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fxramper
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Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:59 am

I know a lot of you know I'm already using AC to SYD (with parents) this Thanksgiving, but I just booked NW #19 MSP-NRT (with my twin ) to visit HKG and BKK from 13 Jan - 22 Jan. Sean Mendis will be hosting us in BKK.

We are using my company flight privileges and are non-reving, but I chose dates that will all but guarantee us NW World Business Class.

I've only used NW on AUS-MEM-AMS-LIS pre-9/11 (cs on KL). I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, experiences, and pictures of the WBC.

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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:14 am

I fly WBC TPAC 6~8 times per year. For my money, it's the best deal around. The seats are great (for me). I can always sleep easily. The food is ok. Their AVOD has a lot of movies & it works well. The FAs can be spotty, but overall I have no complaints.

There are some exceptional seat selections on the 744: 10AB, 73AB, any row 77. Overall I think there's not a bad seat anywhere.

You can find plenty of pix on this site. Just search for NW cabin views.
 
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:20 am

Compared to other carriers NWA doesn't rank very high for me, I use to enjoy flying with them when I was younger, but they have changed.

Also Topic would be best in Polls/prefs and topic is misleading... I thought NWA was coming out with a new World business class haha
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fxramper
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:26 am

Quoting Terminalc (Reply 1):
Just search for NW cabin views.

There is one page of NW 744 cabin pic with WBC from the 1990s only.  Yeah sure

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 2):
I use to enjoy flying with them when I was younger,

You are 20...  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:37 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
You are 20...

What's your point? Yesterday he was younger. The week before he was also younger. Three years ago he was even younger.

Maybe WBC would be better sans the grandmas that call themselves F/A's.

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HT
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:46 am

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Is this the same WBC as on NW's A333 ?
If so, I have to say that I found the seat very comfortable and I slept well (I was in seat 01B on a MSP-AMS flight). Enough space for me (standing 6ft4).
The service however was a bit lacking, but this may depend on the F/A-crew.
And it was way too cold (at least in that seat), giving me a nasty cold for a couple of days afterwards (yes, I did use the blanket).
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting HT (Reply 5):
Is this the same WBC as on NW's A333 ?

To be honest, I don't know. I used NW on their A330 service from SEA to NRT last year with my girlfriend. My brother really wants to fly upperdeck on a 744, so I booked this flight.

Any pics from member's previous trip reports would be appreciated.

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defaerosales
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:55 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
There is one page of NW 744 cabin pic with WBC from the 1990s only.

Here's one:


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Like terminalc indicated, my personal favorites on the 744 are also 10AB and 73AB. On the 332, I like the forward section "middle" seats, 2CG and 3CG. Coincidently, this coming Thursday I'm in 2G on NW6 (SIN-NRT) and in 10A on NW12 (NRT-DTW).

The AVOD is good and I haven't had too much of an issue with the F/As. (Albiet, I'm 54 so they're looking younger and younger every year!) When I compare them to the AF business product, which I just took from EWR-CDG (332) and CDG-SIN (77W), NW wins with no contest.
 
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:58 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
Quoting HT (Reply 5):Is this the same WBC as on NW's A333 ?
To be honest, I don't know.

From http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Nor...thwest_Airlines_Boeing_747-400.php :
This plane only flies intercontinental routes. All these aircraft have been updated with the new World Business Class seats which feature the almost flat 176 degree recline and fancy electronic extras.
So the answer seems to be "yes".
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:23 am

NW/KLM world buss is just fine. Yes on NW the fa's may be a little old but if you treat them right they will look after you very well. I have used NW many times times on AMS-BOM and vv and it was always ok. Sure there are better airlines out there, but you pay a lot more too. Hope you enjoy your flight!!!
 
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:35 am

Thanks for all replies. I plan on using this opportunity for my next trip report. AUS-DTW-NRT-HKG-BKK-NRT-DTW-AUS.

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HT
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RE: Northwest Airlines New World Business Class.

Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:42 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 5):
And it was way too cold (at least in that seat), giving me a nasty cold for a couple of days afterwards (yes, I did use the blanket).

It came back to my mind only earlier today, that in addition to "too cold" there was a unplesant steady stream of cold air blowing onto me (not from a personal airvent) which presumably "helped" in getting that ld afterwards.
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