DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3918 times:
Within the past 2 months there has been a major influx of both MD-11s and 777s traveling to Florida, New York-Kenned, and other destinations. Between ATL & MCO there will be 5 777s doing round trips every day until September when the MD-11s are moved back to more domestic routes. Something even more amazing is the fact that the MD-11 is returning to Florida every once in awhile. Not since the MD-11 was first delivered has this ever happen. In conversations with pilots Delta is waiting on its China routes approvement before deciding on which 777 model to order.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3715 times:
Hawaii is low yield, as many people use their Frequent Flier miles to go there, so airlines generally don't use their latest equipment. The MD-11 would be good for Hawaii. United and American have hung on to their DC-10s mainly for Hawaii routes. I bet the TriStar will be used to Hawaii almost to the end. The only problem with the MD-11 is having Business Elite seating, while all other airlines to Hawaii have their aircraft in domestic configuration.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
I was on a Delta 777-200 yesterday on a flight from MCO to ATL. They need this high capacity aircraft along with the MD-11s & 767s to handle this busy route because of the Disney 2000 millenium celebration that is going on.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5515 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3605 times:
When will the MD-11 return to MCO? It has been YEARS since I've seen on here. I'd love to see it fly in again. I read a post about 4 months ago that they would in the spring, but that hasn't happened. I know of 1 that was at TPA though.
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3543 times:
What's the point of using widebodies for flights within the US (aside from Hawaii and long range high yield flights like JFK-LAX) They have so much range and capacity (and are blasted expensive) that Delta could buy more narrow-bodies and serve their markets better. Use widebodies for long range flights.
AA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3533 times:
They definitely need the capacity during peak times on Florida routes. I was on a 767 that was overbooked from TPA-ATL on Delta, so they do need to use widebodies on some routes within the US. Delta uses MD-11's between Cincinatti and Portland, but I do not know if this flight continues to Asia or not.