I’m compiling a listing of dropped NW transoceanic routes from the 1980s/1990s, so this information is greatly appreciated (I had most of the timetables, but like an idiot I tossed them all out a few years ago).
No, I don’t recall NW serving LAX-MNL nonstop (but I was young in that timeframe!)… I know that JFK-NRT and SEA-HKG were a stretch for the JT9D-7R4GW-powered B742, so it seems only feasible that this route would’ve been operated with a B744… and it doesn’t seem like NW had the B744 to spare (they only had 10 of them until 1999) to operate it… I know they’ve served MNL from NRT, ITM/KIX, NGO, SEL and TPE… NW1 often (as it does now) routes LAX-NRT-MNL, so maybe that caused confusion… but like I said, I don’t know
Somebody else once suggested they served LAX-HKG nonstop, but I’m confident they didn’t. Again, this would be a B744 route, so it would’ve only been operated in the 1990s… do your recall it?
[Edited 2004-03-09 08:49:37]