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Internal memo posted on detnews.com

 
Old Jul 29, 07, 3:37 pm
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Internal memo posted on detnews.com

This is a pretty interesting memo...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll.../BIZ/707290358

I wonder what this means:
Beginning in August, we are reducing the number of long trips in certain fleet types and changing the way we build trips to and from large East Coast cities. This will minimize the impact on the entire system when delays occur due to bad weather and air-traffic control congestion.
Would that be like reducing flights to NYC by sticking a widebody on? Or instead of two DC-9's, fly a 757?
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Old Jul 29, 07, 3:43 pm
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Interesting memo, provides more fuel to the fire that we have been seeing on the board that wide bodies are coming online domestically. Perhaps, they will put the 747 into play. Also, note with the cancellation of the 757 from DTW-FRA, wonder if that would reassign that 757 to domestic use which would make for a sweet domestic upgrade as well. Being a half glass full kinda guy, here's hoping that for both NW and its pax that with with adversity comes the possibilities of opportunity.
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Old Jul 29, 07, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by some internal memo writer
As of Aug. 1, all furloughed pilots wishing to return to Northwest will have received their official training date, producing some of the highest numbers of reserve pilots in recent history.
Now that's what I wanted to hear. ^^
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Old Jul 30, 07, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by GTITAN View Post
Also, note with the cancellation of the 757 from DTW-FRA, wonder if that would reassign that 757 to domestic use which would make for a sweet domestic upgrade as well. Being a half glass full kinda guy, here's hoping that for both NW and its pax that with with adversity comes the possibilities of opportunity.
Perhaps they'll put it on a LAX/SFO/PDX/SEA-HNL run. That would be kinda cool.
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Old Jul 30, 07, 7:49 am
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thats great but...

too many flights are being delayed/cancelled for maintenance issues. not much help to have pilots when planes can't leave ther ground for safety reasons. If they are brining back older planes this cant get better only worse. I am hopeful this is a "summer" issue and things will be back to normal within the next 30 days.
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Old Jul 30, 07, 8:11 am
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When I was in MSP last week saw six of seven A319/320 that looked to be going out of service--logo and NW markings removed. Also saw some new CRJ's
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Old Jul 30, 07, 9:02 am
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this has already been covered in the following thread, post 113, so I am closing this thread.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=714542

Please continue this disussion in that thread

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