Triley1057, you are likely in luck of that being a DC-10 flight. Right now if that's what it says, it probably is. They've been running 2 of the dailys between LAX-DTW on DC-10's. However.......and this is a big might, that is a route that will see the 753. Don't know exactly where, when, and how yet. But, your odds are likely that will be a DC-10.
Nwa747-400, you are exactly correct on your statement. All interiors are identical. There aren't any orange seats with flowered wall panels or anything like that. Even the 727's look identical inside to the Airbus. Same colors, almost exact same seats, etc.
The DC-10-40's have been going out to pasture in Roswell, NM. Don't fret. The DC-10-40's have pretty much been on their way out since last summer. This winter, they weren't running too many out of DTW, at least not like they used to a few years ago.
Here's a question for those in the know---I read somewhere on another forum two things. First they were mentioning the 753's being deployed on West Coast-Hawaii and DTW-new, smaller, trans-Atlantic routes. All thats been heard from the reliable sources on here is that the 753's were for domestic runs only. They aren't ETOP's are they? I thought that those overwater routes would be made by the 752's that are/will be ETOPS certified. Also, someone mentioned that the A330's will be put on proving runs domestically at first. I thought that they already would be ETOPs from the beginning and put directly into Trans-Atlantic service.
I'm going to Hawaii this summer and the last time I was in HNL was 1999. Back then it was still the domain of DC-10's, L1011's, and 747's. Virtually no twins whatsoever. I'm sure going to be for shock this summer when I show up over there and see tons of 757's and 767's. It just doesn't seem the same flying narrowbodies out there, but hey, if it makes business sense, then go for it. Its going to be strange flying over there on a 763 instead of the DC-10. Well, I'm determined to fly on one of the last NW DC-10 flights. I know that date is still several years down the road, as we've still got the -30's for a while. These workhorses have put in lots of good time.