SWALUVFA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 277 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2983 times:
I flew on Northwest about a year ago and I actually thought that the service was pretty good! I flew from CLT-MSP-CLT on DC-9s and on both flights there was a meal service. I like how they do their meals at Northwest, they come by with a cart and big baskets on top. All of the baskets have the different things to get and then the hot part is of course in the cart. You tell them what you want and they put all of the stuff on a cardboard plate and serve it to you! Its kinda classy in a way cause they serve you a plate with your choices! There were no video monitors on my planes so there was no IFE. BUT I am sure there will be IFE on your 757s out to AK! WOW I AM JELOUS! I would LOVE to go on an Alaskan Cruise! ONE DAY SOON!!
I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
I think you will enjoy NWA. On your DTW-EWR that there be a full drink service. I Flew them last summer from DTW-YVR an excellent as well as scenic flight. Make sure you are a member of Worldperks or Continental OnePass so you can gain miles for your flight. The crews on NWA are EXCELLENT. Last summer the pilot let me sit in the cockpit jumpseat as we had a delay of an hour and a half. The FAs are also very friendly. Enjoy the DC-9s as well, you won't see many of them in a few years. One more thing. The Vancouver Airport is one of the best in the world. That airport is what all airports should strive to be. If you can write a trip report. Have a safe trip.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2794 times:
Service on NW will be just like any other domestic airline. Food and service are comparable to United, AA, Continental, etc. It's when you fly J or Y class that you'll be able to tell a significant difference.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
KUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2797 times:
What about Northwest Airlink services?
We're planning on taking MKE-GPT in August, and I've found couple of options via Memphis. Some list Continental flights operated by Northwest (why?), and some Northwest Airlink (on MEM-GPT leg). Airlink seems interesting to me because its an ARJ flight, but I don't have any idea what is their service like.
So which one to choose? ARJ on Airlink or DC9-10 on mainline?
Zeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
Ive flown NW several dozens of time, including MSP-EWR and MSP-FIA. The FA's always have been really friendly to me, een more so than most other airlines. The cabins have white walls and dark blue seats that are about average ad far as comfort goes. Im not sure If youll get a hot meal or not, but whatever you do get should be edible and theres always a couple of choices, never just one. There inflight magazine is pretty good to. They used to have a movie on that MSO-FIA route on the DC-10, but I think they cut it after 9/11. I think youll be quite happy with NW. MSP is a wonderful airport also, be sure to check out all the shops in G concourse and in the main area. There all together instead of all spread out.
Varig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1583 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
I flew NW on DTW-MIA-DTW in march
A320 and 757
free beverages were offered with 2 packs of peanuts, if you wanted any alcoholic beverage (which wasn't my case) you had to pay to the FA . at no time a real meal or a sandwich was to be expected....probably post 9/11 cuts.
No IFE at all
aside from that,the crew was very friendly and..........young, contrarily to transatlantic flights
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SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2551 times:
trick: what kinda drugs are you on? Northwest coach the same as United and American... girlfriend, lay off the crack!
American offers MRTC and Coke/Pepsi catering... United offers FREE AUDIO on every flight, and free movies/short features on planes equipped w/ such, including the 90 min DEN-LAS! United also gives you FOOD, something you won't see on Northwest.
I've flown NW quite a bit and have NEVER been served food, even flying First Class LAS-DTW in a 757... Oh, I've also never seen a movie or listened to audio.. it was never available.
Northwest Airlines: about as dry as a major can get in coach. Thin seats, sometimes comfortable. No ammenties, BUT they will get you to your destination safely. In regards to service, Southwest has more inflight ammenities!
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2542 times:
I'm going to have to agree with SegmentKing. I just came back from a trip with them to Japan yesterday and the domestic service was bare bones. For domestic flights service is similar to Southwest, no frills. I've been on 4 757s with them and they've all seemed to be in poor condition. I recalled some duct tape in the interior on the 757 I just flew on yesterday. The interior looked really aged. I was also recently on a DC-9-50 last week. I think all DC-9s are now refurbished and it showed on my DC-9, the interior was in great shape and it looked like a 717. My service consisted of tiny packets of peanuts or pretzels and beverage service, just like Southwest. But I'm sure they'll give you more for a 6 hour flight to Alaska. I thought the food I was served over the Pacific was pretty bad. Domestic breakfast is usually good, though. If you get the croissant sandwich, that's delicious. I also agree that other majors offer more service on domestic flights. I flew on Delta recently post 9/11 and they had video and audio programming on 3/4 of my flights. Northwest gets you safely to your destination on-time, but I think some US domestics can do that as well along with a few more extras. If you want to hear more about my trip I'm still in the middle of putting together my trip report. I'll have it posted within a couple of days.
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