Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1003 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
A question was asked why UA and AA didn't buy any 764's, I wonder why any airline would buy 764's over 772's. Don't get me wrong, I love the 767 series. The 2-3-2 seating is in my opinion the best seating arrangement.
But DL, for exampe, has 763's and 772's, so why the 764? Seems to me to make more sense to buy the somewhat larger, newer ground-up designed, longer range and not that much more expensive 777.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6197 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1194 times:
Delta basically told Boeing what it wanted in a replacement for it's L-1011s, and that's what Boeing built for them. It has relatively low development costs, and was a great economical replacement for it's high density domestic markets. (ATL-MCO, ATL-LAX). Delta's 764s seat more than their 772s.
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Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
The 764 is also far, far lighter and fits into DL's domestic useage on fairly short routes quite well. There's no need to lift an airframe that can handle enough fuel for 8000 miles if you're only going 2,000 or 2,500! Not to mention it had a capacity in line with the old L1011's.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
Despite what many will tell you on here, the 764 is a fantastic plane. It is efficient, it is comfortable and it is a perfect niche plane for CO/DL. I love flying on it, and the pilots seem to like flying it. It has some deficiences compared to the A330, but all planes have some deficiences to their immediate counterparts. I believe the A330 is too much plane for what DL/CO use the 764 for.
The main drawbacks for the 764 is it's cargo space and it's inability to take the large LD containers, its range is fine for what CO/DL use it for, although I have heard a few pilots say that it is just a little too much plane for the wing