Dazed767
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NW DC-10-30

Thu Jun 03, 1999 8:36 am

Ok, I'm taking a NW DC-10-30 to Hawaii. I didn't get my 747. So, are the DC-10's comfortable? And how does it comepare to an L-1011? What would you prefer?
 
Bush
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Thu Jun 03, 1999 8:55 am

That sucks Dazed! Sorry! I went from SEA to HNL on a NW DC-10-30, and let me say, it wasnt the greatest. There were no air vents, no footrests, and the audio programming, as well as the quality, was comparable to gramma's vitrola. First off, the drop-down video screen did just that, dropped down, during takeoff and landing. It didnt really matter since the projector was also broken. After selling headphones they refunded passengers in my cabin because the movie couldnt be viewed. The entree was pretty nasty, but on the flight home, if it's a red eye, expect nothing but a plastic bag containing an apple and a tiny pita. I'm not kidding. The seats were hard, looked dirty, and probably were even dirtier. We had a rough landing that caused some of the overhead bins to drop open, and of course, the screen dropped. Now, thats a flight! Most likely, that was just my luck and those were rare circumstances. I hope you have better luck than I did, Dazed. Have a great time in the Aloha State.
 
cedarjet
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Thu Jun 03, 1999 8:59 am

The TriStar has the best safety record of any US-built jet transport. It's a great aircraft, very highly engineered. On the other hand I have a love for the DC10 for other reasons, it's a nicer aircraft for a pilot and much simpler as far as avionics and systems go (shame then that the MD11 had to be so complex and oblique in it's software and design). As for being a passenger, there is no difference between the two. I prefer the 747 over both though (in fact over any other flying machine). Sorry you're not going to get a ride in one this time (fingers crossed for a last-minute equipment sub).
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
Dazed767
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Sat Jun 05, 1999 5:29 am

How many years ago was this? Or was this recent. I hope my plane isn't as bad as that one was.
 
Bush
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Sat Jun 05, 1999 7:53 am

Hey, Dazed. It was last summer that i had that great NW experience. I think, most of it was incidental and isn't the norm. I hope, for your sake. Hope you have a great trip.
 
Boeing727
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Sat Jun 05, 1999 12:08 pm

Not to scare you, but the DC-10 is a horrible aircraft, especially the older models. But even the -30s are miserable. Let us know what you thought of the flight.

 
L1011
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Sat Jun 05, 1999 1:19 pm

The main differences in the DC-10 and L-1011 are that the DC-10 has larger windows, and the L-1011 has the coach section divided into three cabins while the DC-10 has two. I prefer the L-1011, but I also like the DC-10 very much.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA
Fly Eastern's Golden Falcon DC-7B
 
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RE: NW DC-10-30

Sat Jun 05, 1999 4:23 pm

Yes DC-10s are very nice, nicer than L1011s..They have very large windows.. You might get a DC-10-40 if you are going NWA

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