Tcas
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:01 am

Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:46 am

I am flying a NWA Airlink CRJ on Saturday. Are these nice? What can I expect.

P.S. Azjubilee, if you read this, please contact me.

dc10@techie.com

 Big thumbs up
 
CcrlR
Posts: 2187
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:24 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:46 am

And could I ask one question? Does NW Airlink have any CRJ's going to PIT from DTW anymore? They did but what happened?
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
 
PSU.DTW.SCE
Posts: 6118
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 11:45 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:04 pm

Can't comment on the CRJ, haven't ever been on one...thats ok, I'll take a Saab over a CRJ anyday..(I know I'm in the minority)

No CRJ's on DTW-PIT. On the April schedule its 4 ARJ's and 2 DC-9-30's . The May schedule is 5 ARJ's and 1 DC-9-30. When was there ever, I though it was only DC-9's & ARJ's. I didn't think there ever was a CRJ on that route, but maybe shortly. They just put capacity where it fits best.
 
NDSchu777
Posts: 389
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2001 3:29 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:07 pm

i don't really know what they are like on the inside, but i got to see one flying overhead today on final to SBN. the crj looks nice in nwa colors!

--nick
 
acidradio
Crew
Posts: 1595
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2001 3:19 pm

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 2:48 pm

The CRJ's are not bad. Pretty much everything you would want in a big plane, wrapped up into a smaller package. They are all brand new and seat either 44 or 50 passengers and are capable of higher speeds and altitudes than turboprops. Where are you going on the CRJ?
Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
 
MAC100
Posts: 262
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2000 7:53 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:32 pm

I was on a NW CRJ for a short hop between Kalamazoo and Detroit last week. I was very impressed with the plane. My only quibble was that the windows were low and it was hard to get a nice view from my window seat at least when the plane was taxiing.
 
Tcas
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:01 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:37 pm

MEM-PNS.

(FILLER)
 
cv640
Posts: 843
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2000 8:10 pm

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:00 pm

We use to fly to IT from DTW and then have it continue on to MEM. After 9/11 that run was dropped, we now bring aircraft through DTW and MEM with EVV and TYS.

As for our RJS, they are relatively new, some almost brand new, our oldest 44 seater is less then 4 months old and our oldest 50 seater is barely 2 years old. They have the sae seating arrangement as other CRJ operators. Its vry quiet and cnd has all leather seats, but th windows are very low as mentioned and you do have to bend slightly in order to use te LAv. Oly other complaint about it is that the air conditioning system is a pain, always keeps it way too cold in the back. Guess I shouldn't complain coming from the Saab where it was the norm tgo see at least one passenger or crew member to collapse from the heat during the summer.

Only additional comment is that every time I've done the DTW to PNS run it is 100% packed. They are actually usually asking for volunteers. I wish we did it more often, but th loads are amazingly high, not really sure why NWA only does it one a week, but I just fly what they tell me.

probably do to a lack of airplanes, NWA has us running those CRJs at the absolute max utilization, although we did have 5 aircraft recently damaged, 3 seriously, by jetbidges in DTW. Stil tryin ot get ground persona there up too speed.
 
MAC100
Posts: 262
Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2000 7:53 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:45 pm

Cv640 do you fly these things? I had a glimpse at the cockpit- it looked very cool. I really enjoyed my flight (as well as BOS-DTW-BOS legs on 757s) with Northwest. Unlike other airlines, they are much better than their reputation.
 
Tcas
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:01 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:57 pm

CV640 do you fly these? Is there any way that you know Azjubilee's e-mail? Very cool.

 Big thumbs up
 
cv640
Posts: 843
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2000 8:10 pm

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 11:15 pm

Yes, I fl the CRJ for Express I or Pinnacle, not sure of our name right now, HA. Actually getting ready for a 3 day trip as I type I do enjoy NWA service too, fnd it alwyas very friendly whenever I tarvel. Sorry, don't know Azjubille's e-mail, even if I did, wouldn't give it out without his permission. Have to run here. Enjoy your trip, if any questions I won't be able to answer until Sunday, sorry have to work.
 
zeus01
Posts: 705
Joined: Tue May 08, 2001 11:06 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Fri Apr 26, 2002 11:15 pm

Very slick little planes. Dead quiet, leather seats. Even though its small, its a joy to ride in. Id take it over a 9, as much as I love them. You will enjoy it.
 
azjubilee
Posts: 3399
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2000 5:26 am

RE: Northwest Airlink CRJ

Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:15 am

TCAS - I've sent you an email.

CV640 - thanks for your integrity.




AZJ