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Northwest Airlines A320 (LGA-MSP) With Pics!  
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11944 times:
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After a weekend of heavy rain, the sky began to brighten as I headed to
La-Guardia Airport to board my flight back to Minneapolis.

I arrived at LGA at about 9:40am for my 11:30am, and the Delta/Northwest terminal was jammed! There were several customer agents helping passengers with their check-in, so I soon was at a kiosk. I was originally seated in #21A but was able to move to #9A!

I was past security within a couple of minutes, and walked down the Delta concourse. It is amazing how there were about 4 flights to Atlanta that left within about 2 hours.

This was Delta #615 bound for ATL:
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Here comes the catering truck:
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After walking around the terminal quite a few times, it was finally time for boarding at around 10:50am.

View from #9A
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The flight was 100% full this morning; most every flight at the terminal was. At around 11:20am, door 1L was closed and we pushed back from Gate 7.
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Now the terminal was almost empty!

We began the taxi past the US Airways terminal, and I spotted 2 US Airways A320's, and a few 737-300's.

Here's a CRJ-200 in the new livery. I think the livery is great!
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After passing the US Airways terminal, we then passed the Air Canada/Continental section of the C-terminal which was very empty.
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Here's the American side of the terminal. A B-738 was getting ready to pushback.
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Here are some views from the window seconds after take-off.

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After climbing up through the clouds, I finally was able to see the sun after a weekend of clouds!
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Beverage service began after about 20 minutes, and I enjoyed a sandwich I bought at LGA.
I did purchase the $1 snack mix, as I was still a little hungry.
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The flight continued on smoothly, and because the sun was so bright I closed the window shade while I read my book.

When I opened the shade up, we were over Michigan.
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After another 40 minutes or so, we began our descent into MSP. We flew right over St. Paul and Minneapolis, before flying over Minnetonka before turning around for arrival.

As we flew right over the cities, I did not have a good enough view to take a picture. I hope I can next time!

After a quick landing, we taxied for about 2 minutes and arrived at C-14.
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The A320 was now bound for Denver.

All in all, a good flight.

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

-767747

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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11900 times:

Excellent report! I have flown MSP-LGA but it required a stop in ORD. I was on AA, a 757 to ORD then an F-100 to MSP. I wanted to fly NW to MSP, but it was way more expensive. I recall the terminal being ridiculously crowded like you mentioned. Does NW still fly the 757 LGA-MSP?

User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 11820 times:

Nice report. Sounds as if everything went smooth for you.

User currently offlineN808NWatMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 11801 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 1):
Does NW still fly the 757 LGA-MSP?

Yes, they do. I know it's a mixture of A319/A320/B752.

By the way, excellent trip report!


User currently offlineTmarch291 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11650 times:

Nice report and good pics.

I still can't believe NW charges for snack mix. Does anyone know when they started doing this and discontinued meal service in Y?


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 11546 times:
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Quoting Continental (Reply 1):
Does NW still fly the 757 LGA-MSP?

Thanks for your comment! Yes, NW still does fly their 757-200 on the LGA-MSP route. Actually, the earlier flight to MSP was operated by a 757-200. NW flies their A319/A320, 757, and DC-9's into LGA. I think the DC-9's just fly to Memphis and Detroit from LGA; they don't fly to MSP.


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 11542 times:
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Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 3):
By the way, excellent trip report!

Thanks for your comment!


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 11537 times:
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Quoting Tmarch291 (Reply 4):
I still can't believe NW charges for snack mix. Does anyone know when they started doing this and discontinued meal service in Y?

Thanks for your comment. Yeah it is rather annoying that NW charges for their snack mixes. I guess I won't complain too much, but I feel that peanuts/pretzels should be free. I hope that NW updates their snack boxes as well. To answer your question, NW started doing this (I think) in early 2005. When I flew them in 10/04, I got free snacks..


User currently offlineDSMflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 11473 times:

Good report! How was the service onboard? I flew them LGA-DTW in January and the F/As were all grumpy and bitchy...must've had a long day ahead of them.

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11389 times:
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Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 8):
Good report! How was the service onboard? I flew them LGA-DTW in January and the F/As were all grumpy and bitchy...must've had a long day ahead of them.

They were fine; one of them seemed a little annoyed. She told me to turn off my camera as we were arriving into MSP! I was surprised by this...


User currently offlineJAFA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11161 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):
Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 8):
Good report! How was the service onboard? I flew them LGA-DTW in January and the F/As were all grumpy and bitchy...must've had a long day ahead of them.

They were fine; one of them seemed a little annoyed. She told me to turn off my camera as we were arriving into MSP! I was surprised by this...

A digital camera is a electronic device which must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Why is that surprising? Maybe he/she was annoyed by having to repeatedly tell people to turn electronic devices off depsite just having made an annoucement for it.


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11157 times:

767747,
Where you on #NW549? If so, you were on N334NW, which I witnessed deparing, while spotting at planeview park. I think the new NW colors, look really nice on a cloudy day. The red tail really stands out. I did not like the new colors at first, but they have really grown on me. To bad we don't get the 747 at JFK anymore Sad



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10986 times:
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Quoting Flyguy1 (Reply 11):
If so, you were on N334NW, which I witnessed deparing, while spotting at planeview park.

That's funny! Yeah, we taxied all the way down to that runway and departed from there. I also like the new colors a lot. I think they look the best on the A320, the 757, and the A330.

Quoting Flyguy1 (Reply 11):
To bad we don't get the 747 at JFK anymore

The 747-400 doesn't fly into JFK anymore?? When was this change? I flew in their 3 months ago, and it was there.


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10808 times:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 12):

NW still operates the cargo 747 into JFK, the PAX version does not come in. IIRC, the NRT-JFK service which the 747-400 was operated on, ended on 10/3/05.



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10744 times:
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Quoting Flyguy1 (Reply 13):
NRT-JFK service which the 747-400 was operated on, ended on 10/3/05.

Wow! So does the A330 come in there now, or did NWA drop this direct flight?


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10548 times:

The flight is currently "suspended." NWA claims it will return with 787 ops.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10538 times:

Quoting 767747 (Thread starter):
I did purchase the $1 snack mix, as I was still a little hungry.

They charge for a snack mix! F$$$k!

Nice report, thanks for sharing,

Sam



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10498 times:
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Quoting A340600 (Reply 16):
Nice report, thanks for sharing,

Thanks for your comment!


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 10173 times:

Quoting A340600 (Reply 16):
They charge for a snack mix! F$$$k!

Yes, its actually a pretty good deal, ive flown on US airlines that don't offer a snack and dont offer any chance of a snack mix.



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 weeks ago) and read 9923 times:
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Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
Yes, its actually a pretty good deal, ive flown on US airlines that don't offer a snack and dont offer any chance of a snack mix.

Yes, even though the price seems a little much for what you get, at least you do get something.

Thanks for the comment!


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9675 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
Yes, its actually a pretty good deal

I'll tell you a good deal, full service carriers that actually give you something to eat without you having to reach into your pockets! Wink



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9674 times:
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Quoting A340600 (Reply 20):
I'll tell you a good deal, full service carriers that actually give you something to eat without you having to reach into your pockets!

Yeah, Delta and Continental Airlines would fit into this category.

[Edited 2006-06-14 18:54:32]

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9537 times:

Quoting A340600 (Reply 20):
I'll tell you a good deal, full service carriers that actually give you something to eat without you having to reach into your pockets! Wink

Well if people wouldn't pay less then $200 RT for air fare maybe they wouldn't have to do so.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 21):
Yeah, Delta and Continental Airlines would fit into this category.

Delta from what I understand will soon be charging too, they are going to do the Song Product in coach.

Continental will of course, they own their own catering company, if they didn't im sure they would be right there with everyone else.



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9479 times:
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Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 22):
Continental will of course, they own their own catering company, if they didn't im sure they would be right there with everyone else.

Yes, that's very true.


User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9290 times:

great report hope you enjoyed your trip!!!

User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1909 posts, RR: 25
Reply 25, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9205 times:
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Quoting AAden (Reply 24):
great report hope you enjoyed your trip!!!

Thanks for your comment!


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