hisham
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Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sat May 20, 2000 10:23 pm

All NW 747-100 have been withdrawn from service except for the first 747 to be delivered to NW: N601US. Some of the aircraft are scrapped in maxton, North Carolina. NW had 10 747-100 since 1970.

Here is N601US seen in April, 21 2000.


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This's N603US in Maxton:


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Hisham.
 
na
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sat May 20, 2000 10:30 pm

N601US looks like an almost new plane to me. Great to see the oldest 747 still in service with its original operator.
I thought NW retired it at the beginning of this year.
Its definetely worth to be donated to a museum rather than to see the scrappers torch soon.
 
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sat May 20, 2000 11:12 pm

When my mom was working for Northwest Orient...I flew on this 747.....glad to see it still flying....frankly, I would like to see NWA keep flying it as a backup or whatever...let it be a "flying museum" for all of us....

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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 6:00 am

N608US was donated to a school in Michigan last year.

N601US is still flying between MSP and Asia.

Mark Abbott
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hisham
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 7:23 am

So there's no way of finding it on the AMS-DTW route? I might make this flight.
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 7:29 am

Only NWA 747 on the AMS-DTW route should be a 747-400. There's also a KLM 747-200SUD/300 and a NWA DC10.

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Brick
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 7:32 am

I doubt it unless there's an equipment substitution.

AMS-DTW is either going to be a DC-10-30 or a 747-200.

I see N601US at MSP all the time. It seems to just go to Osaka and Tokyo and back. The 747-200's at MSP typically go east from here, with the exception of the seasonal MSP-HNL flight.

I've see a 747-400 at MSP every great once in a while, but I don't know if it's scheduled service or just in for maintenence.

Mark Abbott
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hisham
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 7:45 am

According to the flight plan, it's going to be a NW 747. I think that includes only the classic 747s, or could it be a 7474?
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Hisham

Sun May 21, 2000 7:53 am

Should be only classics. However some printed timetables like United's just simply has B747 for every model.

Amadeus or NWA timetable only has one NW B747 flight AMS-DTW, a 747-400. Are you sure it's not the codeshare operated by KLM (NW8617)?

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hisham
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service

Sun May 21, 2000 8:11 am

Yes, it's flight KL6067 operated by Northwest, leaving AMS at 10:45 H.
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RE: Only 1 NW 747-100 Still In Service/Brick

Sun May 21, 2000 10:58 am

You say the 747-100 goes from MSP to Osaka? Four years ago, I flew on a 747 from MSP to Osaka, It was either a -100 or a -200. I can't tell the difference. ...maybe???
I'm pretty sure it was a 200, what do you think?

BH346


(BTW...I thought today MSP-KIX is operated by a -200. Did they change that?)
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