SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5813 times:
Good to hear that they'll keep the 777s and 737s on order!
Yes, but with a deferred delivery, the topics on here about what Delta is going to do with its fleet are just going to be more confusing and complicated. I guess with more 777s coming in 07-09, we should not expect a 7E7 order soon?
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5650 times:
Luv2fly is right. DL is in no position to order new aircraft...their survival right now outweighs the need for new aircraft...though I must say it is incredibly awesome that they will keep their remaining 777s on order
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5643 times:
If there is one thing that I have to complain for about DL, it is the size of their 777 fleet. It needs to get bigger But in order for it to get bigger, DL has to survive this nightmare of cash shortage.
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 1998 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4824 times:
I think they are realizing too that Asia is the market to be in right now, they have a very weak presence there unless they code-share with CO, NW, or KE. The additional 777's will help that tremendously, plus they are soon (next 7-8 years) going to need to start thinking about what to do with the 757's and 767's plus the MD-80's/90's. I think they are also trying to do their best to simplify their fleet as much as possible, they currently have a fairly good mix of different types. Including regional carriers and Song they have the following CRJ, CR7, ATR's, ERJ's, 732, 733, 738, 752, 762, 763, 764, 772, MD-80, MD-90. I'm sure that they could take a couple of those out to help simplify.
Nlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3818 times:
I thought the md90's were suppossed to be phased out in a couple years, theres only 16 of them so its a pretty small fleet. It might have changed by now but it was in one of there investor reports a while ago.