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Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:12 pm

I was wondering how much longer NWA is planning on keeping DC-10-30? As of now, this planned PDX-NRT route will be served by DC10 according to info. Will NWA be swithcing over to A330 or 747?
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Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:18 pm

the flight will switch to A332 as they arrive and become available

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Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:19 pm

They will be changing over to a DC-9-30 for the winter. Big grin

They are supose to receive their A330-200's around October. So plan around that time.

[Edited 2004-02-09 08:20:59]
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Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:54 am


Glad to see you back. I missed your answer on what Middle East airline flies to South America. I have looked at a lot of schedules but I can't seem to find it. Do you think when Northwest starts PDX-NRT it will move them up to a distant second behind UA as the largest US carrier to Japan?

These are just a couple things I need your help on.
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Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:50 am

Does Northwest plan to feed some passengers thru Minneapolis, Detroit to support this routes?


Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:02 am

Does Northwest plan to feed some passengers thru Minneapolis, Detroit to support this routes?

Passengers can choose to route themselves XXX-DTW/MSP-PDX-NRT if they wish... this will probably happen if PDX has low fare bucket inventory and the DTW/MSP gateways don't.

MSP-PDX gains an additional frequency, DTW-PDX goes year-round - double-daily most of the year, except during the winter months.....
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Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:42 am

We are talking about NWA..... The old DC-10-30's will be flown until they are ready to be put into a museum....


A suggestion for you... Go back and re-read the statement in regards to having to speak Spanish and Portuguese while working for a Middle Eastern based airline... There is a very common misconception that South Americans are poor.. That is to the complete contrary. Businesses in Brasil, Argentina, and Mexico frequently send their associates to the Middle East to do business.. In case you dont know..... There are Spanish and Portuguse speaking nations in Europe! Just thought you might need to be "educated"!

Dont forget that many Middle Eastern airlines have served South America in the past... by the way look for several Middle Eastern airlines to commence service to South America... One has served the region before and is making a much talked about return to the region..And just to educate you on a few things.... The Middle East is not limited to English speaking business people and leisure travellers... Are you aware of the numbers of people from non English speaking European and Asian nations that frequent the shores of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for leisure holidays! The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar are huge holiday destinations for many people.. The appeal is much more attarctive than that of Puerto Rico or Hawaii!

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Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:51 pm

NW is already the largest US carrier to JAPAN. UA is the largest TPAC airline because they have nonstops to SEL, HKG, the S. Pacific, etc.
NW is second only to Japan Airlines in terms of Japan-US routes/traffic.
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Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:19 am


I saw the smiley and I sure hope your comment about the DC-9 from PDX-NRT is a joke?????

Ok, I can have a sense of humour.

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