I really think that with Delta possibly going under and US too, Northwest wants to really get involved on European routes. Being that Delta and Northwest are Skyteam partners now and Delta really struggling, Delta might sell Northwest some of their European slots that none of the other US Airlines serve. Doesn't Delta have the most European destinations of the Big 6?
I could see Northwest doing DTW
-Prague etc with the 7E7. The A330 is way too big for these routes, but isnt the smallest version of the 7E7 about the size of a 767-200 or 300?
I know Northwest would love to start flying DTW
-SEL again, prior to the Asian financial crisis in the late 90s that was a successful route and it was done with a 744. Northwest could easily bring it back using a 7E7, then if the demand got bigger they could put the 744 back on it. Northwest would probably like to possibly either set up a small Trans Pacific hub in Portland or SEA
and fly 7E7s to various Asian cities or do them out of DTW
. I could see several Asian destinations served once again with the 7E7. What ever happened to DTW
? I thought that was a successful route. I remember it ending in early 2002.