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Delta 777 ATL-MCO!  
User currently offlineNitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 29 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5266 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?

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5229 times:
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User currently offlineNitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Yeah good point! Thanks for the prompt reply.

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

I believe so Pilots could get more frequent training on the 777, but im not sure if this is the same. congrats on grabbing a 777 iv had so many chances to do so with DL and AA but things changed.

Alex



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5188 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.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5171 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

Safe Flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineNitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

Nevertheless, I am totally pumped for this flight. I'm a geek and I just don't care. The admin here that sets up flights is still mocking me insisting that I be on that flight!

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4726 times:
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It's a fun flight ... unfortunately not much more than ascend, get drinks, and descend, but still quite fun.

The 777 is an absolutely marvelous aircraft, and the crew you'll be flying with is a top-notch international crew (often the ATL-MCO leg is used for 777 training), so you'll get awesome service.

And if you get an upgrade, the nifty Biz Elite seats are fun to play with, too ...

What's neat is when you walk past the gate and look out the window, that airplane is just SOOO huge ... cockpit is right at window-level.

You don't get that with 767s, 757s, or (for sure) the MD80s ...

- litz


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting Nitzer280 (Reply 6):
Nevertheless, I am totally pumped for this flight.

You should be, I would be; I've never been on a 777 either. BTW, what's the equipment on the PDX-ATL segment? 767? 757?



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4618 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 5):
And perhaps because the internal secter is very popular and it warents a B777 ?

...thing is however, their 764ER is actually their highest-capacity cattle-cruiser. More suited for that sorta mission. The 772ER is just bonus  Wink


User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4603 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!


Next flight: GRR-ORD-PDX-SEA-ORD-GRR
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1909 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 4585 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.

-Justin

edit:typo

[Edited 2005-07-28 20:06:20]

User currently offlineNitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 4536 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
BTW, what's the equipment on the PDX-ATL segment? 767? 757?

It's a 767-300, another plane I love!


User currently offlineNitzer280 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 4515 times:

Quoting Web (Reply 10):
get a window seat behind the wing (something like rows 45-57) for some huge flap and spoiler action.

I selected 56G exactly for this reason!


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4456 times:

Hi Concordeboy

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  Sad , Anyway your right, it's a very good bonus, I mean who wouldn't want to fly a 777 on domestic ?

Happy Flying !!  Smile



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4425 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.

DeltaGuy767
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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 14):
Is it because ( I ASUME ) you ment that the 764 carries more passengers ?

In DL's chosen configurations (domestic versus int'l), their 764ERs seat more pax than do their 772ERs.

The 772 is of course the larger plane, and when put into similar configurations (a la CO), it carries more pax and much more cargo than does the 764.


User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

Thank you ConcordeBoy for you info,I now know something i didn't know yesterday, Learning and enjoying ? that's not possible  Wink , Anyway thanks

Happy Flying !!  wave 



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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Come to United, where we fly our 777's quite frequently from hub to hub!

User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

I vote for this topic to be in the top three most frequently discussed topics....right up their with NW's DC9s and the PeterMax thread!


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User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

i live here in orlando, so i am planning to take a day trip up to ATL and back just for a the 777 ride. Havent had a chance to ride one yet...

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

I thought DL got the 767-400ER for those routes as they have a higher capacity(seat more people than 777-200ER)


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User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

I was actually thinking about this the other day and trying to find the right flight with the 777 to fit into my time schedule.


P.S. This would be my first T7 experience as well  bigthumbsup 

Hawk44



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3892 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.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3779 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 Post contains images 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
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