iowaman
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NW New Timetables Released

Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:02 pm

I know there was a few of you wondering when they were going to be out, here it is.

Effective Dec. 15th-Jan 3rd:
http://www.nwa.com/travel/timetable/effective_121504.pdf

 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:32 pm

NW Upgrade:

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azjubilee
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:01 pm

This isn't that big of a deal... they update these online at least monthly and sometimes more.


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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:53 am

(Sigh) I do wish Northwest would reintroduce paper timetables. The thin little editions they were printing pre 9/11 couldn't have cost that much to produce. It's much nicer (and easier) to have something in hand when you're looking for a flight. Scrolling endlessly through an unwieldy PDF document just isn't the same.

Almost every foreign airline in the world - including in Europe, where online booking is as common as it is in the US - still publishes a printed timetable. Only Delta, AirTran and Aloha still publish them.

 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:56 am

Doesn't WN still print paper timetables? They stopped for a quick minute, but then restarted, right?
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:57 am

I have not seen any paper timetables printed lately at all. They have a lot of other promotional materials which they print that may look like the old time table.
They should bring it back and earn more potential customers in a small way.
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:59 am

The thin little editions they were printing pre 9/11 couldn't have cost that much to produce.

Actually, NW's last paper timetable was printed in the summer of 2002.

Doesn't WN still print paper timetables? They stopped for a quick minute, but then restarted, right?

WN did not print a paper timetable for Oct.- Dec. 2004 as an 'experiment'. Whether they will offer a paper timetable for Jan.- March 2005 remains to be seen.
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:06 am

I too wish the company would print them again as they helped us assist our passengers on board. By stopping the print of them has saved close to a million dollars a year, with those numbers, it just makes sense.

I down load a table to my Palm to use on board now.
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:12 am

Southwest did not print an October-December issue as a trial balloon. From what I've heard, the response from travelers was overwhelmingly in favor of bringing it back. Southwest's point-to-point network is so dense that you need a timetable just to decode it. I'm hoping they bring the paper schedules back after the first of the year.

I'm grateful to Delta for continuing to print a slim direct-flight-only timetable. In this day in age there's no need for a giant 500-page schedule (back in the 1990s when everyone was making tons of money, United was printing timetables that looked like "War and Peace") but a simple listing of flight times and equipment is very useful. Perhaps with Northwest's entry into SkyTeam they'll consider it, although I'm not holding my breath.

The one airline that can keep its timetables in Continental. They used to print these horrible 'pocket' schedules that was difficult just to hold, let alone read.

Meant to add Independence Air to the short list of US carriers still publishing a schedule - although I'm not sure we'll see too many more Indy Air timetables. Get 'em while you can.
 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:30 am

Unfortunately,the NW timetable still won't download for me after waiting 10 min.It was still less than 40% complete when I gave up.I'll try the website.
 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:56 am

In the current AirTran timetable..it states "YOU'RE READING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"

Take that for what its worth.
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:53 am

FlyI prints a paper timetable, too....
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:54 pm

I agree with everyone here... PDF-based timetables suck! I like to have a tangible paper timetable but no, they cost too much for the airlines. Angry I think the airlines should have viewed timetables as a unavoidable operational necessity not able to be sacrificed. However in this ever cash-strapped industry I guess it was unavoidable. How come foreign airlines still publish them, do they have government subsidies or something?
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:29 pm

How about the new schedule?
It has a load of florida flights. More so than ever before, even more than last year at this time. MSP to FLL 2Mx a day,MSP to MIA 3x A320,MSP to TPA 6x

DTW to FLL 6x 2 757
DTW to MCO 7x 2 753
DTW to TPA 7x
DTW to SRQ 2x D9S
DTW to PBI 4x

and many more......................................................................................
 
jsnww81
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:14 am

Foreign carriers still print timetables for a number of reasons:

- in many countries, online booking and computer ownership aren't nearly as common
- they're a sign of prestige... look at Middle Eastern carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Gulf Air, who print very high-quality schedules on glossy paper, complete with full-color route maps and aircraft diagrams
- they recognize that most people would rather have a schedule in hand than on an electronic screen

With that said, there are some foreign airlines (KLM, Varig, Qantas, SAS) who have also stopped printing timetables.

American Airlines announced last summer that they would begin to offer a printed timetable again, but to the best of my knowledge this never happened. There's just no money for any extras right now, no matter how convenient they might be.
 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:26 am

wooooey.. Now DSM isn't the only Iowa airport to get mainline service. In the late 90's Sioux City used to get 2 DC-9's / day to MSP, along with various Saab and RJ service.
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:36 am

Ummmm... if y'all want a printed time table, then why don't you just print out this timetable??
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:50 am

Ok, MSP-SJC service is increased to 3x daily and NW1500 is downgraded from an A319 to D9S. MHT-MSP is 1x/day when the AM 9E flight ends.
 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:51 am

I was going to print it out but when i saw that i would be printing 123 pages..i figured that it is just easier to read it online  Big thumbs up
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:06 am

Don't forget her folks this new one is ONLY until January 3rd...the spring should be coming out next week...
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:40 am

In the current AirTran timetable..it states "YOU'RE READING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES"

Take that for what its worth.


727LOVER,

I just picked up a current AirTran timetable this past Friday. The smaller print underneath the Endangered Species line mentions (but without it outright stating the obvious) that future timetables can be found under www.airtran.com. Unless people write FL and protest, the November timetable may very well be their last paper timetable.
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iowaman
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:34 am

wooooey.. Now DSM isn't the only Iowa airport to get mainline service. In the late 90's Sioux City used to get 2 DC-9's / day to MSP, along with various Saab and RJ service.

Actually CID has had mainline 4x a week for a while, Allegiant MD-83's have been doing LAS-CID.
 
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RE: NW New Timetables Released

Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:50 am

How about the new schedule?
It has a load of florida flights. More so than ever before, even more than last year at this time. MSP to FLL 2Mx a day,MSP to MIA 3x A320,MSP to TPA 6x

DTW to FLL 6x 2 757
DTW to MCO 7x 2 753
DTW to TPA 7x
DTW to SRQ 2x D9S
DTW to PBI 4x

and many more......................................................................................


Well, that's the winter schedule. If they would only boost the number of SEA-DTW flights year-round.
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