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Sep 24, 20, 9:06 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 10,237
Posted By Detroiter

Mmmm...NW didn't fly DC9s until the Republic...

Mmmm...NW didn't fly DC9s until the Republic merger. NW, alone among the pre-dereg trunk lines, never bought twin-engine jets, preferring 727s because of the high-altitude stations in MT. And now I'm...
Sep 24, 20, 8:56 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 10,237
Posted By Detroiter

International flights on D10s were...

International flights on D10s were business/economy only, and the flights with those planes in the US were marketed as first and coach. I flew DTW-LAX in F on a D10 that had arrived from FRA in...
Apr 12, 20, 9:45 pm
Replies: 3,734
Views: 462,278
Posted By Detroiter

While healthcare workers enter their line of work...

While healthcare workers enter their line of work knowing they'll be dealing with sick people and might contract some dread disease, there are lots of workers in our economy (grocery workers, airline...
Feb 1, 20, 8:32 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 119,099
Posted By Detroiter

This. I hate having to arrive an hour early for a...

This. I hate having to arrive an hour early for a two-hour 5:00 flight to get a bite at the airport that's more substantial than what's in the snack basket.

But, as they say, "Good luck with that!"
Jan 16, 20, 9:28 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 27,518
Posted By Detroiter

Fifteen? Seriously? I was flying solo without...

Fifteen? Seriously? I was flying solo without needing escorts at 14, and sat out a snow delay at PHL all by my lonesome at the same age,without incident (well, I had to make a few collect calls, but...
Mar 30, 19, 11:00 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,880
Posted By Detroiter

Yes!! I remember distinctly in the 60s when NW...

Yes!! I remember distinctly in the 60s when NW first flew into PHL (my home airport when I was growing up), hearing the NW ads on the local news radio station with the gong.
Mar 30, 19, 10:57 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,880
Posted By Detroiter

Ewww! Ick!! :o Back in the 80s DFW was my...

Ewww! Ick!! :o Back in the 80s DFW was my connection point for numerous western vacations from DTW. There was a mid-morning (~9:00) 727 flight to DFW, followed by a 727 or 737 flight to ABQ/PHX/TUS,...
Nov 9, 18, 10:02 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 9,622
Posted By Detroiter

Similar to the timing I had once flying...

Similar to the timing I had once flying DTW-LAX-SYD. Flew DTW-LAX on an evening flight, and on arrival transferred to TBIT for my flight to SYD on QF. Leaving LAX around midnight I was dog tired, and...
Oct 16, 18, 1:37 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

10/11 DTW-PVD DL 1980 PDB - Full ...

10/11
DTW-PVD
DL 1980

PDB - Full

This mainline flight was delayed a bit by a late inbound flight, but the lead FA did a full PDB service. The crew was DTW-based, and was friendly and...
Oct 10, 18, 2:13 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,487
Posted By Detroiter

"F--- 'em they're peons", is, I think, the proper...

"F--- 'em they're peons", is, I think, the proper DYKWIA response :D
Sep 11, 18, 10:12 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

Yeah, that's pretty good looking, especially...

Yeah, that's pretty good looking, especially compared with the transcon meal pictured slightly upthread. If they were to serve that as a dinner upon re-introducing meals to ~2 hour flights (I know,...
Sep 4, 18, 12:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,653
Posted By Detroiter

Probably 8 or 10 years ago the loading bridge at...

Probably 8 or 10 years ago the loading bridge at NW's gate 11 at PVD was inop, so loading and unloading had to be done using stairs. My (now) husband is in a wheelchair and had to be muscled up and...
Aug 20, 18, 10:14 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,777
Posted By Detroiter

Back in the day when I was working M&A with...

Back in the day when I was working M&A with frequent international assignments, I tried to be prepared in advance for the work ahead so I didn't have to spend 13-14 hours DTW-NRT cramming. My...
Jun 18, 18, 3:34 pm
Replies: 714
Views: 80,983
Posted By Detroiter

This. Also DTW-TUS

This. Also DTW-TUS
Jun 4, 18, 9:39 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 16,137
Posted By Detroiter

Reminds me of the time at the grocery when a guy...

Reminds me of the time at the grocery when a guy decided to put his stuff on the belt while I was in the process of emptying my cart. Now, any idiot can tell I need space to finish my work, but NO!!...
Feb 5, 18, 10:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By Detroiter

Yes, back in ye olde dayes, a flight might...

Yes, back in ye olde dayes, a flight might traverse GEG-MSO-HLN-BIL-FAR-MSP. In a piston Convair back in the day, or a 727 by the 60s. In fact, the full routing might be...
Feb 3, 18, 8:56 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

I'm a fan of seafood and particularly salmon, but...

I'm a fan of seafood and particularly salmon, but that looks really nasty!
Feb 2, 18, 9:52 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

Ewww!! Medium-well is completely inedible as far...

Ewww!! Medium-well is completely inedible as far as I'm concerned. That would ruin the meal for me. Look, I get that it's an airplane and the steak won't be Morton's-worthy, but really!
Jan 21, 18, 10:29 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

I'm a fan of salmon, so a cold salmon plate looks...

I'm a fan of salmon, so a cold salmon plate looks pretty good to me. Just needs the cucumber-yogurt topping. But yeah, if that's the only offering, I can see where quite a few people wouldn't...
Jan 5, 18, 6:36 pm
Replies: 3,539
Views: 1,561,828
Posted By Detroiter

This. DL needs something like a small hors...

This. DL needs something like a small hors d'oeuvre plate for flights around two hours, to take the edge off of one's appetite at meal times.
Dec 20, 17, 4:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Detroiter

Okay, well the FO-accessible call center must be...

Okay, well the FO-accessible call center must be a zoo tonight, because the estimated callback time was more than two hours and remains so almost two hours later. I called the website help desk...
Dec 20, 17, 2:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Detroiter

Well, actually, the button on the website says...

Well, actually, the button on the website says "Cancel Flight", which I would imagine means "cancel the reservation as well as the ticket". I suppose I'll call reservations and cancel the thing in...
Dec 20, 17, 1:53 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Detroiter

Flights Cancelled Online, Still Showing Up Under "My Trips" - Are They Really Gone?

I hope the title summarizes the situation. I have a Christmas trip reserved that I have to cancel for medical reasons. I cancelled the flights using the
DL website last Thursday, but today I...
Dec 17, 17, 3:03 pm
Replies: 560
Views: 75,322
Posted By Detroiter

Tell it to DTE. Our power goes out long enough...

Tell it to DTE. Our power goes out long enough for the generator to go on at least 6-10 times per year, and it's been this way ever since I moved to the area in 1978. And these outages are mostly on...
Nov 28, 17, 9:33 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 8,899
Posted By Detroiter

My husband is in a wheelchair because of MS, so...

My husband is in a wheelchair because of MS, so we use the services of a pusher in U.S. airports. This service includes transferring him to an aisle chair to get on the plane and then placing him in...
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