GulfstreamGuy
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LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:57 am

Just found out yesterday that starting Oct 31, NW will launch A319 service to MEM. It will replace the DC-9 launch flight at 7:20 am (flight 970) and return as an overnighter (RON flight) at 715pm (flight 969).

Sweet!  Big thumbs up

Just thought I'd share.

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NW747400
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:21 am

SWEET! I've been waiting for this for a long time. Thanks for the info gulfstreamguy!
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:35 am

This is really good news. It will be the first SCHEDULED Airbus flight to LIT.

Wonder what will happen to the DC-9? Scrapped??

Now if we can only get an A319/A320 to DTW. That flight is way too long in that CRJ!!

GulfstreamGuy: Haven't had the chance to write a trip report but LIT-DTW was okay...but for the first 45 minutes there was a baby crying and there is no way you can avoid that on a CRJ!!

EDIT: Is the LIT website reporting this? I'll have to book that flight to MEM when I go to OGG and HNL for spring break!

[Edited 2004-08-16 23:47:29]
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:52 am

According to nwa.com it will only last until the end of November. It is probably just for the Clinton Library opening.
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:58 am

Dang I hope that it doesn't switch back. Maybe if they get really good loads they'll keep it. NW7E7 Your absolutely correct this is a big step forward as this will be the first scheduled Airbus flight to LIT  Big thumbs up!
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:12 am

NW matches capacity with demand on every flight and makes frequent equipment changes.

You could see anything from a CRJ, ARJ, DC-9, A319. Remember the DC-9-50 and A319 seat the same number.

The DC-9 is just going somewhere else in the system. Its just how the aircraft routing model worked out.
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:58 am

We used to have DC-9-50 service but it switched over to DC-9-30 last winter.

Hopefully this A319 stays around!!!  Love
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:02 pm

YEA more Mainline flying!!!
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:18 pm

LIT is infested with these RJ's!!(No disrespect to the CRJ7's)

We need all the mainline we can get.

Mainline at LIT:

DL: MD-80's, 732's
NW: DC-9, A319's!!!
WN: 737's of course!
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:27 pm

anyone know when they're retiring the DC9s?  Big grin
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:29 pm

"anyone know when they're retiring the DC9s?" NEVER there gonna be around forever just to torture us!
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:51 pm

They are being phased out so slowly that we cant even notice it unless we look in the World Traveler Magazine every month.

I think NW will take a very close look at Bombardier's C-Series. It is designed to be a DC-9 and "Classic" 737 replacement.
 
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RE: LIT Is Officially Starting NW A319 Service!

Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:33 pm

"Wonder what will happen to the DC-9? Scrapped??"

Yeah right. Sure. Absolutely.  Big grin  Laugh out loud