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NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:42 am

Northwest took delivery of its second A330-200 aircraft monday. Ship no. 3352 arrives in Minneapolis/St. Paul from Toulouse, France, later today.

Northwest will receive 10 A330s this year, including seven A330-200s and three A330-300s.
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:13 am

I see from the schedules that this aircraft will be flying the MSP-PDX-MSP run for a few days for crew training.
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:17 am

Correct me if I´m wrong here, but NW A332 to fly the Pacific route (SEA-NRT)
and A333 the Atlantic route??

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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:25 am

>>Correct me if I´m wrong here, but NW A332 to fly the Pacific route (SEA-NRT) and A333 the Atlantic route??<<

That seems to be the plan from what I understand. The A330-200s greater range is needed for the longer trans-Pacific flights, the -300's range is fine for trans-Atlantic.

The A330 sure looks sharp in NW's new colors!

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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:30 am

What dates does Northwest plan to make the PDX-MSP-PDX run for crew training?
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:38 am

youre topic name is a bit confiusing, considering that its not the second A330 but second A330-200.....




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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:11 am

Is there anyone who could tell me flight times to/from MSP? I'd love to go spot the new beauty if I could! Any help would be appreciated!

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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:21 am

All the info on the MSP-PDX flights are
here:
http://www.mspupdate.com/diversionscharters.htm

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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:06 am

Thank you Boeing 757/767!!!!

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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:11 am

Does anyone know for sure if the SFO-NRT flight will still switch from a DC-10 to A330 on September 1st as planned?
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:26 am

I sure hope SFO-NRT will switch at least by Christmas b/c I'm booked on a rt and it says that our plane is the A332.
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:29 am

No, PDX will become the first A330-200 Trans-Pac route, but SFO-NRT will be changeover on Oct. 1

A330-200 schedule for 2004:
1 NRT-ICN (began Aug 1)
2 PDX-NRT (begins Sept 1)
3 SFO-NRT (begins Oct 1)
4 NRT-PEK (begins Oct 2)
5 SEA-NRT (begins Nov 1)
6 NRT-BKK (begins Nov 2)
7 NRT-SIN (begins Dec 1)

This keeps a spare aircraft into the rotation, as the full Dec schedule can be flown with 6 planes, leaving the 7th as a spare.
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:17 pm

Must be a bit of a delay. I thought I read in some previous thread that NW was supposed to start the A330 on Sept. 1. Oh well, I'll keep the camera at home for another month.

 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:22 pm

Yes, SFO was to start on Sept. 1, and PDX on Oct. 1, but NW decided to flip-flop the two for a variety of reasons.
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:30 pm

There will be no spares lying around according to the above schedule. Once an aircraft is delivered, albeit for some crew familiarization flights, it will go immediately into Asian services. When the 8th aircraft is delivered it may be spare.

Seeing the NRT-BKK run go to a 332 is quite a shock because a 744 has been on that run for years and loads are good. Perhaps they want to increase yield.
Well, ANA just announced an additional flight on the NRT-BKK leg, so the capacity loss can be absorbed.

When a 332 is due for periodic rest, what will replace it. A DC-10? Not sure if they will be flying to NRT after all the 332s are placed on the NRT runs. Then again, there is usually an old 742 lying around NRT.



 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:26 pm

Damn!!!!! I should have went with my dad to PDX!!!!!  Sad He is coming back on the 28th PDX-MSP on the exact flight.
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:57 pm

Any idea if the A330 will make the Guam-Narita run. Or the Saipan-Narita run. Right now I think they use a 747-200..
 
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RE: NWA's Second A330 Arrives

Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:15 pm

Maybe NW will order some more to replace the DC-9's here in GRB