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    Now a part of Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines was a major United States airline founded in 1926. Absorbed into Delta Air Lines by a merger in October 2008, Northwest continued to operate under its own name and brand until the integration of the carriers was completed in January 31 2010. Northwest Airlines was headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. In 1993, it began a strategic alliance with KLM and a jointly coordinated European hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. These hubs have all been retained as Delta hubs. Prior to its merger with Delta Air Lines, Northwest was the world's sixth largest airline in terms of domestic and international scheduled traveler miles flown and the U.S.'s sixth largest airline in terms of domestic traveler miles flown. This apart, Northwest Airlines carried more travelers across the Pacific Ocean than any other U.S. carrier, and carried more domestic air cargo than any other American traveler airline. Regional flights for Northwest were operated under the name Northwest Airlink by Mesaba Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, and Compass Airlines. Northwest Airlines was a minority owner of Midwest Airlines, holding a 40% stake in the company. Northwest Airlines flew to various destinations in the Caribbean, North America, various part of Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Travelling Northwest Airlines

    Northwest Airlines offered four classes of travel including World Business Class, Domestic First Class, International Economy Class, and Domestic Economy Class. In-flight travelers of Northwest Airlines were offered many free services like refreshments, drinks and meals, Inflight entertainment included movies, TV programs, Audio-Video-On-Demand, music, and an inflight magazine. Complimentary meals, refreshments and alcoholic beverages for travelers of World Business Class, Domestic First Class, International Economy Class and a buy-on-board program on Domestic Economy Class.

Only in America

    No matter whether you are visiting America on a leisure vacation, here on business travel or study stay, the wonderful land dazzles one and all. Just one trip to this great land doesn’t do justice to it, you’ll need to plan a repeat holiday and then some more to cover the entire gamut of vacation/traveling possibilities that America offers. There are several must-sees and dos and the following top the list.

    1. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona/Nevada

    Thirty miles southeast of Las Vegas lies the U.S.’s largest man-made lake and reservoir. It is a recreational mecca for boaters, swimmers, fishermen and naturalists attracting more than 7 million tourists every year. Lake Mead flooded a large area of desert, covering many canyons, several small villages and relics of ancient settlements.

    2. Universal Studios Orlando/Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando, Florida

    Just like its competitor Disney, Universal houses ‘destination complex’ in Orlando, where two theme parks, Universal Studios Orlando and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, vie for 6.2 million thrill-seeking tourists. You can be one of them, too!

    3. San Antonio River Walk, Texas

    The Riverwalk is one of the most exciting tourist destinations in all of Texas and the greater San Antonio area, and of course, a highly popular one as well. It is a world of fun and exciting things to do and see. Also known as Paseo del Río, it is a network of walkways around the San Antonio River, linking several major attractions one story beneath downtown San Antonio, Texas. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants.

    4. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Temple Square is the most popular tourist attraction in the state with five million annual visitors. This ten-acre block situated in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City is Utah’s number one tourist attraction.

    5. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania/New Jersey

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a beautiful part of the Appalachian Mountains with all kinds of outdoors recreation available. This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river’s New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores.

About Northwest Airlines

    Northwest Airlines was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and now has been absorbed into Delta Air Lines by a merger since October 2008. Northwest continued to function under its own name and brand until the amalgamation of the carriers reached culmination in January 31 2010. Northwest Airlines was headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. In 1993, it entered into a strategic alliance with KLM and began a jointly coordinated European hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. These hubs have all been retained as Delta hubs. Prior to its merger with Delta, Northwest Airlines was the world's sixth largest airline in terms of domestic and international scheduled traveler miles flown and the U.S.'s sixth largest airline in terms of domestic traveler miles flown. Additionally, Northwest Airlines carried more travelers across the Pacific Ocean than any other U.S. carrier, and carried more domestic air cargo than any other American traveler airline. Mesaba Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, and Compass Airlines operated regional flights for Northwest under the name Northwest Airlink. Northwest Airlines owned a minority stake in Midwest Airlines as well. The airline flew to various destinations in the Caribbean, North America, various part of Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Our fleet

    Northwest Airlines operated a mixed fleet of Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Airbus aircraft. It comprised 57 Airbus A319-100, 69 Airbus A320-200, 11 Airbus A330-200, 21 Airbus A330-300, 16 Boeing 747-400, 45 Boeing 757-200, 16 Boeing 757-300, 27 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30, 7 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-40, and 34 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50.

Our Benefits

    Northwest Airlines' frequent-flyer program, WorldPerks, offered travelers with an opportunity to obtain free tickets, First Class upgrades on flights, discounted membership for its airport lounges, WorldClubs, or other types of rewards. Through this program, fliers could gather miles from actual flight segments flown or through Northwest's partners including car rental companies, hotels, credit cards, and other vendors. WorldPerks' elite tiers were Silver Elite, Gold Elite and Platinum elite that allowed for more mileage bonuses, priority wait lists and standby and other benefits. The original name of the WorldPerks program was the Northwest Orient Airlines Free Flight Plan, which began in 1981. In addition to its Northwest Airlink and SkyTeam alliance partnerships, the airline offered frequent flyer partnerships with the following airlines, such as Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Gulfstream International Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines.
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