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Passanger Northwest DC-10 Seen At ORD... Questions  
User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

I just came back from O'hare picking up my dad, and I saw at the very end of Terminal 5 (International Terminal) was parked at Northwest Airlines DC-10. Now my first guess is it is a charter, but ORD already gets Apple Vacations, Funjet, ATA charters... so i don't know.


Anyone know what it was doing at ORD? At the international terminal? Maybe a substitute for a KLM 747-300 AMS-ORD?

twa902


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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

sorry... passenger

twa902



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I doubt it was a charter because NWA or MLT Vacations (the charter company they own and sometimes fly for) doesn't use ORD. However, I couldn't verify any other use for the aircraft.

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User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

What is funjet?

User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Funjet is the company that sells the ATA charter flights from ORD, but I think some other companies sell ATA charters as well. Funjet/ATA had a ticket counter in terminal 5 but i do not know if that still exists.

twa902



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User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33194 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

NFL charter bringing in the Philadelphia Eagles is my best guess.


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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Mah4546... why would it be at the international terminal then? NW has it's own gates at ORD, and they are good enough for a DC-10. NW parked 747s there when they flew to ORD.

twa902



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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3463 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

yeah it was most likely a charter for the philadelphia eagles

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Here it is I found the flight tracker PHL-ORD. Northwest flight number was 9976 arrived ORD at 2:43pm Friday afternoon it's a DC10. That's Eagles football teams flew on it.

Big777jet



User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

So I guess they used the international terminal domestically somehow, just like Spirit does. They somehow get around sending passengers through customs. Sun Country used the international terminal for flights to MSP as well.

twa902



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6516 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Virtually every weekend someone ask what is that Northwest aircraft (DC-10, 757,747)doing at their airport. Almost always it is an NFL charter.

The NFL teams do not want to use the regular terminal because it would be too much of a mob scene. The aircraft is almost always parked at a remote location. The team arrives by bus and goes right onboard the aircraft


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
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If you all are saying that it was for the Philadelphia Eagles it's not. Mostly all sports team's planes are at Midway if they can be able to land and take off too.


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6516 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

CcrlR,
I think you are wrong.


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Bobnwa- this aircraft was parked at the last gate at Terminal 5, a gate that is almost never used, but not at a remote location like you said.

twa902



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6516 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

I'll bet the passengers will not board or deplane thru the regular teminal. They will do this right from the ramp.

User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
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I said mostly all sports planes are at MDW if they can fit the runway to take off and land. Sometimes they go to ORD too.


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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

I saw a Sport Hawk 727 at ORD in July... I am guessing there was a Sports team on it... and the point is a 727 can land at MDW but it went to ORD.

twa902



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Twa902fly

>>Bobnwa- this aircraft was parked at the last gate at Terminal 5, a gate that is almost never used, but not at a remote location like you said. <<

Twa that gate is used daily man, SAS uses it for their 767 that comes daily, on the other side Spirit uses the other gate for the MD-80s and DC-9s. That is NOT a remote gate by no means, all of those gates by T-5 are used.


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

I know it IS used, but still rarely. I never said it was remote. But theres like one hour a day when all T5 gates at ORD are full. Thats when all the euro-flights arrive. The SAS flight you mentioned, they have two to ORD. One is before the other European flights, and the other one to Copenhagen doesn't leave until 10PM. It is the last flight to Europe out of Terminal 5.

twa902



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User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

for the last time-----------a/c 1157 dc-10-40 was in ord for the eagles...it left this morning and flew to green bay for the packers trip to stl--then returned to ord to fly back the eagles tonight----


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User currently offlineUa815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

The victorious eagles, I might add.

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I saw a NW DC-10 at ORD on Monday, January 7th. I was wondering what it was doing there. Charter for the Jaguars? Leaving a day after the game?


Better than seeing it, I also got a picture of it:



I'm not up to date on the schedules and such so I didn't know for sure it was out of place. I was wondering why nothing made sense on the NW arrivals/departures boards.

(Yep, went over to that spot again Mark. Too bad it's pretty much just a quiet place for employees to take their brakes now. You can get there from UA Terminal 1 without leaving the secure area.)


mls515


User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Mike I was just gonna say... coolest place in ORD. I came back from PUJ on January 6th... at 4AM. You didn't see a Air 2000 Boeing 757-200 there did you? Apple Vacations leased G-OOBB and is flying it ORD-PUJ-ORD. I've been on that if you saw it.

PUJ is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Yeah the end of L is deserted now. The gate on the right tip, the side thats across from the AA gates is the Comair gate now, and the other side is usually a 757 to ATL. The rest of the L gates are ex-TWA flights, L1/L3 is Apple and the first two are ex-TWA AA flights to STL.
The other L's are all Delta to SLC CVG ATL

twa902



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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3463 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

the dc-10 was most deffinately the charter for philadelphia eagles. it is almost ready to depart ord for phl as nwa flight 9977.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

USAirways85-

You are correct! I saw the flight tracker was landed in PHL already. It's NWA DC10. We lost Bears game. Oh well..

Big777jet
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