762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4220 times:
Actually it looks like this is going to be operated by 767-300 aircraft and I'd assume it's going to have to be an ER. Are they going to use the international configuration with business class, or are they going to reconfigure some to domestic config.?
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
How you thought know that about DL aircraft on B763ER out of ATL-HNL flight? Also, will used on the B764 on the this route to Hawaii flight. I'm glad to hear was came back with nonstop from ATL-HNL flight again. It was stopped from 2 or 3 years ago after L1011s is retired.
No, DL was doesn't want need reconfigure with those seat on the plane. It just only for the same number of those passengers. I just knew that about on B764 will need installed for the crew rest soon. I just heard about it for myself. Well, talk ya later!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
Maybe flying this long route with an "international" configured aircraft is not such a bad idea......CO has had sucess with a similiar approach using Business First configuration on its EWR/IAH/LAX to HNL flights, and now the IAH to OGG flight. Due the 763s have appropriate crew rest facilities, I would assume they do as 9 to 10 hour transatlantic flights are not unusual for the 763 on DL's route system......say JFK to Moscow, Atlanta to Paris, etc.? Are the economics of an international configuration 763 that different from the 764?
Will the SLC-HNL service continue? ATL-SLC-HNL was "substituted" for the ATL-HNL nonstop when the L10s were retired.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3988 times:
According to the Press release, the SLC-HNL will continue. I hope it does, although it's hard to get on flight #252 from SLC. It's always full and it's usually $100- $200 more to fly non-stop instead of making a 1 stop through LAX or SFO for those of us here in SLC.
I thought DL didn't have insurance on the 767-300 to do pacific ops? From what I remember, the only a/c that can be scheduled pacific were the -400s and the MD11. Maybe they made a short term deal with their insurance carrier? They really needed this flight back.
Hopefully DL won't have the same problems CO did with their 764 on the EWR-HNL route. I guess the flight is a bit shorter, so that should help. Didn't CO switch to a 762?