I was just looking at flytecomm and there is a NW Cargo flight stopping in FAI between AMS and NRT. I verified this on Northwest's website. Ordinarily I would just assume this is a diversion from ANC, but flight 903 is scheduled AMS-FAI-NRT tomorrow as well.
So my question is what is NW Cargo doing stopping in FAI on this route? I know we are a good refueling point between Europe and Asia and that these routes via FAI are shorter than those via ANC. Also NW has a cargo facility in ANC, so I would assume that they would prefer to go there. So is this a temporary thing? Or is it a permanent addition to our handful of cargo stopovers? Or maybe they are testing FAI's viability as a stopping point for NW? (probably not)
Also, it appears that FAI is only a stop on this westbound flight, because I can't find any eastbound flights through FAI, but I also can't find this route in reverse stopping in ANC either.