b727
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Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:39 am

I'll be flying NW on Thursday from SYR to RSW with a return trip on the 12th. I have flown most of the US domestic carriers with the exception of Southwest and Northwest. What should I expect? Also any restrictions for carry on luggage lately? Plan on traveling light with just a backpack. Is the TSA still enforcing no liquids on board?

Thanks for the info,
B727

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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:15 am

You can check:

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And check some meals on:

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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:20 am

Just came off a five day, seven legger with NW yesterday and one stop was RSW.
The answer is yes......no toothpaste, shampoo, after shave lotion or fragrance,or jells or any liquids on board. If they find it, you toss it.
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:56 am

Don't expect much in terms of service. NW serves beverages and thats it. They also have a snack mix for $1 and a snack pack for $3. Also, it looks like you'll ride on a DC9-50 to DTW, those are fun aircraft to ride on, old though.
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:16 pm

I am actually looking forward to flying on a 9. I'll do a trip report after.
Thanks for the info.


Thanks,
Glenn
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:21 pm

what routes are always the dc 9?
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:47 pm

I used NW on most of my round the world trip over the past couple of weeks. The sectors I flew NW were NRT-LAX, LAX-MSP, MSP-MEM, MEM-AMS. Having flown a number of carriers over the past couple of years, I would not say that NW are anything special in terms of service or product, but they were generally helpful to me when I was standing by for each flight. I would fly them again, certainly, and hope that all goes well for them in this difficult period.

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
what routes are always the dc 9?

I always use www.amadeus.net to find out the aircraft type scheduled, and it is handy for general availability in advance of a standby trip.

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 3):
Also, it looks like you'll ride on a DC9-50 to DTW, those are fun aircraft to ride on, old though.

I got a DC9-50 on the MSP-MEM sector - my first DC9 flight for 17 years, which was great. I was in seat 25F, the second to last row - right by the engine. Very good if you want an authentic DC9 experience, but it can certainly bring on a headache! Still, I enjoyed it very much.

Hope you enjoy your trip.
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:28 pm

Just got back from CMH-MEM-MCO-DTW-CMH and got to experience a plethora of NW metal. Got a CRJ, A320, 752, DC9-3.

All were pleasant flights and travel was smooth for all connections. People, including F/A's seemed more pleasant than I thought considering what they're going through.

No drinks are supposedly allowed on the trip but I inadvertantly left a Diet Mt. Dew in my carry on and nobody ever said squat.

Good luck flying NW, they've continued to be a great carrier for my wife and I, despite the financial trouble. DTW is great to fly through, especially if you get some time to look around.

Have fun!
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:36 pm

Just got back from my trip, anyone know what a 757 5500 series is?
I know it had the center lavs and larger doors just aft of the center lavs. Were these planes received thru a merger or are they leased?


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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:06 am

What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting B727 (Reply 8):
anyone know what a 757 5500 series is?

They're older 757's. The new ones had window exits installed. All the 757's from Republic went bye-bye because they had RR engines instead of NW's PW.
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:28 pm

Quoting B727 (Reply 8):
Were these planes received thru a merger or are they leased?

Every 752 in the NW fleet was delivered new to NW. I don't know why they changed exit configurations.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

At least in my experience, the service has picked up post-b/k.
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:31 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

AirCop is right on..Why anyone would fly them is beyond me...But I am just a disgruntled X employee unlike the disgruntled current employees.
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:28 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 9):
What to expect? Unhappy employees, and substandard service, if you're really luck maybe a lengthly delay somewhere.

You mean like how NW for the past few months has been the number one ontime legacy carrier. Also, NW has the fewest customer complaits, these are DOT numbers. Unhappy employee's, yes and that has a lot to do with good old Steenland. Well hopefully things will change, but some recent reviews, the crews have been friendly.
 
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RE: Flying Northwest On Thursday What To Expect?

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:22 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 13):

You mean like how NW for the past few months has been the number one ontime legacy carrier

Please your undying love for nw is sickening just because your daddy is a pilot and your an nw pilot wanna be i ask you just spare me...I have lived the nw dream and it isn't pretty I am glad I am out of there.

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