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NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 12:32 am

The DC10 will be withdrawn from all scheduled flying on January 8, 2007. They MAY keep a couple of aircraft until May/June as back-ups and for charters. I have heard that Omni Air may take delivery of 5-6 of these aircraft, which I presume would be mainly for military charters. Routes that will lose DC10 service are as follows - HNL-NRT-HNL - flt 21/22 becomes 744 in June/July 2006 to make twice daily 744s on this route. AMS-BOM changes to A330-200 in October, AMS-MEM becomes A330-200 in November, MSP-AMS becomes all A330-300 in December, as will MSP-LGW. The only services remaining DC10 until the end will be MSP-HNL-KIX-HNL-MSP, and no, I do not know what they will use to replace the DC10 on MSP-HNL. The MSP DC10 crewbase will close and a new A330 crewbase will likely open at MSP. Sad times, as the DC10 has been a real stalwart for NWA, especially after they took delivery of DC10-30s and replaced the DC10-40 on the Atlantic. Anyway, now you can start planning your last trips on this old lady.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 1:09 am

Thanks for the update Redtail.

There you have it folks, that is the word from man.
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 1:15 am

Geez...

A final date for the retirement of the DC10s, and a plan in place to replace the DC9s. Whatever will A.netters talk about in here?

 Yeah sure
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 1:29 am

I am so glad to be booked on NW flt 46 MSP-AMS this July. Never flown on one of these old birds (being young) and I knew they wouldn't be around for much longer. Not much PAX trijet service (of this size) anymore except for the MD-11s and that doesn't look like it will last very long.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 2:04 am

Any idea how much longer the few 742's in commercial service will be around?
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 2:09 am

The mighty DC-10 never to be seen again in NW colors? A sad day coming for sure. These were grand old planes. Love them!
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 4:13 am

Looks like MSP will lose non stop service to HNL for the time being. A quick check of NWA.com shows MSP-HNL being a 757-300 with one stop. I didn't realize that the end of DC10 service was coming so quickly. Looks like I have already taken my last ride on one last December from HNL-MSP.

I have flown the DC10 with a few airlines over the years and have so many memories. I will truly miss it. Not too often anymore that you can look out the window at the plane you're about to take and see an engine on the tail. Another chapter in aviation history coming to an end.  crying 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 4:35 am

While others may not have liked the DC-10's, I spent a lot of time flying them over the Atlantic and the Pacific during the past three years and never once did they let me down. They were very comfy machines to spend 18 hours in.

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 4:48 am

It's good to hear that they will be in use a lot longer with the highly honorable job of military personnel transport rather than collecting dust in the dessert or become soda/beer cans. It takes a great aircraft to keep going for this long and probably for a lot longer. I am quite sure NW (or it's leasing co's) will get a nice price for them. We will have to keep a look out for the last flights of these great birds under NW.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 5:26 am

The MSP-HNL nonstop flight is still showing a DC-10 after January 8, 2007.

That doesn't really mean anything at this point as it is likely more or less a placeholder.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 11):
The MSP-HNL nonstop flight is still showing a DC-10 after January 8, 2007.

I went on and looked up a fare for February and the only thing that came up was the 753 flight with one stop.

Well I have to take that back. I just went and check a March flight and it's showing D10.

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 7:07 am

i'm sorry to see these aircraft go
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 9:14 am

As much as the DC-10 is a beautiful aircraft to look at, I am glad passengers will be spared the torture on flying these Northwest aircraft. I flew the AMS-BOM-AMS route last year. The interior could not be more dirty. (I will avoid talking about the lousy in-flight service). When the plane touched the runway in BOM, an entire piece of the overhead panel came crashing down almost hitting a few passengers in the aisle, revealing much intricate wiring. The flight attendants had to rush to the scene to make sure no one was injured, as the plane was still speeding down the runway.

As silly as I was, I was hoping this incident would have relegated the plane to a desert in Nevada. Yet, there she was again 10 days later on my return flight to AMS. The take-off roll was so long, I sensed every passenger around me getting antsy, worrying that our flight may take a road detour into the Arabian Sea.

If I use NWA ever again to BOM, I would look forward to the A330s.

Good riddance, DC-10!
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting Coza777 (Reply 14):
As much as the DC-10 is a beautiful aircraft to look at, I am glad passengers will be spared the torture on flying these Northwest aircraft. I flew the AMS-BOM-AMS route last year. The interior could not be more dirty. (I will avoid talking about the lousy in-flight service). When the plane touched the runway in BOM, an entire piece of the overhead panel came crashing down almost hitting a few passengers in the aisle, revealing much intricate wiring. The flight attendants had to rush to the scene to make sure no one was injured, as the plane was still speeding down the runway.

As silly as I was, I was hoping this incident would have relegated the plane to a desert in Nevada. Yet, there she was again 10 days later on my return flight to AMS. The take-off roll was so long, I sensed every passenger around me getting antsy, worrying that our flight may take a road detour into the Arabian Sea.

If I use NWA ever again to BOM, I would look forward to the A330s.

Good riddance, DC-10!

The same could, can and does happen to factory fresh planes as well. And if the service was as bad as you hint at, then why did the FA's rush to the scene, they could have just asked as the onjured dragged themselves off the aircraft!
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 9:38 am

/tear

My only flights on the trijet was from MSP-HNL-MSP. It was a great a/c for the 8-ish hours to get to HNL. I know I'm sad to see them go. They were such a beautiful plane...

Luckily, I have my own sort of remembrance of the DC-10, plus the old NW scheme...

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 9:58 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 15):



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 15):
The same could, can and does happen to factory fresh planes as well. And if the service was as bad as you hint at, then why did the FA's rush to the scene, they could have just asked as the onjured dragged themselves off the aircraft!

I admit that this could be a maintenance problem specific to NWA DC-10s, but no passenger should have to accept an overhead panel caving in on them as part of the normalities of modern aviation.

I hope you are not suggesting that good in-flight service is merely "Sir, I came over to check if your head is bleeding profusely". I guess it doesn't matter that passengers were treated like cattle the first 8 hours of the flight. Do you expect flight attendants to be friendly and courteous only when an emergency occurs?
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 10:41 am

Why does this make me want to cry ??

Very sad day coming....

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 10:48 am

Sad times ahead. Not that I ever flew the NW DC10, but I'll still miss it.

Hopefully I'll be able to catch a ride over the pond before its too late.


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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting Redtailmsp (Thread starter):
The DC10 will be withdrawn from all scheduled flying on January 8, 2007

Source?
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 11:37 am

Quoting Redtailmsp (Thread starter):
The DC10 will be withdrawn from all scheduled flying on January 8, 2007.

Thank God!!! Sorry to say, but it's out dated and replacement LONG overdue.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 1:40 pm

This is my first posting, and I guess it's apt. Read a book titled: "Destination: Disaster", and you'll realize that the DC10 was an airplane unworthly of anything but scorn.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 2:00 pm

Some people just don't get it.

I will be sorry to see them go......


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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 2:02 pm

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 16):
plus the old NW scheme...

Old that scheme is not.


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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 2:22 pm

More news:
Here are a few updates, made official a couple days ago, some might have heard somethings on it, but here it goes.

The amount of flying for the remainder of 2006 and 2007 has changed, it will now be increased more then originally planned.

The DC-10 aircraft will be retired January 8. Thus, the A330 will takeover such routes. Along with the 744's. This means that MSP-HNL will either be an A330 or 744.

MSP will see a A330 base open most likely late in 2007.

The three out of service Boeing 747-400's will be returned to service.

757 flying plans have changed, it will now be upped. Thus, more parked 757's will be returned to service as more 757 flying will be done. The increase in 757 flights will likely begin in early 2007, but no official date has been set.

Other good news, effective immediately no future pilot furloughs, better yet, planned recall of furloughed pilots starting next year. More pilots were expected be fuloughed, but as you can see that has changed.

^^^^ All of the above is official^^^^^^

From the street (Talks, somewhat rumors)

Hearing around NWA that they plan to put winglets on the 757 fleet, including possible 757 service to Europe.

Thats the latest update.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 4:58 pm

It makes me sad. Nothing like sitting in a DC-10 and rocketing down the runway. Being pressed into your seat and climbing like a bat out of hell.

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MSP-BOS (x2)
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I would not be surprised if MSP-HNL-KIX actually goes to a A330 and then to a 787-8 at some point. When does NW take those?
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 5:05 pm

Well, I took what was probably my final DC10 flight last month from AMS-MEM. The bird in question was N224NW which, I believe, is 31 years old. Apart from the obvious lack of IFE (just the big screen at the front of each cabin), the flight was smooth, comfortable, and reasonably quiet.


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Whilst I knew that the end was near, and that that was probably my last flight, to see it written officially, with actual dates, is so very sad.

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 5:47 pm

I remember flying on a NW DC10 and we were sitted in the first row of economy class. I remember how painful this flight was. Flying DTW-AMS in the winter time, it was my first flight to Europe in several years. (I was flying to Moscow)

The whole flight was pretty bad, I remember the headaches we had from air in the cabin. I had a migraine as well as my mother. We were so happy to get onto our next flight a KLM (AMS - SVO) flight on a 767. Anways, after this experience I always try to avoid the DC-10's on my way to Europe. Luckily, DTW is no more of a DC-10 city.

I always thought that the tail looked peculier with the engine in it. I mean, if you were to remove the engine from the wing, the wing would be ridiculously tall. I always thought that the engine should sit on the fuselage, more like a TU-154 than be raised a couple inches above it. It's probably a design feature, but that's one thing that always bothered be about these planes.
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 10:13 pm

Geez. The only tri-jets in the skies these days seem to be cargo. They seem to be slowly disappearing from the passenger scene.  Sad
Sad to see them go. I guess those 330's are gonna take over for NWA.  stirthepot 

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 10:50 pm

Quoting Coza777 (Reply 14):
I flew the AMS-BOM-AMS route last year. The interior could not be more dirty. (I will avoid talking about the lousy in-flight service).

Dude, that has nothing to do with the aircraft or the route. It's just the NW way. Give them Concorde and they will make it filthy in 20 seconds and provide lousy service.  Wink
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sat May 20, 2006 11:47 pm

Quoting Misbeehavin (Reply 30):
Give them Concorde and they will make it filthy in 20 seconds and provide lousy service. Wink

Not what people are saying about the A330 and all.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 12:16 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 20):
Source?

The topic starter is a credible provider of insider info - particularly from planning & fleet news. I would believe their word. Search past info from them and it has been true information.

In reality, it makes a lot of sense to finally get rid of the -10's as much as we all hate to see them go. They have simply surpassed their usable lifespan. Don't get me wrong, I've had many of great of flights on these aircraft, adn I will be dissapointed to see them go, but from a business & operating perspective their time has come. Its funny how the DC-10-30's were originally obtained as a temporary measure beginning in the early/mid 90's, yet they turned out being the workhorse for NW over the Atlantic for over 15 years. This was in their second life too! Not to mention the -40's that left a few years ago.


Burnsie - good to hear some positive news out of NW. They could use a little more capacity. I bet that NW's load factor this summer is going to be absurdly high. Even now, flights are already extremely pack, and its getting hard to even find available flights at the last minute these days. I think NW cut back a little too much on capacity when they went into Ch.11, but at least they are revisiting the plan. Bringing back all the 744's makes sense, so they can get most if not all of the 742's out of passenger service - hence why NRT-LAX & NRT-HNL are going 744. Same thing goes with bringing back 752's. I wish NW would get the A319/A320's off the West Coast runs from DTW/MSP and put 752's on there. These flights are always full, let alone even trying to get upgraded when you have 57 Platniums, 39 Golds, and 60 Silvers on these flights.

We've heard the street rumors before. The one everyone is waiting for is the announcement for Compass's fleet and possibly what is coming to the mainline fleet. That discussion is for another time, as this is about the -10's. However, I think we are starting to see all the pieces come together as one by one all of the labor contracts are being sorted out - we got the pilots and the IAM now. Also, the whole regional situation too. Once their contracts are sorted out and NW firms up its regional flying then hopefully everything will have finally turned the corner.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 12:18 am

And another airline retireing the DC-10. My favorate aircraft, and to me one of the most photogenic alos. I will miss them.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 12:53 am

Quoting 4everRC (Reply 3):
A final date for the retirement of the DC10s, and a plan in place to replace the DC9s. Whatever will A.netters talk about in here?

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 9:05 am

Quoting 3201 (Reply 24):
Old that scheme is not.

My apologies. To me, the Grey/Red livery is old, compared to the Silver-ish/Red one now.

I know that the Northwest Orient livery was old, but didn't think to include it in my post.
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting KevinBG (Reply 22):
This is my first posting, and I guess it's apt. Read a book titled: "Destination: Disaster", and you'll realize that the DC10 was an airplane unworthly of anything but scorn.

I can't believe what I am reading !
The airplane is a classic, and IS worthy of heaps of praise.

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 9:57 am

Im still trying to book my summer ticket and presently NW is the cheapest LAS-MSP-LGW on a 10. Maybe I will book this flight anyway given the near end date of the DC-10. Are they phasing them out slowly or all in one go post Jan?
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Sun May 21, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 35):
My apologies.

No need to apologize, I didn't mean it that way!  Smile I agree, the bowling shoe is old and was there for a while. Heck, UA has changed twice since the "new" colors they switched to when I was a kid and kept for 15 years.

But -- if we're gonna get nostalgic about the NW DC10's, we should remember their original livery. I'm pretty sure none of the current fleet (all -30's) ever wore it, but it was a classic, and it's the way I'll always remember a NW DC10 looking.
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Mon May 22, 2006 10:57 pm

According to amadeus.net, that as of the first week of November the DC-10's are history from MEM & MSP. I just e-mailed Northwest to ask them when the final dates are and if they are going to have any special celebrations or fares for the retirement of this classy lady. I urge you to voice your opinion. Sad to see her leave.  weeping 
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 5:27 am

A little off topic, but to add to Burnsie28's rumors...I heard that NW is not furloughing anymore, because they can't keep pilots around long enough to furlough them! DC9 capts are leaving for airlines like Airtran and Midwest, and Heavy Captains are leaving for jobs flying in the Middle East!

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 6:23 am

I owe my first time in First Class to a NW DC-10-- It came when I was about 15 (DTW-LAX, economy was oversold, and I was upgraded-- but no one told me until I was looking for my seat onboard). What a beautiful bird.

Now, the outbound LAX-DTW leg on the DC-10 reminds me why I will never accept a seat in the middle of Economy on a widebody, but, that's a rant unworthy of this thread.

Hmmmmmmm....
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 8:29 am

I will miss seeing those D10's, I thought they really looked sharp in the new livery too. I remember taking my first D10 back in '99 (MSP-LGW-MSP) and I also rode them several times about 4-5 years ago when they had them on the MSP-MEM hub runs.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 8:57 am

Ah, the plane that made me fall in love with aviation (at least on the civilian side), I've never flown on NW's DC-10s, but I will miss seeing them around IAD! Not to open up a can of worms, but what is the DC-9 replacement? Or is that a joke to go along with the never ending a.net 1 million dollar question?
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 9:05 am

Just like the DC9 the Deisel 10 will never leave. That seems to be the staple of the NW fleet. Long Live the DC-10-10-30-40-50(M11).
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting Centrair (Reply 25):
It makes me sad. Nothing like sitting in a DC-10 and rocketing down the runway. Being pressed into your seat and climbing like a bat out of hell.

You obviously weren't flying a YYZ-NRT nonstop, where the plane had to be fairly coaxed into the air at MGTOW (the flight was even load restricted).

Good riddance I say. Flown the Ten many times on CP, JAL, Wardair, Varig. Much preferred the L1011.

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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 9:24 am

This will also mark the end of scheduled United States passenger DC-10 service.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 9:48 am

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 42):
Not to open up a can of worms, but what is the DC-9 replacement? Or is that a joke to go along with the never ending a.net 1 million dollar question?

Supposedly the replacement will be the Embraer 175 and Embraer 190. Not for certain but I think that is what I have read on here somewhere. IIRC Compass, the new Airlink partner, would operate the E75 while mainline would fly the 90's. If I am wrong someone please correct me.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 46):
Supposedly the replacement will be the Embraer 175 and Embraer 190. Not for certain but I think that is what I have read on here somewhere. IIRC Compass, the new Airlink partner, would operate the E75 while mainline would fly the 90's. If I am wrong someone please correct me.

A Mainline with an RJ replacement? Wow! That's somewhat daring. Of course, you could argue that the DC-9 is an RJ predecessor, but still, that's interesting. Of course I've never been on an EMB, but they do look nice: just kind of narrow.
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting UA772IAD (Reply 47):
A Mainline with an RJ replacement? Wow! That's somewhat daring. Of course, you could argue that the DC-9 is an RJ predecessor, but still, that's interesting. Of course I've never been on an EMB, but they do look nice: just kind of narrow.

I believe the capacity of the E190 seats about 90-100. Of course nothing has been officially announced but that was what the rumor has been. There was a thread on this not too long ago but for some reason I cannot seem to locate it. Maybe someone else could provide a link to it...
 
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RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Tue May 23, 2006 8:01 pm

My understanding is that the NWA DC10-40 were scrapped at Greenwood in Mid 2003.

Please can anyone out there confirm.

David

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