N860DA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4724 times:
Delta has pulled B772 service ouf of CVG in favor of B673s for trans-Atlantic flights. Does anybody have the inside scoop on what was behind this move? There was nothing like watching one of those babies rotate off the runway. I will surely miss that all-to-familiar low growl of the Trent 892 engines overhead too.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4679 times:
Delta always shuffles equipment around to meet capacity needs at various times throughout the year. I'm sure the 777 will be back at CVG at some point, but the 763's are probably an overall better fit for the market.
RamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4540 times:
Will that be the case MSYtristar? From JFK almost all the Trans-Atlantic aircraft are 767-300ER's. I like DL but BA has a better deal. Better service in Y class and J class is cheaper with a full reclinable flat bed. Aybody know if this will change, I want to fly DL overseas but their service Trans-Atlantic is not at the top when other offer 777's and 747's with PTV's?
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4197 times:
This is not to be a surprise.
DL's 7 or 8 777s will be effectively minus 2 for the traditional routes, as 2 a/c will be allocated for the ATL-NRT run, starting January 1. Also, soon a 777 will be on the ATL-LAX route.
This will be good for the CVG-CDG route as AF and DL can both operate their own flights, but having the CVG-FRA on a 777 was awesome, and for a while having a CDG and FRA flight on the 777 - two @ CVG was even better!!
Maybe in 2004 when they take delivery of some more 777, we will see it restored to CVG.
Frankly though, with the new FCO and AMS flights on 763, I am just thrilled for that. That has to be a factor in removing seats to Europe - as with the new flights in May, there will be a great jump with the 2 new routes.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4884 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4094 times:
Doesnt DL use B 772s for its JFK-LGW or JFK-CDG or JFK-FRA flights? If not Im surprised, as there is enough demand to warrant the B 772 of theirs plus this aircraft has a superior inflight product than its B 763ERs!!!
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3887 times:
CVG is gaining two new destinations next year making it one of only a handful of cities that have that many or more transatlantic destinations and by far the smallest city with that many transatlantic flights.
777's aren't needed in the winter and the switch to the 777 for NRT means they need to be more centralized. DL has only 8 large int'l widebodies after Dec 31, by far the lowest of any int'l airline anywhere. Unless the MD-11's come back, until a few more 777's join the fleet, or Delta takes delivery of the 7E7 (probably a good bet), the 767-300ER will be what you'll fly on Delta internationally.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6690 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
Delta is not taking any deliveries in 2004; they will take delivery of two 777s in 2005.
I don't see DL bringing back 777s to CVG anytime soon if ever. Much more cost effective like ConcordeBoy was saying, by concentrating all 777 crews to ATL. More traffic from there too than CVG on most routes.
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
RockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
AF picked up the slack, now they are flying a A340-300 in daily instead of the A330-200. So it kinda balances out with DL downgrading to a 767-300. I miss the tripple 7 too, but an AF A340-300 is a nice site a CVG too.