Umm, because that's the airlines' policy. As mentioned above, at NW when the double chime is made by the flight deck, the lead FA makes the announcement. It's written in the manual that way. They do not assume, make it up or anything other than recite what they are told to. They are doing their job....Jump to post
Jet diverted after strange behavior by passengers 09/11/2002 By Jenny Marberry, Associated Press Writer FORT SMITH, Ark. — An airliner was diverted to Fort Smith on Wednesday because four passengers behaved strangely on the flight, including at least three who locked themselves in a restroom, possib...Jump to post
I would imagine Braniff International would be replacing the 727's with either 737-800's or A320's, the DC-8's would have been replaced with 757's. I would think that the 747-SP would still be in the fleet, but eventually replaced with 777 and the 747's might be replaced with 744. If Braniff were st...Jump to post
Manni, It's not that the US carriers cannot afford an A380, it's that they don't want it. Even before the cutbacks, no one wanted it. I'm sure that if DL, CO or NW wanted it they would order it. It's not going to be delivered for several years, so it's not like the airlines have to cough up the cash...Jump to post
Manni, Icelenadair uses 757's across the Atlantic. All that aside, I can't believe people are arguing over this! No matter which is in production or on paper, they are completely different planes. The 380 is designed to haul a lot of people a long way. The SC is designed to haul significantly less t...Jump to post
I might offer one amendment to US Airways: You lose the value of your ticket if you don't check in at least 30 minutes before departure and you miss your flight. Flashmeister; I think that is about the best idea I have read so far! Not only will it accomplish whatever it is that US is trying to do, ...Jump to post
Micstatic, You are right, and I don't say that you shouldn't voice your opinion. I am voicing mine that I don't understand how one's inability to get themselves to the airport on time is an airline's fault. You're right, an airline isn't like a those other companies, but they sure as hell aren't goi...Jump to post
Good grief. If you can't get to the bank to make your mortgage payment because of traffic, or an accident, should the bank waive your penalties and fees? If you can't get to the polls before they close because of some unforseen incident should you still be allowed to vote? If you can't get to a crui...Jump to post
Girls! You are both pretty, not cut it out! Seriously! I don't think either of you are in scheduling at NW. I certainly am not, so I'm not in a position to speculate. However, since the 727 is leaving the fleet, and NW does very well in the summer months, I don't find it unreasonable to see an A320 ...Jump to post
9844: The NW DC9 fleet has a better dispatch and reliablility rate than the AirTran 717 fleet. Can you please show me the figures and the source for your statement that their out of service record? It seems to me that people don't like the DC9's because they are operated by NW and they are old. Perh...Jump to post
Not that this has anything to do with the original post, but the 727's are out of TVC starting Sept. and will be out of the fleet in January. The inbound TVC schedule is below. NW3048 DTW-TVC 840A 955A SF3 NW3048 OPERATED BY MESABA AVIATION/NW AIRLINK NW3161 DTW-TVC 1005A 1120A SF3 NW3161 OPERATED B...Jump to post
Also just read on the NW Employee site that DL is planning on moving to CO's terminal in IAH and to the WorldGateway in DTW. No dates mentioned.
I'm sure this is all tentative, pending DOT approval.
From the Horse's Mouth: Posted 23-Aug/2002 on NWA's Employee Site: "Northwest, Delta and Continental Reach Commercial Marketing Agreement Northwest today announced that it has signed a cooperative marketing agreement with Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The agreement, when fully implemente...Jump to post
I don't think NW/CO is joining Skyteam, I think it's strictly a marketing agreement between the three, not a code-share. AP is the only source saying code-share.
Time will tell...
Liberty is what the US is based on. It's why we exist. I'm sorry that the rest of the world has no pride in their country. This has nothing to do with bashing people from outside the US. Don't take that as intolerant of others, or expecting to be treated like a god when abroad or any other anti-Amer...Jump to post
Ok, So the question here is not "If NW was in the same financial state as it was in the early '90's, would..." or "If NW had labor disputes going on, would..." EVERY airline has had it's problems. Some are in the past, and some are right now. Currently, NW is NOT in need of a bailout by the State of...Jump to post
I don't see NW moving to 1 or 2, but 3 after Delta moves to 2. Although AA is downsizing, it is already so big that the little capacity they are cutting doesn't even begin to fill the gap between 1 and 2. I also think that UA is going to end up a smaller airline, perhaps 3 or 4. That being said, I t...Jump to post
People in general who think it is stupid to be patriotic. American's who have a renewed sense of patriotism. People capitalizing on that renewed sense. People who assume that Americans are evil and want to rule the world. Just my little rant... Also more people flying, more stupidity than ever in th...Jump to post
Personally, I think it's a bad idea. When the airlines had meal services people complained about it and how horrible the food was, now pay for the bad food? I can only imagine Flyertalk.com now! "Not only was the plane .00000045 seconds late, I didn't get an upgrade (even though I've only flown 2 ac...Jump to post
UAL had an add touting the age of it's fleet in comparison to another carrier. Without naming names, it was obviously directed at NW.
I cannot remember the exact wording of the add, but I did remember thinking it was in poor taste.
Randall, When I say doing fine I don't mean turning a profit, rather you don't hear speculation about those airlines going bankrupt. End of story. They have made the decision to save the whole by cutting jobs and services. UA and US have not taken as bold of actions. The reasons airlines are not tur...Jump to post
UGH! Why do people think NW is doing so poorly? NW is certainly not turning a profit at the moment, but they are no where near being in trouble. That being said, as news has been coming out it seems to me that US has a better chance than UA almost. A financial group said they feel UA has only a 15 -...Jump to post
The government should react as it does with any other company going under. Sit there and do nothing. I don't want to see people lose their jobs, but I sure as hell don't want to pay the price for mismanagement. If the folks at UAL cannot run an efficient airline, then the airline stops flying. Even ...Jump to post
I can't comment on UA's program, but I can say that I really didn't care for AA. I flew them in January from DTW-ORD-MCO-JFK-DTW. The hell of AA started when I tried to get someone on the phone to see about seat assignments. That process took about 45 minutes on hold. Then their boarding process whi...Jump to post
No, AA, CO, DL and NW are not doing well, but they are in no danger of bankruptcy. My point is that they aren't trying to get concessions from employees and worrying about bankruptcy. The reason is because they didn't make stupid decisions. UA and US did. End of story. Poorly managed businesses will...Jump to post
I don't want to start a fight here, but I don't want the government saving any airline, especially United or USAirways. While I'm sure it's know that I'm not a big UAL fan, I don't want to have to pay for the mismanagement of a company simply because they are big and going under. I'm sorry, I work h...Jump to post
I think we are all jumping the gun here. NW is years away from replacing the 742's. They are some of the last off the line, and have a lot of flying time left in them. One thing is for sure, they will NEVER buy anything smaller for Asia. That is where NW makes their money. The flights are full almos...Jump to post
Jwenting; I don't believe this has anything to do with chauvinism (though I think the statement could, and should have been worded better), when in fact most of the world drives on the right hand side of the road. Perhaps Americans should call anyone who says we should use the metric system a chauvi...Jump to post
Well... I heard this about a month ago from an Air Tran pilot, but I was hesitant to say anything about it. Though I have heard nothing more about this, it would make sense to me. NW plans on flying the DC-9's until 100,000 cycles, and that's not too far off. They are going to have to replace at lea...Jump to post
In terms of earning miles besides just flying a lot, Northwest WorldPerks has won awards by being among the easiest programs to earn miles. As I said in an earlier post, I have had my account since April/2000. I have only flown 8,000 miles. I don't have the credit card, so I don't earn miles that wa...Jump to post
NW WorldPerks has won several awards for Best FF Program. Some highlights: No Black out dates for award travel 20,000 off peak for R/T domestic 25,000 peak R/T domestic several ways to earn miles including checking / debit card, credit card, dining out, using online check-in, purchasing ticket onlin...Jump to post
The new color scheme rumor is coming from the higher ups, though nothing is set in stone. If a new color scheme is to be introduced it would be on the 330. NW is currently working with a brand consulting company out of NYC for WBC product upgrade, that is all that's known.Jump to post
HMflyer, Yeah, the NW policy is if you list for a flight less than 24 hours prior to departure you are automatically selected. Why? I don't know, but it sure keeps me from listing at the last minute. When all is said and done, I would rather not have gate screening and have better screenings at the ...Jump to post
I agree that there law is flawed. I am frequently searched on the airline that I'm a non-reving on. I am a spouse of an employee. My point is not that it's unreasonable, but rather the law. If random searches are to be done, and you happen to be Al Gore and your number is called, then that's the way...Jump to post
Why would this happen? Screeners do not carry guns, do they? I honestly do not recall seeing screeners with weapons.
I think they only way someone is going to get shot is if they bold through security and make a run for it. Then, they deserve their outcome.
LMP737, It's the law. The law applies to everyone. A speed limit of 55mph is the law and applies to everyone, not just people with fast cars. This is no different. It doesn't matter who you are, or how old. It is the law. I am by no means a member of the PC crowd. I just see this as the law, and peo...Jump to post
Folks, if there are going to be rules, they must apply to EVERYONE. Whether you are former VP Gore to an 88 year old grandmother, you are subject to searches. If you set off a metal detector you will be searched. NO EXCEPTIONS. As for the issue of privacy, yes I agree. If people are going to be sear...Jump to post
Videos will be returning to the 757 fleet soon. The reason they are currently not showing them is because they are in the process of installing new video systems. The new systems include new players and the fold down LCD screens from the overhead units. I believe they are showing the videos on the D...Jump to post
I miss the Flying Colors.