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Will NWA Bring 744 To MSP Again?  
User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3471 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

I remember seeing 744's at MSP ALL the time!!!Why'd they discontinue them, so much better to see than the nasty, faded, old 747-200's which, NEVER take off on any runway except the cross, I saw one leave for Phoenix a week ago, I don't know why, it's not on the schedule, great sight to see, but will MSP EVER see any 747-400's on an actual scheduled basis?

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User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

They used to have 744s on the MSP-NRT flight, as well as the short-lived MSP-HKG flight. What doesn't make sense to me is that NW uses old, beat-up 742s on most of the transpacific flights, while the shorter intra-Asia flights get the newer, longer-range 744s.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Good question, will DTW ever see the 742 again????

All of the NW 744s fly out of DTW. Its been a long time since I've seen a Northwest 742 in Detroit except for cargo.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

747buff, my guess is CAPACITY..
I live semi-near DTW, and all I see there are 744's, I don't remember the last 742 I saw..

Chris



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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

One every two weeks we see a nwa 747-200 here in phx!


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

I think it is all because Northwest doesn't really wan't MSP to be their main hub to Asia, for some reason. They keep developing DTW and want most of the traffic to go through that one airport. Weird sceme but NWA isn't the most logical airline, in many respects.


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User currently offlineGnx99 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I wish they were there too! I'm sick of these diseased 742s  Smile

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4194 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

744's still go into MSP... thats where they have their maintenance facilities for the 744's. Look at my website if you dont believe me.


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User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

The 400s are out of DTW and JFK. Also some intra-Asia flights.

Soon the 777 will replace the 747-200s.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4194 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Dont jump the gun yet, bro. The selection process hasnt even begun for which airplane will replace the 747-200's. I would say the 777 does have the best chance for replacement, but the A340 is also very strong in the running.


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User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

There have been many 742's in DTW over the past few weeks...

As for why the 744 is used for the inter-Asia flying is they have a higher seating capacity than the -200 and those flights are always full.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

I hope they go with the A340 over that 'twin' Boeing offers.
Keeping the 747-200 would be better than replacing it with a 777. If they had to get a new plane, I say go with the A340.
There is not a single US A340 carrier and that is sad. The A340 is a spectacular aircraft and far more pleasing the the eye and to ride than the 777.

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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Actually, Braniff727,

In Northwest's configuaration the 747-400 seats 404 passengers, the 747-200B seats 420.


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