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NW Adds Flights to Dusseldorf and Brussels

Oct 13th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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NW Adds Flights to Dusseldorf and Brussels

Northwest is adding direct flights from Detroit, a big NW hub, to Dusseldorf and Brussels sometimes in 2007 - their first expansion of their trans-atlantic service in quite a while. Look for special low introductory fares.
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Oct 13th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Cool, maybe that will free up some frequent flyer seats on Detroit-Amsterdam and Detroit-Frankfurt.
But why Dusseldorf? I could see Stuttgart or Berlin, to connect Daimler-Chrysler's U.S. and European headquarters, but I don't get Dusseldorf, except that it's in the heavily populated North Rhine region.
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Oct 13th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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and perhaps lower landing fees?
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Oct 13th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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"and perhaps lower landing fees?"

Aah, good point. And in northern Europe, I guess it kinda doesn't matter where you land, since everything is so comprehensively linked by rail.
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Oct 13th, 2006, 10:34 AM
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And the article also says NW is increasing its DTW-Amsterdam flight frequency as well - again better for frequent flyer fares i guess.
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Probably because that's as far as NW's 757 will go without requiring a fuel stop for the return trip, even after removing some economy seats in the back and adding winglets.

They probably could go to Cologne, but CO's already flying there.
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Oct 13th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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Dusseldorf is a much busier airport than Cologne-Bonn.
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Oct 16th, 2006, 09:16 AM
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Although I'd rather not fly NW if possible, I'd definitely rather fly in and out of Dusseldorf than Frankfurt.



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Oct 16th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Now I can see why the U.S. airlines didn't buy any of the new Airbus A380's. Sounds like Boeing needs to start making 757-200's again that will be just enough to get one across the pond.
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Oct 16th, 2006, 12:28 PM
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So, is Northwest still charging for aisle seats? If so, they'll never get another dollar of revenue from me...
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Oct 16th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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not for aisle seats per se but before takeoff they offer for i think about $25 preferred seating - whatever that means.
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