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DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8105 times:

Departure NW 50 on 1/29
A/C A330-300
Seats 1A & 1B
Departs DTW- 21:20

We got to DTW at around 19:20 and checked in with the skycap curbside, and headed direct to the main Worldclub. Not to much to write about there.

Boarding was called for @ 20:30 but but didn't start until 20:45. The load was very light tonight and WBC was only about 1/3 full and Y was pretty empty.
After we boarded Mr. Clipper and I both had the mineral water instead of champagne or O.J.

We departed DTW right on schedule and had no wait what so ever to get airborne.
Since this flight departs after 9 PM the dinner service is a little condensed and not served in courses (save for the starters) as on the earlier flights.

Smoked salmon salsa and hungarian caraway cheese spread served with mini toasts
Salad of mixed greens with yellow squash, roasted potatoes and sliced roma tomoatoes

Beed tenderloin with shitake mushroom crust
roasted carrots, turnips and red skin mashed potatoes
I had the steak and Mr. Clipper had the Mediterranean halibut with garlic butter, asparagus couscous, grilled red pepper and onions.
Warmed chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream

The Entertainment system on this bus caused the purser a number of problems, and had to be rebooted 3 times before it started working
. I didn't even bother to watch. I tried sleep, but over Greenland the weather started to turn rough outside and we were tossed around a bit for about 30 minutes. After that I slept until over the Irish coast.

Breakfast was fresh fruit and warm breads.
We arrived in CDG about 1/2 hour early, and were parked at a gate with a jetway which was a nice change!

As far as I am concerned CDG is still a mess and the trek to the "D" departure area was a pain.

The NW crew did a great job, and it was a pleasure. The food on the other hand was pretty poor, and needs a little work. The steak was just bad.

Part 2 CDG-VIE and Vienna to follow.

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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7901 times:


Just wanted to say v.nice report (though I agree about the food a little, esp. breakfast). Sorry to see the IFE not working right - one of the things which has attracted me to the NW website thinking of flying is that they seem to offer not just the newest Hollywood titles (which I'm not really that much a fan of) but also a good number of films from the 90s etc. (even a couple of foreign language movies).

I agree with the CDG thing (also Orly I found a little depressing) but I think it's just a Paris thing because airports like Toulouse is great and Nice is maybe my favourite airport (outside US or maybe Hawaii) in the world(!)

Many thanks, looking forward to the last segment too,


User currently offlineAA767LOVER From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2007, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7778 times:

I don't really know a thing about transatlantic service on the 330, but I can tell you that if you go transpacific to NRT, the 330 is a reasonably comfortable flight for 11 hours. NW is getting better in customer service in many areas, and many FA's smile and are enthusiastic. That's a big plus. I've seen grouchy FA's with a Don't Care About My Job attitude.

Sucks to them!

Kudos to NW! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've never really liked CDG. Though it's futuristic in design, but it's a headache to transfer as OP mentioned.

J.I. Tsui, American Advantage Member, United Mileage Plus (Premier)
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7333 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Breakfast was fresh fruit and warm breads.

Does the Nikkon lens cap come complimentary or did you have to purchase that separately?  Silly

Excellent report. Cant wait to see the next segments!


Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineOcracoke From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 709 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7319 times:

Quoting XJRamper (Reply 3):
Does the Nikkon lens cap come complimentary or did you have to purchase that separately?

No, that comes with every breakfast on NW international flights. You didn't know that? Tastes good with butter!  spin 

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17782 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6526 times:

Nice TR

The pics are good.

Bad that you didnt like the food so much!!

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Warmed chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream


Thank you for sharing


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3383 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

Thanks for sharing! Your pictures remind me of a trip in WBC a few years ago. I did enjoy the food, but the presentation did remind me more of domestic FC than "World Business" class, only with more items. Great report!

Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6360 times:
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Nice report and photo's, thanks.

Shame the food was below par, you do expect something a bit better up front.



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