dtwclipper
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DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:06 pm

Departure NW 50 on 1/29
A/C A330-300
Seats 1A & 1B
Departs DTW- 21:20

We got to DTW at around 19:20 and checked in with the skycap curbside, and headed direct to the main Worldclub. Not to much to write about there.

Boarding was called for @ 20:30 but but didn't start until 20:45. The load was very light tonight and WBC was only about 1/3 full and Y was pretty empty.
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After we boarded Mr. Clipper and I both had the mineral water instead of champagne or O.J.


We departed DTW right on schedule and had no wait what so ever to get airborne.
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Since this flight departs after 9 PM the dinner service is a little condensed and not served in courses (save for the starters) as on the earlier flights.

Smoked salmon salsa and hungarian caraway cheese spread served with mini toasts
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Salad of mixed greens with yellow squash, roasted potatoes and sliced roma tomoatoes

Beed tenderloin with shitake mushroom crust
roasted carrots, turnips and red skin mashed potatoes
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I had the steak and Mr. Clipper had the Mediterranean halibut with garlic butter, asparagus couscous, grilled red pepper and onions.
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Warmed chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream
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The Entertainment system on this bus caused the purser a number of problems, and had to be rebooted 3 times before it started working
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. I didn't even bother to watch. I tried sleep, but over Greenland the weather started to turn rough outside and we were tossed around a bit for about 30 minutes. After that I slept until over the Irish coast.


Breakfast was fresh fruit and warm breads.
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We arrived in CDG about 1/2 hour early, and were parked at a gate with a jetway which was a nice change!

As far as I am concerned CDG is still a mess and the trek to the "D" departure area was a pain.

The NW crew did a great job, and it was a pleasure. The food on the other hand was pretty poor, and needs a little work. The steak was just bad.

Part 2 CDG-VIE and Vienna to follow.
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Ps76
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:36 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to say v.nice report (though I agree about the food a little, esp. breakfast). Sorry to see the IFE not working right - one of the things which has attracted me to the NW website thinking of flying is that they seem to offer not just the newest Hollywood titles (which I'm not really that much a fan of) but also a good number of films from the 90s etc. (even a couple of foreign language movies).

I agree with the CDG thing (also Orly I found a little depressing) but I think it's just a Paris thing because airports like Toulouse is great and Nice is maybe my favourite airport (outside US or maybe Hawaii) in the world(!)

Many thanks, looking forward to the last segment too,

Pierre.
 
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:32 am

I don't really know a thing about transatlantic service on the 330, but I can tell you that if you go transpacific to NRT, the 330 is a reasonably comfortable flight for 11 hours. NW is getting better in customer service in many areas, and many FA's smile and are enthusiastic. That's a big plus. I've seen grouchy FA's with a Don't Care About My Job attitude.

Sucks to them!

Kudos to NW! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've never really liked CDG. Though it's futuristic in design, but it's a headache to transfer as OP mentioned.
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xjramper
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:23 am



Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Breakfast was fresh fruit and warm breads.

Does the Nikkon lens cap come complimentary or did you have to purchase that separately?  Silly

Excellent report. Cant wait to see the next segments!

XJR
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:44 am



Quoting XJRamper (Reply 3):
Does the Nikkon lens cap come complimentary or did you have to purchase that separately?

No, that comes with every breakfast on NW international flights. You didn't know that? Tastes good with butter!  spin 
 
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:18 pm

Nice TR

The pics are good.

Bad that you didnt like the food so much!!

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Warmed chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream

 snaggletooth 


Thank you for sharing

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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:25 pm

Thanks for sharing! Your pictures remind me of a trip in WBC a few years ago. I did enjoy the food, but the presentation did remind me more of domestic FC than "World Business" class, only with more items. Great report!
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RE: DTW-CDG In WBC W/ Pics

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:30 pm

Nice report and photo's, thanks.

Shame the food was below par, you do expect something a bit better up front.

Regards

Mark
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