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Why The NW DC10 Upgrade Into Mem?  
User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

This is nice to see, but, why havent they done this sooner? MSP-MEM has two DC10's a day I believe one from DTW if Im not mistaken. (Correct me if Im wrong).

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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8141 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

No DC-10's from DTW, 2 daily from MSP.
There has been at least one DC-10 flight from MSP for a well over a year.

User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

NWA used to fly a 757 around 9 am and then a dc-10 later as well as a few dc-9's into memphis each day. Maybe there cutting the amount of flights and putting it into another Dc-10

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4365 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1599 times:

As PSU said, ther have been 2 DC10 flights for a while now. They started DC10 service as soon as the World Rwy" was completed. This is rwy 18C/36C that is long enough to take a fully loaded DC10. What's odd, is that it always used 18R/36L (now closed for a while) for landing and T/o.

Why do they have this service? Because they need a large a/c to take people from MEM to MSP. MEM and MSP service many cities that are exclusive to those hubs. Therefore there is a need for a high density hub to hub a/c for the peak push times for many connecting pax. And all the airline crews that go between hubs too. Everytime I've been on this flight, it has been nearly full, if not completely.

DTW doesn't get a DC10, the largest is a 757. Even though MEM and DTW are in the same situation as MSP, I guess the loads aren't good enough for a 10.

I'm excited to see the 753 come to MEM...


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