hockey55dude
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NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:18 am



Why doesn't northwest fly non-stop from San Diego to Memphis.
I don't get it.
 
nwa757300
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:28 am

MEM-SAN was discontinued shortly after 9-11. SAN-LAX was also discontinued at the same time. A319s were used on the route.
 
JohnJ
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:32 am

Northwest has operated MEM-SAN in the past. The most recent entry I can find for such a flight was in the June '02 flight schedule.
 
hockey55dude
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:38 am

were did yuo find it?
 
Trvlr
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:58 am

Well, I know that last summer, Northwest operated Saturday-only flights from San Diego to Memphis. This summer, it looks like those flights have not returned.

If NW holds on to their hub in Memphis, I expect to see the resumption of SAN-MEM within the next 2 years.

Aaron G.
 
JohnJ
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:16 am

"were did yuo find it?"

I keep the PDF files of NW's schedules for some odd reason. I have them going back for a couple of years. And yes, that SAN flight was Saturday-only in the schedule I have. They used to have more exotic service than SAN - I have a 1988 timetable with nonstop MEM-SNA service. And back in the Republic days they flew MEM-SMF and MEM-TUS.
 
azo
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:22 am

NW flew SAN-LAX? Guess I missed that one.
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DTWINTLFLYER
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RE: NWA Routes

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:59 pm

We certainly never flew SAN LAX!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
fjnovak1
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RE: NWA Routes

Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:07 am

Indeed you did, Dtwintlflyer...at one point SAN-LAX and vice versa was part of flight 1 and 2...first operated with an A320 and then later an A319...flight changed equipment in LAX and continued to NRT and BKK with a 747-200 I believe...perhaps a 744 on the NRT-BKK segment. Additionally, Flight 25/26 served LAX-LAS with an A320 for about 6 months I believe to connect with both the NRT flight and the continuation of flight 25 which was to KIX. The tags inbound from LAS and SAN also connected to one of the LAX-HNL flights as well. I suppose that NW could more economically funnel passengers to those LAX-NRT and LAX-KIX flights via code-sharing with Alaska and American Eagle, so they dropped them.

I would think, on another note, that a flight such as MEM-SAN would be the type of mission typical of an A318 (long but thin routes)...I bet, that if Northwest was to take up a handful (say, 20) A318 models, not as a DC-9 replacement as sometimes suggested but as a way of connecting the dots, that flights such as MEM-SNA and MEM-SAN, as well as DTW-SMF and DTW-OAK would be viable on a daily basis once air travel picks up slightly. However, that said, if it picks up slightly, NW would probably just use their 319s on the routes should they choose to operate them, since the 319 is probably more economical than the 318 from what I've read in this forum.

The 318 would look pretty good I think in the new Northwest scheme... anybody w/ photoshop expertise wanna tackle that one???
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HlywdCatft
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RE: NWA Routes

Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:08 am

I personally think that a 717 would look better in a NW scheme
 
DTWINTLFLYER
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RE: NWA Routes

Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:23 am

I stand corrected...I knew about our Vegas LAX but never heard about SAN LAX... We were doing Vegas LAX just a few years ago. It was interesting you mentioned DTW OAK..a lot of talk before 9-11 about doing that route, but unfortunately we never did more than talk. They also talked about DTW TUS...
 
Stretch 8
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RE: NWA Routes

Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:26 am

When will the new A330s arrive for NW's transatlantic service? They are really pushing the limits of cutomer satisfaction with the old rust-bucket, junk heap D10s!
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
 
fjnovak1
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RE: NWA Routes

Fri Jul 11, 2003 5:49 am

DTW-AMS routes with the A330 begin on Sept. 2nd I believe with 2 n/s daily
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