Nitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
Well I just got my itinerary for a business trip from PDX-MCO in November and tried like crazy to get on the Delta flight that is a 777 from ATL-MCO and was successful. I know it's not a huge deal but it'll be the first time for me on a triple 7.
My question though: why such a sweet, long distance plane for a 400 mi. hop?
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4589 times:
The 777 is used on an ATL-MCO-ATL turn for a few reasons:
-The aircraft is usually between longhaul assigments and would otherwise be idle.
-DL can always use extra seats between ATL and MCO.
-The 777 doing the MCO turn is sometimes the backup aircraft for the 777s assigned to longhaul flights on a particular day - thus if a 777 goes tech, the 777 assigned to the MCO turn can take over and do the longhaul flight and DL can find a 764 or other type to do the MCO turn out of its big ATL base.
For years, DL has always used some of its longhaul aircraft on flights out of ATL to MCO (and sometimes TPA or FLL)......L1011-500s, L1011-250s and MD11s were also frequently scene on these runs.
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4572 times:
And perhaps because the internal secter is very popular and it warents a B777 ? But then and again perhaps it's just because it's easier just to operate the domestic sector with the same aircraft that will fly the international sector ? Or mabey it's just cheaper to use one aircraft
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Web From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4004 times:
Good choice. I just flew CVG-CDG on a 777 and boy is it a nice plane! The interior is my favorite of any aircraft. If you are stuck in coach, get a window seat behind the wing (something like rows 45-57) for some huge flap and spoiler action. The wing flex is awesome as well. Overall the most comfortable plane I've flown in; have fun!
DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1869 posts, RR: 21 Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3986 times:
I too owe my first 777 flight to this route. I flew ATL-MCO and a month later MCO-ATL on the 777. What a fun flight it was. Like everyone has said, its simply a takeoff, climb, quick water or lemonade and pretzel servcie, then a decent and landing. Wish I was on one Saturday when I go to ATL. Instead, I'll be getting on a 75...Interstate 75 that is 7 hours... ugh.
[Edited 2005-07-28 20:06:20]
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Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3857 times:
I didn't know that the 767-400ER is better suited to those kind of routes, Is it because ( I ASUME ) you ment that the 764 carries more passengers ? Please excuse my lack of knowledge on this , Anyway your right, it's a very good bonus, I mean who wouldn't want to fly a 777 on domestic ?
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DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 634 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
I've flown on ATL-MCO and I was on their first 767-400ER that was delivered. I thought that it was basically the same as the 777 with a 2-3-2 configuration. I didn't like the 764 as much because it felt that the seats had no room even for Y calss standards. Now I thought that DL was going to put video on the back of the seats like they did with the 777, but did that get axed because of DL's financial spiral? Anyway on the return I was on a 777 which I liked better than the 764 because the legroom on the 777 was better and also with the monitors on the seatbacks. I also flew on a 764 from ATL-HNL-ATL in First (FF) and looking back on my experience in Y I pitied the souls in those seats. I think that CO did a better job than DL in configuring the 764 for long-distance travel.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3293 times:
Delta's Boeing 777's are great. I have flown them twice on the MCO-ATL/ATL-MCO Route and have enjoyed them. They are extremely spacious inside and the IFE is great. I wish DL flew more of them on this route.
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3180 times:
Quoting MD90fan (Reply 21): I thought DL got the 767-400ER for those routes as they have a higher capacity(seat more people than 777-200ER)
No. Delta got the 764 as a replacement for their L-1011s, hence the domestic high-density layout at 287 seats. A 772 in a domestic layout with First instead of BizE and an enlarged Eco cabin would seat around 342 pax (proposing a F49Y293 layout), which would be too large for the markets they serve, at 55 seats more. Plus, the 764 can land at LGA (another former L-1011 market), which the 777 can't due to both weight and wingspan.
25 MD90fan: Ok thanks I knew they got it as a replacement for the Tri-stars and are used on those routes like the flights to Hawaii, and CO got them as replaceme
26 Lrockeagle: I got my first trip 7 ride last year DFW-NRT. First class! Easily my best trip ever. I think I shed more than a few tears when the crew got us ready f
27 San747: LIM is the only international destination for DL 764s, they fly ATL-LIM...
28 DAL767400ER: SLC is a 763ER. LIM is so far the only international 764 destinations, however there have been constant rumors of the 764 being use to BOG sometime d
29 Falcon84: It's a high-density route. When we flew ATL-MCO a few years back for vacation, all they had on the routes were 764's, MD-11's and Triple 7's. Origian
30 HighFlyer9790: Well, also consider re-positiong??? Also, its good that they are not idling...speaking of which, how many T7s does delta have now? I dont see too many
31 DAL767400ER: A mere 8, with 5 more on order, if those are ever delivered. Original plans once looked for some 30 777s, but that deal never happened due to several
32 PanAm330: No repositioning involved on the MCO flights whatsoever. They are only sent to MCO for the capacity and pilot training in between their flights to NR
33 DAL767400ER: DeltaMIA or OttoPylit might have the more exact info, but IIRC, all 5 are still officially on order by DL, with 2 scheduled for delivery in 2008 , an