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User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1279 times:


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Why is this Boeing 747-400 of Northwest Airliners already being retired, isn't it still young?



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User currently offlineMjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Maybe it was for the Captain....

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4191 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

They do that when a pilot retires too.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

i have herd of it for a pilot as well!


Come fly with US
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

yes, for the pilot.

r panda


User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Thanks for the responses

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

I was at DTW one time last year when all of a sudden I saw a bunch of firetrucks going down the taxiway, and go to the same terminal as pictured (Berry) and hose a Northwest 747-400. I talked to someone from Northwest and he said the pilot was retiring

Most likely the 744 is one of the most hosed airplanes in the Northwest fleet because don't you have to work your way up in seniority to be a 747 captain? So therefore most likely a lot of pilots retire in Northwest with the 747 being their last aircraft.

N661US is one of Northwest's oldest 744's but true it is not old enough to retire since Northwest still has plenty of 742's to retire first.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4191 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Yeah the 744's and 742's get most of the hosings at NW. My dad will probably get his hosing in the DC-10...hes only got 2.5 years left and is loving the 10 so much, plus is enjoying the high seniority, so he'll probably stick with it through the end.


Chicks dig winglets.
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