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NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:17 am

Today, November 18th NW is sending a DC-10 from DTW. The Detroit Lions are playing the Cards tomorrow in Glendale and it is a team charter, but will probably the last time to catch one of these birds in PHX. Anyone who is interested to see it:


Airline Northwest
Flight Number 9960
Departure City (Airport) Detroit, MI (DTW)
Departure Time 11/18/2006 02:26 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Arrival Time 11/18/2006 04:15 PM
Remaining Flight Time 03:49 (planned)
Aircraft Type McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (all series)
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned
 
Falcon Flyer
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:20 am

Thanks for the heads up.
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:24 am

I wish I were there  Sad

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AirTranTUS
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:29 am

I remember 5-6 years ago when they operated scheduled service into PHX. Whenever I was up there it was nice to see one.


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phxplanes
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:29 am

I'm working today, hopefully I will be able to see it and possibly get a picture.
 
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:45 pm

Did anyone get any pictures of this bird when it was in PHX that day??
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flyboyaz
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:48 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
I remember 5-6 years ago when they operated scheduled service into PHX. Whenever I was up there it was nice to see one.

I flew on it a few times. Once it was very empty (late night flight). The return was completely packed...it was a crazy! Lots of traffic between the 2 cities however.
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:02 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
I remember 5-6 years ago when they operated scheduled service into PHX. Whenever I was up there it was nice to see one.

5-6 years ago??? I believe service continued up until 2004 - last time I flew on it was 2004 MSP-PHX.
What I miss is the 747 they used to replace the DC-10 with on the MSP-PHX run. I remember NW used to overbook these flights (102 and 106) almost to the point of rediculousness. I remember one PHX-MSP flight that was upgraded to a 747-200 and they still left at least thirty people in the boarding area...
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:10 am

My father actually flew out to Phoenix en route to Tuscon in a DC-10 with NW. From his experience, it was a very nice flight. I hope you have a good time and please post a trip report!

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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 3):
I remember 5-6 years ago when they operated scheduled service into PHX.

Even then 757s and 320s were the main types NW utilized on MSP-PHX-MSP, with DC-10-40s on some frequencies in NW's Oct-April timetables. In 1999, on both of two occasions when I was booked on flights having DC-10 as the scheduled equipment, 747s were substituted for the '10s; 747-151 N601US MSP-PHX in Mar '99 and 747-251B N632US in Dec of the same year. It was a year later (and several 757/320 rides in between), in Dec 2000, before the advertised DC-10 actually oprerated a MSP-PHX flight on which I was a pax.
 
AirframeAS
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:34 am

So, no pics of the aircraft when it was here this past weekend? I didnt get a chance to go to PHX and see it.
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vapar8
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:25 am

The DC 10 operated the MSP - PHX flight 3 times a day for years in the winter. The 747 400 also did for a long time. At on point there were 3 747 a day.
 
thegooddoctor
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting Vapar8 (Reply 11):
The DC 10 operated the MSP - PHX flight 3 times a day for years in the winter. The 747 400 also did for a long time. At on point there were 3 747 a day.

Actually, at several points in the past few years, DC-10s were also used on one of the DTW-PHX flights (usually 257/262 IIRC). A few years ago this usually brought 4-5 DC-10s (when there weren't 747 substitutions...) to PHX on NW a day.
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polar1
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:51 pm

Which REG #'s are still in the active fleet for the MSP-HNL run?
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AirframeAS
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:54 pm

Quoting Polar1 (Reply 13):
Which REG #'s are still in the active fleet for the MSP-HNL run?

This is a PHX thread, man.

Still no pics of the recent D10 visit from last weekend anybody??
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Cactus739
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:48 pm

In this trip report:

http://www1.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/89774/

There's a pic of an NW DC10 at the gate in PHX on Sunday the 19th.....
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RE: NW DC-10 To PHX.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 15):
There's a pic of an NW DC10 at the gate in PHX on Sunday the 19th.....

Thanks, Mr. Cactus!!
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