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NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:33 am

Found a good deal on CLT-FLL flights next week. I actually live at GSP and am going to PBI, but this was the best deal. I'm wondering about NW's domestic First Class service.

I know the DC9's aren't anything to write home about, but wondering how the seats (I know pitch is only 34") compare to other airlines'. Also, on a 1hr,40 min flight, aside from cocktails, would any snacks other than pretzels be offered?

I'm also flying 757's both ways between DTW & FLL. One way, in the evening, the meal is listed as "Snack", and returning it's a "Breakfast". For a 3-hr flight, what would those most likely consist of? Thanks!
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:38 am

Last time when I flew FC from MSP-DEN it was listed as a snack, and this has happened more then once, my snack was an Asian Chicken Salad or something else (though I choose the chicken salad), Side Salad, Roll, and a slice of Key Lime Pie. Of course a drink of your choice as well.
 
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:47 am

Quoting GSPSPOT (Thread starter):
I'm also flying 757's both ways between DTW & FLL. One way, in the evening, the meal is listed as "Snack", and returning it's a "Breakfast". For a 3-hr flight, what would those most likely consist of? Thanks!

Snack:

You will be served drinks at your leisure (alcohol is free  Smile) and the flight attendant will come around periodically with a snack basket. Normally there are pretzels, cookies, granola bars, and small candy. Good stuff.

Breakfast:

They will have two choices of food (normally a cold and a hot one). Both are very good. The food tends to differ between flights, so i cannot tell you what to expect.

You are prolly on NW 250 from dtw to fll....that is after their "dinner" time, so they just feed you snacks. And you are prolly on NW 241. That is in their "breakfast" time.

Quoting GSPSPOT (Thread starter):
I know the DC9's aren't anything to write home about, but wondering how the seats (I know pitch is only 34") compare to other airlines'

Their first is just as comfortable as you would like. It is first class...the seats are wide which is what I like. And the pitch....well i am 6'6" and i have plenty of room.

Quoting GSPSPOT (Thread starter):
Also, on a 1hr,40 min flight, aside from cocktails, would any snacks other than pretzels be offered?

On my flight from cle-dtw, I was served one round of snacks and two rounds of drinks...and that flight is only 30 mins!

Hope this helps....and thanks for flying skyteam.  Smile

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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:03 am

Thanks for the VERY useful info! I've been a NW FF member for a few years now. I've been very impressed with their International service.
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:15 am

Oh, yeah - one other thing! It's kind of nit-picky, but does NW still service drinks in real glasses in FC? I flew US FC last Sept to SEA, and while the food and plates were very attractive, they served champagne (and all other drinks) in the same plastic cups as in Y....
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:17 am

They were still glass when I flew last, and my "Snack" wasnt that long ago.
 
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:20 pm

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 4):
flew US FC last Sept to SEA, and while the food and plates were very attractive, they served champagne (and all other drinks) in the same plastic cups as in Y....

they will give you your initial preboard drink in a plastic cup. From there on out, its style all the way.  Cool

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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:47 pm

Way cool! Thanks - I'm actually looking forward to a domestic flight now!
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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:25 pm

My only F Class domestic flight was quite a few years back, and it was on the good old DC9. I love that plane, and last year I had the chance to fly on it BUF-DTW-BUF again (in Y though). As aviation enthusiast, I see flying on the DC9 as a bonus, rather than an annoyance  Wink The F service was great. I flew DTW-DEN, and we were only 2 passengers in F-class, which meant the FA came around every two minutes, asking if we want another drink. We really had to say "no" very distinctly to get some rest. It was a great experience, and I hope that NW still has the same spirit (in Y it was absolutely alright last year).

Oh, and btw: The NW lady at the transfer desk in DTW (I came from FRA with NW) was really nice, and asked me if I wanted an upgrade in F-class. I hadn't asked for it, and I was very casually dressed and young - not the usual first choice for upgrades, but she was just so nice.... Smile

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RE: NW Guru's - Domestic FC Service

Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:03 am

I hope the possible strike doesn't throw a wrench into the works. My flights are next weekend (8/26 & 8/29). Thanks for the input Micha!
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