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SFO To Tokyo, Northwest Flight 27. Equip?  
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Hey all,

On the 18th of December I will be flying to SFO from YYC on United and then on Northwest Airlines flight 27 from SFO to Tokyo, and then from Tokyo to Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Northwest airlines flight 9. On my itinerary it says I'll be on a 747 for SFO to Tokyo, and an Airbus from Tokyo to Kaohsiung. I'm curious as to what series of 747 this flight is operated with and also what type of Airbus (I'm assuming A320?).

I'll be doing the same route on the return flight as well only I'll have 12 hours to kill in SFO before returning to YYC. Anything I should check out?

Thanks,
Kris from YYC  Smile


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

747-200 on SFO-NRT
A320 on NRT-KHH


User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3403 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

depending on what hours you are at SFO there is a little airline museum with quite a library


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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Normally NW27 is a 747-200, but someone on a previous post

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/960290/

has said that NW27's operating a DC-10-30 right now due to a shortage of crews for the 747's.

Steve


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

NW uses their older-model 747-200's for most of their Asian routes.


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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

I was at SFO about 2 weeks ago, and strangely enough, it was a DC-10-30 operating the SFO-NRT flight that day.


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

well you never know ...







User currently offlineE7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

NW normally uses 747-200 equip for the SFO-NRT route. Currently they are using a DC-10-30. NW pulled the 747-200 to use it for cargo ops due to the the west coast shipping shutdown/slowdown. Auto manufactures and others are paying for air shipments to keep assembly production from stopping.
NW uses A-320's to fly there NRT-KHH, PUS and TPE routes.


User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

During the past several days, NWA has used mostly DC10's on the flight, but there was one day where it operated with a 747-200. The flight is still scheduled with the 747-200 everyday. Not sure what the status will be a month from now.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

whats the range on the a320? isnt it around 2,000 miles from japan to taiwan?


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3905 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

The range of the 320 is around 3,000 miles or so. The a/c is capable of flying US transcons as well as SFO-HNL as proven by NW during the ferry flights for these 320s to get to NRT. Do you realy think NW would be flying these routes with the 320 if it didn't have the range?


AZJ


User currently offlineYvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Just as an aside, this post reminds me of one of my first commercial flights.

I flew NW #27 from Memphis to San Francisco about 13 years ago. At that time it was a B727 with a change of aircraft type at SFO before continuing to Tokyo. I have no idea if this first leg from MEM to SFO still exists.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1519 times:

Thanks for the info guys.
 Smile
I made a Typo in my original post, it should say November 20th. I come back on Dec. 18th. Also my travel agent changed things to save me like $400 CAD. I'm now flying NW to MSP then from MSP to NRT on a NW 744. Then from NRT to Kaohsiung (KHH) on a NW A320. The way back it'll be a NW A320 from KHH to NRT, then a NW 742 from NRT to SEA. The final leg will be SEA to YYC on a Horizon Dash8 Q400. It's nice to have a turboprop in here  Smile

Thanks again for the info, I'll write a trip report when I get back.

Kris
from YYC



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User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Kinda off topic, BUT...What routes are the 744's mostly used on?


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User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

All DTW-Asia service (NRTx2, KIX, NGO), DTW-AMS (only one), JFK-NRT for a start


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