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Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 12:00 am

Finally a cabin shot of the NWA DC9 with the "717" interior.

Notice the new wall and overhead panels, new seats, handrails, oversized bins, etc.

Any more shots of the new interior DC9s from NWA would be appreciated.


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nwa747-400
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RE: Northwest DC9

Tue May 22, 2001 12:55 am

Good to finally see a picture surface of this great new cabin design. BUt, I don't think this shows off the interior that well. Maybe if we could get a full length cabin shot too?!

Ride in comfort and style onboard a NW DC9...

 
Tg 747-300
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 2:09 am

Notingh bad about the Dc9 interior, but after flowing two legs on NWA dc9 (30/50) I doubt that it's the same interior as in new 717. It's clean and new, but its still oldfashioned compared to what i would have expected in an 717.

Personaly I prefear the original Dc-9 interior that SAS use. (very old light switches etc.)

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flashmeister
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 3:10 am

I've flown on one of these updated-interior DC9s... they're comfy, but you can tell the planes are far from new...
 
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 3:19 am

What is NW's plan for replacing the DC-9s? Forgive me if it's an obvious question, but I'm by no means a NW expert.

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777gk
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 4:57 am

Wow, those are first-class seats!

Not too impressive.
 
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RE: Northwest DC9

Tue May 22, 2001 5:09 am

777gk: Nwa dosn't have First-class, so its Bussines class seats with 34+" legroom (I think)

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DTW/ORD Fan!
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RE: Northwest DC9

Tue May 22, 2001 5:21 am

That photo does not do the new interior justice.
Man, you guys are so pesimistic about NW! You manage to turn a good thing about NW into an invitation for insult. Good lord...........
 
godbless
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RE: Northwest DC9

Tue May 22, 2001 5:52 am

Not to offend DTW/ORD but does NW want to be the first airline to have planes with 100 years of flight-experience? I would say they would be better off getting some A318s or 717s to replace them. In europe NW couldn't survive with such a plane in it's fleet, even if they look new on the inside... still it's a very old DC-9... Long live fleet-renewel...
 
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 6:12 am

Uhh, folks...

Northwest DOES have DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS. Thats why you only hear WORLD Business Class because its only installed on the widebodies.
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 6:31 am

I've flown in both NW's refurbished DC9's and the 717 (both TWA and AirTran). Although very similar, the refurbished NW interior is not the 717 interior.

One extremely cool feature of the 717: The handrails along the bottom of the (very large) overhead bins light up at night! The light is on the back side of the rail so you don't realize there's a bulb in it (I think it might be neon). At night with the cabin lights off, the backside of the rails glow, casting a very soft, ethereal, bluish-white light down the length of the cabin. Ultra cool.
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 8:13 am

Yea NW does have first class on most airplanes but on bigger ones it is reffered to world business class.
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flashmeister
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 8:28 am

If I recall, on the refurbished DC9s, NW installed a sort of movable bulkhead that seemed to 'hang' from the overhead bins -- it was installed on the rail and it came down, but only to the point that it blocked the view between the cabins... it didn't go all the way to the floor.

Anyone else seen these things?
 
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 8:31 am

The interior looks nice, but why are the F seats so insubstantial? Most F seats have large table trays that pull out of a large armrest...

The product looks more like a MRTC/Econ+ seat.

Oh well, I guess no one's complaining!
 
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RE: Northwest DC9 "717" Interior

Tue May 22, 2001 12:14 pm

I agree that the picture doesn't do the interiors justice. To the non aviation enthusiast it is difficult to tell the an NW DC9 is 25-30 years old.

As is typical whenever anything good about NW is said on this foreign we have those who will go against it no matter what. For the rest of you, I hope you enjoyed this look at the GREAT work NW has done to keep these reliable birds flying for a few more years.

As far as the argument that NW first class is similar to MRTC or Econ Plus, I would have to say I have never seen a 2-2 seating arangement on MRTC or Econ Plus. The pitch on the DC9 is First is about 34" but the flights are all fairly short (about 2hours or less) and the service is very good up front (hot towels, good food, coffee mugs etc) so I can live with a couple of inches of less legroom.

The "717" style interior is very similar to the actualy new 717 interior, no the handrails do not light up, but other than that they are almost the same.

I love flying the NW DC9s, and will continue to enjoy them until they retire in the next few years. Plus in an industry where 3x3 seating is almost standard in the main cabin (other than MD80s and 717s which are far outnumbered by 737, A319/A320, 757) the 2x3 seating is very comforable.
 
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My Pics

Tue May 22, 2001 3:11 pm

Last year I flew on a NWA DC-9. Took loads of photos inside and out! Uploaded them on here but where turned down :-(

My photos consist of; Galley, First Class Seats (frontal view), many economy class photos!, lavatory, looking towards the back, good seat shots... and a few more.

Would love to share them and upload them but I can't scan crap I guess  Smile/happy/getting dizzy~

Regards,
Shane

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