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User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Hello fellow aviation people!!! I have a big question?! Is Delta really gettinng 747s? Have they even given a "maybe" or a "possible" or even a "one day"??? Is there anywhere I can read about it? Or anyone I can ask? Thank ya!!

P.S. DELTA RULES!!!!!

 Hank 




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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

It seems from a recent article that a forum member read that they are in discussions with Boeing with the acquisition of more 777s and their first 747s since the early 1970s.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Awesome. A new 747-400 in the new Delta Livery!! I would deffinately like that.

User currently offlineRick From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

I remember the two 747 100's DELTA had in the early 70's, and they used them on the Dulles (Wash., DC) to Atlanta runs. Even though I was a little kid, I remember those days like yesterday.



User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

I'd love it if Delta got more 777s and 747s. They could pull a United and use the 747s exclusively on Pacific flights, as well as some 777s. The 767-300/400 ER and 777 would be used on Atlantic, except for high-density routes that might have to use the 747.

GO DELTA!

Jeff


User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1256 times:

I sure would love to see a Delta 747! That would be so awesome! Especially a 774 in the 2000 colors! If anyone finds anything about it please let me know.

User currently offlineChieftain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1244 times:

I would have thought the 777-300 could assume a 747-like role on the Pacific since it is nearly equal in size 747-400. Also, the 300ER would be available with RR Trent engines keeping commonality with existing 777's.

User currently offlineRM-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1232 times:

My favorite airline and my fovorite aircraft. This would be amazing, because ATL does not have many 747 visits. I doubt this may happen, several of my friends (that are Delta mechanics) say that Delta most likely end up with extended range 777's.

User currently offlineJkelley480 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1230 times:

Delta is definately the best of the "big three." They should get some 744's just for the image.... But looking at their fleet, the 773 seems more logical. Oh well.  

User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1231 times:

Yeah... I would have thought that too. And I bet that will be the only thing keeping them from not getting it! I guess it's cheaper to maintain the 777 compared to the 747. So, maybe they souldn't get it. I mean, I WANT them to but I wouldn't if I had to make the decision. :-(


DELTA RULES!

 Hank 


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Remember though...
The 747-400ER will have more range and capacity than the 777-300ER. Also, on the 744 you can have RRs, while on the 773ER it is GE only.

Jeff


User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

DeltAirlines wrote:
"The 747-400ER will have more range and capacity than the 777-300ER. Also, on the 744 you can have RRs, while on the 773ER it is GE only."
First of all!!!... the 764 will NOT have more capacity than the 773ER. I am not really sure about the range, I'll check into that but it will not have the capacity of the 777-300ER! Also, what is "RR" and "GE"? The 747 would have 2 more engines to keep up with than the 777. Also, there is not a dramatic difference in size between the 777 and 747. The 764 is going to be the same WIDTH (or circumerence) as the other 767s. It may be longer, but you have to remember how much wider the 777 is. I would love to see a Delta 747-400 but I don't think that they NEED it! Any thoughts???

DELTA RULES!!!!!

 Hank 


User currently offlineDustweek From Japan, joined Aug 1999, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Would increased cargo capacity influence Delta's decision to choose 747s over 777s? How big of a factor is that?

User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Dustweek,
Howdy! Like I said. I do not think that there is a big enough size difference for Delta to get choose 747 over 777. Have you been inside the 777? It's pretty darn big!!



Exactly...
The 747-400
length: 232ft
height:63.7ft
span: 211ft
accommodation(typical): 416 (three class)

The 777-300
lenght: 209ft
Height: 60.75ft
span: 200ft
accommodation(typical): 386 (three class)


Just think about that! What would you do? Maybe if they just bought like 1... you know, kinda for show.
I think that would be the thing to do! You know another thing I'd like to see is an A340. Now, lets not even get into that because that is a another story! But anyway... any thoughts????



DELTA RULES!!!



 Hank 


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

The 777-300 is curently the longest commercial aircraft at 242'4" (taken from boeing.com), which makes it longer than the 774.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

i think they will go 773 over the 744 because of the price difference and the range is pretty close so i would think of it more economic.If they do decide 744, i would like to see what AA,UA and CO do.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineRM-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

The decision may also depend on what type of deals Boeing will give to Delta. Delta is one of Boeing's best customers.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

That will be terrific if Delta purchases some 747-400s! They need a high capacity plane like the 747 to handle some of the busy European & Pacific routes to the Far East and it can be purchased with engines from the 3 manufacturers (P&W 4000, RR RB211 & GE CF6), vs. 1 (GE90) with the 777X.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I good reason for Delta to purchase the 747-400 is that they can option for either the P&W 4000 or GE CF6 because they have these engines on their widebody 767s & MD-11s to share the same spare engine components.

User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

Delta is Cool without the 744s. I mean, the 777 is AWESOME! It's huge, new, etc... They DO NOT need a 747. Now... I'd love to see it but... you know, HEY! Umm... Let's take a vote! Who thinks they will get it?

DELTA RULES!

 HANK 


User currently offlineDeltaMan From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 992 times:

sorry... I just wanted to keep this going

User currently offlineSmoo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 991 times:

DeltaMan,

It may interest you to know that the 777-300 actually carries more cargo than the 747-400. 7,552 cu ft. for the 773 vs .5332/ 6025 cu. ft. for the 744.


User currently offlineContinental777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 980 times:

  There is a 10% that Delta may Aquire some 747-200 and 400 planes from Northwest Airlines and the -400 from Boeing, They will probably NOT get them because they have the newer 777 and do not need the 747.

User currently offlineContinental777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 978 times:

  There is a 10% that Delta may Aquire some 747-200 and 400 planes from Northwest Airlines and the -400 from Boeing, They will probably NOT get them because they have the newer 777 and do not need the 747.

User currently offlineContinental777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 981 times:

Valujet: today is the 4th anniversary of the Valujet 592 crash :-(  . Who here mourns them, I do.

25 Hypermike : Delta seems to be able to fill a 767-300 from ATL to MIA all the time. Would it surprise you if they could fill a 747-400, too? It wouldn't surprise m
26 DeltaPDXguy : That would be quite awesome, I've always thought delta could use a few 747s for their LAX-NRT and PDX-NRT routes. Though, I still think this is highly
27 USAirways737 : It would surprise me to think that Delta would need a larger aircraft than the MD-11 on Pacific routes because their Load Factor is only 60something p
28 DeltaPDXguy : Dl's load factor must be lower this month than in other recent months where it climbed past 70%. I'm not a big NW fan, but 80% is very respectable on
29 TWAL1011 : Just adding my 2 cents... Some planes and liveries were made for each other. ATA and the L1011 National and the 752 Continental and the 738 Delta NC a
30 USAirways737 : Right here. On the main page of Airliners.net in the news section they have the LFs every time they are released. Most airlines have released them alr
31 Post contains images DeltaMan : TWAL1011, I agree with ya. But I just don't think they really need a lot of them. Maybe a couple. They could difentally use them from ATL-MCO. That ro
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