sbagdon
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NWA Flight General Questions

Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:43 pm

Now that I've found this forum, I can ask some of the questions that have been bugging me for a while...

* Anyone else notice that NWA flies 3 flights to Japan daily (Narita, Nogoya, Osaka), all leaving about the same time, from gates next to each other, all travelling 14+ hours, and all landing about few hundred miles apart? Just one of those things you notice... wondering if there's a reason they don't all fly into Tokyo. Is NWA thinking about 380s for this leg, and dropping one of the flights?

* Are there seasonal non-stops from DTW to Europe cities, besides the AMS/FRA/LGW/CDG dailies? Last flight I took, I sat next to a lady who said she flew non-stop from DTW-ROM last September, so that got me curious. Today (for example), there's some NWA flights (operated by KLM) all going through AMS, but nothing direct.

* Does NWA ever plan to service BDA?

Thanks!

Steve B.
 
Jano
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RE: NWA Flight General Questions

Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting Sbagdon (Thread starter):
* Are there seasonal non-stops from DTW to Europe cities, besides the AMS/FRA/LGW/CDG dailies? Last flight I took, I sat next to a lady who said she flew non-stop from DTW-ROM last September, so that got me curious. Today (for example), there's some NWA flights (operated by KLM) all going through AMS, but nothing direct.

DTW-FCO seasonal. But I believe they will not operate it this year due to not enough of A333s.

Quoting Sbagdon (Thread starter):
* Anyone else notice that NWA flies 3 flights to Japan daily (Narita, Nogoya, Osaka), all leaving about the same time, from gates next to each other, all travelling 14+ hours, and all landing about few hundred miles apart? Just one of those things you notice... wondering if there's a reason they don't all fly into Tokyo. Is NWA thinking about 380s for this leg, and dropping one of the flights?

Starting summer 2008 they will be getting B787s so that they could overfly Narita. No A380s for NW.
The Widget Air Line :)
 
Jano
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RE: NWA Flight General Questions

Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:55 pm

Also, you might want to check NWA forum at flyertalk.com
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=497

and Wiki on WorldPerks Program Basics
http://www.flyertalk.com/wiki/index.php/WorldPerks_Program_Basics

and Wiki on Flying NW
http://www.flyertalk.com/wiki/index.php/Flying_NW
The Widget Air Line :)
 
sbagdon
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RE: NWA Flight General Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:41 am

Quoting Jano (Reply 2):
Also, you might want to check NWA forum at flyertalk.com
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=497

and Wiki on WorldPerks Program Basics
http://www.flyertalk.com/wiki/index.php/WorldPerks_Program_Basics

and Wiki on Flying NW
http://www.flyertalk.com/wiki/index....ng_NW

I'll spend some time cruising these, that first one looked intersting.

Thanks!

Steve B.
 
burnsie28
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RE: NWA Flight General Questions

Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting Sbagdon (Thread starter):
* Anyone else notice that NWA flies 3 flights to Japan daily (Narita, Nogoya, Osaka), all leaving about the same time, from gates next to each other, all travelling 14+ hours, and all landing about few hundred miles apart? Just one of those things you notice... wondering if there's a reason they don't all fly into Tokyo. Is NWA thinking about 380s for this leg, and dropping one of the flights?

From Detroit there are 2 daily to NRT, and one each to KIX and NGO. All those cities are huge, and fill the planes, no reason to have to take people to NRT when they dont want to go there.

Quoting Sbagdon (Thread starter):
* Are there seasonal non-stops from DTW to Europe cities, besides the AMS/FRA/LGW/CDG dailies? Last flight I took, I sat next to a lady who said she flew non-stop from DTW-ROM last September, so that got me curious. Today (for example), there's some NWA flights (operated by KLM) all going through AMS, but nothing direct

Rome is seasonal and will not operate this year.

Quoting Sbagdon (Thread starter):
Does NWA ever plan to service BDA?

They do serve Bermuda, its just seasonal service. Saturday only.