Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3160 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6806 times:
If Delta gets rid of its 767-200s, you can surely expect the 1982-vintage "Hangar Queen" N102DA to go with it. Perhaps they would be so generous to designate a 767-300 or a 777 as "Spirit of Delta". As far as replacing the 737-200s, under the circumstances, you can expect a mix of MD-88s and CRJ-700s.
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6793 times:
Those 737-200 are paid for are they not like the md88s, seems they would keep all a/c paid for and start dumping some that have high notes......If they are seeling these paid off aircraft it will be just a drop in the bucket compared to their debt. At least they could turn a profit on some of these paid off a/c...Werent the md-11s paid for as well,and replaced with 777s,,, Those md-11s were in pretty decent shape....It seems they are going backwards trying to turn this thing around to me...but then again im not the ceo
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6652 times:
SkyWestFan, your post is completely inaccurate.
-MD-88's are going to be there for much longer...some of them are around 10 yrs old, hardly close for replacement. The -90's will also be alongside them for a long time too, since there's no resale market for the 90.
-762's will be leaving, just a question of when. The Spirit of Delta will be in a museum, somewhere...perhaps on DL property with the DC-3. Heard this from quite a few people.
-732's will be given back as their leases expire. I have heard several rumors of DL wanting to get ahold of some new 737-700's. Reason being- there is already provision for it in the Pilot Contract (as it was going to be the replacement for the Delta Express 732). Also, they would possibly be on a lease too, since they'd be dropping the leases on the 732's, it would be a wise financial move.
-777 gone....bullshat. Expect to lose that when they start selling oceanfront property in Arizona.
-733 will be here for a little longer, until they figgure out how/where to get rid of them. For right now, they're running DL Shuttle.
You basically said the entire list of aircraft will be replaced...nothing has left yet, save for the M11...and it'll be a little while before the rest of em trickle out. Remember, you've gotta have some aircraft to make money with!
1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6511 times:
If they get rid of the Md-88's Md-90's the 777's I would rather fly southwest airlines. I have 400,000 miles on delta. I use to fly just because it was fun. I would fly just to fly on the
L-1011 and MD-11. Now if they get rid of the MD A/C and the 777 why would I fly them. I always use to fly Delta, but since they are getting smaller planes I jumped to United. I have flown 8 times this year with United on 747's and 777 just to fly on them.
I sure hope that delta will keep their current fleets.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25852 posts, RR: 79 Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6466 times:
It is fitting that they get rid of 102DA, since management has killed the Spirit of Delta. You would think that since they are paid for and have commonality with the 763/764 and type rating with the 752, they would just fly them into the ground
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6379 times:
You'd think so too..in fact, I don't see anything wrong with keeping them, other than cost. Sure, some are in the 20 yr old range, but they have commonalities in pilot bases, FA's, and MX....it's a small enough fleet to control, but large enough that it's loss will certainly be felt. They're a good little niche aircraft for transcons, and for little ATL-FL runs...pax would rather be in a widebody than a 757 or 88 for longhaul anyday (even though I love em both). I wonder how much longer we have with them....some just recieved a new paintjob after they got back from the desert!!
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25852 posts, RR: 79 Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5639 times:
Yeah, I really think DL made a mistake getting rid of the MD-11s for the 777s. They not only pay more to fly them, but the MD-11s were paid for and the 777s are a really expensive addition. The MD's are efficient (even with all the bad talked about them) can do anything DL needs them for and are also rather new. Meanwhile, World makes money from them and DL bleeds
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
N160lh From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5575 times:
okay the idea that DL is getting rid of the 777 is bull. DL most profitable route is flt 55 and 56 ATL - NRT - ATL. Which if you start counting fingers and toes you will figure out the 767 - 400 is not up to the task! So I would total check your source SKYWESTFAN. Plus DL also delayed orders for their new 777's, if they were going to sell them then they would have also sold their option for these planes. And one more thing just to totally make my point.... DL is trying to get the new freq from ATL - CHINA. And if the -400 can make it to NRT, then I do not think that it can to CHINA.
But if i had to GUESS!!! what was going.... I would have to say MD-88/90, 737-300, and 767-200 are gone. I also think that 102DA is already scheduled to be retired sometime after the first of 05'. Plus I would look for DL's 1700's 767-300er (now setup in Domestic config) will be given a international facelift.
"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3385 posts, RR: 11 Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5427 times:
Would people stop predicting that the MD-88/90 is being retired?!? It's a FACT that they're here to stay. The only aircraft which DL's even looking at retiring are the 732, 733, 73G, and 762, all of which would take some time to retire. DL is definitely keeping the 777, they eventually plan to operate a total of 13 if my memory serves me correctly. People need to stop speculating on what's going to happen because we pretty much already know.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5399 times:
The ONLY aircraft that Delta will be retiring in the near future will be the 762's, 732's, 733's, and 737NG's.
The MD90's will stick around because, as stated, there is not much resale for them and they are key for many flights out of SLC.
The MD88's and 757s will stick around because there are just too many of them to get rid of.
The 763's and 764's are key moneymakers for Delta and are still young and economical, as are all the 738's.
The 777's are also young and will not be going anywhere. Delta cannot support the current trans-Pac service to NRT and hopefully the new Beijing service. 764's aren't going to cut it. I would say expect to see more 777's around in the future(I never said near future).
As far as Ship 102, as sad as it will be to see her retired, I would not expect to see Delta sell her. The biggest rumors around the company are that she will be put to pasture over at the Delta Heritage Museum at the General Offices. Hopefully, maybe they can find a way to house her in Hangar Two and place Ship 41 and the Travelair in Hangar One. She could probably hold her own out front of the hangars, but I would hate to see what the sun would do to her. However, do not expect the company get rid of her, there is too much history between her and the employees. Get rid of Ship 102 and you would give employees no reason to trust management at all. Plus, she is a bit of a Hangar Queen, as beautiful as she is, so if anyone else found out they probably wouldn't want to buy her.
Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5262 times:
According to airways magazine, DL plans on getting rid of 5 of its aircraft types over the next 6 years (i know it was 5 a/c could be wrong in how long thouhg, ill dbl check and edit my post). So now that the 732 and 762s are gone im guessing the next three will be the 733, md80, and md90. I could be totally wrong on the other three that theyre going to get rid of but i cant see them giving up any of their other aircraft.
Nucsh From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5175 times:
Delta dosn't only fly the 732 into CLT. They frequently fly 738s and MD80s into CLT as well. Expect more of those to fill up the 732 slots, maybe filling in the gap with a few extra connection flights a day.
(from another CLT native)
If landing is about "kissing" the ground, you just about raped it.