vw
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Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 9:18 am

I'm a big man (6'3" 250lbs.) and I will be flying Northwest/KLM from Des Moines, Iowa to Kiev, Ukraine. My two major questions are, how is the food and what kind of leg room do you get? I will be flying coach all the way. The types of planes I will be flying on are-

Saab 340
B747-200
KLM 737-300
DC-9

Thank you
 
DeltaMD11
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 9:24 am

Well,
The seats on the DC-9 are ok. Comfortable for Coach. You might have the "Space Age" Interior. Which is neat. The SAAB-340 I have never been on. Nor the 747 or 737. Food was excellent in Domestic Coach. Flight Attendants are great. I was impressed, but not totally with NWA. Good Airline for the Fare.

Have a Good Trip,
-DeltaMD11
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speedbird092
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 9:24 am

I've flown KLM (believe me the food is great and especially the service) before and i think i can help you out with the leg room. Try to get the seat in the first row of the cabin you'll be in. There'll probably be a wall separating the cabin in front of you. There you'll have plenty of room for your legs.
 
flyf15
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 11:03 am

The Mesaba S340s (been on 4 of them) are generally noisy. Try to get a seat in _A. Then you have the asile and window and can ahng your feet out in the asile as I do (I'm 6'1).
 
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 11:14 am

Vw:

I have not flown NW in years and have never flown KL but, as a general caveat, beware of some bulkhead row seats, which "Speedbird092" has recommended to you. For example:

On many UA domestic flights, I have sat in the bulkhead row and UA was smart enough to create an open space at the very bottom of the bulkhead so your feet can slip under there and you can have more legroom (and this was true long before their new "Economy Plus" product was introduced). Not so on AA, however, and on some DL flights I have been on. So just be careful about bulkhead rows...you might find your feet right up against the wall with no place to go. At your height, I suspect you have fairly long legs that would be aching for some room to stretch.
 
Spence
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 11:53 am

Depends on the model of Saab340. The "A" models are "pre-owned" aircraft from American Eagle. The "A" model is noisy and some of them show their age.
The B+ model is a nice aircraft was received new by Airlink. They are quieter due to noise suppresion installed in the aircraft. More powerful engines and a greater range. You can tell the model by looking at the nose gear door. (at least on Mesaba Airlines) If it says "89A" you're on an "A" model. 414B+ would be a "B+" model. If you're on Express I, I'm not familiar with them.
The DC-9 should be comfortable as long as you are not in the middle of two other seats.

I would agree that sitting on the single seat side would be better.
 
Spence
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Fri Apr 07, 2000 11:54 am

Depends on the model of Saab340. The "A" models are "pre-owned" aircraft from American Eagle. The "A" model is noisy and some of them show their age.
The B+ model is a nice aircraft was received new by Airlink. They are quieter due to noise suppresion installed in the aircraft. More powerful engines and a greater range. You can tell the model by looking at the nose gear door. (at least on Mesaba Airlines) If it says "89A" you're on an "A" model. 414B+ would be a "B+" model. If you're on Express I, I'm not familiar with them.
The DC-9 should be comfortable as long as you are not in the middle of two other seats.

I would agree that sitting on the single seat side would be better on the Saab.
 
bimmer202
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Sat Apr 08, 2000 3:18 am

The leg room is pretty good. Last time I was on a NW flight was about two weeks ago. I thought the food was great. On one flight we got a salad and good pizza. On the way back it was not as great but we got a chicken or italian sandwich which was not bad.
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a32
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RE: Northwest Food And Leg Room?

Sat Apr 08, 2000 3:46 pm

Please consider asking for an exit row seat on the NW and KL aircraft. I believe these rows have the most legroom. You have to be willing and able to assist in an emergency evacuation if necessary or you might be reseated

regards