I booked a trip ROC-GSO via DTW . I usually fly UA,but they wanted twice what NW wanted for the time of day I wanted to leave. I also wanted to fly on someting differant than UA flies. I haven't flown on a DC-9 in like 20 years,so I wanted to try them out.
I flew out of ROC on an XJ Avroliner,which I have never been on. They are quite roomy inside,albeit a little dirty from the Sesame Seeds on the seat and floor.
When I arrived in DTW,the new (2002) terminal is really nice! This has to be the nicest terminal in the US I've been to. I love the train going overhead. I checked out the NW planes going to Europe - an A330 (which I haven't seen a NW A330 in person before) to AMS and CDG. And a DC-10 (haven't seen a NW DC-10 in person in a while,too) to LGW.
My flight to GSO was lightly booked and to my surprise we powered back from the gate! I love to hear those JT8D's whine!
All in all the Diesel 9's aren't bad. No IFE,but they aren't too loud inside,either.
When I left GSO,we were pushed back, so they (GSO) must now allow powerbacks.
If UA ever went under,I'de probably switch to NW...