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Who Has The Most Domestic Widebody Service?  
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5941 times:

This may have been discussed before, but I was wondering which airline had the most scheduled wide body flights in the US. My guess would be DL, mostly because of the amount of 767s they have and the Florida service that regularly sees 777s, MD11s, and 767s. Any official numbers?


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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5932 times:

I would say DL as well, but UA and AA are a close second. AA still uses quite a few widebodies on its transcon services, and don't forget the A300s it uses on the MIA-JFK route.

"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5907 times:

JAL or ANA...domestically within Japan...

Where else can you fly on one of 5 777-300s on an hour long hop from Haneda to Itami?

Where else can you fly a 747-400D from Haneda to Fukuoka for only about two hours? And often?

Where else can you find the A300, the 767, and other 777-200s flying all over those islands in a flying frenzie?

I would have to point to Japan when it comes to the most widebody domestic service, in my opinion, there is no other place on the world that needs it like they do in Japan.

Going to Japan soon? Got some free time and a few extra dollars (or Yen)? Just book a 777-300 flight or get a superseat flight on a -400D and come back an hour after you arrive. Then, you can say... "I flew on a 777-300 finally!!!" I have...and let me say, sitting in the back on a crosswind landing is...wierd... That plane is a long mother!

Save the whales...for dinner!!!
User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 5879 times:

AA, DL, and UA all have about 25% of their mainline fleet in widebodies. AA and UA use many more aircraft to support their international operations given that deep South America and Asia flights usually require at least 2 aircraft per route and AA and UA are both bigger than DL in those regions; nearly all European routes can be served with one aircraft (plus a maintenance backup for several routes).

AA and UA use their domestic widebodies predominantly on transcons while Delta's are used primarily through its hubs. Delta has over 100 767's - the largest 767 fleet in the world (including the 767ER's flying the Atlantic). UA and AA are leaders w/ 777's - better suited for long haul international routes.

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 5853 times:

(for the record, I'm only including the 48 states & Alaska as domestic)

DL has the most domestic widebody flying, and most of it is concentrated at ATL. UA is pretty far behind DL these days... there's not many places their 767/777/747 these days, and it's not as often as it use to be (for example, virtually all of their ORD-LAX flights were operated by 767/777/747 just two years ago... now only a fourth of them are). AA would be last... there's very, very few widebodies ex-DFW/ORD (DFW-MIA sometimes has quiet a few; other than that, there's only a few flights to LAX and SFO with them... and a 777 repositioning flight between the two hubs). All of the JFK-LAX/SFO are operated by them, and select transcontinental flights elsewhere are as well... MIA sees the most widebodies, with 767/777 to DFW, LAX and (usually) SFO and 767/AB6 to major East Coast cities.

CO would be next... they fly B767 from IAH to (sometimes - just a single flight) SFO, LAX (sometimes a 777), EWR (repositioning 777s) and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO... EWR sees them to LAX, SFO, IAH and CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO (seasonal). US use to fly B762 to LAX, but not anymore... now there's a flight or two from PIT/PHL/CLT to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO with them, but that's it. NW does not have any scheduled domestic widebody flying, but they do operate them on a last-minute or holiday basis.

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

For Delta:

Routes with at least one widebody flight per day (lower 48 only):


From CVG:

From DFW:

From JFK:

From SLC:

I would say that DL is the winner. Of course, these routings do change often. SLC will lose most of its widebody flights next month.

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

What if we added Hawaii back into the mix? I'm guessing DL would still be on top... All their flights to HNL and OGG are 764s. Any ideas?


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2259 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

Ditto for CO going to HNL and OGG - all 764s out of IAH, LAX, and EWR

"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

DL definitely has the most domestic widebodies.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Delta puts quite a few widebodies on ATL-MCO and ATL-FLL. 12 RTs a day to MCO, the smallest a/c they use is a 767-300; 10 RTs to FLL, smallest a 767-300;

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Gosh, it really sucks that DL is taking out most of the 767 flights to and from SLC. This month the 10:25am flight to MCO is a 767-300, next month it's a 737-800... What a cut!!!

Too many stupid people here in SLC think WN is the cheapest (regardless of the actual price) I guess they're leaving DL in numbers...

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