Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1277 times:
Just heard that they have laid off 30 Hong Kong based flight attendants. I guess this isn't too surprising, given that NW now only flys into HKG through Tokyo. Even before Sept 11th, they seemed to have cut their flights back quite a bit. Were they really doing that bad in their HKG-US flights?
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Nwa757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
All of NW's flight attendants in asia are foreign nationals. The bases in Asia are not open to US flight attendants. NW signs a contract with those flight attendants for a year or two. NW has 5 bases in Asia for F/As. All flights south and west of NRT must have 2 US based flight attendants on board. The Purser and a regular cabin attendant. The rest of the crew is made of a combination of F/As from other asia bases. NW's US bases are DTW, MSP, MEM, BOS, NYC, SEA, SFO, LAX and HNL. NW does have language speakers in a lot of foreign cities but they do not act as flight attendants. NW is in the process of language qualifing US flight attendants which means an end to the foreign national interpretuers on board the aircraft. That maybe who got laid off.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31750 posts, RR: 73 Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
What were NW's HKG routes? At what time did they operate the most daily flights? I know of MSP, LAX, and SEA flights to HKG. Did they have DTW and/or SFO as well? How long did these flights last? Thanks!
Nwa757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 938 times:
NW did fly HKK to SEA and transferred the route to MSP. The new service lasted less than a year. Plans are to start DTW-HKK when the new terminal opens. Whenever that is. They also want to reinstate SEL. And I have talked with people who have flown UA to Asia and they didn't care for it. They commented that NW was much more friendly compared to UA's sky nazis.