Nwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1154 times:
Actually according to a recent USA Today article NW is more likely to offer food than many other airlines. I think the major comparison was between NW and DL showing NW offering more food on shorter stage lengths. By the way, food and how much or when it is offered does not make or break an airline here in the U.S.A. It has been proven over and over again that what the majority of U.S consumers (and more importantly the high yield business customers) want is an airline that is ontime, with luggage and that seems to be what NW is doing. Passengers seem to be happy grabbing burger king or mcdonalds on the way to the flight rather than eating airplane food and with fares as low as they are getting, who can really blame the airlines for going to peanuts and pretzels. Not saying NW has done this, but I would rather an airline try and save money through food service cutbacks, than other cutbacks such as staffing, maintainance, or cutting flights altogether.
Co LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
Way to go!!!!!!!! Northwest is my favorite. I flew with them on June 5 and June 12 and I loved it! I always check with Northwest before any other airline. If NWA offers a fare $30-50 more, I'll still take it. NWA is worth the price.
AmericanKing From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 81 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
Hey Guys don't let the name distract you but i am just as a big NWA lover as you guys are!!!!!!!!!!!! I flew NW back in march on my second trijet transatlantic crossing flying ship#225(MSN1225) and GOD I LOVED IT we did not have PTV but who gives a rats furry little but. Northwest is a killer airline jsut because a few delyas during a snow strom in January has the flying public saying that they suck well the media needs to shut up and look at the facts. Who is better at baggae, ontime performance(other than Southwest) and customer service!!! Northwest is a far better company than anybody else. one reason is that they aviod major airports like ORD,JFK and other highly congested airports. Also, they have had only one group about to strike but avoided (NWA Mechanics are the best) no other airline can say that. They also have the longest life aircraft in the market that can last at least another 10 years!!! I flew NWA back in March with a school group and they let us have fun and talked with us and I also impressed soem hot F/A's even with an FAA supervisor on-board. We left DTW 20 minutes late but they kept us very informed and comfortable. Man those seats on all of the aircraft are THE ROOMIEST THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And when we landed in AMS you could barley even feel the DC-10-30 even touch the ground, and we got in about 45 minutes early. Also they Captian who had flown in from HNL the night before let my friend and I ( we are both Pilots) come up to the flight deck sit in both seat (Me in the Left) and let us manuver the controls do a light test and let us talk to him for about 30 minutes!!!!! All is I can say is that they need al whole lot more recongition for their work. I will be excieted to see how great the A333's will be in the NW liver and see them exceed!! Just an opinion poll but what do you think that NW should do or what do you think that they should do to their paint scheme A: nothing B: some (your Choice) or C: just a tad
Thanks you guys,
P.S. I am going to put all of you guys on my respected users list and keep up the excellent work Nwa747-400!!
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4420 posts, RR: 35 Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1141 times:
I;'ve noticed over the past couple of months that Northwest is consistently adding flights and upgrading services on regional routes--Bloomington IL, Moline IL, Lake Charles LA, Elmira NY to name a few, with RJ or prop flights.
Maybe Northwest just puts out press releases and everyone else doesn't, but it seems to me they're especially growing MEM and DTW at regional level.
NWA 747-400, you seem to be one of the more informed people about NOrthwest here...are MEM and DTW doing especially well? UA is cutting mainline flights back to RJ's many places, and NW seems to keep adding more flights and bigger planes. Is it just my imagination or is NW really growing?
Tripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Great to hear more and more positive things about NWA. They are udating their fleet and service is getting better and better. And together with KLM they offer a great network. Now I might consider NWA again for my next transatlantic trip or US domestic flights. Keep up the good work
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1109 times:
Isn't being on time much more important than amenities? I've flown NW many times, and they are always on time, and they've only lost my baggage once, and they got it back the next day. Northwest is great.
Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
Mike_mit From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
I flew NWA coach from Boston to Hong Kong last year and they seem to be as good as any other airline. Nothing special though. Not much leg room on their 742's. Their business class didn't look like anything special...certainly nothing luxurious. I remember thinking that if I had bought a business class ticket, I'd be *issed. Another thing..the interiors of the planes I took (742s and the DC-10) were a big ragged. I know their fleet is old but I thought they sunk some money into rehabbing the interiors. The food was fine and the FA were friendly. Two legs of my flights were delayed (one due to mechanical problems). The 757 was fine. But I'd fly them again, but only if they offered the lowest fare.
Aking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
RE: Their business class didn't look like anything special...certainly nothing luxurious. I remember thinking that if I had bought a business class ticket, I'd be *issed.
To NW's defense, I have to say that they've greatly improved their business class product from two years ago. I fly to Asia about 3 times a year, always on NW and have had many opportunities to experience both the before-and-after WBC. 150 degree seat recline is nice. It's not a bed but pretty close to it. They've added a few other things like "Skybreak baskets" (a basket of snack foods), and improved audio but the distinguishing thing is the legroom and recline.
On the subject, one of the best things they've instituted is online check-in. It's great if you don't have bags to check, you just show up and get on the plane. MSP also has self-service bag check-in. Other positives are their nice clean hubs (DTW soon too), and a great WorldPerks program.
The only negative thing I've experienced is fairly hit-and-miss customer service. However, it's a big institution and singular experiences shouldn't always be generalized to the whole company. Domestic first class lunches and dinners aren't that great either (breakfasts are nice though!).
NWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
Let me tell ya, when they get that new section in DTW, its going to be great. 100 new gates. I fly out of there often, so when its done I will be jumping up and down. There is not many thing more pretty than a lit up NW 757 in the dark, I could sit there forever just looking at it in aw. keep up the good work!! "-)
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Nwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
It is so great to see the opinion of NW on this forum finally changing and giving NW the respect it deserves.
They do seem to be adding alot of new regional service. I think this is because they have so many crjs on order and can afford to add service to smaller or underserved cities with the props that are being freed up.
ONE NEW AIRPLANE EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS!!
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
CoLITE - all very well for you to say, but its highly annoying to be stuck on a cramped A320 for MEM-LAX with the only entertainment being an outdated issue of "World Traveler" where someone already solved the crossword puzzle. I have to resort to flying from ATL through MSP or DTW to get to the West Coast just to ride the DC10 or 757 with IFE, unless my upgrades come through (and good luck getting a MEM-LAX upgrade!) or unless I have a seat in row 5 pre-reserved (that is almost better than First Class for legroom!).
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
I'm not too impressed with the IFE, either, but I bring a CD player or a book or something else. I agree with CO Lite, customer service is much more important. Hopefully Northwest will install some PTVs and some amenities as their new planes (A330 and 757-300) come in.
Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
Hopefully Northwest will install some PTVs and some amenities as their new planes (A330 and 757-300) come in.
Alas, this will not be the case. My sources at NWA tell me that the A330s will have PTVs in WBC, but only overhead monitors and screens in the back. The 753s will have the same limited IFE system as the 752s do.