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Last Flights For The DC10-40  
User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1213 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
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End of the line. Get your cameras and book following

Last Chances for a DC 10-40 RT! Found tonight 4/10 on NWA Web site. 7+ hours on a DC-10-40 with the PW engines for US$276.00 RT and you get 2+ days in Minneapolis to see the Mall of America and watch more DC-10's and DC-9's and Avro RJ-85s and 727's than you have seen in years! Plus how many Flight 1's and Flight 2's have you been on?

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Summary
1 Ticket / Roundtrip
LAX Los Angeles to
MSP Minneapolis
Leave: Thu 2-May
Return: Sun 5-May
1 adult $239.99
Taxes $36.51
Total cost $276.50
Total price for this trip: $276.50
Here is a detailed description of the flight(s) you selected, along with any rules and restrictions that apply.

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Thu 2-May-02

1530 mi (2462 km)
3hr 30mn Los Angeles (LAX)
Depart 11:45 AM
Terminal 2 to Minneapolis (MSP)
Arrive 5:15 PM
Terminal L
Flight: 2
Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, DC10-40, 80% on time
Total miles: 1530 mi (2462 km)
Total flight time: 3hr 30mn

Sun 5-May-02

1530 mi (2462 km)
3hr 54mn Minneapolis (MSP)
Depart 9:14 AM
Terminal L to Los Angeles (LAX)
Arrive 11:08 AM
Terminal 2
Flight: 1

And by August the DC10-40's are in the bone yards of Marana and Victoriaville. And an era will be over.





The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4023 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Actually, they'll be gone sometime in Sept, when the summer schedule ends! Better news... 1 extra month to fly them. I treasure each flight when I get on them... I hope to get on one of the last flights this year. The -30s will be around for a while yet... most will go as the 330s arrive but pre 9/11 the plan was to keep 12 around for Hawaii and high density domestic stuff. The -40s retirement is accelerated, so who knows what will happen with the -30s.


AZJ


User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1213 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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Azjubilee--you are right about summer schedule, but I have this sneaky feeling that as soon as the kids get back to Class on Labour Day, which Falls on Monday Sept 2nd this year, and the pax load counts drop that we will start seeing equipment substitutions with 757 and A320's taking over the domestic segments of NW Flight 1 and 2. Northwest has always been willing to quickly adapt its equipment to the load, especially if perhaps a long in the tooth -40 needs some extra maintenance--why do it just for the sake of running the a/c for another 3 weeks. I would hate to book this route in September and be disappointed at not flying the big 3 holer. For a last chance at flying this beast, it may be safer to book earlier than later.


The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Azjubilee,

The 757-300's are replacing the DC-10-40's, not the A330.

The A330's are going to replace the DC-10-30's.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4023 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Transwede - I never said the 330s were to replace the -40s. Read my post again. I am quite aware of the fleet plan and the general direction of NW thank you.





Coronado - good move, fly earlier than later.

AZJ


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Looks like the DC-10 is replacing the A320...I just took NW1 to LAX on 3/28, and it was an A320-200. DC-10 probably in response to increased summer demand to Southern Cal.


NWA Man



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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Hello guys!

I get to fly on the DC-10-40 on the 18th of may from SEA - DTW. Wow I didn't know there are only a few short months for this beauty to be around!

Will they bring them up to ANC like they did last summer? I sure hope they do!

-Dmitry


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

If you missed the last NW DC-10-40, there are still those from JAL available. They're scheduled for retirement in 2005.

'949


User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Azjubilee,

Sorry, I see what you mean. I guess I should never post when I'm too tired...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4023 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

NWA MAN - 320s are not replacing the DC10-40 fleet. They may take over flying on a specific sector, due to demand, but as a fleet, the 757-300 is replacing the DC10-40.

Dmitry - one roundtrip MSP-ANC DC10 is in the summer schedule... its the 9am departure from ANC.

Transwede - no problem...


AZJ


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Azj, Thanks. I saw it a lot last summer, but I guess this will be the last on for the -40? Will the 757-300's make it up this summer?

-Dmitry


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4023 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I dunno of the routings for the 753, but I'd guess that the 752s will do the job for this summer. Perhaps next summer ANC may see the 753.


AZJ


User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1213 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
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Take advantage of the great May fares for a last ride on the 10-40's. I am sure that by June when school lets out it will be hard to find a 267.00 for 7+ hours trip on a classic.


The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

AZJ-
My fault...I made it sound like the A320 is replacing the DC-10 systemwide, while I meant only for flight 1 MSP-LAX. My apologies...


NWA Man



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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1607 times:


If the A330 were to come in before Sept. 2 i bet NW would start replacing the dc-10's sooner. Here in Michigan the public schools start anytime after 15th. I have friends in the Grand rapids area who has a brother who starts the 15th of August and I know in the Detroit area where i grew up it keeps getting earlier and i think the last week in August is when the Metro Detroit area starts up. So the summer heavy loads end sooner here. But thats not to say that the rest of the country is like that. I understand what is being said don't get me wrong.
I have my DC10-40 flight booked just yesterday as i travel to Hawaii this summer and come back early August. Nice to know that will be one of the last fights on a NW dc10-40.

Neilalp


User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1213 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
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Neilalp-Congrats on booking on the end of the line for the 10-40's.

Enjoy.

Last Rites = Last Flights for the big P&W Douglas.



The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
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