DLSLC From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 88 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5235 times:
Today I was working ramp and amid all the great things diverting to SLC from LAX and LAS while they had their radar down, I saw a DL 777 parked at the main Delta hangar. I was wondering if anyone had any information on this, because this is obviously not a normal thing to see in SLC. Thanks!
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5211 times:
It was not an LAX diversion. DL354 ATL-SLC, normally a 764, basically had a total meltdown with a mechanical and all kinds of other problems, and a 777 was swapped in. The 777 is overnighting in SLC tonight and will go back to ATL tomorrow morning as DL410. Appropriately, it is Ship 7005, the Soaring Spirit.
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DLSLC From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4778 times:
Well DIA I see what your saying. But the numerous 764's we get in here are now our "widebody-staple". They are very common every day just as the L-1011's were. I sure wish we had some of those around still dont get me wrong! And as for the 777, it is too bad we dont see that as commonly as we would like.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4146 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4718 times:
Quoting DLSLC (Reply 10): And as for the 777, it is too bad we dont see that as commonly as we would like.
I agree, seeing a few more triple-7s would make being out at SLC much more fun and be a reminder of the Tri-Star days when an hour or two of plane spotting would usually fetch at least one L-1011. Until DL gets a few more in their fleet, it will only be a substitute, charter or diversion.
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BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4145 times:
Quoting DIA (Reply 9): It's just too bad this is news-worthy. I remember back in the 1990s when DL L1011s were a widebody-staple in SLC...now that was a sight. Now a stragler 777 is "the sight"...how times change.
How true.. I know how it is in STL these days, when AA subs a 767-300 for a 757 all the locals get a big stiffie and think about the "old days", when TW would have 6-8 747, 767 and L10's lined up on C Concourse.....lol
Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 22): Whats funny is 410 had about 17 "stiffs" (coffins) on it Monday night...wish I was back at work lol, oh well, tomorrow, hopefully SOMETHING is left
Wow, that slow in SLC huh? BTW, I like the sig, "Hellraiser" being one of my fave Ozzy tunes...