Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3244 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
I saw an old ad somewhere about BKK-TPE-USA on Delta showing the tail of an L-1011-500 in a thai magazine, but it must have been something else. maybe it was some mix with SQ? when SQ once had its agreement with DL.
So I guess it was only through ICN, Id assume it was a night flight and crack of dawn departure, so we probably never can find photos from that time period
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Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3834 times:
At one time DL planned an Asian connecting hub in TPE but it was aborted. Those were the good old days when Delta really made a push in Asia. After beginning Bombay and Delhi service in 1991, I had hoped DL would try a round the world flight, but alas they never did. It seems besides the Indian market, Delta has no interest in Asia whatsoever. Perhaps if they got China rights, that would kindle some interest, but right now it seems to be just a battle for market share on US-India routes and a flight to Tokyo that is an afterthought because any respectable airline must fly to NRT!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8821 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
I've heard some rumours of Delta returning to DXB...nothing official though. I'd assume Asia for right now is going to be mostly done through partners...Delta doesn't really have the planes to do much more expansion in Asia...the 777s are pretty highly-used right now, only a few of them are available (not counting the potential ATL-DKR-JNB route...) and BJS is on the horizon for 2008.
ThaiAggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
I flew DL between BKK-USA several times. It started with L1011, BKK-TPE-SEL-PDX. The time was almost the same as all others airlines operate flights between Thailand and USA. Departs BKK early in the morning (around 6-7am, I remembered being at the airport at 4am for check in).The return flight arrives BKK around 11pm to midnight.
When the MD11 came, DL flew both BKK-TPE-SEL-PDX and BKK-TPE-PDX for awhile until SEL stop was dropped and couple years later, all Asian cities, except NRT, were cancelled all together.
ThaiAggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
I don't remember exactly how those flights were. I took DL 50/59 L1011 (BKK-TPE-SEL-PDX vv) only once back in early 90s. And I think 3 times on MD-11 but I do remember flight 55/56 (BKK-TPE-PDX vv) on MD 11 that TPE-BKK section were so empty that almost all passengers could lie down on the middle 5-seat section. I was like a full bed (I guess you can call it a lie-flat bed back then). I was able to do that twice. Outbound flighs from BKK were always full almost full though.