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Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:46 pm
by x1234
I was researching old NWA videos on YouTube and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBknPhRyjM
A Northwest Airlines B744 pilots retirement last flight from Detroit to Tokyo Narita. Very interesting of the old days of flying the B744 and the layover. Super interesting.

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:12 am
by hoons90
Great video! Really miss seeing the red tails.

On a related note, Detroit-Tokyo service will resume on Wednesday, albeit to HND and not NRT.

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:16 am
by hoons90
Here's another video with some interesting NW footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXVhtKS6bx8

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:32 am
by blooc350
He retired and went to NetJets? He’s wearing a NetJets lanyard.......

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:50 am
by Gregd75
A very good film!

I just have one question. Why was his last flight USA - Japan... and not the return leg, Japan - US?

Would it have been normal in Northwest to work one leg?

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:52 pm
by exFWAOONW
Not sure. Maybe he wanted to enjoy the ride home, instead of working. It could be that is how his trip pairing ended on that particular bid to stay under the number of hours worked limit. (Flying the trip back would have put him over the monthly limit.)