COERJ145
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NW DC9-40 Routes

Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:09 pm

Anyone know which routes NW utilizes their DC9-40 on??

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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:37 pm

Pretty much any route that sees a DC-9... just have to look around.
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:52 pm

I think the -30 and -40 are interchanged in usage on a lot of the routes. NW denotes both the -30 and -40 as "D9S" and the -50 as "D95".

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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:56 am

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 2):
NW denotes both the -30 and -40 as "D9S" and the -50 as "D95".

I thought the DC9-40 was D94.
 
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:12 am

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 3):
I thought the DC9-40 was D94.

While many people on these message boards and such just use D94, which I think is a smarter way also, NW still uses D9S for the -30 and the -40. Don't ask me why, that's just what they do!!

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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:00 am

I flew NW 648 DTW - EWR on April 6th - it was operated by a DC9-40.
 
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:09 am

I see them quite frequently in ATL...don't always know where they're going, but ATL is a common destination.

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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 4):
NW still uses D9S for the -30 and the -40. Don't ask me why, that's just what they do!!

Because they are practically the same plane. The -40 has only 10 more seats than the -30, and since NW has such a small fleet of -40s, they are just integrated into the -30 inventory.
 
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:36 am

MSP-PIT I believe, or are those DC-9 30s? Or are they both? I know that they fly DC-9 aircraft on that route... I think that DTW and Memphis (to PIT) are run by Pinnacle or Meseba or whichever express carrier that they use on those routes...
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:36 am

I'm on one tomorrow morning MEM-BNA.
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:51 am

Yeah, the DC9-30/40/50 is interchangeable much like the ERJ-135/140/145 for AE. Sure, they might show ER3, ERD, ERJ, on the schedule, but they'll substitute them usually without any conflict.
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 4):
NW still uses D9S for the -30 and the -40. Don't ask me why, that's just what they do!!

Wasn't D9S the way DC9-30 and DC9-40 aircraft were designated in the old OAGs?
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:54 pm

DC9=-10/20
D9S=-30/40/50
 
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:04 pm

Years ago, NW made the decision to "consolidate" their small DC9-40 fleet into the DC9-30 inventory and both types use the D9S code - thus, the DC9-40 can show up on any route shown as operated by a D9S. Its not even a supply/demand thing or a seat inventory thing, as far as I know, the handful of extra seats on the DC9-40s are simply not sold or accounted for in the NW rez system.......the seats are used in the event of an overbooking or standbys, etc if a DC9-40 (instead of a DC9-30) happens to show up at the gate to operate a flight.

Quoting A999 (Reply 12):
DC9=-10/20
D9S=-30/40/50

More typcially: DC9 = DC9-10/20; D9S = DC9-30/40; D95 = DC9-50
 
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RE: NW DC9-40 Routes

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:47 am

Don't always count on the DC-9-40 if your "scheduled" if the flight isnt full enough and they could use those 10 extra seats for someplace else NW will switch out DC-9's all the time, including -50's. No DC-9's are really sure bets on any routes.

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