Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5060 times:
I read somewhere that DL recently announced a new, non-stop flight from ATL to OGG on a 763. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that the runway at OGG is too short (6995') for an airplane to make it all the way to the east coast. Is the OGG-ATL segment really nonstop, or is there a tech stop somewhere?
This flight is currently loaded as flight 179 ATL-OGG and 178 OGG-ATL flight schedule lists it as a 9h35m flight.
What is surprising is that they are using the Int'l configuration 763 for this flight. Not that the BizE isn't good, its better than the 764's first for sure, but I'd expect the Int'l 763's to be in short supply especially in summer.
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2771 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5001 times:
UA does ORD non-stop (or at least used to) with a 777, so I'd imagine that DL could manage to get a 763 to ATL with little or no problem. So it'll be a little restricted, but maybe they'll cap the number of bookable seats, similar to what B6 does on BUR-JFK. Anyways, this is good news for DL, and tourists. Good luck to them !