I do remember the daily 747 from MSP
. If I recall correctly, gate 8 (old configuration from 10 or so years ago) used to be the gate designated for the hourly ORD
flights. My family and I used to fly NW
and would always leave DSM
on the 0600 flight to make int'l and Hawaii connections. We used to go down to the ORD
gate area as they had the area with juice, coffee, donuts, etc. I thought that they only had the one flight each way as positioning for the 747 that operated to NRT
For a few years, NW
also operated a 744 between MSP
early in the morning. I remember seeing it out at the end of the red concourse in the early 1990s. I think that this was also a positioning flight. I remember it because occasionally, they would place two 747s out at the tip of the old red concourse, one to DTW
and I don't recall where the other one went. This was long ago before they upgraded the former gold concourse area...forget what they call it now.
As for the 747 from MSP
, good old flight 7/8. I rode this once all the way from MSP
. Always nice to have a 747 on the domestic flights.
still sub the 744 onto AMS
anymore during busy seasons? Is AMS
largely converting to a 333 and D10 (soon to be only 333?) destination?