Well the last DC-10-40 passenger flight was on 9/2/02....but the lone DC-10-40 still flying for NW is back in passenger service.
N133JC is back flying HNL-LAX currently. It has been in service doing charter work since its last scheduled service at the end of the summer schedule. There has been a shuffling of aircraft lately. Due to the port closing earlier in the fall, the NW freight operation has been more than busy flying cargo. The Cargo 742's are being utilized to the max to make up for the backlog in cargo that needs to get across the Pacific. In order to have enough crews to operate the Cargo 742's, they are being pulled from passenger 742's. Thus, SFO-NRT has lately been flown with a DC-10-30, pulled off of the LAX-HNL route. In turn the lone charter DC-10-40 has been put back into scheduled service on the LAX-HNL route.
Who knows how long this will continue. LAX-HNL is showing a DC-10-40 for all of this week. As long as SFO-NRT operates as a DC-10-30, LAX-HNL will use the DC-10-40. Some days SFO-NRT has been operating as the normal 742. N133JC is scheduled to be retired in January. It was supposed to be used for mostly charters, but its apparently an operational spare too.