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Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:15 pm

I was reading a thread about the NW DC-10's and it made me realize I really want to get on a DC-10 before they are gone. My question is does anyone have a suggestion for me on the cheapest way to get a flight on one from LA. I figure I would need to go to DTW or MSP, etc and catch one from there maybe. Any suggestions on a route for a resonable rate that starts here and gets back here with as few connections as possible?
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:24 pm

Check or the travel planning search engine of your choice.

As has already been stated, the best ways of catching a NW DC-10 are on some services ex-SEA, MSP, or DTW to AMS, LGW or HNL. Most travel websites will show the type of aircraft scheduled for the route.
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:40 pm

I think they'll have 'em for quite a while. I haven't heard of any plans or rumors of them getting rid of 'em; but I really honestly know nothing about that. But ya I agree with with AeroWestly; go to or something and look it up. Should be pretty easy to find 'em. ..geek
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:11 pm

I think NW still has the DC10 SEA-HNL and SEA-AMS. Just have to find your way to SEA. Another option would be to Fly LAX-MEM-AMS or LAX-MSP-AMS. This would keep you from having to hitchhike to SEA. I believe Omni Air International still fly's DC10's on charter flights, from LAS to HNL, I bet that's your cheapest option.

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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:55 pm

I believe SEA-AMS is an airbus.
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:00 pm

If you want to go on a -40 version from JL/JO (or only NW?) go to NRT, KIX, BKK, (HKG?), PVG (a couple years back at least) and try them there. Well I remember in 2000, I took a DC-10 flight from KIX-SEA. It was probably one of the longest routes that I did with a DC-10.

NW is unique in that sense. I also flew their 747-200 from MSP-KIX back in 1999. That is probably one of the longest routes I flew on a classic jumbo. NW had a very important fleet.
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:47 pm

SEA-AMS is still a DC-10.

All MSP-AMS are still DC-10, so is the MEM and BOS to AMS.

All AMS flights from DTW are A330 now.

Catch one while you can, NW ordered xtra A330's, delivered from 2006 onwards to replace the 10's over the atlantic.
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:58 pm

Biman bangladesh is still flying a DC-10 on the DAC-BRU-JFK route.
Also you can get some great deals in C class, which is more a premium Y class, but with good value!

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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:48 pm

CO retired theirs after 9/11 to save money is there any future for these birds? (other than scrap)
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:32 pm

You can also book a flight to london on NWA, DTW-LGW. I will be on a DC 10 for my first time in April, fly in LGW-DTW on NW.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:10 pm

Or you could always join the military and fly on a World Airways or Omni Air one for free  Smile

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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:47 am

I saw one with Omni Air livery landing at BWI a couple of weeks ago. I am sure it was a military charter. World Airways also flies in and out of BWI quite often. I see a KC-10 tanker in and out of Andrews AFB every once in a while as well.


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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:39 am


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RE: Where To Find A DC-10

Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:37 am

Sometime this spring, NW will resume using DC-10s for its BOS-AMS services. They did a 'seasonal' switch to A330s last November.
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