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Topic: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: factsonly
Posted 2012-12-15 05:51:09 and read 17133 times.

On December 14th, 2012 Delta commenced daily scheduled transatlantic operations with B777-200 aircraft on DTW-AMS-DTW on one of DL's three daily flights, substituting A330 aircraft on the route:

- dep. 22:20 DTW - arr. 12:10 AMS DL 248 Non-Stop B777 daily
- dep. 14:35 AMS - arr. 17:15 DTW DL 249 Non-Stop B777 daily

DL predominantly uses B777 on Asian routes, with the exception of ATL-DXB & ATL-JNB. The B777 is sporadically seen at European airports for en-route diversions or special charters. This seasonal equipment change will operate until 28 February 2013 when the A330 returns.

These winter months AMS sees the following weekly DL flights operated by A332, A333, B767, B777:

- ATL 7x A333
- ATL 5x B767
- BOM 7x A333
- BOS 7x A333
- DTW 7x A333
- DTW 7x A333
- DTW 7x B777 (some weeks 6x)
- EWR 5x B767
- JFK 7x A333
- MSP 7x A333
- MSP 7x A332 (some weeks 6x)
- PDX 5x B767
- SEA 7x A333


In Summer 2013 DL largest European hub AMS will grow to 19x daily departures, when the following additional services are added:

- ATL 7xA333
- BOS 7xA332
- DTW 7xB767
- JFK 7xB767
- MSP 7xA333
- SEA 7xB767

DL's largest non-US hub remains NRT with up to 25 departures per day using all long-haul types B747, B777, B767, B757, A333, A332.

source: www.delta.com

Topic: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: clemsonaj
Posted 2012-12-15 06:38:44 and read 16780 times.

An interesting down-gauge in capacity. Perhaps the A333 is being used to South America instead? Is there more cargo carried on this route during the winter months or is this just a capacity adjustment to allow more seats to go South?

Topic: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: mayor
Posted 2012-12-15 07:05:48 and read 16582 times.

I would think that "launching" would mean that this is the first DL European service with the 777. If so, it's not quite true. For a time, DL used the 777 for SNN/DUB service.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: toobz
Posted 2012-12-15 10:15:24 and read 15743 times.

DL has flown plenty of 777 into Europe in the past

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-15 12:01:26 and read 15295 times.

Quoting factsonly (Thread starter):
DL's largest non-US hub remains NRT with up to 25 departures per day using all long-haul types B747, B777, B767, B757, A333, A332.

Off topic but is DL not using the A320 family on intra-asia routes anymore?

Quoting toobz (Reply 3):
DL has flown plenty of 777 into Europe in the past

I recall the grand old days when DL44 CVG-CDG was operated by a 772ER   

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Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: boeing727
Posted 2012-12-15 12:09:13 and read 15171 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
I recall the grand old days when DL44 CVG-CDG was operated by a 772ER

DL 48/49 CVG-FRA was operated by B772ER as well...

Boeing727

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: steex
Posted 2012-12-15 12:10:27 and read 15123 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
Off topic but is DL not using the A320 family on intra-asia routes anymore?

DL never did. NW had ended the use of interport 320s before the merger in favor of the 752s.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: AA737-823
Posted 2012-12-15 12:24:41 and read 14836 times.

Last time I flew SkyTeam to AMS, it was on a NW 744!
What happened to THOSE days!?!?!
Granted, it was a wretched plane, but I do like my 747's.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: mayor
Posted 2012-12-15 12:36:43 and read 14607 times.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7):
Last time I flew SkyTeam to AMS, it was on a NW 744!
What happened to THOSE days!?!?!
Granted, it was a wretched plane, but I do like my 747's.

Well, you DO realize that DL & NW merged, right? It was in all the papers......  

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-15 13:33:34 and read 13795 times.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7):
Last time I flew SkyTeam to AMS, it was on a NW 744!

What happened to THOSE days!?!?!
Granted, it was a wretched plane, but I do like my 747's.

Doesnt DL send the 744 on DTW-AMS during summer?

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: Hooverman
Posted 2012-12-15 14:51:57 and read 12768 times.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
Doesnt DL send the 744 on DTW-AMS during summer?

They usually do. I think there are up to 5 daily flights in the summer.

DL has flown the 777 before to AMS, although it was from ATL.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-15 15:06:07 and read 12561 times.

Quoting Hooverman (Reply 10):
think there are up to 5 daily flights in the summer.

Has it really been 5 daily? As far as I remember, and looking at the schedule for next summer it is 4 daily flights.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-15 17:14:43 and read 11414 times.

DL used to have 5 daily flights to AMS at one time from DTW. I do wish they would bring KL back on one of the DTW-AMS runs

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: burnsie28
Posted 2012-12-15 17:53:13 and read 11099 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):

DL used to have 5 daily flights to AMS at one time from DTW. I do wish they would bring KL back on one of the DTW-AMS runs

Off the top of my head I don't recall DL doing that, I know for a fact that at one time NW did, IIRC it was 4x 333 and 1x 744

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: Jano
Posted 2012-12-15 19:39:44 and read 10470 times.

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 13):
Off the top of my head I don't recall DL doing that, I know for a fact that at one time NW did, IIRC it was 4x 333 and 1x 744

Probably 2007. And I think it was 4x A333 and 1x B752.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: panamair
Posted 2012-12-15 19:47:35 and read 10390 times.

BTW, they just loaded an updated Summer 2013 schedule over the weekend, and the 777 returns to DTW-AMS in June 2013 - operating the last flight of the day in each direction.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: YYZAMS
Posted 2012-12-15 19:59:30 and read 10289 times.

Quoting boeing727 (Reply 5):

I remember flying both flights to CDG from CVG and JFK biz elite when 7001 and 7002 were the only 777s DL had! How many do they have now?

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: panamair
Posted 2012-12-15 20:29:16 and read 10077 times.

Quoting YYZAMS (Reply 16):
How many do they have now?

DL has 8 777-200ERs and 10 777-200LRs currently.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: mplsjefe
Posted 2012-12-15 20:34:07 and read 10033 times.

I think people sometimes forget that the DL 777s have less seats than the 333s.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2012-12-15 21:00:08 and read 9888 times.

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 13):
Off the top of my head I don't recall DL doing that, I know for a fact that at one time NW did, IIRC it was 4x 333 and 1x 744
Quoting Jano (Reply 14):
Probably 2007. And I think it was 4x A333 and 1x B752.

I don't recall a 752 being used DTW-AMS. I know it was used on a few other DTW routes to Europe and places like BDL-AMS

Burnsie would be right about Northwest sending 4X A333 and 1X 744 (was also 5X A333) to AMS. I also thought that Delta was doing 5X daily DTW-AMS shortly after the merger

I don't think KLM has been back to DTW since the merger

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: steex
Posted 2012-12-15 21:16:43 and read 9768 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 19):
I don't recall a 752 being used DTW-AMS. I know it was used on a few other DTW routes to Europe and places like BDL-AMS

One DTW-AMS flight was operated on those reconfigured 752s while routes like BDL-AMS were operating in order to rotate the 752s back to DTW rather than using an internationally configured plane on a DTW-BDL sector.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: mayor
Posted 2012-12-15 21:17:44 and read 9768 times.

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 13):
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):

DL used to have 5 daily flights to AMS at one time from DTW. I do wish they would bring KL back on one of the DTW-AMS runs

Off the top of my head I don't recall DL doing that, I know for a fact that at one time NW did, IIRC it was 4x 333 and 1x 744

I don't believe that DL (pre-merger) ever flew DTW-AMS.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: ocracoke
Posted 2012-12-15 21:29:07 and read 9686 times.

Quoting mayor (Reply 21):
I don't believe that DL (pre-merger) ever flew DTW-AMS.

I want to say the only thing DL flew trans-Atlantic out of DTW was the short-lived A310 on DTW-LGW-FRA, before DL finally gave up on that route and sold it to NW.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: mayor
Posted 2012-12-15 21:41:39 and read 9615 times.

Quoting ocracoke (Reply 22):
I want to say the only thing DL flew trans-Atlantic out of DTW was the short-lived A310 on DTW-LGW-FRA, before DL finally gave up on that route and sold it to NW.

Wasn't CLE in the mix, somehow, on that route?

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: ocracoke
Posted 2012-12-15 22:08:20 and read 9451 times.

Quoting mayor (Reply 23):
Wasn't CLE in the mix, somehow, on that route?

Yes, at the beginning, (CLE-DTW-FRA-LGW), but quickly dropped.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: ATL
Posted 2012-12-15 22:21:34 and read 9704 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
I recall the grand old days when DL44 CVG-CDG was operated by a 772ER   
Quoting boeing727 (Reply 5):
DL 48/49 CVG-FRA was operated by B772ER as well...

You guys are making me sad... I really miss the days of big jets being sent to airports like that...

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-15 22:39:45 and read 9597 times.

Quoting ATL (Reply 25):
You guys are making me sad... I really miss the days of big jets being sent to airports like that...

The glory days....not so long ago   

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-16 01:27:42 and read 8789 times.

Quoting panamair (Reply 15):
BTW, they just loaded an updated Summer 2013 schedule over the weekend, and the 777 returns to DTW-AMS in June 2013 - operating the last flight of the day in each direction.



From where does the 772ER come from?

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: panamair
Posted 2012-12-16 07:29:34 and read 6734 times.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 27):
From where does the 772ER come from?

There is some slack in the 777 fleet from the suspension of DTW-HKG.

Also, this is an upgauge since the 777 replaces a 763ER originally scheduled for this flight. Next summer, DTW-AMS will be 3x 333 and 1x 777 vs 3x 333 / 1x 767 last summer. The 767 fleet next summer will be heavily utilized due to the new SEA-HND, SEA-PVG, and putting multiple 767s on JFK-LAX and SEA.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: Jano
Posted 2012-12-16 19:18:42 and read 5992 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 19):
I don't recall a 752 being used DTW-AMS. I know it was used on a few other DTW routes to Europe and places like BDL-AMS


please see
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/archive/t-688530.html

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: NWADTWE16
Posted 2012-12-16 20:00:33 and read 5853 times.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 12):

KLM was always a beautiful site here in the D..i too wish this would come back..at one time we'd have all the NWA/DL widebodies side by side with a BA 747/LH 747/KL MD11 or 747/ and AF A340

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: factsonly
Posted 2012-12-16 23:18:52 and read 5572 times.

Quoting panamair (Reply 15):
BTW, they just loaded an updated Summer 2013 schedule over the weekend, and the 777 returns to DTW-AMS in June 2013 - operating the last flight of the day in each direction.

Indeed, last weekend DL made several changes to its Transatlantic Summer 2013 schedule:

(1) The B777 returns to AMS from 1 July to 3 September 2013 on the 4th DTW-AMS.
(2) SEA goes 2x daily A333 (was 1xB767)
(3) BOS goes 1x A333 & 1x A332 (was 1x B767)
(4) MSP goes A333 on the 3rd flight (was 1x B767)
(5) And as reported earlier JFK gets a 2nd B767

So latest DL Summer 2013 schedule now is:

- ATL 7x A333
- ATL 7x A333
- ATL 1x B767
- ATL 6x A332
- ATL 7x A330 (KL operated)
- BOM 7x A332
- BOS 7x A333
- BOS 7x A332
- DTW 7x A333
- DTW 7x A333
- DTW 7x A333
- DTW 7x B777
- EWR 7x B767
- JFK 7x B767
- JFK 7x B767
- MSP 7x A333
- MSP 7x A332
- MSP 7x A333
- PDX 7x A333
- SEA 7x A333
- SEA 7x A333

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-17 13:20:24 and read 4721 times.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 31):
So latest DL Summer 2013 schedule now is:



According to your list DL will have 19 daily departures out of AMS. That is really impressive. How does that compare to the pre-DL days when NW operated the AMS hub?

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: MaverickM11
Posted 2012-12-17 13:26:11 and read 4686 times.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 31):
(2) SEA goes 2x daily A333 (was 1xB767)

I can't even imagine what is on that now that there's so much European capacity at SEA *plus* EK

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: boeing727
Posted 2012-12-17 14:46:18 and read 4503 times.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 26):
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
I recall the grand old days when DL44 CVG-CDG was operated by a 772ER
Quoting boeing727 (Reply 5):
DL 48/49 CVG-FRA was operated by B772ER as well...

You guys are making me sad... I really miss the days of big jets being sent to airports like that...

DL 48/49 was operated at one time or another by L-1011/B767/MD-11 and B777...good ole times.

Boeing727

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: factsonly
Posted 2012-12-18 02:14:15 and read 4127 times.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 32):
According to your list DL will have 19 daily departures out of AMS. That is really impressive. How does that compare to the pre-DL days when NW operated the AMS hub?

Northwest already operated a significant number of departures at AMS, particularly in its short lived B757 period:

- BDL 1x/daily = B757
- BOM 1x/daily = B747, A333 or A332 (season dependent)
- BOS 2x/daily = A333, B757
- DTW 5x/daily = 4x A333, 1x B757
- JFK 1x/daily = B747
- IAD 1x/daily B757 (shortlived)
- MEM 1x/daily A332
- MSP 3x/daily = 3xA333/332
- PDX 1x/daily A332
- SEA 1x/daily = A333

Further back there were also daily D10 services to PHL at one time.

Not all of these services operated simultaneously, but NW maxed at 13x departures/day.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-18 03:21:16 and read 3980 times.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 35):

Thank you for the list!

It is good to see that DL has grown the AMS hub.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: MaddogJT8D
Posted 2012-12-18 08:31:36 and read 3680 times.

In the PMNW days, JFK also saw a 757 from AMS for a couple of months at least - I have the pictures from spotting to prove it!

EDIT: It occured to me that you may have meant this instead of 1xDaily 747, since I think the only NW 747 flight was to NRT from JFK.

[Edited 2012-12-18 08:32:26]

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: BoeingGuy
Posted 2012-12-18 08:50:00 and read 3617 times.

Quoting Jano (Reply 29):
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 19):
I don't recall a 752 being used DTW-AMS. I know it was used on a few other DTW routes to Europe and places like BDL-AMS


please see
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/archi....html

I recall that too. One DTW-AMS frequency was a 757 for at least a short time. The remaining frequencies were larger airplanes.

Quoting ATL (Reply 25):
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):

I recall the grand old days when DL44 CVG-CDG was operated by a 772ER
Quoting boeing727 (Reply 5):
DL 48/49 CVG-FRA was operated by B772ER as well...

You guys are making me sad... I really miss the days of big jets being sent to airports like that...

Yep, I took the CDG-CVG 777 once in B-class. It was arguably my best flight ever. To make you even sadder, just after the DL 777 arrived at CVG, the AF A340 from CDG landed......(it actually left CDG early, but the A340 is slower than the 777). How about that? A 777 and A340 both arriving in CVG.

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: PSU.DTW.SCE
Posted 2012-12-18 10:28:20 and read 3481 times.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
Doesnt DL send the 744 on DTW-AMS during summer?

NW regularly operated the 744 on a DTW-AMS departure for years, up through 2008 Post-merger and during the economic downturn this changed, and there was not a 744 on DTW-AMS during 2009 & 2010. The 744 did return to DTW-AMS under DL in Summer 2011.

They did not operate a 744 in Summer 2012, and as of now do not have one in the schedule for Summer 2013.

Quoting Jano (Reply 14):

Probably 2007. And I think it was 4x A333 and 1x B752.

Summer 2007 & 2008 was up to 5x per day, including 1x 752.

Quoting mplsjefe (Reply 18):
I think people sometimes forget that the DL 777s have less seats than the 333s.

Correct, DL's A330-300 has more seats than the DL 777s.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 19):
I don't think KLM has been back to DTW since the merger

I think KLM last flew into DTW back in 2008.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 35):
Further back there were also daily D10 services to PHL at one time. Not all of these services operated simultaneously, but NW maxed at 13x departures/day.

NW operated PHL-AMS with a DC-10 for a period of time
NW also briefly operated MIA-AMS with a DC-10

Topic: RE: DL Relaunches Scheduled B777 Flights To Europe
Username: cgnnrw
Posted 2012-12-18 10:34:50 and read 3453 times.

Quoting factsonly (Reply 35):
Further back there were also daily D10 services to PHL at one time.

I can confirm this as I flew the segment 2 or 3 times. I believe it was late 1990s....1997-2000?


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