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Mar 21, 12, 9:56 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 7,032
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

I'm terribly saddened to learn of this news at...

I'm terribly saddened to learn of this news at such a late date -- I do not frequent FlyerTalk much anymore -- and noticed the thread bump from Owlchick.

Bob was a great FlyerTalker and a...
Jan 30, 10, 8:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,708
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

As one of the few remaining chapters of Northwest...

As one of the few remaining chapters of Northwest Airlines is set to close in a matter of hours, I thought it would be nice to bump this thread.



“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it...
Jan 5, 10, 3:43 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 6,569
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

See the 12th item in this list: ...

See the 12th item in this list:

http://www.flyertalk.com/help/rules.php#q80
Jan 5, 10, 3:25 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines have...

Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines have merged into one combined Delta. The aircraft, an Airbus A330, was formerly opererated by Northwest Airlines. Due to the merger, the livery of most...
Jan 5, 10, 11:30 am
Replies: 90
Views: 6,569
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

The MSP C club has a "Quiet Zone" where...

The MSP C club has a "Quiet Zone" where cellphones are not allowed. It's directly ahead of you and to the right as you enter the club (on the other side of the conference rooms, towards the...
Jan 5, 10, 9:05 am
Replies: 209
Views: 19,884
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

I like how you first said MSP is poorly laid out...

I like how you first said MSP is poorly laid out for connections, then said ATL is ideal for connections, but then gave one of the same reasons I did for why ATL is bad for connections. ;)

At MSP,...
Jan 4, 10, 3:41 pm
Replies: 209
Views: 19,884
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

I don't think the number of gates matter nearly...

I don't think the number of gates matter nearly as much as how easily/quickly you are able to traverse the various concourses.

This is how I look at it: MSP has moving walkways the entire length...
Jan 4, 10, 9:59 am
Replies: 525
Views: 49,552
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

As I recall, there was a limited loyalty program...

As I recall, there was a limited loyalty program and codesharing partnership for domestic Japanese flights, but I don't think it extended much beyond that.
Jan 4, 10, 9:07 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,290
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Without any caveats, that claim is false. If...

Without any caveats, that claim is false.

If you are a Platinum and book something within the upgrade window, you can be upgraded within moments of being ticketed, but it is really no different...
Jan 3, 10, 4:39 pm
Replies: 209
Views: 19,884
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

You're right, I see now that the source I was...

You're right, I see now that the source I was using -- BTS -- was only using domestic operated flights to compile those statistics. Domestic/International, JFK served approx. 40% more passengers than...
Jan 3, 10, 1:51 am
Replies: 209
Views: 19,884
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

I normally don't let facts get in the way of a...

I normally don't let facts get in the way of a good argument, but you should probably take a look at this:

ATL (On-Time Performance Rankings) -- Nov '08 to Oct '09
(lower number is better)...
Dec 31, 09, 9:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,656
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Right now, the only changes are for passengers...

Right now, the only changes are for passengers coming FROM Canada into the U.S.

You can view the current carry-on luggage policies here:

http://www.nwa.com/travel/luggage/carryon.html
Dec 29, 09, 4:27 pm
Replies: 498
Views: 67,459
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

:confused: What other legacy NW lounges have you...

:confused: What other legacy NW lounges have you visited?
Dec 28, 09, 3:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Visit nwa.com. Under the "Search by" heading on...

Visit nwa.com. Under the "Search by" heading on the flight search form, make sure you've selected the "SkyMiles Award" button. Continue filling out the form as you normally would and hit "Search...
Dec 24, 09, 7:58 am
Replies: 100
Views: 8,521
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

If anyone is connecting at MSP or is stuck...

If anyone is connecting at MSP or is stuck waiting out a delayed flight or cancellation, here are some coupons for food and shopping at the various restaurants and shops in the terminal:

PDF...
Dec 24, 09, 1:14 am
Replies: 100
Views: 8,521
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

You can also try following MSP Airport on...

You can also try following MSP Airport on Twitter. They may provide additional updates/links for passengers: http://twitter.com/mspairport

It's starting to get nasty out there, folks. Take it...
Dec 23, 09, 3:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Note that this route does have A319s on it in...

Note that this route does have A319s on it in addition to the CRJ-900. Both have FC cabins.

MSP-DCA is only ~931 miles. It's not that far, and while it might be blocked at 2.5-3 hours, actual...
Dec 23, 09, 3:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Washing...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_Washington_National_Airport#Perimeter_restrictions

Additionally, if the DCA <-> LGA slot swap with US Airways go through, there looks to be a declining...
Dec 22, 09, 5:06 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,521
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

I don't believe the weather waivers would cover...

I don't believe the weather waivers would cover you on a move to KE metal.

But if you're concerned, you might consider DCA-JFK-NRT-PVG or DCA-ATL-NRT-PVG in order to avoid DTW...
Dec 22, 09, 5:01 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 25,850
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

You can call reservations. They should tell you. ...

You can call reservations. They should tell you.

Whether or not they are selling any seats is not much of an indication that they are or are not oversold.
Dec 22, 09, 4:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Note that the weather waiver also includes DTW,...

Note that the weather waiver also includes DTW, so you might have people from DTW, JFK, and MSP shifting to an already fullish ATL. Fun times, indeed! :)


Oh, come on. ATL is forecast to only be...
Dec 22, 09, 1:41 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,521
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

That's my interpretation of it. If anyone...

That's my interpretation of it.

If anyone is thinking about rebooking, it's best to act sooner than later as availability on different flights will dissipate as people move onto them.
Dec 22, 09, 12:11 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,521
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Do you think they won't? Sit tight and I'm...

Do you think they won't?

Sit tight and I'm sure you'll see one soon enough.

Also, Minnesota has only one 't'. ;)
Dec 21, 09, 4:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,393
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

Actually, it is a "NW flight" (i.e. it's marketed...

Actually, it is a "NW flight" (i.e. it's marketed as a NW flight with the NW751 flight number) that is operated with a DL aircraft.

After DL & NW achieve one single operating certificate and share...
Dec 21, 09, 4:35 pm
Replies: 464
Views: 41,059
Posted By SchmutzigMSP

(emphasis mine) No, I cannot imagine that...

(emphasis mine)

No, I cannot imagine that scene because there would never be any PMs in the J cabin to begin with! There wouldn't be any to be "squished out". You guys know the possible ways to...
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