B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2595 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7109 times:
I was tracking it last night, watching it's progress.
Funny, the new track flight lets you see the route and the plan overlayed from a Google Earth/Map picture.
The blue line yesterday on DL 16 deviated from the orange line (not sure if that means anything), but was cool to watch. Especially since I looked at it last night before I went to bed (10:00 PM) and when I woke up it was still going.
I wonder how often this route will have to stop en route for fuel situations, medical emergencies, etc. EWR-HKG is 12,900 km and JFK-BOM is 12,500 km on simarly equipped aircraft - so I am really curious how often it will get diverted.
LAXdude1023 From Lebanon, joined Sep 2006, 6791 posts, RR: 24 Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6950 times:
Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 9): Wow!!! That is great that Delta is thinking about opening ATL-DXB, it is better than JFK-DXB because it would be hard to defeat EK, I think. Go DL!!
No arguement there. Its the same point that people make when talking about UA at SFO vs. LAX. There is so much more competition at LAX with all the foreign carriers. Same is true for ATL and JFK. JFK-BOM is without question the longest route on DL. ATL-DXB is close but misses it by about 200 miles. ATL-ICN is about 750 miles shorter.
DFW Fan Boy: Im crude, irreverent, and blunt, but Im not clueless. I offer no apologies.
Detroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 375 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6490 times:
really wonder y new york and now atlanta have non stops to dubai?? Do these cities even have large arab populations. I know that detroit has the largest arab population in the country and yet no non-stops from dtw????
When DL's 772LR's come online, it is presumable that they will switch ATL-JNB over to a non-stop, since the 772LR has the range to run that without DKR. DL has talked a lot about asian expansion. I don't think an ATL-HKG is entirely unreasonable to expect in the next 5-8 years.
ATL-JNB: 7,334 nm
ATL-HKG: 7,298 nm
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 50 Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5931 times:
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 21): When DL's 772LR's come online, it is presumable that they will switch ATL-JNB over to a non-stop, since the 772LR has the range to run that without DKR.
Long-term, yes, but I believe once DL get's their first 2 77Ls, they will use them to add another new destination from ATL, most likely HKG, and then convert either ATL-JNB or JFK-BOM to a 77L, depending on which route would offer the more promising yields and cargo loads.
25 N1120A: Except of course that the 764 would splash down somewhere between RAR and AKL.
26 Schipholjfk: India has been changing a lot of their city names to reflect what these cities were locally known in the past prior to the era of colonialism. Bombay
27 Vivekman2006: It indeed is one hell of a long flight. Imagine the condition of the passengers especially in "Y" when they arrive at their destinations! I am sure th
28 SLCUT2777: Something China also did a few years ago (The early 1980s I believe).
29 United787: Is Delta the only airline with a flight tracking map? That is cool since FlightAware.com doesn't track flights beyond North America!
30 Gr8Circle: Just for the records, it happened way back in 1997 or '98.....and it's not just a different spelling, it's a different name altogether....Bombay was
31 FLLspoter: what about atl-nrt that has to bee over 7000 NM
32 LAXdude1023: Nope, its 5953 nm. http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=a...STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=
33 Manny: It happened in 1995 per Wikipedia. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai
34 B4real: The 764 is fully capable of HNL-SYD or HNL-AKL.
35 LAXdude1023: I know I harp on it all the time, but DL should totally start service from HNL-SYD or AKL. From HNL they can use the 767 variety and have good conect
36 B4real: AH! It's my own fault!!!! I meant ATL-HNL-SYD and CVG-HNL-AKL. Sorry all!!!!
37 Gigneil: I sincerely doubt it. The DKR stop should prove valuable on its own. Not fully. Capable, maybe, but not without some serious restriction. NS
38 B4real: Are you sure? Not to ding you - as you are one of the best here. I (actually) checked the performance of the 764 on this website and it has the range
39 Skibum9: I was paying attention to DLs flight tracker for DL16 and it appears that they flew over Iran and Iraq. I would have thought the a US flag carrier wou
40 NRTfan: William Safire did a pretty entertaining column about this in the Times magazine in August. Link here (Requires free NYT registration. Or you can goo
41 B4real: I was watching the flight plan and it said that, but the flight tracker showed it just North of Iraq but over Iran.