Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3661 times:
The old rust bucket probably crapped out after a flight from MSP or DTW. Imagine enduring the flight over (probably left late), lousy meal service, no PTVs, snitty F/As, plus jam packed, only to land and not be able to deplane right away. NW should abandon the Atlantic service to partner KLM.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Sunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3579 times:
I thought the NW DC 10 was in great shape when I saw 1 last she certanily didnt look like something bound for the scrap yard, how ever I have never flowen NW so I dont know what the service is like, but from the sound of it sounds like the service of the over worked Air Canada staff........poor soles.
Rhino4ever From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3516 times:
Comments such as stretch 8 makes are further proof this site is not worth wasting time listening to immature or insecure personality's getting a thrill bashing others. Why doesn't he sue himself for defamation of character?
Hammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3439 times:
Stretch...I just flew on NWA from DTW-SFO(29july) and the F/A's were great, the food was good....and then I flew UA from SFO-RNO(29 july)..talk about lazy and snooty F/A's...I then took NWA from RNO-MSP-DTW(31 july) and once again the F/A's at NWA were more than helpful, the food was good and overall it was a great trip....and as far as the plane being jam packed...THAT IS GOOD FOR NWA to see full flights....all of the flights I was on were full too, but I didn't care...it is good for the airline industry....next time you want to talk about NWA, wake up on the other side of the bed...
747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
"The old rust bucket probably crapped out after a flight from MSP or DTW. Imagine enduring the flight over (probably left late), lousy meal service, no PTVs, snitty F/As, plus jam packed, only to land and not be able to deplane right away "
Airliner rx From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3149 times:
Had some oil from the apu get into the packs which caused the smell of smoke in the cabin. KLM maintenance did what is called a "pack burn" which gets the oil residue out of the packs. NWA put all the paxs in hotels and it left the next day. Hey s#$t happens!!!
Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2969 times:
Perhaps this NW DC-10 @ LGW had some engine trouble and had to abort takeoff. Or, this DC-10 suffered some damage to itself while on its takeoff roll or landing final.
Nevertheless, I agree with Stretch 8. NW should abandon all DC-10 service, period. Trust me on this, Bobnwa, I have been on 10, count 'em, 10 transatlantic flights on NW DC-10's in the past 5 years. The description that Stretch 8 gave "hit the nail on the head!"
Fortunately, for guys like Stretch 8, myself and my family, NW is dumping their DC-10-30's in favor of the A330-300. And the A330-300 will be coming out next year . Now I've never been on an A330, but since so many airlines are buying it, it MUST be a whole lot better than the wretched DC-10.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2954 times:
Maybe immigration and customs were moving really slow, or there were no vacant gates. That's what happened when i was on a NW DC-10 at DTW, immigration was moving slowly, so our DC-10 was temporarily parked on a unused part of the taxiway at DTW for 50 minutes, all doors were open due to the heat and allow fresh air into the cabin.
M.Seles_Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2937 times:
I flew NWA CLE-LGW (via DTW) twice. In '97 and '00 on a DC-10 both times and I enjoyed it. Then I flew on a 747-400 from AMS-DTW, which I also liked. I thought the F/A were friendly and the food good. The DC-10 entertainment system didn't work that well when I went in '97, but it was my first international flight so I didn't really care then. I can't wait until NWA gets the A330's I will definately fly them again.
A330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
Air France and their, um, modern fleet of 30 year old SSTs that break apart, sending shards of tyre into the thin coverings of the fuel tanks, igniiting them, the captain cutting power to the GOOD engine sending it crashing and burning.
Nothing to do with a piece of metal off a CO DC10. Just used CO as a scapegoat for AF's shoddy maintenance.
LOS ANGELES, July 26 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday after smoke was reported in the cockpit, a spokesman for the airline said.
The plane, which was carrying 122 passengers, landed safely at 7:05 a.m. (0800 GMT), about 40 minutes after it had taken off for Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. No injuries were reported.
"Smoke was reported in the cockpit. The plane is now back on the ground," the spokesman said.
Details on the cause of the smoke were not immediately available.
Chicago-based United Airlines is a unit of UAL Corp. (UAL).
: Maybe the in-flt service was so bad that the passengers could not wait to get off? Hahaha.... Kidding.
26 Stretch 8
: Lads: I have flown NW twice in recent years (IAD-AMS) across the pond in cattle class and in "World Business Class" The latter product is a huge ripof
: NWA's place in aviation history is as solid as anyones. I non-rev on them more than anyone for many reasons. Safety, cockpit proficiency, their outsta
: Stretch 8, interesting to note that despite your comments about NW, you would rather fly with them to Asia (which takes longer to reach) than to Europ
29 Varig md-11
: A330_DTW it's not because somebody bashes NW that you must criticize another airline maintenance you don't know the first thing about the GOODYEAR ty
: RyanAir, NW's service to Asia via NRT is served using 747's, while NW uses DC-10's on transatlantic routes. Stretch 8 makes a very good point, because