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First Experience In First Or Business Class  
User currently offlineMSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

On Feburary 2nd, I'm flying first class for the first time ever. I'm flying on a NW DC-9-50. Any opinions on NWA's first class or your first experiences in first/business class.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Where are you flying? That will determine what the extent of the food service.

I like NWA's first class, although first class on a DC9 isn't much. Seats are not that comfortable but the service should be fine. I like how NW configures the front of their DC9 cabins (galley/restroom area). NWA's glassware is very cool - identical to KLM's. Maybe you can "borrow" a piece to take with you... Big grin



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I flew NW F only once CLE-DTW on a DC-9. I think I had 5 Cokes before we pushed back.


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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I like the seats very much , just not the service.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Really ILS?? Why don't you describe the seats to us... what do they look like? What color are they? Are they leather or cloth?


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User currently offlineMSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I'm flying MSP-GRR in economy, and upgrated to first for GRR-MSP.

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I have flown 1st class from STL-PDX-ANC on TWA 757, and it was the St. Louis rams jet. I liked it a lot, great seats and great service.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineQFTJT From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

I flew first class on a Qantas flight from Melbourne to LAX, 14 hours. This was in a full sleeper seat, 14 seat in total in the nose section , which include, a video players, personal TV, unlimited leg room, horizontal seat for sleeping etc. The service was excellent, but has gone down since.

I'm going First class again from Aus to LAX in April with Qantas, and then flying on AA to Fayetteville AR. What can I expect flying on AA

QFTJT


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

My first 1st class experience was back in 1988 when I flew to New York for Easter on an AC b727. I was running late due to heavy long weekend traffic and arrived at the gate 5 min before they closed it. Beacuse they had finished boarding I was upgraded to 1st class. So, instead of sitting in the back snacking on peanuts, I was seated in the third row dining on smoked salmon (yum yum).

User currently offlineSalina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1599 times:

I was on an AC A330 just last week flying Executive First. I was upgraded from Economy out of YUL. Although it was really nice, i don't think that it would have been worth the ticket price.
The seats were really spacious, only bad thing was that my personal tv screen did not work, but i was given one of those small sony players and a seletion of tapes.
Dinner wa also nice but breakfast seemed to be a little rushed before we landed. When you fly, don't forget to go to the airport early and get access to the lounge. I was there for almost 3 hrs (there wasn't a thing to do for me anyway) and enjoyed it  Smile

Sally


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

Depending on where you are going, you should get some food on your flight in first class, I think their seats are the most comfortable. Enjoy your flight!

User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 955 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

my first experience with first class was today, looking at a ticket of a trip did a CEO of my company from BCN to DUS (2hours). it cost 1100€!!! with that money I could fly to Hong Kong or further!!! I would be very angry if I pay that and don't take an more-than-excelent service!!

I find it normal for a 14h. flight, but only for 2 hours...



Miquel.
User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

MSPMan, regardless of aircraft type, flying F is fun. The DC-9-30s, at least have been revamped inside with a MD-95 (now 717) style cabin (bigger bins, etc.). The seats are sleek-looking but the cushions are a bit thin. The forward lavs have been modified with an attractive marbelized material.

Could a real expert tell us which of these upgrades (seats, bins, etc.) has been applied to the fleet of DC-9-50s?


User currently offlineMSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Well, one week till my trip. I can't wait, I'm visiting Aquinas College.

User currently offlineAking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

My first experience was 12 years ago as a private in the Army. I was going to be stationed in South Korea and Northwest put me in business class on the LAX-SEL flight. For an 18 year old, it had a big impact on me and consequently, I always try to give NW business. Not too hard considering I'm living in the Twin Cities now.

User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

All the NW DC9s look like 717 inside.

Big overhead bins, curved walls and ceiling, new seats, granite counters in the bathrooms, handrail under the overhead bins on both sides, inseat phones.



User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

On Northwest, I've enjoyed First Class on the B757 (old config), DC - 9 - 10, DC - 9 - 30, and the -50.... I enjoy the larger seat, but they aren't as plush as other airlines' First Class products... but at least you get more legroom than in coach...

first trip in First Class was when I was 17, just after the closing ceremonies of the Republican National Convention in San Diego... flew in a United 757 up front to Denver... I was booked at that point.... last year, 75% of my flights were done up front... so far for the year, all of my segments have been in confirmed United First or Business ... and Alaska just sent me a confirmed r/t First Class upgrade.. heh :P :P :P

-nate


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