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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Aaron Robinson » 02 Jan 2009, 21:40

The schedule we are currently planning to use has the following domestic routes:

747-100
MSP-SEA

747-200
DTW-MSP
MSP-DTW/HNL/ORD/SEA
HNL-SEA

747-400
DTW-MSP
MSP-DTW/ORD

DC-10-30/40
DTW-BOS/LAX/MCO/MKE/MSP/SEA/SFO/SJU
HNL-LAX/SEA/SFO
MSP-BOS/DTW/LAX/MCO/MKE/MIA/ORD/PHX/SEA/SFO

Most of these DC-10 routes lasted into 2001. The 747s were transitioned overseas as the decade progressed.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by DMM200 » 03 Jan 2009, 05:08

With all that traffic, you would think that Northwest could have used a couple of -400Ds.

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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by NWADC9 » 03 Jan 2009, 05:28

DMM200 wrote:With all that traffic, you would think that Northwest could have used a couple of -400Ds.

They were mainly revenue repositioning flights as well as high-capacity flights.

Now that MSP-MKE flight sounds VERY interesting! Funny how a good portion of those domestic widebody flights are now ruled by RJs :|
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 03 Jan 2009, 18:50

I'd call it depressing really. :laugh:

I flew NW7 MSP-SEA in the 741 last week and it was a blast, looking forward to doing those more often!
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by northwest757 » 04 Jan 2009, 03:16

Northwestdc9 wrote:I'd call it depressing really. :laugh:

I flew NW7 MSP-SEA in the 741 last week and it was a blast, looking forward to doing those more often!

Very, I hate that RJs are ruling now. :roll:
Some of those routes would be very fun to fly! Can't wait!

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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by detpilot » 10 Jan 2009, 20:53

Although I haven't been an active pilot for a while now, domestic DC-10's and 727's sounds like a lot of fun!
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by frogdude4993 » 10 Jan 2009, 21:10

I'm thinking of hitting up a few DC10 transatlantic flights. I used to love those.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by cpt nick » 14 Jan 2009, 22:35

Well guys ive got my CLS DC-10, CLS 747 and my Captain Sim 727 so im not complaining!!!! :lol:
Using long range widebodys on domestic routes sounds exciting :winking:
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Cap'n H » 27 Jan 2009, 04:14

cpt nick wrote:Well guys ive got my CLS DC-10, CLS 747 and my Captain Sim 727 so im not complaining!!!! :lol:
Using long range widebodys on domestic routes sounds exciting :winking:
Me too, along with my CLS A330, although my CS 727 is only good for FS9 (the FSX exterior is awesome but the panel is horrid; I'll wait for it tho'). There's also my CS 757 that's been my sole SimAir NWA flight so far, and is featured in a screenshot thread.

I am old enough to remember a lot of domestic widebody use. In fact, I can remember the competitive advertising as I grew up in L.A.: Q: "How do you like to fly to New York?" A:"In a widebody." -I think that one was United. There was also National's notorious "fly me" campaign. "Why settle for less, when you can fly Northwest?" and the immortal "Catch our Smile" of PSA and the "top banana" series from Hughes AirWest. I can also remember the old BOAC ad campaigns with John Bull. A friend over on FSF grew up in NYC and claims that National flew 747-100's out of La Guardia, but I had to call him on that; they served KEWR & KJFK with the Jumbos; never LaGuardia; not enough runway length.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Intersky665 » 02 Feb 2009, 10:08

cant ait for the DC-10 shorthauls

there is enouth runway for a Dc-10, L1011, why not for an 747, but i think the terminals are to small for an 747!

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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Carlo » 02 Feb 2009, 20:06

Awesome! Some more short haul heavies flights! Just what the doctor ordered :mrgreen:

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