A330 deliveries are not being accelerated. All A330-300's have been delivered for this year, only -200 deliveries remain. Right now that stands at 8 A330-300's.
The A330-300 schedule through Oct. 30:
After Oct. 30- (Seasonal DTW
ends, along with the seasonal 4th DTW
isn't necessarily doing this to slight MSP
still has a DC-10 pilot base. DTW
no longer has a DC-10 pilot base, but has the A330 base. A lot of this has to do with crew and aircraft rotation and what makes the most sense. Not that if MSP
were to have one A330 no one would book the DC-10. A majority of the passengers have no clue about aircraft type nor have any real preference, at least to the point where they will book a different flight because of it.
Again, there won't be any additional A330 trans-Atlantic flights than 7 until more -300's arrive next year. Its anyone's guess when SEA
will changeover, and NW
will make that decision at an appropriate time, taking multiple factors into account.
And this whole BOS
focus city hub to Europe stuff is nothing more than chatter, rumors, b.s that floats around message boards. Until I see a credible source, I still believe its all hearsay. The whole rumor got started somewhere along the lines of.....
is getting their 753's ETOP's".....
"Gee, Condor flies their 753's Trans-Atlantic, and now AA
has launched BOS
with a 752"......
used to have all these super-cool routes to Europe out BOS
"Gee, wouldn't it be cool if NW
launched those routes again".....
"Gee, I think BOS
is underserved to Europe, NW
should launch more flights to there".....
"Gee, I heard from my mother's mailman's gardener's plumber's 5th cousin's half sister who's a neighbor of a furloughed TWA ramper who said he knows for a FACT that NW
is going to launch 753 service to Europe like MAN
And then everyone on here starts to believe it.....ugh
Here's a number of logical reasons why this won't happen.
has a track record of being notorously conservative and 753's to Europe is rather "outside the box for them" BOS
-secondary Europe markerts is rather risky, and shaky economics and NW
wouldn't want to put that risk into it for now.
has openly stated their focus in on the "Heartland...aka Midwest/Great Lakes" and Asia. Europe is not their top priority.
3) With increased 753 HNL
flying, launching 753's to Europe would pretty much eliminate most domestic trunk route flying for the 753's. And NW
needs those extra seats over the 752 on many SEA
, and other popular hub routes.
is the primary gateway hub to Europe. You won't see NW
launch routes to those cities solely on O&D when they'd be ignoring all the potential feed out of DTW
didn't work years ago in better times in this industry, why would it suddenly now, despite increased competition out of BOS
Unfortunetely a lot of you newer people haven't been around this board long enough to realize the b.s is about neck-high. While I have learned a lot of good info, and there a number of credible resources on here, there are just as many who spew mindless garbage without thinking about the source of their info.