Indeed you did, Dtwintlflyer...at one point SAN
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
with a 747-200 I believe...perhaps a 744 on the NRT
segment. Additionally, Flight 25/26 served LAX
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
also connected to one of the LAX
flights as well. I suppose that NW
could more economically funnel passengers to those LAX
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
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
, as well as DTW
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???