Braniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 807 times:
Northwest was actually formed on 01-September/1926, but today marks 75 years of passenger service.
July 5: St. Paul businessman Byron Webster becomes Northwest's first ticketed passenger, paying $40 for a 12 1/2-hour, one-way flight from the Twin Cities to Chicago via La Crosse, Madison, and Milwaukee, Wis. Charlie "Speed" Holman, Northwest's first pilot, is at the controls.
Northwest adds the Laird biplane to its fleet for mail service.
In 1927, Northwest carries a total of 106 passengers - about one-fourth the capacity of a single Boeing 747 from today's fleet.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 790 times:
I wonder what those $40 would be in today's currency (so corrected for inflation), and how that would compare to the current price of the same route which is $161 for a return trip lasting 1hr 12 min each way
Hammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 687 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 716 times:
What a good B-Day for NWA..by NOT raising fares like the other airlines...that is so funny to see on the news that all of the other majors have tried to raise there fares by $20 each leg..and NWA refuses...
Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 717 times:
I have to admit, I like Northwest, but Why Doesnt Richard H. Anderson do something to get back all the employees with the money that the government gave NWA instead of giving himself a multi-milion dollar raise!!
Hammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 687 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 706 times:
Anderson has done a GREAT job with NWA....look at all the positives he has done...he has turned NWA into a great airline and he is a very nice guy when you talk to him one on one...he has done alot here at NWA...example..he gave all the employees 2 round trip confirmed passes to the continental US, Dasburg NEVER did that...NWA's future looks very bright and NWA will be around for years to come...