767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1842 posts, RR: 25 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5338 times:
Yesterday I arrived at Minneapolis St. Paul Intl Airport at around 4:00pm for my 7:30pm flight. Because I had arrived so early, I had lots of time to take pictures around the airport.
Security was a breeze, and I was walking down to the G-Concourse within minutes of checking in.
Here's a view from the G- Concourse:
I then had a quick dinner, and walked down the E- Concourse to see some non-NWA airplanes.
Here's a United 752 #340 for ORD. A United 752 at MSP?! I have never seen this aircraft here before...
This American S-80 was also boarding for ORD.
F-Concourse with a Continental Express-Jet #3280 bound for EWR in the foreground.
Lots of NWA activity!
After watching a few flights depart, I walked down to the C-Concourse where my flight would be departing from.
This NW 752 was bound for BWI
Here's a Mesaba Saab 340 in a cool color design!
Northwest Airlines #732
At around 7:00pm, the flight began to board. Within minutes, I arrived at my seat, #5A. The legroom in row 5 on the DC-9 is great; its about the same legroom as First Class!
A view from #5A
The plane pushed at around 7:35pm, and we began the taxi to the runway. I always find it amazing how the DC-9 can reverse on its own!
We did not wait for any aircraft for takeoff, and we were airborne in seconds.
St. Paul, MN about 20 seconds after takeoff
We leveled off shortly after takeoff, and I captured this picture as we were over Wisconsin. Can anyone name this river?
It took forever for the beverage service to begin, but at last I was being asked what I would like. I purchased a $3 snack box, and it was okay. I wish NWA would change their selection of snacks in the boxes; they're not that great.
Here's the sunset as we are just about to pass over the western coast of Michigan.
The flight continued on over Michigan, and we passed to the very far south of Detroit. We flew over dark land for a while, and then the island of Manhattan began to appear! I tried to capture a photo, but the quality of the picture was not very good. We flew over the Atlantic for a few minutes, before we turned around to land at JFK.
The landing was smooth, and soon we were passing many Jet Blue A320's on the ramp. We pulled into Terminal 4 and parked next to an Emirates A345. Terminal 4 was very busy, as Emirates #202 for DXB was in the final boarding process, and an EL AL 744 was boarding for Tel Aviv on the B-Concourse.
767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1842 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4230 times:
Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5): would love to fly NWA dc9 but dont know what routes they fly!!!
It's amazing how many flights are operated by the DC-9. NWA uses them on short distance flights such as MSP-Fargo, MSP-Omaha, or MSP-Duluth, and also on flights to the east coast including New York JFK, Pittsburgh, Hartford, New Hampshire and areas of the south including Raliegh/Durham and Atlanta.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
Nice report! I flew this flight in August 2005 except our aircraft was changed to an A320 a few days before. We left early in the morning rather than late at night. You have to admit, T4 looks fantastic, much better than most terminals at JFK. I may be flying this route again sometime this summer, though it will most likely be on Sun Country.
767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1842 posts, RR: 25 Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3117 times:
Quoting Continental (Reply 16): You have to admit, T4 looks fantastic, much better than most terminals at JFK
Yes, I do agree. It is great to see lots of different airlines at T4, and then Northwest's DC-9's/A320's! When I arrived their was a Emirates A345, an Lan Chile 767-300, a EL AL 747-400, and a Virgin A346 all departing within minutes!
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3099 times:
That definitely is funny. When we pulled into our gate from MSP there really wasn't much at the terminal except for a Lan Chile 767 headed out and a NW 747-400 to NRT. But on the way back, our little DC-9 was by an Air India 747-400, a NW 747-400, two Aer Lingus A330 and a couple other heavies I forgot.
767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1842 posts, RR: 25 Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
Quoting Continental (Reply 20): But on the way back, our little DC-9 was by an Air India 747-400, a NW 747-400, two Aer Lingus A330 and a couple other heavies I forgot.
Yeah, It's amazing how many airlines actually use that terminal. American has Terminal 8/9, Delta 2/3, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean Air, and Japan Airlines have Terminal 1, Jet Blue at Terminal 6, United, British Airways, ANA, and America West at Terminal 7, and everything else at T4! I was actually down at JFK yesterday and as we passed Terminal 4, I spotted a Eurofly A330, a Egyptair 777-200, and an Air India 747-400.