If one of the things on your “Must Do” list was to fly one of the old Northwest Airlines’ DC-10s across the Atlantic, I’m afraid you waited too long to do so.
Sunday marked the final Northwest scheduled trans-Atlantic DC-10 flight. Ironically, (or fittingly?) the flight was cancelled due to maintenance issues.
All of Northwest’s trans-Atlantic flying is now done on Airbus A330s.
You forget how big these things are, and how huge that tail section is, until you’re taking off behind one.
Leaving Dallas-Ft.Worth International a couple of weeks ago, I was in a Maddog that was taxiing behind a FedEx DC-10. Got to watch it rumble down the runway and finally go airborne before we made the turn.