25 Post contains links Alexchao : I happened to drive past Boeing Field yesterday, and I caught a photo of the beautiful airplane. Now I know why it was there... http://twitpic.com/k3o
26 Par13del : This is why we can be glad that in the last govt. stimulus no airlines received any funds, imagine the noise if they had and this "trip" became public
27 Transpac787 : Considering it wasn't executive bonuses or wasteful spending, I doubt there would be any outrage over it... It was a public event for employee morale
28 FlyDeltaJets87 : Nice pics. I'll get some of mine up tomorrow if I get a chance. I just got home from flying across the country all day. PS: It was great meeting you
29 Post contains images Airportguy : This was a great finish to the trip
30 Cessna172RG : I was there on Saturday for the event, did the plane tour, talked to a lot of great people. Makes me wish that I want to work for NWA. I've flown on 6
31 Airbuske : You know like most people, ever since I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the B747. It's sheer size and ability to fly 350+ pax for 16+ hours real
32 Rbgso : Great pics.... I know it's a fairly generic 747 approach, but strangely, she seemed to look quite proud on final. She will be missed. Congrats on many
33 Jetjack74 : Yes Phil, it was great meeting you guys there as well. Glad you guys had a great time.
34 Post contains links and images FlyDeltaJets87 : The 747-200 on the ramp Some of the volunteers posing for a shots on the boarding stairs Me on the boarding stairs Cockpit Y-Class F-Class in the Nos
35 NWAdeicer : Just out of curiosity, how full was the flight?
36 Gunsontheroof : I think it's really great that NW did this for their employees--the shots of Mt. Rainier are amazing! I will miss these aircraft when they're gone. I
37 Airbuske : Outbound was pretty full ~ 400 pax. Inbound was lighter ~ 330 pax.
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