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Yes, The Delta 777s Are Flying  
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

In case you have not heard, the Delta Airlines 777s are now being used on a highly unlikely route, Orlando, FL (MCO) to Atlanta, GA (ATL). I was on the flight this morning in the BusinessElite Class (Its only BusinessElite and Economy, like Continentals BusinessFirst) and I have to say it was one of my most pleasant flights. The flight numbers (just in case you want to know to see Im not lying) are MCO-ATL: 1991, 1995, 1987 and ATL-MCO: 1990, 1994, 1986. What I do not know is why they are doing 777s on such a short route (403 miles). If anyone can help me out with why they are doing it, please tell me why and if they 777s are flying ny other routes. My guess its for training. Thanks.

Jeff
BOS, LGA, LHR, LAX

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User currently offlineRawch From Switzerland, joined Feb 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Hello Jeff,

I spoke with one of Delta's representatives and he told me that they were doing the training on this route.

The representative also told me that they plan on using the future 777 on routes to Frankfurt, Zurich. They are presntly using them on the Atlanta - London (Gatwick) route which started May 1st.

He also told me that they might use some 777 in some domestic routes but was not sure.

Anyways, I guess we will have to wait and see what Mangement decides on doing.

If you are a Delta Million Miler, next time you are on a trip, maybe you can ask the Representatives and keep all of us posted.

I am planning my trip to London flying the 777 on business Elite sometime this summer. I can't wait.

Take care,

Rob


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Thanks for telling me about the new ATL-LGW route. I go to London a lot for business and I booked a flight on that route. I will keep you guys all posted on whats happening.

Jeff
BOS, LGA, LHR, LAX


User currently offlineRawch From Switzerland, joined Feb 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Jeff, please let us know how your trip goes. I would really like to know because of my upcoming trip to London. I was thinking about maybe taking the 777 outbound, and then the MD-11 inbound.

I am also booking my flight to Zurich and haven't decided if I want to fly business class with Swissair or fly the new businesselite with Delta. Please let me know your comments.

I heard from Delta, that they have a new Crown Room in Gatwick. If you get the chance to go to the Lounge, let me know how it is.

Thanks,

Rob


User currently offlineDelta727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Howdy Folks

Well the reason that we're using the 777 on the ATL-MCO trips is for training both pilots and mechanics. We have a maintenance station in both airports, so we can learn about the 777-specific idiosyncracies and fine tune everything before sending them across the pond.

Doug Taylor
Delta Pilot
http://www.mindspring.com/~dltaylor


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

I am in London right now, and canceled my British Airways Concorde to go on the 777. Just to fill in on you.

Jeff
BOS, LHR, LGA, LAX


User currently offlineEvgeni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

There are many pictures of the new 777 in the photo section

User currently offlineDelta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Last time I checked, Delta 777 was sitting in there ATL hangar collecting dust. I think the main reason for this was that the pilots demanded more $$$$ to fly that bad boy. Its all union!

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

I doubt it is for the money, but maybe Delta727 could help me out on that one. It WAS sitting around as dust, but now, they are using it.

Jeff
BOS, LHR, LAX, LGA


User currently offlineBoomer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Money is a significant factor. Pilots who expect $365.00 to fly it are demanding themselves right out of the 777 flight deck. Delta just converted orders for 4 ea B777 to B767-300ERs in order to avoid a pay scale imbalance with other pilots that could lead to labor problems throughout their fleet.

Joe


User currently offlineBoomer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Money is a significant factor. Pilots who expect $365.00 an hour to fly it are demanding themselves right out of the 777 flight deck. Delta just converted orders for 4 ea B777 to B767-300ERs in order to avoid a pay scale imbalance with other pilots that could lead to labor problems throughout their fleet.

Joe


User currently offlineA&P Mech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

This just in from my Delta mech buddy. Both sides made counter-offers towards meeting in the middle, but still too far apart for an agreement. Looks pretty likely DL's 777s will be parked after 1/11/99.

777 NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. DL and ALPA negotiators met this week on rates of pilot pay, rules and working conditions for the Boeing 777 aircraft. ALPA reduced its opening pay demand to a level 35% above the highest 777 pilot pay rates in the industry (down from 47% above rates at American Airlines). The two parties' positions on the 777 remain far apart. DL's proposal, also an industry-leading offer, would provide DL 777 pilots a pay rate 5% above what AA pilots receive today (and still above what AA pilots are slated to be paid in fall 2000, after contractual pay increases at AA). DL remains committed to good-faith negotiations toward an industry-leading 777 pilot contract that is also economically sound. The company continued to emphasize that an agreement must be reached soon if 777s are to remain in DL's schedule after this fall. ALPA has indicated that pilots likely would refuse 777 flying after Nov. 1, and DL cannot allow the customer service disruption that would occur should 777s be scheduled and then not operate.


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