DTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
Ok, since the DC10-40's will be gone soon here, and I'm not too sure where the '30's will be placed, should NW use a couple of its 742's soly for the highest density domestic routes out of DTW and MSP?
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
NW does not fly 747s on domestic routes anymore...the last one was a daily flight MSP-LAX-MSP that was pulled when ship 6602 (the last 747-100) was retired last year.
IMHO, NW shouldn't fly the 747 on domestic flights, and stick with high frequencies of flights to give travelers like myself better connections and choices, which I believe is their strategy as we speak.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4026 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
NWA MAN - actually the last 3 remaining 747-100s were ships 6601, 6603 and 6608. They were dedicated to the beach market between NRT - HNL and NRT-GUM/SPN. They were high density configs flying these routes for the remaining years of their lives at NW. NW hasn't had regularly scheduled domestic 747 service besides HNL for a long time.
And no, to answer the question, NW should not deploy 747s domestically! What kind of a hair brained idea is that? Certianly not one with economics or common sense built into it!