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Northwest MSP-JFK With Pics!  
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5713 times:
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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:
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0751.jpg

I then had a quick dinner, and walked down the E- Concourse to see some non-NWA airplanes.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0753.jpg

Here's a United 752 #340 for ORD. A United 752 at MSP?! I have never seen this aircraft here before...
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0754.jpg

This American S-80 was also boarding for ORD.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0755.jpg

F-Concourse with a Continental Express-Jet #3280 bound for EWR in the foreground.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0756.jpg

Lots of NWA activity!
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0757.jpg

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
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0760.jpg

Here's a Mesaba Saab 340 in a cool color design!
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0758.jpg

Northwest Airlines #732
MSP-JFK
Scheduled 7:28-11:11pm
Actual 7:40-10:55pm
DC-9-30

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!
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0764.jpg

A view from #5A
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0761.jpg

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.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0765.jpg
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?
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0766.jpg

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.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0767.jpg

Here's the sunset as we are just about to pass over the western coast of Michigan.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/cessna55057/IMG_0768.jpg

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.

All in all, a good flight.

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

-767747

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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

Nice trip report buddy, and nice pictures to go with it, thanks for sharing!

BP777



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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5242 times:

That's most likely the St. Croix River, which forms the border between WI and MN.


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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5222 times:
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Quoting Boeing757/767 (Reply 2):
That's most likely the St. Croix River, which forms the border between WI and MN.

I thought this, but we had been flying for about for about 20-30 minutes already when I took this photo, so I thought we would have been over the middle of WI rather than just passing over the border.


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4730 times:

Yeah, you're probably right. Also, the St. Croix, upon closer inspection of your photo, is wider.


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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

would love to fly NWA dc9 but dont know what routes they fly!!! great report!!

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4605 times:
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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.


User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

There's no bulkhead between rows 4 and 5??


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User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

Nice report. Right to the point, liked it. Short and sweet, and with pictures.

User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Nice report and amazing leg room in 5A!


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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
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Quoting DL4EVR (Reply 7):
There's no bulkhead between rows 4 and 5??

Nope, NW does not have a bulkhead on their DC-9 aircraft. There is a curtain divider that extends from the ceiling to the tops of the seats, but no hard divider.


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4298 times:
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Quoting Delta732FF (Reply 8):
Nice report. Right to the point, liked it. Short and sweet, and with pictures.

Thanks very much!


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
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Quoting Door5Right (Reply 9):
Nice report and amazing leg room in 5A!

Thanks! Yes, the legroom in row #5 is great on the DC-9.


User currently offlineCWAFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Quoting 767747 (Thread starter):
We leveled off shortly after takeoff, and I captured this picture as we were over Wisconsin. Can anyone name this river?

That is more than likely the Wisconsin River, and by how narrow it is
I would guess in the Wisconsin Rapids/Nekoosa area.


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3880 times:
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Quoting CWAFlyer (Reply 13):
That is more than likely the Wisconsin River, and by how narrow it is
I would guess in the Wisconsin Rapids/Nekoosa area.

Thanks for letting me know!


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21525 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
would love to fly NWA dc9 but dont know what routes they fly!!!

Fly NW to x, where x is a minor city in the Eastern US. You'll more likely than not get a DC-9.

-Mir



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3596 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.

User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

At the moment, MSP-JFK is looking like a candidate for my NW DC9 trip this summer. I will be subloading on it - what was the load factor on your flight?

Nice report, pics and aircraft!


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
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Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 17):
will be subloading on it - what was the load factor on your flight?

Nice report, pics and aircraft!

Thanks for your comment! The load factor was pretty high for this flight; being that it was a Monday night, I was surprised it was about 70% full in First Class, and about 95% in Coach.


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
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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!


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3474 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.

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1916 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
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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.


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