B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
Wow, these CO pics really look great. Looks like DL is a little behind !!!
Will CO use the 764 on Northatlantic routes ?? I think that'd be the perfect configuration for a longhaul. 2-3-2 in coach. Very nice.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1017 times:
First off, Delta's 767-400s and Continental's 767-400s are going to perform very different tasks.
The CO version will do transatlantic (cash-rich and high-competition) routes that are long and high-paying.
Delta's aircraft are NOT primarily going to be long-haul aircraft... the only long-haul route will be Hawaii - and Hawaii is notorious for being a non-profit route as people usually use Frequent Flyer Miles to get there, so no major airline uses transoceanic equipment for the Hawaii flights as it would not pay to do so... AA operates special DC-10s with 40" first class seats, same with UA, and Hawaiian, and Delta. No United First, no American First Suite, no BusinessElite. And this applies to all the major carriers. (I must confess I am not sure about the CO HI routes.) Delta's aircraft will be used primarily for flights to cities like Ft. Lauderdale - effectively up and down the east coast and occasionally trans-cons to LAX etc. (and of course the Hawaii ones) The aircraft will NOT be flown to London / Rio etc. Who needs a PTV on these routes? And PTVs are VERY overrated anyway. Ever heard of a good book? On a two hour flight to Ft. Lauderdale you don't need 60" of space, and you don't need PTVs in Coach.
Besides, the way that BusinessElite works, if you had BusinessElite in the aircraft, the fares would be around $4500 - a non-flexible price for a totally flexible ticket. Delta does not offer ANY discounted seats in BusinessElite on any of their official routes. The only ones where they do are the 777s & MD-11s running to Florida in the midst of their transatlantic services. If I was either to pay $4500 for a return in BusinessElite, and $1300 for a standard First Class, I would take the standard First Class! And this is the mentality of the general flying public too.
In CO service however, the aircraft will be flying DC-10 routes, to London, Rio, Paris etc. - a very different purpose for an airliner, with a whole different market structure. The aircraft will have far less cycles on their books than the Delta version in ten years time.
And secondly, the aircraft about that you call a CO aircraft is actually a DELTA aircraft that has been mocked-up in BOEING'S configuration for the world Tour. The First Class seats are NOT Continental's BusinessFirst product, altho they are remarkably similar. The Coach seats however, I conceed, are CO seats. But this aircraft will eventually end up in service refurbished with DELTA. And the Continental configuration may vary.
777gk From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1641 posts, RR: 20 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
The seats that were said to be Continental ARE Continental's! The CO BusinessFirst configuration is to be 2-1-2 and 2-3-2 in coach on 767-400s. N863DA, I would not have posted that if I wasn't 100% sure that it was a Continental seat. The bottom line is, the CO 767-400ER experience is going to be much better than the one on DL.
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1467 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 971 times:
Yes, CO's 764s are nicer than DL's, but as stated in the previous post, they will serve very different markets. DL ordered them to replace their remaining L1011s which now only fly domestically. They will be used on low-yield routes to FLA and Hawaii. Very different to CO's intentions.
Rickbslc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 959 times:
777gk, for USA domestic use only the DL 767-400 is very nice. It is not to be used for international service period. All of DL's 767's are purchased in the ETOPs configuration for flexibility. Some go into international service with BusinessElite and others Ships 1700 and up go into domestic configuration. The plan is if international growth is needed then a ER can be pulled from domestic service and reconfigured for International service. Also the 767-400er/767-300er in domestic interior configuration will fly Atlanta - Anchorage and Atlanta - Honolulu, no trouble with wieght restirctions and all the freight they can carry. So, you see 777gk their is a reason for the difference between DL's domestic 767-400 and CO's international 767-400.
Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 952 times:
Airbus A3XX... LOL!!! you are right! Those pictures are the 764 that Boeing has... That is going to be delivered to Delta! HAHAHA!!! N863DA, VERY well said! You are so right! Continental "need to get a life". Just my personal opinion... CO sucks! CO will never come close to being as good as Delta!
777gk From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1641 posts, RR: 20 Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 934 times:
For the last time, those seats were loaned to Boeing from Continental. I'm not some 13-year-old kid trying to stir up an argument, I am just trying to prove that our 767-400ERs are better to fly on than DL's, and that's it.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 927 times:
Is there really this much childish bitching between airline executives (and the airlines as a whole) about "our planes are more comfortable than your planes!!"?? Because, if so, I would like to know now before I get into the industry and I can shift to Aviation Journalism right now.
You're comparing apples with oranges. It's like (in fact exactly the same as) saying that the JAL 747SRs are less comfortable than those of the Sultan of Oman. D'uh! They serve wholly different purposes. One flies routes of less than an hour with 500+ people in, the other carries 50 people for 18 hours. NOT EXACTLY THE SAME THING, ARE THEY?!?!?
Sv11 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 922 times:
I am looking at two press releases:
This one says Continental's 767-400 seats 235, 200 in coach and 35 in BusinessFirst.
This one says Delta's seats 287 passengers in two classes: 36 in first and 251 in economy.
Since Delta and Continental seem to have the same first class seats, I wonder how Delta put a lot more economy seats in. Maybe they have less leg room?
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 917 times:
Let's just reiterate the whole point just incase some people don't understand.
The Delta configuration offers 36 DOMESTIC First Class passengers at 6-abreast at a 40" seat pitch, and 251 Economy Class passengers at 7-abreast at a 32" seat pitch. 36 seats / 6 abreast is 6 rows, at 40" pitch each, therefore 240" of front-to-back space being required, resulting in 180" more space to put in extra coach seating at 32" pitch.
The Continental configuration offers 35 TRANSOCEANIC BusinessFirst passengers at 5-abreast at a 58" seat pitch, and 200 Economy Class passengers at 7-abreast at a 32" seat pitch. Now 35/5 is 7, so CO has 7 rows at 58" each... resulting in roughly 420" of front-to-back space being required. - hence less space for Coach Class passengers, hence less Coach Class passengers.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 909 times:
And for what it's worth, if Delta did set up their 767-400ERs in a BusinessElite / Economy configuration, you would end up with
48 BusinessElite at six-abreast in the front cabin ahead of doors 2L & 2R, at a 60" pitch, and 201 Economy Class passengers located behind doors 2R and 2L. For a grand total of 249 seats, the difference because of the 6- and not 5-abreast seating in the DL BUsinessElite section. There. Now we are comparing like for like.
Admittedly, the 5-abreast compared to 6-abreast Premium section makes a difference in capacity, but the net result would mean that Coach Class passengers would have exactly the same amount of space on both airlines, (and because you all seem so neurotic about them, every passenger would even have a PTV!!!!) and Delta BusinessElite passengers would have more space front-to-back but slightly less from side-to-side, with most of the slack being taken out of the aisles.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1578 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 903 times:
My favorite pictures are the ones that show the A330-340 cross section. I didn't realize that the side cut in so much and that the overhead bins were so low on the A330-340. These 764s with the new interiors are great, PTV's or no!