AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
I am flying on NW in October from DFW to DTW, and then on to either FRA or AMS. If it's FRA, I'm on a DC-10, and if it's AMS I'm on a 747-400. Anybody have any good/bad things to say about NW's longhaul Y Class? This is my first time flying with them, and I'm a bit apprehensive. Anything you have to contribute, good or bad, would be much appreciated. Many thanks!
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
Overall I think NW is an ok airline but their service is not consistent. I've had both really good service or really bad service. Longhaul Y class is nothing special. There are no PTVs, just the bulkhead screen. The seats are actually comfortable even without headrests. As far as ground service, I think that it is better at their non hub cities. All of my bad experiences have happened at MSP or DTW. I think you should fly into FRA being a DC-10. I think you should fly it as they will not be around as long as the 744s. Fly one while you can, It could be your last chance.
Have a good trip. Make sure to take lots of pics and write a trip report when you get back.
AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
Thanks for the input, Kris! I will keep that in mind when I book. Although I would like to fly the DC-10, my guess is that I will fly into AMS unless the fares change drastically. I have flown on a few DC-10's in my time though, and I'm not too worried about it. Thanks again!
Crazyboi From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
A couple of years ago I flew NW LAX to NRT on a couple of rattling 742's. The service was nothing spectacular, but the seats were relatively comfortable and the whole shebang was very, very inexpensive. NW has some great international deals.
I believe that NW codeshares a lot of their US-AMS services with KLM, so you might be able to get a seat with them. I understand that KLM's economy product is pretty good. O'course, the BEST service is with Singapore from ORD to AMS (if they're still offering it... they stopped for some time).
Have fun. ; )
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Scan340 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
i flew NW this summer SFO-MSP-AMS-BOM ...one way was in Y class...the other way was in J class. Both products were patheic in my opinion. The service in both classes were horrible, the FA's almost seemed like they were there because they had to be. The food was ok (really wasnt anything great even in J) and the overall service was sad. After that trip, i really wouldnt fly NW unless it was absolutely the last way to go....
Polair From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Hope u get on 747. NW DC-10's are horrible! I did Msp-Ams 3x on that old peace of s... and everytime was very uncomfortable. Service is very unconsistent. May be terrible! In my ratings least comfortable major airline in US. Have a nice trip.
Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
When I flew NWA AMS-MSP in March 2001 (B742) i was quite impressed.
The legroom was quite good, and the seats soft and comfy. The food was, in my eyes, combined in very creative ways, and both big and tasty. You could get drinks all the time, and I had actually not much to complain about other than the female FA's being quite anonymous and not very cheerfull.
Overall i found the NWA flight better than the KL flight (JFK-AMS) except for the crew.
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1532 times:
A friend of mine flew NWA from JFK-NRT-ICN last year. Prior to taking the flight, she was worried about the service. I asked her about it afterwards and she said it was pretty good. She was most impressed with the food. NWA has a good product to Asia. Their domestic product leaves much to be desired though. I can't comment on their flights to Europe.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
In one word - crap.
The DC-10s are great planes, but NW's Y Class configs are cramped, dirty, tattered and the inflight service is positively disgraceful unless you happen to come across that rare (for NW) flight attendant who defies NW's shabby standards.
Nwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
On my NW international trips I have found good to great service from the flight attendants, especially latley it seems like they are trying hard to keep people coming back to NW.
The food has been ok to very good.
The DC10-30 is comfortable enough if you sit on the "2 seat side" near the front, and I recommend on the 747-400/200 sitting near the front or near the back where the planes tapers in the "2 seat side"
Overall NW offers a competitive product and I have been far more impressed with their service compared to UA economy minus on similar sectors.