Thorben
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Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:55 pm

I just saw that NW started flying DTW-DUS (with a 757 with winglets, btw). FRA is their only other destination in Germany.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=634314

Are there any chances that they'll fly to TXL, too?

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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:56 pm

As much as I would like to see them here in BER I don't think it is going to happen. I think the 757s don't have the legs to do DTW-TXL and an A330 might be a bit much.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:01 pm

Quoting HMan (Reply 1):
As much as I would like to see them here in BER I don't think it is going to happen. I think the 757s don't have the legs to do DTW-TXL and an A330 might be a bit much.

Compared to DUS it is only 300km more to TXL. However, it may get close to the 752's range, even with winglets. A330 is too big for Berlin, even the -200. Too bad they don't have 767s.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:04 am

It's not a new destination, but NW has also increased frequency to FRA with a 752 in addition to the existing A333.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting HMan (Reply 1):
As much as I would like to see them here in BER I don't think it is going to happen. I think the 757s don't have the legs to do DTW-TXL and an A330 might be a bit much.

That would be really great my brother just started a job in Ann Arbor and a direct flight to Detroit would be perfect for me when I am back in Germany!!
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:58 am

If they do TXL then NW might as well do PRG with B752 ...just day dreaming Big grin
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:02 am

NWA flew to HAM in the past, but I don't think you will be seeing that come back.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:07 am

So we can assume MUC is the most likely new German destination? (You know, relatively speaking...)
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:42 am

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 6):
NWA flew to HAM in the past, but I don't think you will be seeing that come back.

My first jet flight ever was 25 years ago this month on NWA to HAM. DTW-JFK-CPH-HAM, 747's all the way.

How are these new flights performing, are they filling up? Any technical problems?
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:31 am

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 6):
NWA flew to HAM in the past, but I don't think you will be seeing that come back

Hamburg dates back to the Northwest Orient days, right? (Just curious)


edited to fix spelling of Hamburg.

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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:32 am

Quoting N501US (Reply 9):
Haburg dates back to the Northwest Orient days, right? (Just curious)

Yes, it was Northwest Orient when I flew there with them in 82.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:09 am

Munich would be perfect but I don't think the 752 has the legs? The 787 should enable NW to offer the likes of MUC.

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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:48 pm

Quoting Riddle274 (Reply 3):
It's not a new destination, but NW has also increased frequency to FRA with a 752 in addition to the existing A333.

Yes, it seems more and more American carriers are expanding in Europe.

Quoting Columba (Reply 4):
That would be really great my brother just started a job in Ann Arbor and a direct flight to Detroit would be perfect for me when I am back in Germany!!

It would be perfect with a DC-9, wouldn't it?

Quoting Jano (Reply 5):
If they do TXL then NW might as well do PRG with B752 ...just day dreaming Big grin

Sure, why not? Doesn't DL already?

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 6):
NWA flew to HAM in the past, but I don't think you will be seeing that come back.

EK now flies HAM-JFK, that would be a strong competition.

Quoting A342 (Reply 7):
So we can assume MUC is the most likely new German destination? (You know, relatively speaking...)

Relatively speaking MUC was before DUS, so it's hard to tell what they'll do next.

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 8):
How are these new flights performing, are they filling up? Any technical problems?

They started on June 6th -two days ago - so it is hard to tell how they perform.

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 11):
Munich would be perfect but I don't think the 752 has the legs? The 787 should enable NW to offer the likes of MUC.

Almost 7,000km, 300 more than to FRA. Might become close.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:06 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 12):
Quoting Jano (Reply 5):
If they do TXL then NW might as well do PRG with B752 ...just day dreaming Big grin

Sure, why not? Doesn't DL already?

They do with a 767-300 not 757
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting Silver764 (Reply 13):

They do with a 767-300 not 757

Yes, has more range and greater capacity. But unfortunately NW doesn't have 767s.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:15 am

NW relies on the Skyteam network to feeder passengers to their european gateways, namely AMS en CDG for a bit so I don't think they will expand too much into Europe unless there are destinations that can fill up the front end of the aircraft.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:57 am

Am I they only person that thinks flying in a B752 across the pond from the midwest does not sound like fun? I think NW should cut back NWA48 and NWA96 and change NWA68 and NWA52 to a B744. However, I think service from KDTW-EDDV would be helpful with Wolfsburg and Detroit.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:05 am

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 16):
However, I think service from KDTW-EDDV would be helpful with Wolfsburg and Detroit.

Because of VW? They don't have as much US operations as BMW or Mercedes, and if some VW execs want to go to Detroit, they take their own bizjets.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:09 am

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 16):
I think NW should cut back NWA48 and NWA96 and change NWA68 and NWA52 to a B744.

I think that would be a good idea too so NW could have the extra capacity without the extra costs of operating two flights, but I think NW also wanted to mimic LH's schedule by offering two daily flights - especially the late departure. The business travelers really like have two daily flights to choose from. If NW's loads to Germany are like LH's they wouldn't have a problem filling a daily 744.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:11 am

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 16):
I think NW should cut back NWA48 and NWA96 and change NWA68 and NWA52 to a B744.

Why on earth would that benefit NWA? Please back up your opinion.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:10 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 14):
But unfortunately NW doesn't have 767s.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. But you must have had a very hard time writing that!  Wink
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:49 pm

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 16):
I think NW should cut back NWA48 and NWA96 and change NWA68 and NWA52 to a B744.

NW 68 was a 744 in the 1990s. I flew it in July 1999.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:16 pm

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 21):
NW 68 was a 744 in the 1990s. I flew it in July 1999.

I think it was also a 744 shortly after the McNamara terminal opened. I remember that because my dad flew that flight on his way back from MUC and we got our new dog (now five years and still going strong) a day before he left.

Weren't there rumors of flights from DTW to DUB and MAN starting up sometime next year? I could've sworn reading things about them being likely destinations with the 757s.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:11 pm

Both DUS and BRU are within a two hour drive of AMS, and all flights between DUS/BRU and AMS are KLM Cityhopper flights, either F50 or F70 (BRU only). Traffic between DTW and DUS/BRU are faced with a long car drive, a train ride, or a turboprop or small jet flight if they are routed via AMS. And while a low-yielding college student may be fine using their Eurail pass to get from AMS to BRU or DUS if the transatlantic fare is right, it is sub-ideal for the front of the cabin passenger, or the auto supplier engineer engineer flying last-minute in the economy cabin who needs to be at their plant in Belgium or the Rhine-Ruhr area as quickly as possible. So it appears to me that NW's strategy is to go to markets where they can fill the front of the cabin, either with DTW or connecting traffic, in markets where connecting in AMS doesn't make much sense.

As for future NW markets with the 757, I would think that "markets where connecting in AMS doesn't make sense for high yield passengers" would be the template - which would point to markets like DUB and MAN, but also MAD and LIS. I'm not sure if there's enough O&D between DTW and those destinations - or pax where DTW would make a logical connecting point - to make the flight work. But I think you'll see destinations like that before destinations like TXL or MUC.
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:36 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 20):
Sorry, I couldn't resist. But you must have had a very hard time writing that! Wink

Not really.

Quoting VictorKilo (Reply 23):
As for future NW markets with the 757, I would think that "markets where connecting in AMS doesn't make sense for high yield passengers" would be the template - which would point to markets like DUB and MAN, but also MAD and LIS. I'm not sure if there's enough O&D between DTW and those destinations - or pax where DTW would make a logical connecting point - to make the flight work. But I think you'll see destinations like that before destinations like TXL or MUC.

TXL does not have enough O&D to DTW to fill a daily plane, not even a 757. 80% of pax would connect there to other US destinations. That would still be better than fly to AMS or FRA, then to a hub in the US, then to your destination. Besides, many people in Berlin would take NW to fly one of their flying fossils.  duck 

BTW, is NW ever going to repl..., ah, never mind.
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:57 am

Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 19):
Why on earth would that benefit NWA? Please back up your opinion.

I don't see the need for NWA96 landing in EDDF at like 1:25PM. Why don't they just make NWA52 a B744 to take up some of the additional pax that were flying on NWA96. Do business travelers to FRA really like NWA96 that much?
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting KDTWFlyer (Reply 25):
Do business travelers to FRA really like NWA96 that much?

Business pax absolutely love late departures. It's one of the most common pieces of feedback that we get. They're a favorite of mine as well because I can actually sleep on board and I'm not exhausted the entire day when I get to Europe. Offering people both flights give them the option of conducting a whole day's business in Europe (early arrival) and also in the States (late departure).
 
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RE: Northwest To DUS - Other New Dest. In Germany?

Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:24 am

Interesting never knew late departures were that popular. Does anyone know how NW to EDDL is fairing?
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