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I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:46 am

NW's website shows a DC-10 in their seating chart section and I have seen them at DTW. Are they still flying them? If they are, what are the routes, and when are the flights?

Who else flies them and where to and from? I am in Connecticut and would most likely leave from NY area or Boston.

That is of course I can afford the ticket!!

I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything useful.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:48 am

Yeah, they still have DC-10s. I think DTW-LGW is a DC-10, for example.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:49 am

Loads of DC10's at MSP. I counted four of them on the ground at once this morning.

Try this: http://www.nwa.com/travel/timetable/effective_050206.pdf

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:51 am

Why not go on Biman Bangladesh and visit Dhaka !!

They are still flying from JFK aren't they ??

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:52 am

If you're feeling adventurous you could fly Bangladesh Biman out of New York Big grin

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 10:56 am

Do the mighty -10's still do MSP-SEA? That was the last time I took one, maybe two years ago...marvelous First Class section.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:03 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
Do the mighty -10's still do MSP-SEA?

I see 752's and 753's taking that route, now. I saw a DC10 take it a few weeks ago.

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:04 am

Doesn't the DC-10 fly DTW/MSP-HNL and DTW/MSP-AMS?
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
Do the mighty -10's still do MSP-SEA? That was the last time I took one, maybe two years ago...marvelous First Class section.

Haven't seen any in SEA for months.

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Thu May 04, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 7):
Doesn't the DC-10 fly DTW/MSP-HNL and DTW/MSP-AMS?

MSP-HNL daily
MSP-LGW daily
MSP-AMS daily (and another one with an A333)
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:09 am

Thanks,

It looks like I could actually route a flight from BDL-LGW.

Should I make sure my life insurance is paid up if I look into Binman? Big grin
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:23 am

Does NW operate any A330's domestically say from MSP/DTW to their other US gateways
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:31 am

Saw the MEM-AMS DC-10 taking off yesterday from a golf course just south of the airport. It was an absolutely glorious sight. It came right over me. It seemed as though it was twice as loud as Fed Ex DC-10s. It was a lot lower than the Fed Ex planes which take a steep rate of climb after takeoff.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:32 am

Currently:

MSP-LGW (daily)
MSP-AMS (x3 daily, down to x2 in June)
MSP-HNL (daily)
MEM-AMS (daily)
HNL-KIX (daily)
HNL-NRT (daily)
AMS-BOM (daily)

So, with several changes of flight number, it's still possible to fly BOM-NRT the long way around the world on Northwest DC-10s!

(This is all from the timetable on NWA's website for the month of May. All these routes work in reverse, too.)
 
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Thu May 04, 2006 11:33 am

You could also pick up a NW DC-10 to/from HNL and Nagoya. Better yet, you could hit up an Omni Air Int'l DC-10 to/from HNL and LAS. Yuck.

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:35 am

eww, I took an Omni DC-10 JFK-ATH last year while working at Homeric Tours, those poor birds...thank heavens Homeric isnt doing their charter program this year in anticipation of starting scheduled A330-200 ops next summer...
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:41 am

Fly FedEX, they have a ton of them!
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:43 am

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 16):
Fly FedEX, they have a ton of them!

Er, and how do you propose flying FedEx? Doesn't seem very practical to me....  confused 
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 17):
Er, and how do you propose flying FedEx? Doesn't seem very practical to me....

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 18):

Pack yerself in a box stamped "Overnight guaranteed"

Now there's a thought. Too bad it's so darn hard to tape up a box from inside...  tongue 
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 11:58 am

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 19):
Too bad it's so darn hard to tape up a box from inside...

And have you ever heard what friends are for....  wink 

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 20):
And have you ever heard what friends are for....

And end up like that guy that shipped himself via UPS, only to get arrested attempting to escape the airport after letting himself out of the box  Silly
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 12:26 pm

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 20):
And have you ever heard what friends are for....



Quoting 777WT (Reply 21):
And end up like that guy that shipped himself via UPS, only to get arrested attempting to escape the airport after letting himself out of the box

Be sure to poke holes in the sides for air Big grin
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 12:50 pm

Quoting 777fan (Reply 14):
Better yet, you could hit up an Omni Air Int'l DC-10 to/from HNL and LAS. Yuck.

What's wrong with Omni?

We've only heard good thing about them. Sometimes they swap DC10'S for 757's over HNL/LAS route.

Have seen some incredible last minutes fare only deals.

go to:-

www.omniairintl.com

www.boydvacationshawaii.com (contact these guys for seat only sales)

If Jetstar Int do indeed have cheap flights from OZ to Hawaii, then might get on them & then fly HNL/LAS with Omni, as a cheap way to get between the USA & OZ.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 12:58 pm

I would check NW flight 46 from MSP-AMS. It looks to be one of the last routes to stay a DC-10. I'm flying LAX-MSP-AMS just to get on the DC10 before it is gone (hopefully they don't sub it since my flight is in June) and the fare was not low, really. AMS isn't a bad place to vacation though!  Smile
 
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Thu May 04, 2006 1:10 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Do the mighty -10's still do MSP-SEA? That was the last time I took one, maybe two years ago...marvelous First Class section.

I go to Seattle every summer on NW, used to get lucky to get one of the legs with a DC-10. The past 3 or 4 years however, it's been only the 752 and 753. Lately they've been putting the A320 on the route too. Don't think their -10s fly domestically anymore except to Hawaii. Great plane, I think it's more comfortable than their 752's. Not gonna lie though, I used to get scared seeing those massive wings flex on takeoff!
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Thu May 04, 2006 1:12 pm

Aww, I loved that part! not to mention the really sweet flares on landing...
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:31 pm

So it would be possible to do BOM-AMS-MSP-HNL-NRT all on NW dc10s?
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 2:36 pm

I don't think BOM is getting DC-10's any more. Its A332's now.

I flew NW DC-10's couple of years back on SIN-NRT, NRT-SFO, MSP-AMS, AMS-BOM routes.... and at that time I really hated them. Old interiors, shaky projector TV's, broken hand rests and it was bit noisy at the back. My company wouldn't let me fly another airliner as NW was the most economical of all.

But now I would really like to fly them again. It would be sad to see them gone forever  Sad

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 2:45 pm

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 12):
DC-10 taking off yesterday from a golf course just south of the airport.

They must have those fat tires like the special -80 equipment they used for dirt field landing tests.  Big grin
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 3:42 pm

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 28):
I don't think BOM is getting DC-10's any more. Its A332's now.

Well, if you have hard evidence (i.e., a photograph) I'll believe you, but for right now the timetable says DC-10!  yes 

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 28):

But now I would really like to fly them again. It would be sad to see them gone forever {Sad}

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Thu May 04, 2006 3:48 pm

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 23):
What's wrong with Omni?

I've heard enough complaints from friends that have taken the package charters from HNL to LAS. Lost luggage, dirty/old birds, no service whatsoever, late arrivals, etc. Nearly all have said they'd be better off paying the difference to fly a mainline carrier. For the sake of comparison, you can usually get a HNL-LAS mainline carrier ticket for about $400 R/T.

I've only seen the Omni 757 on the Hickam AFB military tarmac and don't know anyone that's flown it while on a charter package.
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting YOWza (Reply 4):
If you're feeling adventurous you could fly Bangladesh Biman out of New York



more like... "if your contemplating suicide you can fly Bangladesh Biman out of New York" LOL
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 7:18 am

At any given time, you can go to http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/DC10 and it will tell you which flights to/from the USA are in the air which are DC-10's.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 7:34 am

Yes, you can still fly on the DC-10 aircraft. As already said above NWA still has routes with the DC-10. If you want an adventure you can always fly on Biman's DC 10 aged aircrafts from JFK to LHR.
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 8:52 am

I wish I had gotten to this thread earlier, when my  twocents  was still useable. I know that MSP-HNL has DC-10s, plus you get a bonus of going to Hawaii.

Other than that, I don't have much else to add  sigh 

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 9:02 am

Quoting Desiguy2447 (Reply 34):
Biman's DC 10 aged aircrafts from JFK to LHR.

I think their route is JFK-MAN now... they haven't done JFK-LHR since I believe 2003, thenafter they shifted over to BRU, now its MAN
 
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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 10:01 am

Quoting JFK998 (Reply 32):
more like... "if your contemplating suicide you can fly Bangladesh Biman out of New York" LOL

A little harsh but I agree there are carriers with better reputations out there.

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RE: I Want To Fly On A DC-10. Is It Possible?

Fri May 05, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting Simpilicity (Reply 23):
What's wrong with Omni?

We've only heard good thing about them. Sometimes they swap DC10'S for 757's over HNL/LAS route.

Have seen some incredible last minutes fare only deals.

go to:-

I don't think Omni Air is all that bad either, I got to fly military from Whidbey NAS thru ANK to Iwakuni for Navy last June. Good flight and decent food. Alot better than my previous two experiences on World Airways to Japan. Didn't think I would ever get another chance to fly a DC-10, only my second favorite aircraft.