Tenth Anniversary of DL/NW merger

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Old Nov 4, 18, 5:27 pm
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I really miss the tray tables on the seat in front.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 7:21 pm
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In 2006-2008 when I was flying Northwest United had audio entertainment on their entire mainline fleet and video on everything but the 737s, American had audio and video on everything but their MD-80s, Continental had audio and video and debuted DirecTV in 2008. Frontier even had DirecTV. The Northwest seat were something in a class of their own in terms of their shabbiness



This was an A-319 pictured in 2006
DL sure did a great job with the exNW A319s, because they fool the average traveller into thinking that they're new planes.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 7:55 pm
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That, plus for everyone who complains about the dated decor in one of the older clubs there are people who prefer the old C club at MSP to the new white plasticky whatever epithet of F/G.

You can't please everyone...
The F/G club is horrible. The bathrooms are terrible and there is no view of anything out the windows. It's easily my least favorite lounge. Even if it was the nicest lounge furniture from any lounge, it would still be horrible.
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I gotta say, it turned out much better than I thought it would. Delta at the time was a good airline in my book, whereas NW was one of my most hated. Glad the Delta culture and practices prevailed. The same cannot be said for the demise of my beloved Continental Airlines...
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Old Nov 5, 18, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by james318 View Post
I really miss the tray tables on the seat in front.
I miss the foot rests.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 7:42 am
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Talking Love the refurbished A-319/A-320 interior

Originally Posted by ab2013 View Post
DL sure did a great job with the exNW A319s, because they fool the average traveller into thinking that they're new planes.
Exactly. I've had the pleasure of flying in a few A-319s since the refurb and, not only are they a joy to fly in, they look fantastic inside. Also, as an AVOD junkie , I really appreciate the 300+ movie options alone to watch.

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Old Nov 6, 18, 9:46 am
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I miss the foot rests.
Oh yeah. Those were sweet.
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Old Nov 6, 18, 1:23 pm
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DL sure did a great job with the exNW A319s, because they fool the average traveller into thinking that they're new planes.
Maybe you are just be lumping A319's and A320's together, but for the record the A319's were not that old at time of merger and were still in pretty good shape. I suspect you are thinking of the A320's which are older and were definitely showing their age. First A320's were delivered to NW in 1989 while the A319's deliveries did not begin until a decade later in 1999 with final A319 delivered in 2003.

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Old Nov 6, 18, 9:21 pm
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Maybe you are just be lumping A319's and A320's together, but for the record the A319's were not that old at time of merger and were still in pretty good shape. I suspect you are thinking of the A320's which are older and were definitely showing their age. First A320's were delivered to NW in 1989 while the A319's deliveries did not begin until a decade later in 1999 with final A319 delivered in 2003.
The experience was about the same honestly. Barebones with cloth seats, perhaps the walls were more yellow on the A320. Shortly after the merger, I was on a DL flight and was wowed by the AVOD on an exSong 752. Itís been a while since I checked the DL fleet (no time) but I remember that there were A320 frames delivered post-9/11.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 6:26 am
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I miss the foot rests.
Me too - I actually mentioned missing them to a friend who's a DL FA recently, his comment was "we've never had foot rests".....my response sure you did, it was before NWA bought DL and took their name
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Originally Posted by socrates View Post
Me too - I actually mentioned missing them to a friend who's a DL FA recently, his comment was "we've never had foot rests".....my response sure you did, it was before NWA bought DL and took their name

There were footrests on NWA 757's for several years post merger, even after they did some basic refurbs of new blue seat covers.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 4:29 pm
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I miss getting upgrades as a Silver.

I also miss the tea infusion (or whatever it was called: it resembled frozen yogurt) in the MSP Worldclubs.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 6:41 pm
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long live the 742s and 744s that would take me between GUM and HNL (via NRT), and even the DC-10-40s that would fly me between GUM and HNL in the early to mid 90's.
wow I remember when NW would have three 744s flying between NRT and HNL at times - that was crazy. And then the intra-asia based 752s.
return to GUM, DL!
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Old Dec 11, 18, 7:31 pm
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miss how easy it was to modify or change the ticket. now my call would be transferred to the international manual reissue desk which means on the phone with them for more than 30 minutes. there were times i was put on hold for an hour. using miles/cert to upgrade on KL flights was easy. now it is harder. also miss the japanese meals in/out of narita. will definitely miss that hub since it was so easy to transfer. hopefully delta will upgrade the computer system. spending on the phone with them over 30 minutes minimum is just not acceptable.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ab2013 View Post
Things that I miss:
seeing the 747 behind the water fountain around Gate A40 in the McNamara Terminal at DTW
For your enjoyment.


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