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NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 3:53 am

Does anybody else think that Northwest should order the 737NG to replace those old and rickety DC-9s that they have? I mean, it's only a matter of time before they start falling out of the sky.

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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:13 am

No. Since NW is already operating the Airbus A320 family I think it would be better to have fleet comonality and order more A32X aircrafts.


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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:41 am

NW DC-9s will be around for a long time. Don't expect to see any replacements in the near future. I suspect they will to be flying into the next decade.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:43 am

They have no need for them because they already have CFM56 powered A319s & A320s. Don't be surprised if they also order in the future the A318 or 717 & A321 to replace the aging DC-9 fleet.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:45 am

Isn't the A321 too big to replace the DC-9?

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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:58 am

I don't see them ordering the A321 because they already have the 757 for that type of market, and they ordered the 753, so they don't really need the A321. I suspect that they might go after the 717 because it would have commonality with the DC-9's, and would be more efficient and economical to operate than the A318. Come on, how many long DC-9 flights does NW operate?
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:24 am

No NW will not get the 737NG because the AIrbus 319/320 seats just as many, flies just as far and is just as comfortable, therefore it would not make sense.

This type of post keeps popping up more and more, i.e. will DL get AIrbus 320s? Will UAL get 737NGS?, Will AA get Airbus 320s? etc etc. I hate to be one of those posters that tries to censor others, but apparently some posters haven't figured out if one airline is operating or buying a certain type, they aren't going to go out and buy the other type offered by the other manufacturer and duplicate themselves, at least in the US.

SO: Any US carrier that is taking deliveries or who has many Boeing types on order for a specific nitch, will not be ordering the Airbus counterpart.

Same other way around, any airline that is operating, ordering or taking delivery of large quantities of an Airbus type, aren't going to go to Boeing and order the counterpart. It is too expensive and doesn't make sense.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:41 am

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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 6:43 am

To me, replacing the D9's with the 717 seems very logical, but I dont see that happening, ever. I think they will go for more A319/318 to replace the D9's when the time comes. Unless Boeing cuts them a spectacular deal 717's to boost that stumbling program.
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:13 am

Not gonna happen, there most likely stick to airbus, I would expect that they will order A-318's to replace there DC-9's.
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:50 am

Skippy, how 'bout you do a little research before you go and bash Northwest from now on. NW DC-9's falling from the sky????? Hmmm, seeing how NW just spent MILLIONS giving the entire '9 fleet new interiors, new engines, new parts, and the NW DC- mechanics are the best in the industry. The DC-9's are a very safe and long-lasting a/c. You are obviously very misunderstood, kid.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:56 am

Don't be so sure about NW turing their noses down on the 717. The A318 is designed for long and thin routes. The 717 is the perfect DC-9-30 replacement. The 717 is basically a DC-9NG. NW would probably save more money on fuel economics on the 717 than they would on commonality with the A318.

BTW, AA is taking TWA's 717's, and they will probably order more, so the program really isn't struggling anymore.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:58 am

FYI, NW regularly flies DTW to Florida with DC-9s.
Those flights are over 3hrs plus at least.
NW has stated they will fly their 9's until 2012 or
so. When they decide on a replacement, it will be
Airbus to along with their sizeable A320/A319 fleet
they already have.
For all your spotters in MIA, the 1st DC10 for the
inaugural flight to AMS on April 1st will arrive at
2356/31MAR as flight NW996. The aircraft will
be parked all day on the 1st for training and will
depart as NW058 at 2110.
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:38 am

Ive flown NW D9-31's to Florida. The flights in and out of SRQ provide a FULL meal service. The flights are usually 2hrs 15min tops.
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:37 am

NW also flies them into FLL, & MIA and Im sure
MIA-DTW is pretty near 3hrs plus...this poses a
good question...What is the longest segment ever
flown by a DC-9?
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 11:44 am

The 717 could make all of the flights listed above.
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 12:25 pm

I agree with you those DC-9's are really old but I dont theink they should use 737's they should use MD-80's
 
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RE: NW And 737NG

Mon Mar 26, 2001 12:27 pm

No B737NG please !!
They should order more Airbus A319s and A320s here


It doesnt make sense for them to operate both A320 family and B737NG !!

 
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Skippy 208

Mon Mar 26, 2001 2:08 pm

They might be old but are far from rickety. They have a dispatch reliability greater than 98 %. Also...I would refrain from making any remarks about aircraft falling from the sky. I assure you that the professionals who operate these aircraft know when to stop flying them.