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Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.  
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

It appears NW continues their strong operational performance as indicated by the latest DOT report issued July 2,2001.

AMONG THE MAJOR AIRLINES...

Ontime: Northwest #3
Baggage:Northwest #1  Smile
Complaints: Northwest #3
Involunantary Denied Boardings: Northwest #4

KEEP UP the GREAT WORK NORTHWEST!!!!

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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Go Northwest Go!!!

Fly NWA all the way!!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1363 times:

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineNwa#1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

AWESOME JOB GUYS!!!!!

Keep up the good performance, people are noticing!




FLY THE RED TAIL!


User currently offlineArch89U From United States of America, joined May 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

Cool, just had a great flight on Northwest Sunday. Life is good at NW. Keep up the good work!!!

Arch89U


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Great Job Northwest!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Service amenity cutbacks : #1

The new *no-meal* policy is really annoying. I had a 2 hr DTW-BHM at dinner time on Wednesday and we got a bag of peanuts.


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1293 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.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Amen Nwa747-400!


Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1284 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.

User currently offlineAmericanKing From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1283 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!!! Smile Smile Smile 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  Smile 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,
Joseph

P.S. I am going to put all of you guys on my respected users list and keep up the excellent work Nwa747-400!!



User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1280 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?

Jim



Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1271 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

regards

tripple7


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1248 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.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineMike_mit From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1239 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.

Like I said, they're nothing special.


User currently offlineAking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1232 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!).


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1223 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!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy "-)


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

I'll probably be going throught that new terminal next summer. I'll probably fly to Japan next year, and if I do, I'll be flying on Northwest. I can't wait to see that new Detroit Terminal.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1196 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!!


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

ONE NEW AIRPLANE EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS!!

Too bad the airplane is probably a narrowbody without IFE that is gonna be deployed on a 4hr transcon.


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Who cares if there is no IFE. I could care less. All I care about is Customer Service, which most airlines dont provide.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1175 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!).

User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

that will be changing B747, I understand though.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1160 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.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1164 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.


25 Post contains images Westjet_8 : GO AIR Canada
26 Post contains images Fly_emirates : I agree! I have flewn many american airliners but Northwest is the best! every time i fly them we arrive 30 minuites ahead of schedule at least! the f
27 B747-437B : every time i fly them we arrive 30 minuites ahead of schedule at least! That is called "Padding". Northwest invented it with the taxi times at DTW.
28 Nwa747-400 : The "padding" issue has been discussed to death. ALL airlines padd their schedules. I have looked at hundreds of routes by several airlines and all th
29 B747-437B : Ontime, with luggage is what I want, and that is what NW seems to be doing very well at! Amen to that! And even when they do screw up, they are the fi
30 Braniff727 : Back to the 757-300... I heard, but cannot confirm that the 753's are not going to have the PTV's, but will have a more modern drop-down LCD screens f
31 Airzim : I'm sorry but I don't see how getting #3 in Ontime, #4 in invol DB's, and #3 in complaints warrants this being a cheerleading session for NW. NWA 747-
32 NWA ARJ : Northwest is the best airline out there.
33 Mike_mit : NWA AJR: In your dreams my furry friend. Pick out the one that doesn't belong: SIA Virgin Atlantic NWA Midwest CO JAL Cathay Pacific QANTAS It's ludri
34 Nwa747-400 : I do post a topic such as this every month to try and show this forum the good work NW is doing out there. NW is performing very well and has been for
35 Nwa#1 : RIGHT ON!!! FLY THE READ TAILS!!!
36 Airzim : NW747-400, You are assuming that all the factors should be weighed equally. I don't think they should. Regardless of what stats the government puts ou
37 ScottB : As the old saying goes, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. It is VERY easy to make the statistics say what you want them to. I'll pick my own
38 Favre : swa DOESNT USE ACARS..point being they can really pencil whip there numbers....
39 Nwa747-400 : Airzim: WRONG- The consumer used to not like NW.But that was a few years ago. NW is doing a better job than most of the airlines in the US in areas th
40 NWA : -Does anyone know if NW plans to reintroduce IFE into the A320? "NWA" do YOU know something about that? I have not herd of that happening, but it woul
41 NWA : But now that I think of it, I bet you will see it in the near future. I taked to soon
42 N312RC : Nwa747-400, Ive decided to give Northwest another try.. This time to Florida... DTW-TPA Airbus 320, a Dinner Flight and TPA-DTW MDC DC-9-50, also a di
43 Airzim : NWA 747-400, Sorry but you have no factual basis for saying that the consumer hasn't spoken. In all the latest US based and global survey's of airline
44 Nwa747-400 : I have had plenty of meaningful things to say about NW. Many of which are listed above. People will fly basically any which way if the fare is right.
45 AmericanKing : Hey Nwa747-400 you are right. Cause I live in DFW and I fly Northwest a lot due to the fact that I am either going to get to my destination ontime or
46 Airzim : Joseph Richard Meyers, I'm sorry that I am "always" a jerk about "everything" ( I have no idea what you are talking about). What airline am I standing
47 Hkgspotter1 : This must have been a survey among NW staff !!! I flew on four of those rotten 747-200's and they are bad. Just look at how many 747 have made emergen
48 Nwa747-400 : NW 747-200s and NW fleet wide make no more (probably less) unscheduled landings than the average US or any airline. Emergency landings is a term used
49 727_2001 : I agree 100 percent with Co.LITE. Nothwest RULES and I love to fly them and (like Co.LITE) I will still fly Northwest if they are around 50 dollars mo
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