It's most likely a DC-10-40. Flights originating from MSP and are destined for BOS or DTW tend to have continuing service to LGW or AMS. The -40's are mostly used for this...
You probably won't know for sure until you arrive at your gate though.
Once your are in the terminal you can access all of the terminals without passing through security EXCEPT Terminal 5. Terminal 5 is the international terminal and you have to be holding a ticket or boarding pass to get to the gate areas. My favorite place inside the terminal at ORD is near the Delta...Jump to post
The Metropolitan Airport Commission, which oversees MSP, announced today that they are opening up seven gates in an effort to attract additional airlines and more flights for those airlines that don't have much service into MSP. Sounds like a good possiblity to me...I wouldn't mind seeing a differen...Jump to post
United has two 727's that have the faded top. They were part of an experimental paint scheme about two to three years ago.
Nothing to be alarmed about....
A lot of people have the exact same complaint as you do except they complain about United. Or Delta. Or Southwest. Transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers and baggage each day is quite a task....there's going to be problems with ANY airline. I find I get bad service regardless of the airlin...Jump to post
Currently they are owned and operated by American Airlines on Reno's existing routes. All planes have a hybrid color scheme right now. Some just have a small "AA" logo on the tail over the mountain peaks and the "Reno Air" moved...one I've seen that is painted with the AA red, white, and blue cheatl...Jump to post
I went to Hawaii in 1997. Before then, I had never been on a flight longer than 3.5 hrs. I lived in Oklahoma at the time and always flew through ORD or DFW. So anytime I went anywhere (I've never been overseas) I never got a long flight. Then I booked a trip to Hawaii. I was really excited about bei...Jump to post
Personally, I'm annoyed by polls too. They are repetative and typically don't add any useful information to the discussions. I use the word typically becuase most reponses to poll questions don't bother to say why a user feels a way they do. For example, the question "Which is the greatest airline i...Jump to post
I've got the entire day Tuesday to spot at LAX and Friday morning to spot at LAS... I've been to these airports a few times before, but with tight connections I've never had time to look around for good places to take photos. That's why I need help. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> ...Jump to post
American Airlines's Fokker 100's have a hatch weight of 35 pounds. So if you can toss a big bag of dog food into the trunk of your car, then you can easily toss the hatch out the opening. I too have always wondered just how heavy they weight, specially on the older aircraft. I hope I never have to f...Jump to post
I've got this coming weekend in and around DFW. I'm looking for good locations to spot.....inside the terminals, outsides, near the runway thresholds, etc. I will have access to a car while I am there so I'd really like to head out to near the runways, but in all of my years of flying in and out of ...Jump to post
I spoke with an American Airlines crew member yesterday at ORD and he told me that there was a last minute decision by Delta to transfer all the 777's in Delta's fleet to American. In return, Delta will get Reno Air's MD-80's and MD-90's. I haven't been able to get any more details on this. Does any...Jump to post
I've got the day at ORD too for photos tomorrow. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> One of my favorite places inside the terminal is by the Delta Airlines gates...I think it's terminal 3, L concourse. I wanna say between gates L9 and L10, but I'm not sure. One disadvantage from this p...Jump to post
I've got a trip to ORD tomorrow (wx permitting) for some photography. Is there a good place to get shots near the runways? The last time I was there a local person I met described an area that I could walk to that's directly next to the runway somewhere over by one of the short-term parking lots, bu...Jump to post
Don't forget also that the photo could be mis-identified. Not likely, but possible. Tulsa, OK is a another example of a diversion airport. TUL is a DC9 and 737 airport (no airline flies scheduled wide-body aircraft anymore). Every once in a while, a DL 767, DL L1011, or AA 767 will appear because of...Jump to post
UA has 747 to/from ORD and DEN also. I'm going to LAX in October for some pictures and I purposefully booked an extra stop through ORD (with only a $3.00 USD increase in fare) to get a 747 flight between ORD-DEN in addition to the 747 flight between DEN-LAX. Being near MSP, I've noticed that Northwe...Jump to post
I've spent a great deal of time at MSP lately taking photos testing various equipment... I've made a few notes that I have passed on to other people. Here are some places that I like to take photos inside/outside of MSP: 1. 8th level, parking garage (under construction) Provides a good, unobstructed...Jump to post