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NW DC-10 End Of Runway At LGW Info?  
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

Hi Folks, There is a Northwest dc-10 parked at the end of the runway at Gatwick with some trucks around it etc, anyone know what happened ? I just flew in from IAH, and it was there

Jeremy

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User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3291 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.


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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Someone woke up on the wrong side today.  Big grin


When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Stretch 8,

How many times have you flown Northwest DC-10's trans-atlantic, so that you are able to make such knowledgeable statements about the service? Please enlighten us.


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

Nothing more amusing on this site then seeing someone bash NW just to get the NW supporters riled up. Quite amusing..

User currently offlineSunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3209 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.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Stretch 8,
Did you by any chance have anything to drink lately (Last night)??????


User currently offlineRhino4ever From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3146 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?

User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3069 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...

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3003 times:

PTV's arent a necessity, we got by without them for many years in the past and will on many airliners in the future!


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2995 times:

And back to the topic at hand...

User currently offlineTzMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 137 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2937 times:

Yes, indeed, I've done many a hop on those DC10s, MSP-LGW, MSP-AMS, DTW-MXP (no longer in service,) and domestically MSP-DTW, MSP-MKE, MSP-MEM & MSP-SEA.

Those aircraft are very well-maintained and I've never had any complaints about the service aboard NWA.

As PortColumbus mentioned, though, is there any other further information available? I can find naught on Reuters, news.yahoo.com, news.bbc.co.uk, or elsewhere... anyone?

tzMSP


User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2900 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 "


Sounds more like Air France....


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Is that the same Air France with brand new 777-200s and 330-200s and quite new 340s and 320s?

User currently offlineFlyVS007 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 186 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

So let me get this straight, there was a DC-10 parked at the end of the runway because the NW (And UA!) F/A's were snooty and Air France has a modern fleet?

I think the original questions was 'why was there?'...was there an incident of any kind?


User currently offlineAirliner rx From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2779 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!!!
A/C N1241NW


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

LOL SJCguy!  Big thumbs up

That gets two thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up ,

Greg J.



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User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Cheers Airliner rx
I noticed this plane yesterday as I was parking up at LGW and was wondering why it was there, it seemed to have all the doors open which I suppose would be to get rid of the smell?


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3906 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

I had this happen on the ground in HNL on a redeye to LAX. We took off anyway and proceeded to LAX.



AZJ


User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 2599 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 Big grin. 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.

Regards,
Nightcruiser


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
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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.

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineM.Seles_Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2567 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  Smile I will definately fly them again.  Smile

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7123 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Whilst the DC-10's are old, and tired - NW realize this - hence the A330 order, the service on board is excellent, and the cabin crew amongst the best globally.

At LGW on Tuesday, the NW DC-10 was taxing alongside my DL777, and it did really look old.. Can't wait for the the A330 to arrive. New Fleet alongside great staff will be unbeatable.

Keep up the good work NWA!



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 2513 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.


User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Lousy piece of UAL crap made an emergency landing in LA!

http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt.jsp?section=news&news_id=reu-n26366441&feed=reu&date=20020726&cat=INDUSTRY

Friday July 26, 10:53 AM EDT

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).



25 Ryanair!!! : 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
27 Rhino4ever : 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
28 Ryanair!!! : 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
30 Nightcruiser : 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
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