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Where Are The NW DC9-40's?  
User currently offlineCvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 635 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Are there certain routes that the DC9-40 runs or are they scattered throughout the system randomly? I'd like to try to jump one before its too late.

Thanks

Tchau
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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

Remember, NW switchs the 9's around. It may be listed as a 40 and when you get on, its a 30...or vise-virsa.
They do schedule one into GRR, MCI, and EWR from DTW.....or did last month.
The N numbers start N750NW thru N763NW...with most retired. I think they still have five in service.
safe



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User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1765 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

I flew N755NW on DTW-BUF (NW 7288) and N763NW on DTW-STL (NW 7253) this past weekend. They were both scheduled as -40's, and thankfully, were not swapped on me!

User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2415 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

I very rarely have swap issues. And when it happens it usually is an upgrade, never a downgrade.

User currently offlineEMB170 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

I am scheduled to fly on two (IND-DTW-PHL) over Thanksgiving. Hope I don't get swapped out.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

This will show you all the airborne DC9-40's:

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/DC94



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

I've got one scheduled on the late DTW-RDU flight on November 25th. It'll be my first time on the -40 model.


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3751 times:



Quoting Cmk10 (Reply 6):
I've got one scheduled on the late DTW-RDU flight on November 25th. It'll be my first time on the -40 model.

If it's oversold bigtime, it just might become a 50. Hopefully you will get the 40.
safe



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User currently offlineSteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1765 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3622 times:



Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 3):
I very rarely have swap issues. And when it happens it usually is an upgrade, never a downgrade.

I've encountered plenty of instances between DC-9-30/40/50 (as well as A319/320) aircraft on NW. As safe suggested, I've had a few times where my oversold flight scheduled as a DC-9-40 simply had a DC-9-50 subbed in (likewise between the two Airbus models). In terms of an "upgrade" or "downgrade," it all depends on loads!


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

The simple answer to this is "DTW".

I don't think they ever make it out of the DTW hub. Hence I don't even remember the last time I've seen a DC-94.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

According to aerotransport.org, the following 7 D94's are in service:
N751NW
N752NW
N755NW
N759NW
N760NW
N762NW
N763NW

Another 5 have been in storage since various dates in 2008 (all at MZJ).

N



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7771 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

As said, there are currently 7 in service.
They make their way across all of the NW hubs.

When looking at the schedule, there are only two types of DC-9: D9S (-30/40) and D95 (-50).
Some flights are assigned a -40 and this will be shown at the time of seat selection.

However, -40's are very often switched with -30s or -50's. It all depends on loads and aircraft availability.

There is a lot of slack in the DC-9 fleet (particularly the 30/40's), so if it is supposed to be a -40 but that a/c gets delayed, they may swap in an available -30 or -50. If loads are light on a -40/50 and a -30 flight is overbooked, they will swap aircraft.

In the past NW did a lot of intra-type aicraft swaps based on a/c availability and loads. This practice may occur less in the future with DL.

Interchanging DC-9 30 -40 -50's
Interchanging A319 & A320's
Interchanging 757-5500, 5600, and 753's on domestic routes


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3114 times:



Quoting DTW.SCE" class=quote target=_blank>PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 11):
They make their way across all of the NW hubs.

Looks like they're all pretty much are in and out of DTW after monitoring flightaware.com. Not seeing any in MSP or MEM so far.



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineN83SF From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Can anybody recommend a routing through any airports if I wish to go on a dc-9-30 from any of the NYC airports?


N83SF
User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2032 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

As of the time of check-in, I am scheduled to be on a DC9-40 tomorrow 11/13 DTW-CLT. Will update later  Smile

User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3217 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2658 times:



Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 14):
As of the time of check-in, I am scheduled to be on a DC9-40 tomorrow 11/13 DTW-CLT. Will update later  

The last flight of the night is currently scheduled as a DC9-40. The rest are either to run as scheduled DC9-30's and a lone DC9-50.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7771 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2483 times:



Quoting N83SF (Reply 13):
Can anybody recommend a routing through any airports if I wish to go on a dc-9-30 from any of the NYC airports?

NW DC-9-30's are a regular visitor at all 3 NYC airports on flights to/from DTW.

DTW-LGA has 3 out of 9 daily on DC-9-30's
DTW-EWR has 1 out of 6 daily on a DC-9-50
DTW-JFK has 2 of 4 flights on DC-9-30's or 50's


User currently offlineReltney From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2405 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 11):
In the past NW did a lot of intra-type aicraft swaps based on a/c availability and loads. This practice may occur less in the future with DL.

Interchanging DC-9 30 -40 -50's
Interchanging A319 & A320's
Interchanging 757-5500, 5600, and 753's on domestic routes

Actualy it will happen more often. Delta has been doing it since I have been a pilot and My father tells me (he is a retired Delta pilot) since he was there in the 50's . It is a practice they exersise all the time and have for the last 50 years that I know of. They use to sub out the DC-8 between the long and shorts, also the DC-9 10s and 30s and even the DC-6/7s. I was a passenger when a 727 200 was swapped out from a -100 in Boston in 1974. I also was on a/c swap and flew in a Tristar 500 from ATL to LGA as a newhire in 1997. The flight was to be a -385 tristar. I got to ride in the cockpit jumpseat on that flight too. I have had done maybe 5 757/767 swaps this year alone.
With the 767s even more flexability is added with the 757200/300, 767300/ERs now in the combined fleet.



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