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NW 747-400 Launch Anniversary

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:55 am

On January 31st 1989, NW was the launch customer for the 747-400, the first flight was from MSP-PHX. NW now has 16 747-400's.


RE: NW 747-400 Launch Anniversary

Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:08 am

Yes, I remember watching the inaugural arrival from the top of the terminal 3 parking garage at PHX.

Here's some pictures we took during the first couple weeks of service. These are from early February 1989, not the inaugural flight but close enough.

The picture direct linking doesn't work, so here's links to click on to get to the pictures.

Set 1

Set 2

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RE: NW 747-400 Launch Anniversary

Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:24 am

Wow, that paintscheme is truly ugly. I like the new silver NWA scheme or the bowling shoe a lot better.
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