goomba
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Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:40 am

Just curious - I was flying through Phoenix this past Thursday night 12/22 from SFO and landed about 8PM local time. While landing, I looked towards Terminal 3 (Northwest, Delta, etc.) and happened to notice a Northwest DC-10 attached to a jetway at the end of the terminal.

It seemed strange to me that there was a Northwest DC-10 in Phoenix.

Would anyone know why this was the case? Perhaps it's a regularly scheduled flight, but that seems very odd to me if it is the case.

Please advise.

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chrisjake
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:45 am

dont have concrete facts for you, but my guess is that it was a football charter for one of the bowl games this weekend.


chris
 
goomba
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:48 am

That would make sense if this took place for this upcoming weekend's Bowl Game, but once again the spotting was on 12/22 - last Thursday.
 
chrisjake
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:03 am

alot of the teams get out there early for all the banquets and festivities. altho before christmas might be a bit too early.

maybe someone with more info will chime in...


chris
 
CALMSP
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:05 am

i didnt think Notre Dame uses NW...............I thought they use DL
 
chrisjake
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:21 am

could it have been an NFL charter? didnt the Phila. Eagles play in PHX that weekend??? now, usually they get in the day before the game, but maybe because of it being the christmas weekend they got in early.

just a guess...

chris
 
UPS707
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:27 am

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 5):
could it have been an NFL charter? didnt the Phila. Eagles play in PHX that weekend??? now, usually they get in the day before the game, but maybe because of it being the christmas weekend they got in early.

just a guess...

chris

Looks like that was it...

Aircraft ID NWA9976
Aircraft Type DC10
Owner/Operator Northwest Orient Airlines Inc

Flight Plan Received 2005-12-22 16:25:50 from New York
Departure PHL PHILADELPHIA INTL, PHILADELPHIA PA
Destination PHX PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL, PHOENIX AZ
Status Landed
Planned Alt 36000 Feet
Planned Speed 466 kts.
Planned Dep 2005-12-22 20:15
Actual Dep 2005-12-22 20:48
Planned Arrival 2005-12-23 00:42
Estimated Arrival 2005-12-23 01:15
Actual Arrival 2005-12-23 01:04
Latest Speed 190 kts.
Latest Altitude 4200 Feet
Distance to Dest.
Last Update 2005-12-23 01:08
Route PHL..MXE.MXE278.PENSY.J110.VHP..TTH..FTZ..BUM.J19.LVS.J244.ZUN.BUNTR1.PHX/0427
Tracking ID 66114761

Previous Flights
PHL - STL 2005-12-17 21:31
PHL - DEN 2005-10-29 21:23
PHL - DFW 2005-10-08 20:24
PHL - MCI 2005-10-01 20:29
PHL - ATL 2005-09-11 19:05
 
DIA
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:27 am

FYI: NWA DC-10s have been serving PHX for years...not only as charters. In the late 1990s, I saw two at the gates at one time. (Maybe not regular visitors anymore, but I's be willing to bet maybe the 753 is, in replace of the DC-10s that is)


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goomba
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:04 am

Well - it looks like it was the Philadelphia Eagles and that they fly a Northwest DC-10 for most of their charter flights.

Thanks for the info - I really appreciate it.
 
burnsie28
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:30 am

Quoting DIA (Reply 7):
FYI: NWA DC-10s have been serving PHX for years...not only as charters.

True but its been about two years since Northwest served PHX with DC-10's, they were eliminated with the arrival of the 753.
 
hz747300
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:48 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 9):
True but its been about two years since Northwest served PHX with DC-10's, they were eliminated with the arrival of the 753.

What a shame really,...when NW first received its 744's they used to fly them to PHX so their pilots could get time on the type. There was a time when NW, UA, and AA regularly flew DC-10s into PHX, and TWA had nonstop service to JFK on an L1011. That was around the sametime you could fly on an HP 747 to Japan!  Smile
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northwestair
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RE: Northwest DC-10 At PHX 12/22

Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:31 pm

Yes that DC10 brought the eagles to PHX and then was a ferry flight that left about 0630 on the 23Dec for OKC to take the OU Sooners to MZY for the Holiday bowl. Now there will be a NW 744 that will fly the Sooners from MZY to OKC on 30Dec.
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