Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7 Posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
Do you think that Delta may get any bigger planes? In the distant future... do you think that a 777X, A3XX, 747X, or maybe a supersonic plane is possible? Let me know what you think. Can anybody do any digital work to some photos? this should be interesting!
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
I don't know if this means anything, but one of the targeted routes quoted by Boeing in creating the 777-200LR was Atlanta to Hong Kong. I took this to mean that Boeing was targeting Delta in their marketing of the new model.
Chieftain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
If Delta wanted LR's, why didn't they order their ER's with GE90's?
I think the new Inchon, Korea hub (opening 2002) will open up a lot of Asian routes for DAL but routes flown from SEL do not require the extra range of the LR. THe new Inchon hub could open up an Asian base of operations for DAL much as UAL has in NRT and NWA in Osaka.
On the other end, perhaps DL will let KAL do the expansion on N.America-Asia routes much as DL allowed AF to expand the Europe-N.America routes to the consternation of the Delta pilots this summer!
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8138 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
I personally think that DL in its future expansion may end up ordering the 777-300 Longer-Range variant.
The reason is simple: they want a plane with capacity and range to fly ATL-NRT and CVG-NRT non-stop on a year-round basis. Because DL is already operating the 777-200ER now, it would be a natural for DL to get the 777-300 Longer-Range to supplement its fleet for future needs.
Remember, DL does NOT want sometime with the capacity the 747-400 or larger; the 777-300 LR will fill this need better.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
Chieftain, Delta did not get the GE90 because they got a great deal on the Trents, and at the time of order, it was unknown what engine will power the 777LR series, since all three manufacturers were allowed to bid.