PETERMAX777
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NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:38 am

I am a huge fan of the DC-10, and I guess of NWA since they are one of the few airlines still operating scheduled DC-10 service. Can you please list a few of NWA's DC-10 flights from the past or of the present. I already know these currently operate:

MSP-AMS-MSP
MSP-HNL-MSP
HNL-KIX-HNL
EWR-AMS-EWR (recently stopped)

Can you name any others? Thanks for your input!!
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:46 am

I believe MSP-LGW-MSP is/was a DC-10
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:14 am

When NW bagan the Portland service to the East a couple of years ago they used a DC-10. I flew with them from AMS to Detroit in 1998. It was a dreadful expererience.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:24 am

MEM-AMS-MEM is one that I know of since KLM gave the route to NWA.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:08 pm

AMS-BOM...until october-ish, then switched to A332
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:55 pm

A few of the routes we flew over the years
Internationally
DTW-AMS/LGW/MXP/FCO/CDG/FRA/SJU
BOS-AMS/FRA/CDG/ARN/GLA
MSP-AMS/LGW/OSL/FRA
MEM-AMS
MIA-AMS
SEA-KIX/AMS
PHL-AMS
IAD-AMS
SFO-NRT
HNL-SYD/KIX
NRT-KUL/KHH/SIN/BKK
AMS-BOM/DEL
Domestically
MSP-MCO/MIA/LAS/TPA/SFO/PHX/LAX/SEA/MKE/MEM/DTW/HNL/ORD/IAD
DTW-MEM/MCO/SEA/SFO/LAX/HNL
SFO-HNL
SEA-HNL
LAX-HNL
SEA-OGG

[Edited 2006-03-31 06:10:43]
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting PETERMAX777 (Thread starter):
Can you please list a few of NWA's DC-10 flights from the past o

PHL-DTW-MSP-SEA (Flew this milkrun back in 1975)
MSP to SFO. LAX, PHX,
SFO to HNL
LAX to SEA (about 1980-81), HNL
SEA to HNL, GEG, MSP
BOS to LGW
DTW to CDG, FCO, FRA,
Just a few that I remember.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:02 am

I pulled out a NW timetable dated August 1, 1989. Here are the DC10 flights listed for that time. Over the years there were other flights as well but this is a good idea of NW DC10 flying in their prime.

BOS-AMS FLIGHT 42
BOS-CPH FLIGHT 36
BOS-DTW FLIGHT 25
BOS-DTW FLIGHT 43
BOS-FRA FLIGHT 46
BOS-LAX FLIGHT 47
BOS-MSP FLIGHT 151
BOS-MSP FLIGHT 37

CDG-DTW FLIGHT 51

CPH-BOS FLIGHT 37

DTW-BOS FLIGHT 42
DTW-BOS FLIGHT 26
DTW-CDG FLIGHT 50
DTW-FRA FLIGHT 52
DTW-LAX FLIGHT 25
DTW-LAX FLIGHT 337
DTW-MSP FLIGHT 53
DTW-SFO FLIGHT 51

EWR-MSP FLIGHT 353

FRA-BOS FLIGHT 47
FRA-DTW FLIGHT 51

HNL-LAX FLIGHT 84
HNL-SFO FLIGHT 82

LAX-DTW FLIGHT 332
LAX-DTW FLIGHT 26
LAX-HNL FLIGHT 85
LAX-MSP FLIGHT 84
LAX-MSP FLIGHT 302
LAX-MSP FLIGHT 44
LAX-MSP FLIGHT 308

MKE-MSP FLIGHT 85
MKE-MSP FLIGHT 309

MSP-BOS FLIGHT 36
MSP-BOS FLIGHT 1642
MSP-DTW FLIGHT 52
MSP-EWR FLIGHT 156
MSP-LAX FLIGHT 301
MSP-LAX FLIGHT 85
MSP-LAX FLIGHT 303
MSP-LAX FLIGHT 309
MSP-MKE FLIGHT 652
MSP-MKE FLIGHT 656
MSP-SEA FLIGHT 151
MSP-SEA FLIGHT 37
MSP-SEA FLIGHT 157
MSP-SFO FLIGHT 351
MSP-SFO FLIGHT 353

SEA-MSP FLIGHT 158
SEA-MSP FLIGHT 652
SEA-MSP FLIGHT 156

SFO-DTW FLIGHT 340
SFO-HNL FLIGHT 81
SFO-MSP FLIGHT 1642
SFO-MSP FLIGHT 356
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:04 am

The BOS-GLA flight was operated BOS-PIK mid 80's. I took it with my dad on my first trip to Scotland.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:16 am

A timeline of NW DC-10 liveries:


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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:26 am

One of the NW DC10's, (N148US) that I have flown on now resting peacefully in Mississippi along with some of her family members. Sad to see!


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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:40 am

Looking at Northwest Airlines System Timetable, Effective April 3, 2006 thru May 1, 2006. The following flights listed below are scheduled to be operated using the DC-10.

Flight#s Route
NW41 BOM-AMS
NW42 AMS-BOM
NW57 AMS-MEM
NW58 MEM-AMS
NW55 AMS-MSP
NW42 MSP-AMS
NW15 HNL-KIX
NW16 KIX-HNL
NW99 MSP-HNL
NW98 HNL-MSP
NW21 HNL-NRT
NW22 NRT-HNL
NW43 LGW-MSP
NW44 MSP-LGW

Far cry from 1989 flights...
How many DC-10s are currently in operation with NW?
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:48 am

TPA, MCO, and MIA all saw scheduled DC10 service from MSP during the season back in the 70's. I would not be surprised to see FLL and RSW but I can't confirm them.
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:41 am

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 11):
How many DC-10s are currently in operation with NW?

From pictures that have been taken over the last 6 months, I count 13 different registration number that have been photographed. There may be a few more but most all of them are photgraphed at AMS at one point or another and there is a good chance that most of them have visited AMS during the last six months

Registration numbers include
N221NW
N223NW
N224NW
N225NW
N226NW
N232NW
N235NW
N237NW
N238NW
N239NW
N240NW
N243NW
N244NW

I got to fly on N224NW back in December from HNL-MSP. Probably will be my last DC10 flight  Sad
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Alphascan (Reply 9):
A timeline of NW DC-10 liveries:


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Photo © Dimitri Steendijk

Hahaha, like the rest of the NW fleet, only part of the DC-10 fleet has been repainted in the white. Lucky for the DC-10s, they never had the dreadful silver they sprayed on the DC-9s for about a year.
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:52 am

NW 47 was a D10 EWR-DTW for many years in the 70s and 80s.

Check out:

http://www.geocities.com/departing1983/index.html

You'll love it!
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:46 pm

In 1986 they had DC-10's from MEM to MSP, DTW, MIA, MCO.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:07 am

DTW757

Are the DC10-40 still at Greenwood?.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:39 am

NWO flew MSP-MKE-TPA and return with the DC 10-40's back in the late 70's early 80's
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:57 am

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 8):
The BOS-GLA flight was operated BOS-PIK mid 80's. I took it with my dad on my first trip to Scotland.

And in 1988 I made my first trip to the USA on the PIK-BOS flight (via SNN). I continued on another NW DC-10 to JFK and, of course, did the whole thing in reverse but without the SNN stop.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 17):
DTW757

Are the DC10-40 still at Greenwood?.

Sorry I really don't know. I wondered about it myself.
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:32 am

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 8):
The BOS-GLA flight was operated BOS-PIK mid 80's. I took it with my dad on my first trip to Scotland.

The flight you are talking about NW034, was a 747 in the mid 80's, not a DC-10.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:18 am

I am looking at a Northwest Orient (Northwest Airlines Now) timetable from April 28, 1985.

Here are the DC-10 routes:

Anchorage To:
SEA

Boston To:
ORD
DTW
MSP

Chicago To:
BOS
MSP
SEA

Detroit To:
BOS
MSP
EWR
PHL

Honolulu To:
LAX
SFO

Los Angelos To:
HNL
MSP
SAN

Miami To:
TPA

Minneapolis To:
BOS
ORD
DTW
EWR
JFK
LAX
SFO
TPA

Newark To:
DTW
MSP

New York (JFK) To:
MSP

Philadelphia To:
DTW

San Diego To:
LAX

San Francisco To:
HNL
MSP

Seattle To:
ANC
ORD
HNL
MSP
IAD

Tampa To:
MIA
MSP

Washington DC To:
BOS
SEA

Later,

Andy
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:31 am

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=9&prev_id=0997984&next_id=0995882
Biman Bangladesh Airline is a huge fan of DC10-30
www.bimanair.com
You go the link above to find out all the routes Biman fly the DC10

[Edited 2006-04-02 23:33:08]
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:59 pm

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 13):
I got to fly on N224NW back in December from HNL-MSP. Probably will be my last DC10 flight

I think you might have a few more years yet to get another NWA DC-10 flight in. NWA has been recently renegotiating the lease rates on a lot of their aircraft, DC-10's included. I'm searching for an official source for you, but NWA got their DC-10 rates down to nearly 1/5 of what they were paying before they declared chapter 11. At any rate, they are currently leasing their DC-10's for nickels on the dollar since there really isn't a north american market for the DC-10 anymore. I have heard also (looking for an official source on this too) that NWA intends to retire the DC-10 at "an aggressive rate" once they start taking deliveries of the 787 in August 2008.
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:04 pm

Don't forget that for a short time NW also flew:

PDX-NRT
Next Flights: 12/31 AS804 PDX-MCO 2/3 AS19 MCO-SEA QX2545 SEA-PDX
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:44 pm

The neighborhood I grew up in lies right under one of the airways for east coast/Europe-Seattle traffic. When I was younger, NW DC-10s flew over so regularly that their appearance was almost unworthy of mention. Now I miss them.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:22 pm

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 21):
Quoting AirScoot (Reply 8):
The BOS-GLA flight was operated BOS-PIK mid 80's. I took it with my dad on my first trip to Scotland.

The flight you are talking about NW034, was a 747 in the mid 80's, not a DC-10.

I don't know about the early 80s but in the late 80s it depended on the season. There were NW 747s and DC-10 operating from PIK and my flights were definitely on DC-10s. They did a PIK-JFK as well but I remember an FA on my BOS flight telling someone they used 747s at other times in the year. I'll have to dig out my old BAA timetables.  Smile
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 27):
I don't know about the early 80s but in the late 80s it depended on the season. There were NW 747s and DC-10 operating from PIK and my flights were definitely on DC-10s. They did a PIK-JFK as well but I remember an FA on my BOS flight telling someone they used 747s at other times in the year

Yes.. definately a DC10. There was some other 747 service to other destinations, however. My first 747 trip was on VS - a trip I look back on with much fondness. While young at the time, I was smart enough to know the difference  Wink
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:45 pm

Quoting AirScoot (Reply 28):
Yes.. definately a DC10. There was some other 747 service to other destinations, however

Northwest had westbound service from PIK to both BOS and JFK in the 80's. Some flights went PIK-SNN-BOS. They were 747's in the early and mid 80's.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:25 am

What was the longest NW dc-10 route then... SFO-NRT?
NW B744 B742 B753 B752 A333 A332 A320 A319 DC10 DC9 ARJ CRJ S340
 
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:35 am

I really loved non-revving on NW's D10 SEA-MSP-SEA. N224NW was a frequent visitor to SEA and was mainly used on the routes mentioned. This was in 1998-1999. Sad to see them being phased out slowly, sort of like dying slowly with alot of pain involved.
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RE: NWA DC-10'S Past And Present

Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:11 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 31):
Sad to see them being phased out slowly, sort of like dying slowly with alot of pain involved.

All of you are probably going to bite my head off for saying this, but who says change is all that bad!?! I am going to miss the DC-10 like all of you, but I personally can't wait until NW starts taking deliveries of their 787-851's to replace it. It'll be a sad day when the DC-10 is finally retired, but I can say that I will not miss the 2-5-2 seating in favor of the 787's 3-3-3!!

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