Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
Definately Northwest. MD-80's and 767's are ok, but I would jump at the chance to fly on a 747, as I have never been on one before. MD-80's are like the DC-9's, so nothing new there unless you happen to like that particulat class of plane.
NWA all the way!
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Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
I too don't think NW has a 747 going on the MSP-LAX route. I would fly DL. NW may not show a movie or offer audio, esp. if you are on an Airbus. Although very out of the way, if you are an airliner lover it is fun to do the DL thing through ATL and get a 764 out of it.
YoungDon From United States of America, joined May 2001, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
I was just in ATL this afternoon, and it is by far the most sensible airport I have ever been to. The transportation system is easy to find. Perhaps you should take a course in sign-reading. J/K
I have to agree with DeltAirlines. If you have never been on a 747, take the nonstop with NW. Their service is slightly better anyway. However I thought they used DC-10's there. However if it's not a 747, go thru ATL and take the 764. I was on it for the first time a week ago and it is a great plane! It has a lot of aerodynamic noise though...
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
Non-stop on NW or Sun Country would be my choice, given the potential for connecting flights to become misadventures in today's air travel environment.
NW's current timetable shows that all MSP-LAX flights are opb 320, 757 or D10 types, with their once daily LAX-HNL frequency opb a D10. It has been several years since NW has scheduled 747s on their MSP-LAX or LAX-HNL services.
However, there may be hope. NW substituted a 747 on their MSP-PHX route for the D10 scheduled on flights I was on in March, '99, and again in December of the same year. As my PHX-MSP flight was beginning to board in Dec, '99, yet another NW 747 arrived from MSP, also substituting for a D10. Neither of these flights took place during holiday travel periods.
While I can't say whether NW might do the same on their MSP-LAX service, it's always a possibility.