American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3505 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1778 times:
Yes, the DC-10-40's be all gone early next year at the same time the last 727 is retired from the mainline fleet. The 40's are replaced with brand new 757-300's which will be assigned on high density domestic routes, mostly routes from DTW and MSP to the West Coast. But the 30's will be around for another year, two at the most, until the A330's arrive. The A330's which are going to replace the 30's will be assigned on transatlantic flights.
Northwest is the only airline in the United States that still operates DC-10's in passenger hauling.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5471 posts, RR: 52 Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
Omni isn't a major though, and they only have 7 DC-10s.
Any clue to when the 727's will be gone? From what their media people told me, it won't be for another year (next sept). I know SEA has -30 series too (for flights to Japan etc), the -40's go down to HNL etc.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7179 posts, RR: 29 Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
Alright folks.....NW fleet talk time...
The DC-10-40's will be all retired from pax service in a few days. The last pax service on the DC-10-40's will be on Sept 2, 2002. From that point on, DC-10-30's will cover the HNL flights. As more 753's come online, they will takeoff the traditional domestic flights that were formally operated by DC-10-40's. E7plnr mentioned that 2 will stay for a bit to do charters.
The last 727 pax flights will be at the end of the year on 12/31/01 or 1/1/03. Some will be doing sports charters through the spring.
Currently they only 753 route is DTW-SEA, SEA-DTW
However more flights will be added in the Sept Schedule
For Sept 753's will be on:DTW-MSP, DTW-SEA, MSP-DTW, MSP-SEA, MSP-MEM, MEM-MSP, SEA-MSP, SEA-DTW
Oct: DTW-MSP 2x, MSP-DTW, MSP-MEM, MSP-SEA 2x
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5471 posts, RR: 52 Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
I tried to email you but your address doesn't work. I'm suprised that the 727's will be gone by the end of the year....any ideas on what the final routing will be? My guess is the flight will terminate in DTW or MEM. I'd love to be on the final flight, if you could email me any info that would be great.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3505 posts, RR: 13 Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
Dazed767, the final 727 flight will land in DTW, not MSP. I don't know where it will come from but I'm 90% certain it will arrive in DTW where festivities should be held like those that were held three months ago in MIA when American retired its last 727 (I was there!). Northwest has already pulled the 727's out of MSP.