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Flying The Northwest DC10 And KLM A330 (Pics+Vids)

Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:55 am

Hi everyone. I have created this trip report on my website, so that I can edit it, if required. So click on the link for the full report.

Enjoy!
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:18 am

Nice report there Matt, boy I'm looking forwards to my trip on the 10 even more now. Pics were really great, can I be so bold as to ask what the settings were on the Cockpit shot of the DC10? I am hoping to have one last chance at getting a really memorable pic on Friday biggrin 

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:23 am

Nice report! Sad to see those NW DC-10's go.  Sad
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:27 am

Great report & photo's, many thanks.

I'm glad I got some 10 flights under my belt a few years ago, have actually flown all 3 pax models, -10.-30 & -40  Smile

What a result getting Business on both transatlantic segments, it's not the food that matters, it's the space.

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RE: Flying The Northwest DC10 And KLM A330 (Pics+Vids)

Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:27 am

Hi MEL!

Great report... I've truly enjoyed, awsome trip, great pictures and videos.

By the way, last summer I got to travel AMS-YUL on KL and the first leg was a MD-11 while the return was a B772. Very similar feelings to yours.

Just one tip, next time skip the fish and go for the guinea, a lot better  Wink

All the best!

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:44 am

MEL,

Excellent report! Wow, the pictures are so clear! Glad you had some good flights. The food served to you on KLM looks really good!

Looking forward to more reports!

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:04 am

Excellent report & pics as always.

I too travelled MEM-AMS on the DC10 recently - it will be on one of the next installments of RTW my trip report. I did the same as you and notched up the DC9 in the same trip.

Keep up the good work!
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:32 am

Great report.

Liked watching the videos from Amsterdam. I am hoping to go there next year.
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:02 am

Sweet trip report! I've always enjoyed your trip reports! I've also enjoyed flying KLM and Northwest. Both have good service.

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:09 am

Really really good trip report!! Pictures were outstanding! So too were the videos. The DC-10 looks great but very outdated. I suppose there isn't much point in refurbishing them if they're being slowly phased out. You're right when you said -

"We were happy to see that our DC-10 was in old colours. I think it makes the flight more nostalgic or something... if you are flying a plane in "old colours" especially when they are getting ready for retirement."

The DC-9 cabin also looks great for it's age. Very bright.

Look forward to more reports from you!

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Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:33 am

Great report... and you're right. That is a totally bizarre howling noise. I've never heard anything like that either... I am very curious whether anyone here has a guess as to what it is. Thanks again for the report.
 
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Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:27 pm

great trip report! excells in every area
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:07 am

Mel,

Excellent pictures documenting your trip-report: well done !!!

Glad to read you've enjoyed the World Business Class of NWA/KLM  Smile

Hope to see some more trippies of your hand real soon...
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:22 am

Excellent report...definately one of the best that I have ever seen. Really loved the shot of Greenland and of the A330 approach into YVR!

Keep up the great work!
 
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Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:12 am

Mel, yet again, another amazing report. Big grin

Will be sad to see the D10s go  Sad


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Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:34 am

Nice tripreport. You really think the A320 in MP's old colors is ugly  wink  ? I've seen worse, but I'm not so fond of it either. The new colorscheme is far better in my opinion. Glad to hear you had a comfortable flight on KL (the meal looks quite tasty).
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:16 am

Great report, the A330 is such a lovely plane to fly on.

Ow ye, how lucky can you get? Big grin
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:26 am

Just fantastic. I really enjoyed reading the report and the pics/vids.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:58 pm

So nice of you to share the DC-10 experience with us. Sad that they are being retired as I have never flown in one  Sad
Pics and the details made for a gr8 report. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. Big grin


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Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:51 pm

Waouuuuwww !! I've never seen such a nicely arranged trip report !!!

Congratulations !!

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Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:46 pm

Just great! This report is well written, and your clear pictures are very pleasant to look at. WBC is a good way to travel, having experienced this several times on KL now too. I also should give the A330 a try soon.

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Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:09 pm

Great report! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures, especially giving tribute to the DC-10 near it's retirement. Yes sure the A330 must be a great aircraft to fly on, I have no doubt about that, but right now I would rather choose to fly on an old 10 because it will be too late very soon! It is now or never.
Once again, great job Smile.

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RE: Flying The Northwest DC10 And KLM A330 (Pics+Vids)

Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:37 pm

Sorry for the late reply:

Camera Settings for the DC10 cockpit shot were:
ISO 400 // Shutter Speed 1/60sec // Apeture 4.0 // at 17mm


Yeah, Martinair A320s, IMHO, look like shit. The livery totally doesn't suit the aircraft.

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Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:07 am

Howdy, awesome trip report... I ended up reading all the other ones. Looking forward to the next ones.

Cheers,

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Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:50 am

MEL,

One of the best TR's I have read.

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Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:35 pm

why did you fly all the way to amsterdam just to fly on an md-10?
you fly a long flight to amsterdam wait 5 hours fly a long flight back home?
i don't know but maybe if you actually spent some time in amsterdam it would make more sence. and also on the trip report on your website please watch the language. i have kids around me all the time!
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Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:35 pm

Quoting JamesJimlb (Reply 25):

I would of done the same thing if I was him! I love Amsterdam! It's definitely a great airport to stopover in!

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