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October 31, 2006

Northwest to Retire Last of DC-10s

We're nearing the end of a (very long) era at Northwest Airlines, as the carrier announced that it flew its last ancient DC-10 to Europe on Sunday, replacing the aging widebody with new A330s.  Northwest will continue to use DC-10s on its Minneapolis to Honolulu route through January (yes, the movie is projected on a screen at the front of the cabin.  Just like in 1974.)  Someone out there can correct me, but I believe they are the last US airline to fly DC-10s, and, until now, flew the oldest fleet in the US.  The A330s, though, are quite nice, with (angled) lie-flat seats and video on demand.

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