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NW Safety Card Question

Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:42 am


I have two Northwest safety cards, dated 1986 - one for a DC-9-10 and the other for CV-580. Both are labeled: "Northwest Orient". I thought when Northwest Orient merged with Republic their named officially changed to "Northwest". So, why do the cards say NW orient?
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RE: NW Safety Card Question

Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:08 pm

The old, official name of Northwest used to be Northwest Orient, as they primarily operated flights to the "Orient" in their earlier days.
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RE: NW Safety Card Question

Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:50 am

This is actually very unusual...

At the time of the merger, NW Orient was operating the 727, 747, 757, and DC-10. They acquired the DC-9 and Convair 880 from Republic. I don't know why these cards were still carrying the title of Northwest Orient, since the newly formed carrier was "Northwest Airlines."

Very puzzling. You may have a very rare find!


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