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Encyclopedia > Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
IATA
NW
ICAO
NWA
Callsign
NORTHWEST
Founded 1926 (as Northwest Airways)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program WorldPerks
Member lounge WorldClubs
Alliance SkyTeam
Subsidiaries Compass Airlines
Mesaba Airlines
Fleet size 343 (+25 orders)
Destinations 255
Parent company Northwest Airlines Corporation
Company slogan Now You're Flying Smart.
Headquarters Eagan, Minnesota
Key people Douglas Steenland (CEO)
Website: http://www.nwa.com

Northwest Airlines, Inc. (often abbreviated NWA) is the principal subsidiary of Northwest Airlines Corporation (NYSENWA) and is a major United States[2] airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the United States. Northwest has three major hubs in the United States: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, and Memphis International Airport. Northwest also operates flights from a small hub in Asia at Narita International Airport near Tokyo and also operates transatlantic flights in cooperation with partner KLM from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Additionally, it maintains focus city operations at Indianapolis International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Image File history File links Northwest_Airlines_Logo. ... 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Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Chantilly, an area in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. It is a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines that began flying a single Bombardier CRJ-200LR aircraft under the Northwest Airlink brand between Minneapolis/St. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Location in Dakota County and the state of Minnesota. ... 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Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ...


As of 2006 Northwest was the world's sixth largest airline in terms of domestic and international scheduled passenger miles flown and the U.S.'s sixth largest airline in terms of domestic passenger miles flown.[3] In addition to operating one of the largest domestic route networks in the U.S., Northwest carries more passengers across the Pacific Ocean (5.1 million in 2004) than any other U.S. carrier, and carries more domestic air cargo than any other American passenger airline.[4] It is the only U.S. combination carrier (passenger and cargo service) operating dedicated Boeing 747 freighters. The airline, along with its parent company, Northwest Airlines Corporation and subsidiaries, operated under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection which, in the United States, allows continued operation during the reorganization effort, not cessation of flights as in the case in some countries. Northwest emerged from bankruptcy protection on May 31, 2007. A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Northwest Airlines' regional flights are operated under the name Northwest Airlink by Mesaba Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, and Compass Airlines. Northwest Airlines is currently a minority owner of Midwest Airlines, holding a 40% stake in the company.[5] Its frequent flyer program is called WorldPerks. Northwest Airlines' tagline is "Now you're flying smart." Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... Pinnacle Airlines (formerly Express Airlines I) is a American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee operating all of its flights under the name Northwest Airlink for Northwest Airlines. ... Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Chantilly, an area in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. It is a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines that began flying a single Bombardier CRJ-200LR aircraft under the Northwest Airlink brand between Minneapolis/St. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ...


On April 14, 2008, Northwest announced it will be merging with Delta Air Lines, subject to regulatory review. If approved, the new airline will retain only the Delta Air Lines name and brand. [6] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...

Contents

History

Beginnings

Northwest Airlines was founded in 1 September 1926 by Col. Lewis Brittin, under the name Northwest Airways. Like other early airlines, Northwest's focus was not in hauling passengers, but in flying mail for the U.S. Post Office Department.[7] The fledgling airline established a mail route between Minneapolis and Chicago, using open cockpit biplanes such as the Curtiss Oriole. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company was an American aircraft manufacturer that went public in 1916 with Glenn Curtiss as president. ...


Northwest began flying passengers in 1927. In 1928, the airline started its first international route with service to Winnipeg, Canada. The airline's operations were expanded to smaller cities in the region by the end of the decade. In 1931 Northwest sponsored Charles and Anne Lindbergh on a pioneering flight to Japan, scouting what would become known as the Northwest Airlines Great Circle route, and proving that flying through Alaska could save as much as 2,000 miles (3,000 km) on a New York-Tokyo route. In 1933, Northwest was designated to fly the Northern Transcontinental Route from New York City to Seattle, Washington; it adopted the name Northwest Airlines the following year as a result of the Air Mail Scandal. Northwest stock began to be publicly traded in 1941. {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974) (aka Lucky Lindy; The Lone Eagle) was an American aviator who was made world famous by being the pilot of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic made solo from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris on 20 May-21... For the Brisbane bus routes known collectively as the Great Circle Line (598 & 599), see the following list of Brisbane Transport routes A great circle on a sphere A great circle is a circle on the surface of a sphere that has the same diameter as the sphere, dividing the... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Seattle redirects here. ... The Air Mail Scandal is the name that the American press of the 1930s gave to the results of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference) of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, effectively dividing among them the air mail routes, and to the...

1920s roundel logo
1920s roundel logo

During World War II, Northwest joined the war effort by flying military equipment and personnel from the continental United States to Alaska. During this time, Northwest began painting their aircraft tails red, as a visual aid in the often harsh weather conditions. This experience with the severe northern climate led the government to designate Northwest as the United States' main North Pacific carrier following the war. The modern proportion RAF roundel A roundel in heraldry is any circular shape; in military use it is an emblem of nationality employed on military aircraft and air force flags, generally round and consisting of concentric rings of different colors. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ...


In the spring of 1947 Northwest began staffing its Tokyo base with company personnel, flying them on the Great Circle route in twin-engine Douglas DC-3 aircraft. On 15 July 1947, Northwest became the first airline to fly a commercial passenger flight from the U.S. to Japan[8], using The Manila, a Douglas DC-4 aircraft. The flight originated at Wold-Chamberlain Field (the predecessor of today's Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport), and made its way to Tokyo by way of Edmonton, Anchorage, and Shemya in the Aleutian Islands. From Tokyo, the flight continued to Seoul, Shanghai, and Manila. Taipei replaced Shanghai after the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. With its new routes, the airline re-branded itself as Northwest Orient Airlines, although the legal name of the company remained Northwest Airlines. The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... This article is about the city in Alberta, Canada. ... This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Landsat image of Shemya Island. ... Aleutians seen from space The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, island) are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km²) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city. ... Belligerents Nationalist Party of China Communist Party of China Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Mao Zedong Strength 4,300,000 (July 1946) 3,650,000 (June 1948) 1,490,000 (June 1949) 1,200,000 (July 1946) 2,800,000 (June 1948) 4,000,000 (June 1949) The Chinese Civil War...


Global expansion

The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, 1949 promotion

On 1 August 1949, Northwest took delivery of its first double-deck Boeing 377 Stratocruisers, which allowed the airline to establish higher service standards and reduce flight time. They were used to fly the Tokyo route nonstop from Seattle, and – with one stop in Anchorage – from Chicago. In 1951, Northwest helped establish Japan Airlines by leasing its aircraft and crew to the new company. In 1952, under the U.S.-Japan bilateral aviation treaty, Northwest and Pan American were the two U.S. flag carriers awarded rights to fly not only from the U.S. to Japan, but to pick up and carry passengers beyond Japan. Northwest remains the largest non-Japanese carrier at Tokyo's Narita Airport, with flights to several cities in Asia including Seoul, Busan, Manila, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Bangkok, Singapore, Saipan and Guam. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-29 Superfortress. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Saipan seen from the air A map of Saipan, Tinian & Aquijan Saipan (IPA: in English) is the largest island and capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a chain of 15 tropical islands belonging to the Marianas archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean (15°10...


Northwest meteorologists pioneered the first clear-air turbulence forecasting system in 1957, important since the airline flew many northern routes over turbulence-prone mountain areas. Northwest remains a leader in turbulence prediction, providing TPAWS (turbulence prediction and warning services) to other airlines.[9] Clear-Air Turbulence (often abbreviated CAT and sometimes colloquially referred to as air pockets) is the erratic movement of air masses in the absence of any visual cues (such as clouds). ...


On 1 June 1959, Northwest took delivery of its first turboprop jet aircraft, the Lockheed L-188 Electra. On 8 July 1960, Northwest put the Douglas DC-8 into service, offering the shortest flight times on routes to Asia. In August 1960, Northwest retired the last Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. The airline took delivery of the Boeing 720B in 1961, and in 1963, with the new Boeing 707, and the retirement of the last propeller aircraft, Northwest became the first U.S. airline with an all-turbofan jet fleet, hence the slogan "Northwest Orient: The Fan-Jet Airline." Northwest began operating the Boeing 727-151 in 1964. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A schematic diagram showing the operation of a turboprop engine. ... The Lockheed L-188 Electra first flew in 1957, and was the first turboprop airliner built in the USA. It delivered performance only slightly inferior to that of a full jet aircraft, at a lower operating cost. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ...


Northwest took delivery of its first Boeing 747-151 aircraft in 1970. The airline began retiring the older Boeing 707s, and using the newer 747s on high-density domestic routes, where the 727 lacked sufficient capacity. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


Merger with Republic and the 1990s

June 1986 Route Map, prior to Republic Airlines merger

After airline deregulation, Northwest began nonstop flights to other Asian cities, returned to China in 1984 after a 34 year hiatus, and gradually strengthened its presence in the southern United States. It also began flying to Britain, Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia. On 1 October 1986, Northwest purchased its competitor, Minneapolis-St. Paul-based Republic Airlines, and adopted its three-hub network centered around Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, and Memphis. Northwest dropped the word Orient from its brand name after the merger. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Airline deregulation is the process of removing entry and price restrictions on airlines affecting, in particular, the carriers permitted to serve specific routes. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... RC timetable, April 1985 Republic Airlines (IATA: RC, ICAO: REP, and Callsign: Republic) was an airline formed on 1 July 1979 by the merger of North Central Airlines and Southern Airways. ...


In 1989, Northwest introduced a new identity designed by Landor Associates superseding the 1970 logo and livery, which had been used since 1986, minus the word "Orient." A new livery, nicknamed the "bowling shoe" by employees, featuring colors of red, white, gray, and blue, was adopted at the same time. Landor Associates is a San Francisco-based brand and creative design consultancy. ... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane...


1989 also saw major changes in ownership at the airline. Northwest was purchased in a 1989 leveraged buyout by an investment group headed by Al Checchi and Gary Wilson, KLM, and many others. To pay off the debt incurred in their takeover, the new management sold many of the airline's aircraft to leasing companies, and sold property around the world, including land in central Tokyo. The expense of the buyout was so great that in 1993, following several years of losses due to industry overcapacity and a traffic downturn following the Gulf War, Northwest threatened bankruptcy unless its employee groups agreed to three years of wage cuts. After signing the concessionary agreements, Northwest made its first profit since 1989. A leveraged buyout (or LBO, or highly-leveraged transaction (HLT), or bootstrap transaction) occurs when a financial sponsor gains control of a majority of a target companys equity through the use of borrowed money or debt. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...

NW/KLM service mark, 1993-2003
NW/KLM service mark, 1993-2003

Also in 1993, Northwest began its strategic alliance with KLM, which was the largest airline partnership ever conceived at the time. This partnership eventually became the Wings Alliance. However, the alliance never grew beyond the two airlines, and is now obsolete from a passenger's perspective, because both airlines are part of the larger SkyTeam Alliance. (From a legal perspective, the Northwest/KLM alliance remains important: it has antitrust immunity, whereas the broader SkyTeam alliance merely has code-sharing privileges.) Northwest gradually pulled out of its minor European destinations and once more focused its attention on the domestic and Asian markets. On 1 May 1996, Northwest began the first nonstop service from the U.S. to China, on the Detroit-Beijing route. Nonstop Detroit-Shanghai service followed in April 2000. Later, these nonstop services were suspended in 2002 due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)[citation needed]. Northwest currently serves these routes via Tokyo. The airline sought government approval to restore nonstop Detroit-Shanghai service in March 2007 but lost its bid to United's Washington Dulles-Beijing route; however, Northwest recently received tentative authority to restart nonstop Detroit-Shanghai service starting March 25, 2009. Image File history File links KLM_Northwest_Airlines_Worldwide_Reliability_Logo. ... Image File history File links KLM_Northwest_Airlines_Worldwide_Reliability_Logo. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Wings (for clarity the Wings Alliance) was the working name of a proposed airline alliance to be anchored by the US carriers Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines with the European flag carriers KLM Royal Dutch Airlines of the Netherlands and Italys Alitalia. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. is home to the United States antitrust enforcers United States antitrust law is the body of laws which prohibit anti-competitive behavior (monopoly) and unfair business practices. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), sometimes called Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne Airport, Metro Airport, or simply DTW, is a major airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... SARS redirects here. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Northwest enjoyed profits and focused on improving technology to increase convenience while reducing costs. The airline has offered airport self-service check-in kiosks since 1997, and has more than any other airline. Northwest was also the first large U.S. airline to offer passengers Internet check-in, with service from December 2000. During the early 2000s, Northwest Airlines acquired a reputation of refusing to adopt industry-wide fare increases that had been accepted by other United States airlines. This changed in March 2005, when Northwest adopted fare hikes in response to rising oil prices.

NWA logo, 1989-2003

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Detroit blizzard, stranded passengers

On January 2, 1999, a heavy winter storm hit Northwest's hub in Detroit, seriously affecting flight operations. The blizzard dumped eighteen inches of snow on the airport, setting off a chain of events, caused by both human and environmental factors. Before it was over, some passengers had been stuck on board grounded aircraft up to 8.5 hours. is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Poor communication between Northwest, Wayne County (operators of the airport), and air traffic control resulted in arriving flights continuing to land despite deteriorating conditions. With area roads impassable, the majority of airport employees were not able to report to work. Snowdrifts covered the ramp, taxiways and runways. Aircraft parked overnight could not be moved away from the gate due to the snow accumulation, and arriving flights had nowhere to go. Many passengers were thereby trapped on board, and unable to disembark for many hours. Eventually employees working through the storm were able to begin the slow process of clearing snow, move aircraft off unused gates, and allowing the inbound flights to park. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), sometimes called Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne Airport, Metro Airport, or simply DTW, is a major airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... For the Canadian musical group, see Air Traffic Control (band). ...


An official inquiry found "... [the delays] were serious and indicate that this event had important implications for passenger safety. Moreover, even if the well being of passengers had not been an issue, the review team believes that the stranding of passengers on aircraft queued on taxiways for up to 8½ hours invites more serious problems and is simply unacceptable. None of the other airlines serving Detroit experienced ground delays approaching the magnitude of Northwest's delays."[10] Subsequently, passengers brought various legal claims against the carrier including false imprisonment and negligence and obtained a $1.7 million settlement.[11]


The problem of passengers stranded on aircraft during bad weather is a common problem among many U.S. airlines. This problem is exacerbated by the shortage of gates at some airports, the reluctance of airlines to ask other airlines for temporary gate use, other airlines not allowing the use of their gates, and reluctance of airlines to use stairs to disembark passengers. In late 2006 and early 2007, similar well-publicized incidents have occurred on other airlines, namely American Airlines in Dallas and JetBlue in New York. However, the above mentioned Northwest incident is noteworthy because of the large monetary settlement.


September 11, 2001 aftermath and beyond

747-200 in 1990s livery
747-200 in 1990s livery

Due to the effects of competition from low-cost carriers such as Southwest Airlines and increased labor costs due to a new contract with employees represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) labor union, Northwest began to make cutbacks in early 2001. Two small rounds of employee layoffs and other cutbacks were implemented in the months prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Following the attacks, Northwest was forced to make major changes to its business structure through major employee layoffs and other cost cutting measures. The retirement of costly and aging aircraft such as the Boeing 727 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 were accelerated as new aircraft went into service. In addition, the airline pursued options to reduce costs across the board, including removing pillows, peanuts, pretzels, in-flight entertainment on domestic flights, and newspapers and magazines. Also, over 50 McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Boeing 757, Boeing 747, and Airbus A320 family aircraft were withdrawn from use in an attempt to lower overall capacity and save money. Some of these aircraft have since been returned to service. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x435, 52 KB) Summary Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-200 at Narita International Airport. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x435, 52 KB) Summary Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-200 at Narita International Airport. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... This article is about the American airline. ... The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is an independent union that represents aircraft maintenance employees of commercial airlines in the United States. ... The Lawrence textile strike (1912), with soldiers surrounding peaceful demonstrators A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages, hours, and working conditions, forming a cartel of labour. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...


Following many years of a pioneering and close partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Northwest, along with partners KLM and Continental Airlines, joined the SkyTeam, an airline alliance of ten airlines from around the world, on 15 September 2004. This was partially a result of Air France acquiring KLM, forming the Air France-KLM group. The airline continued to hemorrhage money, however. In the spring of 2005, a media spectacle occurred when the news leaked that top executives in the company had been selling much of their stock. Subsequently, shareholders filed lawsuits against four top officials for insider trading, including Chairman Gary Wilson, CEO Doug Steenland, former director Al Checchi and former CFO Bernie Han. KLM Tailfins KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... KLM Boeing 737-300. ... Insider trading is the trading of a corporations stock or other securities (e. ...


Despite far-reaching money saving initiatives, Northwest was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the first time in its 79-year history. The filing took place in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on 14 September 2005. With Northwest's filing, four of the six largest U.S. carriers were operating under bankruptcy protection. Northwest joined Delta Air Lines (which filed just minutes before), United Airlines, and US Airways in bankruptcy. All four of these carriers have since emerged from bankruptcy protection. Northwest common stock shares dropped more than 50% for the second time in three days following the news, largely because stock is generally cancelled as part of the bankruptcy process. In the following weeks, Northwest Airlink carriers Mesaba Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines both announced that Northwest had missed payments to them for their Airlink flying. Northwest also announced plans to shrink its Airlink fleet by over 45 aircraft. Mesaba Aviation filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on October 13, 2005. However, Northwest recently announced that it would once again increase capacity. Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code governs the process of reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... Pinnacle Airlines (formerly Express Airlines I) is a American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee operating all of its flights under the name Northwest Airlink for Northwest Airlines. ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A Northwest Airlines A320 on landing.
A Northwest Airlines A320 on landing.

Northwest announced that on May 18, 2007 that shares of the company would begin to be traded on the NYSE under the ticker NWA. Initial trading on a "when-issued" basis began on May 21, 2007, and regular trading will begin on May 31, 2007. Also on May 18, 2007, Northwest Airlines was cleared by a federal bankruptcy judge to emerge from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on May 31, 2007. It ended Northwest's 20 months of difficulty trying to slash costs, although it will still likely be an uphill battle, as labor unions who made large concessions will demand higher pay. [12] is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On July 16, 2007, Northwest Airlines applied to the United States Department of Transportation for nonstop service between its WorldGateway hub at Detroit to Shanghai (beginning in 2007 on Boeing 747-400s) and to Beijing (beginning in 2009 on Boeing 787 Dreamliners). The airline faced off against Delta Air Lines (who proposed Atlanta to Shanghai and Beijing), American Airlines (Chicago/O'Hare-Beijing), Continental Airlines (Newark-Shanghai), US Airways (Philadelphia-Beijing), United Airlines (Los Angeles-Shanghai and San Francisco-Guangzhou), and MAXjet (Seattle-Shanghai) in the route competition. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 787, or Dreamliner, is a mid-sized wide body passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... MAXjet IATA: MY OACI: MXJ A new airline which is offering an all business class cabin on their airplanes. ...


On August 12, 2007, Northwest Airlines became a possible passive investor in the purchase of Midwest Airlines by TPG Capital. They stated that while they are an investor, they will not participate in any management or control of Midwest Airlines.[13] However, on August 14, 2007, AirTran Airways raised their offer for Midwest to $16.25 a share, 25 cents more than the TPG offer.[14] But soon after on August 17, 2007, TPG Capital raised their offer to $17.00 a share which sealed the deal. Northwest Airlines became a minority owner of Midwest Airlines in the fourth quarter of 2007.[15] is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... TPG Capital, L.P. (formerly Texas Pacific Group, commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III in 1992. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ... TPG Capital, L.P. (formerly Texas Pacific Group, commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III in 1992. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ...


On September 25, 2007, Northwest Airlines received DOT approval to begin service to Shanghai from their Detroit hub beginning March 25, 2009. American, Continental, Delta, and US Airways also received new or additional China route authority to Shanghai or Beijing, and United received authority to serve Guangzhou. is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Merger with Delta Air Lines

Main article: Delta Air Lines-Northwest Airlines merger

In early 2008 reports circulated about merger talks between Northwest and its SkyTeam alliance partner Delta Air Lines. The merger would transform both airlines because of vastly different aircraft fleets and hubs located very close together, making many expensive changes necessary for the deal to happen. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...


On April 4, in an announcement seemingly unrelated to the ongoing merger talks, Northwest CEO Douglas Steenland announced revenue enhancements and capacity reductions in response to the extremely high fuel prices. About 15-20 aircraft were to be removed from the fleet.[16] is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 11, labor unions at both airlines were reported to have struck an agreement giving the green light for a merger.[17][18] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 14, both airlines announced their merger; the combined airline, which will be the world's largest, will use the name Delta.[19] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Labor relations

A recurring issue in Northwest's history is its troubled labor relations. In 1998, Northwest walked away from the bargaining table, locked out its pilots (represented by ALPA) and shut down the airline for more than two weeks. The airline sustained heavy losses as a result, and ended 1998 in the red, after being profitable since 1993. Alpa was formerly a Swiss camera design company and manufacturer of 35mm cameras. ...

A Northwest Airlines 757-300.
A Northwest Airlines 757-300.

On August 20, 2005, after months of negotiations, an impasse declared by the NMB and a 30-day cooling off period, the over 4,750 Northwest aircraft mechanics, janitors, and aircraft cleaners represented by AMFA went on strike against the company. After numerous negotiation sessions, no agreement was reached, and the company began hiring permanent replacement workers. In mid-October, after permanently hiring about 500 non-union workers, Northwest made a final offer to the union. The offer would have saved only 500 union jobs and offered a mere four weeks of severance pay to terminated employees. This offer was significantly worse than the original declined by the union, which would have saved over 2,000 jobs and offered 16 weeks of severance pay. On 21 October 2005, AMFA announced that it would not allow its members to vote on the offer, citing that parts of the contract would violate the union's commitment to its members. Finally, in late December 2005, Northwest made what it termed its "final offer" to the union. The agreement would have terminated all striking workers and given them rights to unemployment compensation. The union voted down the offer. On October 9, 2006, AMFA leadership and Northwest reached an agreement.[20] Under the settlement, all AMFA workers still on strike as of that date will be converted to lay-off status with 5 weeks of severance pay (10 weeks if they resign from Northwest). However, these employees will have a right of recall to their old jobs. Approval of the settlement was[21] on 6 November 2006. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 646 pixel, file size: 444 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Continental Airlines 757-300 taxiing onto the runway. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 505 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 646 pixel, file size: 444 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Continental Airlines 757-300 taxiing onto the runway. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Mediation Board (NMB) is an independent agency of the United States government that coordinates labor-management relations within the U.S. railroad and airline industries. ... The National Mediation Board (NMB) was established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act of 1926. ... Look up Mechanic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Two cleaners who are about to execute a hostage when Max showed up The Cleaners is the name given to the fictional mercenary organisation in the computer game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. ... The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) is an independent union that represents aircraft maintenance employees of commercial airlines in the United States. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 30, 2007, it was announced that the flight attendants narrowly agreed to concessions and became the last major work group at Northwest to agree to new contract terms. The deal was approved by a vote of 2,966 to 2,862. Union leaders said that 90.5 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. The new contract provides Northwest with $195 million in annual cuts through 2011. is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Negotiations with attendants had been ongoing and contentious for several years. The flight attendants were unable to strike during negotiations because of a court injunction and the refusal of the mediation board to release them from bargaining which would have allowed the setting of a strike deadline. The attendants had been working under imposed pay cuts and work rules since July of 2006 when a previous tentative agreement was rejected by 55 percent of the voting members.


Prior to the May 2007 agreement, union leaders had expressed concern that the defeat of the agreement could prompt the National Mediation Board to recess talks indefinitely resulting in the loss of a $182 million bankruptcy claim the attendants had against Northwest. With the new agreement, the $182 million claim will eventually be sold for cash with an estimated pre-tax value of $15,000 to $18,000 per flight attendant. Other labor unions at Northwest received similar claims as part of their concessionary agreements.


Previous to the recent agreements, Northwest provided employees with stock in exchange for concessions. For example, In 1993 Northwest's pilots, ground workers and flight attendants received stock and seats on the board of directors in exchange for pay cuts. As part of the agreement, Northwest was supposed to buy back these preferred shares in 2003 but refused to do so citing financial distress. Flight attendants, ground workers and mechanics still holding those preferred shares will now get shares of new Northwest stock (estimated at a combined value of $277 million).


In the summer of 2007 Northwest also had labor conflict with its pilots, over the large number of end of the month flight cancellations. The pilots claim that Northwest did not have the pilots to fly its schedule; Northwest accused the pilots of calling in sick to create the problem. This was resolved with a new agreement with ALPA in August 2007 in which pilots will be compensated for overtime. Northwest has also since begun hiring of new pilots to alleviate the pilot shortages they have faced throughout the summer of 2007. Alpa was formerly a Swiss camera design company and manufacturer of 35mm cameras. ...


Destinations

Further information: Northwest Airlines destinations
Airbus A330-300
Airbus A330-300

Northwest primarily operates a hub and spoke route system with hubs in Amsterdam, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Tokyo. The Amsterdam hub primarily consists of service from the U.S. to that city with beyond flights operated by KLM. It operates a few routes outside the hub system, such as San Francisco-Honolulu. Indianapolis is served as a focus city with much, but not all, of the added service to non-hub cities through Northwest Airlink flights. This is a list of airports that Northwest Airlines flies to, and does not include cities only served by Northwest Airlink. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Northwest has concentrated on flights to and from its hubs. In 1991, it began service to Australia, which had been abandoned by Continental a few years earlier after United and Qantas began non-stop flights to the continental U.S. using the newly introduced, long range 747-400, which Continental did not operate. Northwest served Sydney-Los Angeles, as well as Melbourne-Osaka-New York. The Melbourne flights raised Japanese protest because less than 30% of passengers on the Australia-Japan segment were originating in the U.S.[22]


In the mid-1980s, Northwest operated the only U.S. flag carrier service to Glasgow, Oslo, and Stockholm, as well as service to Copenhagen. However, this was later withdrawn after several years. From 2000 Northwest operated flights to Milan and Rome, both were later withdrawn (from 2003 to 2005 Rome was served only during the summer season). From 1996 until 2002, Northwest operated nonstop flights from its Detroit hub to Beijing and Shanghai. Eventually, these routes were suspended. Northwest currently operates these routes from Detroit with a connection at its Tokyo-Narita hub. However, on July 16, 2007, Northwest applied with the US Department of Transportation for nonstop service between Detroit and both Beijing and Shanghai. [23] On September 25, 2007, the US Department of Transportation tentatively awarded authority to Northwest for a new Detroit to Shanghai (Pudong) route effective beginning March 25, 2009. The route will be flown using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Northwest Airlines also serves more Canadian cities than any other US carrier including Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener/Waterloo, London (ON), Montreal Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Seasonal service is also offered to smaller Canadian cities.


New routes

Northwest Airlines will begin service from the following cities to their listed destinations beginning on the listed date. Some routes listed below may already be operated by Northwest Airlines, or their regional affiliates, Compass, Mesaba, or Pinnacle Airlines, from other destinations. Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Chantilly, an area in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. It is a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines that began flying a single Bombardier CRJ-200LR aircraft under the Northwest Airlink brand between Minneapolis/St. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... Pinnacle Airlines (formerly Express Airlines I) is a American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee operating all of its flights under the name Northwest Airlink for Northwest Airlines. ...


Detroit (DTW)

  • London-Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR) begins May 1, 2008[24]
  • Wichita, Kansas (ICT) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[25]
  • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY) begins June 1, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Compass Airlines)[26]
  • Escanaba, Michigan (ESC) begins June 5, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Mesaba Airlines) --Through service to Iron Mountain, Michigan--
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee (CHA) begins June 5, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)
  • Shanghai-Pudong, China (PVG) begins March 25, 2009[27]

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Indianapolis (IND)

  • Austin, Texas (AUS) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[28]
  • San Antonio, Texas (SAT) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[29]

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Memphis (MEM)

  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[30]
  • San Diego, California (SAN) begins May 2, 2008
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (COS) begins June 5, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)
  • Hartford/Springfield, Connecticut (BDL) begins June 15, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)

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Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)

  • Ottawa, Canada (YOW) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[31]
  • Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina (GSP) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[32]
  • Ft. Wayne, Indiana (FWA) begins May 2, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)
  • Iron Mountain, Michigan (IMT) begins June 5, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Mesaba Airlines) --Through service to Escanaba, Michigan--
  • Lexington, Kentucky (LEX) begins June 5, 2008 (Seasonal, Northwest Airlink - Pinnacle Airlines)[33]
  • Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ) begins June 20, 2008 (Northwest Airlink - Mesaba Airlines)[34]

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Fleet

Boeing 747-400 at PDX; used primarily on U.S. - Asia routes

Northwest is in the midst of a major long-haul fleet renewal program. As part of this program, Northwest introduced a simplified new paint scheme and logo in 2003. The airline has replaced its McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft with the Airbus A330 and will soon introduce the new Boeing 787 into their fleet. The first Airbus A330-300, used on European flights, arrived on August 6, 2003. Northwest also operates the longer range and slightly shorter A330-200 on some trans-Pacific markets, within the Far East, and on some transatlantic routes. Northwest's last DC-10 flight arrived in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport the morning of January 8, 2007 after completing a flight from Honolulu International Airport.[36] The last Northwest Airlines DC-10 commercial flight across the Atlantic took place on October 29, 2006, from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.[37] The majority of Northwest Airlines flights to and from Europe are operated by the Airbus A330; Northwest is the largest operator of the type in the world. [38] The airline also offers the youngest transatlantic fleet of any North American and European airline. Northwest Airlines also began operating reconfigured Boeing 757-200 aircraft for European flights with fewer passengers. Northwest is one of only two passenger airlines in the United States to operate the Boeing 747-400, with the other being United Airlines. There are several cargo airlines in the United States operating the Boeing 747. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Northwest Airlines Portland International Airport ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Northwest Airlines Portland International Airport ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, accounting for 90... DC10 redirects here. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


In the future, Northwest is looking for manufacturers to discuss the replacement of their 100 and 125 seat McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft, with an average age of 35 years.[39][40] It is possible that they might order aircraft from the Embraer 195 or the Airbus A320 families.[41] Although narrowbody aircraft may be a possible replacement, many industry analysts see that Northwest Airlines will purchase regional jets in an effort to save the airline money (as Regional Jet pilots and crew are paid less than narrowbody pilots and crew).[42] In January 2008, Northwest advised its pilots that the airline plans to cut its fleet of 92 DC-9s to 68 by the end of 2008. Northwest stated that pilot jobs will not be reduced, as they are hiring approximately 200-250 pilots by the end of the year.[43] The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... The EMBRAER 190 initial flight The EMBRAER E-Jets are a series of twin-engine jet airliners, produced in Brazil. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...


Passenger

The Northwest Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft as of December 2007.[44] Northwest Airlines has an average fleet age of 18.5 years as of the end of 2007.[45]

Northwest Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A319 57
(5 orders)
124 (16/108) Domestic short-medium haul
United States, Canada, Mexico
Airbus A320 73
(2 orders)
148 (16/132) Domestic short-medium haul
United States, Canada, Mexico
Airbus A330-200 11 243 (32/211) International medium-long haul
Transatlantic, transpacific, intra-Asia, India
Largest operator of the Airbus A330
Airbus A330-300 21 298 (34/264) International medium-long haul
Transatlantic, transpacific, Honolulu
Largest operator of the Airbus A330
Boeing 747-400 16 403 (65/338) International long haul
Transpacific and Transatlantic
Launch customer
Boeing 757-200 55 160 (16/144)
182 (20/162)
182 (22/160)
184 (22/162)
Domestic/international short-medium haul
North American, transatlantic, intra-Asia
16 configured with winglets
New interiors[46]
Boeing 757-300 16 224 (24/200) Domestic medium-long haul
North American, U.S. west coast-Hawaii
Only customer to order with Pratt & Whitney engines
Boeing 787-8 (18 orders)
(50 options)
200 (48/152) International long haul
Transatlantic, transpacific, intra-Asia,
Detroit-Shanghai (beginning March 25, 2009)
Entry into service: 2009
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 48 100 (16/84) Domestic short haul
United States, Canada
Largest operator of the DC-9
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-40 12 110 (16/94) Domestic short haul
United States, Canada
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 34 125 (16/109) Domestic short haul
United States, Canada

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Retired

Northwest Airlines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Year Retired Replacement Notes
Boeing 727 2003 Airbus A320 Family
Boeing 747-100 2000 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-200 2007 Airbus A330 Family 2 retained for charter use
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 2005 Airbus A320 Family
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 1999 Airbus A320 Family Acquired during merger with Republic Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 2007 Airbus A330 Family Sold to ATA Airlines and Omni Air International
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 2002 Boeing 757-300

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NWA Cargo

A Northwest Airlines Cargo Boeing 747 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska
A Northwest Airlines Cargo Boeing 747 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska

As of 2006, NWA Cargo is the largest cargo carrier among U.S. combination passenger and cargo airlines. NWA Cargo’s fleet of 13 dedicated Boeing 747 freighter aircraft fly from key cities throughout the United States and Asia and connect the carrier’s cargo hub in Anchorage, Alaska (Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport), facilitating the quick transfer of cargo between large cities on both sides of the Pacific. NWA Cargo also transports freight aboard the passenger fleet of Northwest Airlines to more than 250 cities worldwide. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ...


As of early 2008, NWA's largest cargo client is DHL International. In December of 2007, NWA announced that DHL International would terminate its cargo agreement with the airline effective late 2008. According to NWA Chief Financial Officer Dave Davis, the loss of its largest cargo client will bring significant changes to the division. [47]


NWA Cargo serves airports and routes not served by the passenger operation -- the only U.S. carrier to maintain a separate fleet and route network exclusively for cargo. Such cargo-only cities on NWA's route map include Wilmington, Ohio, and cargo only routes include Chicago, Illinois to Anchorage, Alaska. OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ...


Cabin

World Business Class

World Business Class is the equivalent of business class on Northwest Airlines' international flights. It is currently available on Airbus A330, Boeing 747-400, and trans-Atlantic Boeing 757-200 aircraft. On Airbus A330 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft, seats have 60 inches of pitch and 176 degrees of recline. On trans-Atlantic Boeing 757-200 aircraft, seats have 60 inches of pitch and 150 degrees of recline. Passengers aboard this class receive free meals and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages. All seats are equipped with Audio-Video-On-Demand (AVOD), universal power-ports, a moveable reading light, a folding work table, and a swivel cocktail table. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ...


Domestic First Class

Domestic First Class is offered on domestic flights. It is available on Airbus A319, A320, Boeing 757-200 (Domestic), 757-300 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft. Seats range from 19.5 to 21.5 inches wide, and have between 34 and 37 inches of pitch. Passengers aboard this class receive free meals, refreshments, and alcohol.


International Economy Class

Economy Class is available on all international flights. Seats range from 17 to 17.5 inches wide, and have between 31 and 34 inches of pitch. Passengers aboard this class receive free meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased for $5.00, with the exception of European routes where they are free.


Passengers aboard Airbus A330 aircraft also have a Audio-Video-On-Demand (AVOD) system located in the seat back in front of them, and passengers seated in rows 10-23 (A330-200) or rows 10-28 (A330-300) have a universal power-port located below their seat. In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ...


Domestic Economy Class

Economy Class is available on all domestic flights. Seats range from 17 to 17.5 inches wide, and have between 30 and 33 inches of pitch. Passengers aboard this class receive free refreshments, however smartsnack boxes, sandwiches (on select flights), and light snacks may be purchased for a nominal fee. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased for $5.00. Although only cash is currently accepted for onboard purchases, Northwest plans on offering cashless payments (credit/debit cards) for snacks and alcoholic beverages in the near future.[citation needed]


Although several of the airlines domestic aircraft are equipped with in-flight entertainment systems, Northwest Airlines is the only major U.S. airline (aside from low-cost, short-haul Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines) to not offer any in-flight entertainment within North America (including Alaska). However, on flights to Hawaii, audio and video programming is available. This article is about the American airline. ... Spirit Airlines is a United States low-cost airline operating nationwide scheduled and charter flights. ...


WorldPerks

WorldPerks offers regular travelers the ability to obtain free tickets, First Class upgrades on flights, discounted membership for its airport lounges (WorldClubs), or other types of rewards. Customers accumulate miles from actual flight segments they fly or through Northwest's partners, such as car rental companies, hotels, credit cards, and other vendors. WorldPerks' elite tiers are Silver Elite, Gold Elite and Platinum elite which allow for more mileage bonus, priority waitlists and standby and other benefits. Over the years, some details of the program have changed, such as introducing capacity controlled awards (only a certain number of seats are allocated for free travel), expiration of account if no activity occurs in three years, requirement of a Saturday night stay for domestic coach awards, waiving of capacity controls for awards but requiring double the amount of miles for redemption, and adding several partner airlines for mileage accumulation and award redemption.[48] The original name of the WorldPerks program was the Northwest Orient Airlines Free Flight Plan, which began in 1981.[49] The original program used paper coupons and gave credit for flight segments, much like the current Southwest Airlines program. Upon renaming the program to "WorldPerks", a mileage based system was begun. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


In addition to its Northwest Airlink and SkyTeam alliance partnerships, Northwest offers frequent flyer partnerships with the following airlines:[50] Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ...

Artist's rendering of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in 2009.

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WorldClubs

WorldClubs is Northwest's member lounge. Members have reciprocal access to a number of other clubs, including fellow SkyTeam carriers such as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Air France. Northwest also has partnerships with various other airline lounges on an airport-by-airport basis. Unlike some other airline lounges, WorldClubs offer free alcoholic beverages in domestic locations and Tokyo-Narita. Northwest also offers free Wi-Fi internet access world-wide. Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines are the only airlines in the United States that offer lifetime memberships in their airport lounge programs, something that currently costs non-elite members $4,690.[52] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... KLM Tailfins KLM (in full: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with Air France, KLM was the national airline of the Netherlands. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi (pronounced wye-fye, IPA: ) is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


Locations

The following locations are Northwest Airlines WorldClub locations:

Northwest WorldClub
Northwest WorldClub

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Codeshare agreements

Northwest Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines as of April 2008: Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ...

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Incidents and accidents

Fatal accidents

  • August 29, 1948: Flight 421, a Martin 202 was flying a scheduled domestic route of Chicago-Minneapolis-St. Paul when it crashed about 4.1 miles (6.6 km) NW of Winona, Wisconsin after entering the leading edge of a thunderstorm. Pieces of the plane were seen falling, and the plane was found on a bluff on the east side of the Mississippi River. All 37 occupants onboard (33 passengers and 4 crew) died. The cause of the crash was fatigue of the left wing, causing it to separate from the plane and precipitating the plunge.[1]
  • October 27, 1948: Northwest Orient Flight 6427, a Douglas DC-4 was on a special cargo trip flying Minneapolis-St. Paul-Edmonton-Anchorage (Merrill Field)-Tokyo when it crashed into a wooded area 34.4 miles (55.4 km) N of Edmonton soon after takeoff. Out of the 5 occupants onboard, 2 were killed. The investigation revealed that the captain had feathered the propellers in simulation to instruct the copilot on emergency procedures. This was determined to be the primary cause of the crash. [2]
  • March 7, 1950: Northwest Orient Flight 307, a Martin 202 was operating a domestically scheduled passenger flight routing Washington, DC-Detroit-Madison-Rochester-Minneapolis St. Paul-Winnipeg crashed just before landing at Minneapolis, after deciding not to land at Rochester due to weather. The plane struck a flagpole at the National Soldiers Cemetery. The plane continued flying for another 3.8 miles (6.1 km) when the left wing separated and fell. The plane flew for a little bit more before crashing into a house. The house and plane both were engulfed in flames. All 13 occupants onboard, plus 2 residents of the house, were killed. The cause of the crash was determined to be the loss of visual reference to the ground due to the snow falling at the time. [3]
  • October 13, 1950: A Martin 202 on a training flight originating and ending in Minneapolis St. Paul crashed near Almelund, killing all 6 people on board. It was determined that there was a reversal of the right propeller during the flight, causing the plane to spin out of control. [4]
  • November 7, 1950: Northwest Orient Flight 115, a Martin 202 was flying a regularly scheduled route of Chicago-Minneapolis-St. Paul-Billings-Great Falls-Helena-Butte-Seattle when it crashed 3.1 miles (5.0 km) E of Butte while landing. The plane crashed into the eastern slope of a ridge. All 21 people onboard (17 passengers and 4 crew) were killed. The cause of the crash was the pilot not following the proper approach procedures.[5]
  • January 16, 1951: Northwest Orient Flight 115, a Martin 202, was on a regular scheduled route of Minneapolis-St. Paul-Billings-Kallispell-Spokane-Wenatchee-Yakima-Seattle when it crashed about 11.9-mile (19.2 km) W of Reardan after the captain decided to skip landing at Wenatchee and instead proceed to Yakima due to weather. An emergency message from the plane was heard briefly 15 seconds after the clearance was given. All 10 occupants onboard (7 passengers and 3 crew) were killed. The cause of the crash is still not known.[6]
  • January 19, 1952: Northwest Orient Flight 324, a Douglas C-54 was flying a nonscheduled flight originating in Tokyo, ending at McChord Air Force Base with intermediate stops in Shemya and Anchorage (Elmendorf Air Force Base). While opposite Sitka, the #1 propeller was feathered by the captain, who requested a diversion to Sandspit. As the plane was landing, it touched down about a third of the way down the runway; at around the mid-point, power was applied and the plane took off, but stalled due to the steep climb and plunged into the water at the end of the runway. Of the 43 occupants onboard 36 (33 passengers and 3 crew) were killed, all succumbing to drowning and exposure. The cause of the crash was icing on the plane causing the nose gear to not be able to be retracted. [7]
  • July 14, 1960: Northwest Orient Flight 1-11, a Douglas DC-7, was flying from New York City to Manila, Philippines with stops in Seattle, Anchorage (Cold Bay), Tokyo, and Okinawa. The plane was on its final leg between Okinawa and Manila when the No. 2 engine experienced power loss. The propeller then separated from the plane and hit the fuselage, slashing a 15 inch hole. The pilot decided to ditch the plane in the Pacific Ocean about 77.5 miles (124.7 km) NE of Manila. Upon impact, the rear of the plane separated as well as the engines and right wing. The majority of survivors used the right wing, which floated for 3 hours as a liferaft until rescue came. Out of 58 occupants onboard (51 passengers and 7 crew onboard) only 1 was killed.[8]
  • October 28, 1960: Northwest Orient Flight 104, a Douglas DC-7, was flying from Spokane to Missoula when it crashed about 20 miles (30 km) W of Missoula in the Clark Fork Valley. The plane was seen making a steep left banking turn with nose up; the plane continued rolling and crashed inverted. All 12 occupants (8 passengers and 4 crew were killed). the cause of the crash was attributed to pilot error.[9]
  • September 16, 1961: Northwest Orient Flight 706, a Lockheed L-188 Electra was on a routine flight from Milwaukee to Miami, with stops in Chicago, Tampa, and Ft. Lauderdale. While departing from Chicago, the plane banked to the right and gradually descended until hitting the ground. All 37 occupants (32 passengers and 5 crew) were killed. The cause of the crash was mechanical failure in the ailerons.[10]
  • December 1, 1974: Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 6231, a Boeing 727 was flying on a ferry flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Buffalo when it crashed in the vicinity of Stony Point killing the 3 occupants onboard. As the plane was cleared to climb, the airspeed and rate of climb increased, until the plane stalled and descended out of control into a wooded area. The cause of the crash was due to loss of control because "the flight crew failed to realize and correct the aircraft's high-angle-of-attack, low-speed stall and descending spiral".[13]
  • 3 December 1990, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482, a DC-9-10 departing for Pittsburgh [57] and Northwest Flight 299, a Boeing 727-200 departing for Memphis[58] collided at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport near the intersection of runways 09/27 and 03C/21C in dense fog. The 727 had begun its takeoff roll, and the DC-9 had just taxied onto the active runway. None of the 146 passengers and 10 crew members aboard the 727 were injured, but the DC-9 sustained heavy damage. One crew member and 7 of the 39 passengers aboard the DC-9 were killed.

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Non-fatal accidents and incidents

  • On 24 November 1971, Northwest Airlines Flight 305 en route from Portland International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, was hijacked by D. B. Cooper. After receiving a $200,000 ransom payment and 4 parachutes in Seattle, he ordered the crew to fly to Mexico, and jumped from the aft airstairs of the Boeing 727-051 while it was in flight over Washington. The aircraft later landed safely in Reno, NV but Cooper's fate remains unknown.
  • In 2004, pilots mistakenly landed at Ellsworth AFB instead of the nearby Rapid City airport. Passengers aboard were asked to close their window shades by US Air Force security personnel, who arrived at the aircraft more than 30 minutes after it landed.[59]

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References

  1. ^ Northwest To Fly Nonstop to London from Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis/St. Paul
  2. ^ FAA Airline Certificate Information
  3. ^ WATS Scheduled Passenger - Kilometres Flown
  4. ^ Scheduled Freight Tonne - Kilometres Flown
  5. ^ Northwest Airlines Becomes Minority Owner of Midwest Airlines (Midwest Airlines Official Press Release: August 17, 2007)
  6. ^ Letter from Northwest
  7. ^ Parcel Post
  8. ^ First Commercial Flight from U.S. to Japan: July 15, 1947 (Northwest Airlines Website)
  9. ^ Northwest Airlines is a Leader in Turbulence Prediction (Post Gazette: May 3, 2005)
  10. ^ Passengers Stranded on Northwest Airlines Aircraft in 1999 (DOT: January 5, 1999)
  11. ^ Tension on a crowded plane nears the breaking point as it festers, snowbound, Wall Street Journal
  12. ^ Northwest clear to exit Chapter 11
  13. ^ Northwest Airlines To Become Passive Investor of Midwest Airlines (Official Press Release: August 13, 2007)
  14. ^ Northwest Airlines and TPG Bid Now In Competition with AirTran Airways (USA Today: August 14, 2007)
  15. ^ Northwest Airlines Becomes Minority Owner of Midwest Airlines (Midwest Airlines Official Press Release: August 17, 2007)
  16. ^ Northwest Airlines Extends Minimum Stay Requirements For Domestic Leisure Fares In Response To High Fuel Cost (Official Press Release: April 4, 2008)
  17. ^ Delta Air Lines Pilots Clear The Way For A Merger With Northwest (Detroit News: April 11, 2008)
  18. ^ Delta-Northwest Merger Talks Pick Up Pace Again
  19. ^ Northwest/Delta Merger Information Website
  20. ^ Strike settlement agreement
  21. ^ Northwest Airlines Strike Settlement Approved (November 6, 2006)
  22. ^ Northwest Airlines Past Route To Australia
  23. ^ Northwest Airlines Announces Bid For U.S.-China Nonstop Service
  24. ^ Northwest Airlines To Begin New Service To London-Heathrow From Detroit
  25. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Wichita From Detroit (Official Press Release: February 1, 2008)
  26. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Monterrey From Detroit (Official Press Release: January 16, 2008)
  27. ^ Northwest Airlines To Begin New Service To Shanghai From Detroit (Official Press Release: September 25, 2007)
  28. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Austin From Indianapolis (Official Press Release: February 6, 2008)
  29. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To San Antonio From Indianapolis (Official Press Release: February 6, 2008)
  30. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Norfolk From Memphis (Official Press Release: February 1, 2008)
  31. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Ottawa from Minneapolis/St. Paul (Official Press Release: February 1, 2008]
  32. ^ Northwest Airlink To Begin New Service To Greenville/Spartanburg From Minneapolis/St. Paul (Official Press Release: February 1, 2008]
  33. ^ Northwest Airlines To Begin New Seasonal Service To Lexington From Minneapolis/St. Paul (Official Press Release: February 25, 2008)
  34. ^ Northwest Airlines To Begin New Service To Dubuque From Minneapolis/St. Paul (Official Press Release: February 7, 2008)
  35. ^ Northwest Airlines To Begin New Service To London-Heathrow From Seattle
  36. ^ Northwest Airlines DC-10 Retirement Program (Official Press Release: June 28, 2006)
  37. ^ Northwest Airlines DC-10 Trans-Atlantic Schedule Ends (Official Press Release: October 30, 2006)
  38. ^ Northwest Airlines Becomes Largest Airbus A330 Operator In The World (Official Press Release: October 18, 2007)
  39. ^ U.S. Airlines Put Off Buying New Planes
  40. ^ Using Old DC-9s Pays Off for Northwest
  41. ^ Northwest Airlines Discusses Future DC-9 Replacement (Official Press Release: October 5, 2006)
  42. ^ Northwest Airlines Begin Receiving Regional Jet Orders (Star Tribune: July 10, 2007)
  43. ^ Northwest Airlines To Reduce DC-9 Aircraft (USA Today: January 22, 2008)
  44. ^ Northwest Airlines Corporate Fleet Information
  45. ^ Average Fleet Age for Selected U.S. Carriers - Airsafe
  46. ^ Northwest Airlines European Expansion (Official Press Release: October 11, 2006)
  47. ^ NWA weighs cargo options after DHL (The Detroit News, December 5, 2007)
  48. ^ Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Program Information
  49. ^ Northwest Orient Free Flight Plan
  50. ^ Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Airline Partnerships
  51. ^ Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Car Rental Partnerships
  52. ^ Northwest Airlines WorldClub Information
  53. ^ WorldClubs® Location Directory
  54. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Douglas C-54G-1-DO NC95422 - Mt. Sanford, AK
  55. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Douglas DC-4 N95425 - Benton Harbour, MI [Lake Michigan]
  56. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 N312RC - Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
  57. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Douglas DC-9-14 N3313L - Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
  58. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description Boeing 727-251 N278US - Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW)
  59. ^ Harlan, Bill. "Landing incident prompts investigations", Rapid City Journal, 2004-06-21. Retrieved on 2008-04-06. 

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Further reading

  • Ruble, Kenneth D.; (1986). Flight to the Top: How a Hometown Airline Made History--and Keeps on Making It: The Absorbing Sixty-year Story of Northwest Airlines. New York: Viking Press.
  • "Pilots Who Flew Drunk are Sentenced to Prison". (October 27, 1990). St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 7A. Retrieved March 21, 2005 from LexisNexis.
  • Moylan, Martin J. "NWA to trim mechanics jobs". (March 17, 2005). Detroit Free Press.
  • Northwest Airlines history timeline on www.nwa.com
  • U.S. Postal Service history; airmail service starts
  • "Order 2006-2-1", Joint Application of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane-S.p.A., Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Inc., KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Inc. and Societe Air France for Approval of and Antitrust Immunity for Alliance Agreements, United States Department of Transportation, February 6, 2006.

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