Mexicana757
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MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:02 am

This is my second trip report here on A.net. Last one, was over a year ago. This airfare cost me $97, this fare was one that NW was matching against FL. But I went with NW because I would be taking a 757 and RJ85. My first time flying out of MDW on a 757, and the first time ever being on a RJ85.

August 1, 2006
MDW-MSP
Flight#783
757-200 N505US
depart: 6:35AM
Arrive: 8:04AM

I arrived at MDW around 5am. The check in area was busy with lines at the WN, FL, UA, DL and NW counters. I made my way to the NW check-in kiosks, within five minutes I had my boarding pass and was at the security check point. Once I made it past security I made my way to McDonalds to get breakfast. I found myself a nice spot at the food court area and watched the activity going on between concourses A and B.

Sorry for the lights, concourse A, with UA, F9, DL NW, and WN planes.

Concourse B with WN planes.

DL connection E170 departing to ATL.


When I was at the gate waiting to board, the gate agent announced that our flight would be delay for 10 minutes because of crew rest times. When it was time to board all of those in business class and those that needed assistance boarded first. When it was time for us to board instead of calling it by rows, the gate agent did a cattle call. I wonder if it was because we were running late. Once on board and we had made our way to runway 22L for departure the captain came on the pa and said we would be delay for 15 minutes because of ATC clearance. Now I know why this flight is schedule for an hour and a half flight, since it only takes an hour to fly.

My ride to MSP N505US


The take off was one of the most amazing I have ever experience. It was like riding on a rocket. We used about 65% of the runway to take off and I want to try it again.  hyper The load on this flight was about 85%. The in-flight service was started about 15 minutes into the flight. I requested some apple juice. I was hoping I would be getting the whole can, but not this flight, oh well.

Flying somewhere over Wisconsin.


At around 8am we landed on runway 12L at MSP. We arrived at gate C13. Our aircraft was suppose to be bound for LAS, but since we were late, passengers on board that were on their way to LAS, had to leave the aircraft and find their connecting flight.

View from gate C13, waiting while everyone else gets off the aircraft.

I enjoyed my flight on the 757 out of MDW, now I want to experience a landing on the 757 at MDW. Yes I’m a 757 fan. It’s a great aircraft, too bad its no longer in production.

Thank you for reading my TR, and look for the return TR when ever I get time to post it.  spin 
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:13 am

Hi,

Thanks, nice report, look forward the the RJ85 flight.

Rgds

Mark
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:20 am

Very nice report! I also like the 757 aircraft a lot. That's amazing that you flew a 757 from MDW to MSP. When I flew MSP-ORD-MSP in April, it seemed the only aircraft utilized on those flights were DC-9's, and A320's.

Looking forward to the RJ-85 flight!

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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:41 am

Nice report. I had the pleasure of flying a NW 757 out of MDW three years ago and it really was an experience. The takeoff was intense and the views were great!
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting Mexicana757 (Thread starter):
When it was time to board all of those in business class and those that needed assistance boarded first. When it was time for us to board instead of calling it by rows, the gate agent did a cattle call. I wonder if it was because we were running late.

It's NW's new boarding procedure. Assistance goes first, then F, then elites/exit rows, and then for non-status economy passengers, it's first come first served.
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting Mexicana757 (Thread starter):
I requested some apple juice. I was hoping I would be getting the whole can, but not this flight, oh well.

Just ask for it. It is NWA policy to only provide the can if asked for by the customer. Glad you enjoyed the "rocket" experience out of MDW and your NWA flight .

Safe Flying  Smile
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:24 am

Quoting Mexicana757 (Thread starter):
At around 8am we landed on runway 12L at MSP. We arrived at gate C13. Our aircraft was suppose to be bound for LAS, but since we were late, passengers on board that were on their way to LAS, had to leave the aircraft and find their connecting flight

Good report and pics. One question, if your flt was only about 30 mins late why wouldn't the plane fly on to Las Vegas as scheduled? 1/2 hour hardly seems to be a long enough time to find another aircraft and crew and prep it for that flight.
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:39 am

Quoting 767747 (Reply 2):
That's amazing that you flew a 757 from MDW to MSP. When I flew MSP-ORD-MSP in April, it seemed the only aircraft utilized on those flights were DC-9's, and A320's.

I think the use of a 757 ex/MDW is because of fewer frequency. ORD/MSP is a commuter run with lots of competition. Use smaller capacity a/c ORD, yet more frequency than MDW. Larger capacity a/c on the less frequent run.

Also, ultimate destination of a/c and uplift from MDW as a through-flight. Marketing value vs. use.

Then, the RJs can pickup the slack.
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:08 am

Nice report, thanks for sharing. I love the 757 too.
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting FlyGuyClt (Reply 5):

Just ask for it. It is NWA policy to only provide the can if asked for by the customer

I assume thats only for juices, as they always give me the full can of soda without asking.
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:28 pm

Quoting Mexicana757 (Thread starter):
I enjoyed my flight on the 757 out of MDW, now I want to experience a landing on the 757 at MDW.

I've done both out of MDW, several times. twice on a 753...now that was fun.

anyway, nice report.

-Ryan
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:14 pm

If you want a thrill take-off, try John Wayne in Orange County.  bouncy  SNA is a rocket launch compared to most runways. Newport Beach is picky about their noise....  duck 
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:59 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 9):
assume thats only for juices, as they always give me the full can of soda without asking.

Nope, for all beverages for sometime now. Even though the policy is glasses unless the can is asked for, many still just give it out.

Safe Flying  Smile
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:27 pm

Thank you for replying for my post.

Quoting FlyGuyClt (Reply 5):
Just ask for it. It is NWA policy to only provide the can if asked for by the customer. Glad you enjoyed the "rocket" experience out of MDW and your NWA flight .

This I didnt know. Thanks for telling me. But I think with the cup of Apple Juice was enough since I had breakfast before I boarded.

Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 6):
One question, if your flt was only about 30 mins late why wouldn't the plane fly on to Las Vegas as scheduled? 1/2 hour hardly seems to be a long enough time to find another aircraft and crew and prep it for that flight.

I have no clue. Maybe our 757 was going to be used on some other route. Not sure why It didn't go on to LAS.
 
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RE: MDW-MSP On Northwest(pics) Part 1

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:48 pm

Nice report; I flew N505US May 23rd 2006 LAX-DTW red eye; great flight & great aircraft! Was a somewhat boring takeoff from LAX...slow and dragging (probably derated since it was night, cooler, and plenty of runway to use).
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