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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 26 Dec 2008, 18:12

flybywire22 wrote:Domestic DC-10 Flights! :mrgreen:

Tons of them!

I wanted to post just an example of what the domestic schedule from the early '90s looks like... We'll use Detroit-Minneapolis/St. Paul as an example. (Remember, this is not what our schedules will look like, just a rough overview)
Apart from the numerous 757s and DC9s, the 727, DC-10 and A320 play a major role on the domestic network and to top it off we even have the evening 747-400 rotation.

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MSP 625a 710a 301 72S
MSP 700a 920a 165 757 X7 1
MSP 725a 811a 351 D10
MSP 800a 1022a 777 320 X6 1
MSP 930a 1021a 239 D10
MSP 1035a 1115a 557 D9S X7 1
MSP 1230p 120p 745 757
MSP 125p 210p 747 D9S
MSP 300p 346p 377 757 X6
MSP 310p 356p 377 757 6
MSP 310p 356p 569 72S X6
MSP 430p 653p 531 D9S 1
MSP 530p 624p 751 744
MSP 655p 900p 1447 D9S X6 1
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by northwest757 » 27 Dec 2008, 00:14

So I take it those were real routes before. I'm jealous that I was never able to get on those. (DC-10's and 747's)

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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 27 Dec 2008, 17:41

Right, that's what the DTW-MSP route looked like in the early 90s.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by NWADC9 » 28 Dec 2008, 06:51

Gonna bring back the 727-100 from the VERY-early-90's? :wink:
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Post by DMM200 » 28 Dec 2008, 07:23

They definitely will. Virtually every major U.S. airline in the very early '90s (like '91 and '92) had 727s. American, Delta, NWA, TWA, Pan Am, Continental, FedEx, DHL, U.S. Airways, United (retired them in '93), and a few others made the 727 a domestic (and sometimes international) workhorse.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Dennis » 28 Dec 2008, 15:47

DMM200 wrote:They definitely will. Virtually every major U.S. airline in the very early '90s (like '91 and '92) had 727s. American, Delta, NWA, TWA, Pan Am, Continental, FedEx, DHL, U.S. Airways, United (retired them in '93), and a few others made the 727 a domestic (and sometimes international) workhorse.


He's asking about the FIRST variant of the 727 which is the 727-100, not the longer version which is the 727-200, which is the one that will definitely be on the fleet.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 28 Dec 2008, 16:35

NWADC9 wrote:Gonna bring back the 727-100 from the VERY-early-90's? :wink:

I hadn't thought about it but that's a possibility. We'll have to look into it.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by flyinmaninmn » 29 Dec 2008, 00:54

I think that Northwest Virtual's future should be like the real one is. If it's all gonna be delta then I think that we should adapt to the same as the real world.

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Post by DMM200 » 29 Dec 2008, 01:22

Everyone has their own opinions...
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by NWADC9 » 29 Dec 2008, 01:41

flyinmaninmn wrote:I think that Northwest Virtual's future should be like the real one is. If it's all gonna be delta then I think that we should adapt to the same as the real world.

It will be. It's called "Delta" :roll:
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 29 Dec 2008, 03:32

Thank you, Chris.
That's correct--Delta Virtual is the current Delta which is also now the current Northwest.
We have both the current Delta/Northwest and we'll be bringing the historical Northwest online in due time.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Aaron Robinson » 29 Dec 2008, 17:37

Northwestdc9 wrote:
NWADC9 wrote:Gonna bring back the 727-100 from the VERY-early-90's? :wink:
I hadn't thought about it but that's a possibility. We'll have to look into it.
Based on some quick research, it looks like the remaining 727-100s were retired in 1991 or 1992, which is not too surprising. Our earliest timetable will be 1993. However, it looks like there were 60-70 727-200s that we will include.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Tom Alder » 31 Dec 2008, 21:32

Looking forward to the domestic DC-10 flights!
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by flyinmaninmn » 02 Jan 2009, 06:13

what I meant by my last post in saying that we should operate the way the real word does means simply this.....no northwest in the real world.....no northwest here.

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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by NWADC9 » 02 Jan 2009, 06:38

flyinmaninmn wrote:what I meant by my last post in saying that we should operate the way the real word does means simply this.....no northwest in the real world.....no northwest here.

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There goes Sabena. And Swissair. And Pan American. And Virgin Express. And Midway. And AOM. Don't forget those discontinued routes, too!
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by DMM200 » 02 Jan 2009, 06:47

flyinmaninmn wrote:what I meant by my last post in saying that we should operate the way the real word does means simply this.....no northwest in the real world.....no northwest here.

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Are you Crazy? :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
Chris hit it right on the nose, but how can you say goodbye to Northwest?
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by FJ flyer » 02 Jan 2009, 07:26

flyinmaninmn wrote:what I meant by my last post in saying that we should operate the way the real word does means simply this.....no northwest in the real world.....no northwest here.

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Dude, that's out of the question, Management have made their decision, they're going to stick with it.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Northwestdc9 » 02 Jan 2009, 19:06

That's ridiculous, part of our philosophy is to offer "Virtual Airlines of CHOICE" and we do that by offering some unique things like historical airlines, Pan American for example that give us some really interesting choices.

The discontinued routes are another great way to have fun flying widebodies domestically, etc.

I, for one, am very excited to get to fly domestic DC-10s, 747s, an abundant supply of DC9s and 727s and we at SimAirline.net think our pilots will like what we have to offer.
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by Mr. Boeing » 02 Jan 2009, 20:55

I agree with flyinmaninmn in that the only flights I fly are current real world routes, but it is true that there are tons of discontinued flights that others want to fly as well, so why should Simairline discontinue those popular routes that others want to fly?
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Re: Northwest Virtual's Future

Post by DMM200 » 02 Jan 2009, 20:58

Just one question. What model 747 served the domestic routs? Was it the -200 or -400?
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