My original point was that perhaps in addition to the high landing fees at KIX, the DC-10 was too costly to operate on this flight, and NW could not offer competitive fares. I have also noticed this from SEA to HNL. On this route, NW operates two daily DC-10s, but most passengers choose to fly UA out of SFO due to their cheaper fares, including me. Mabye, as GOT said, they will resume this route once the A330s come on line. I thought NW was expanding their SEA gateway, not shrinking it?!