GOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4250 times:
Delta.com shows it's being diverted, arriving MAN at 6:33am and departing MAN at 7:40am....I, too, agree it's likely a fuel stop with a strong headwind...the BOM to JFK is quite a range for the 777-200 nonstop.
I would guess that the first two -LRs would go to BOM and the free -ERs would take over the China route. It also might depend on how soon the -ERs can be refit with the lie-flat BizE suites; I would assume that DL would want that product on any China route in time for the Olympics.
B777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
I say the China route for the LR's because in its application to DOT for the route authority, if it uses the LR's it will not have payload restrictions on the westbound sector and thus will be able to offer maximum seats as well as hauling the lucrative belly cargo. The ER cannot do that. I am also assuming with UA getting IAD-PEK awarded to it, DL will go for PVG as UA out of IAD and CO out of EWR both now will be going to PEK thus nullifying DL's argument of connecting many pax to a one stop PEK service via the US east coast. PVG is a longer distance. Being able to maximize seats/cargo via the LR will be an advantage in the application.
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5284 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
The MAN diversion for Jan 10 is a 'planned' one due to the heavy loads and winds (it was already scheduled prior to the arrival of the inbound aircraft into BOM).
The BOS diversion for Jan 8 was actually due to a sick passenger even though the winds were wicked that day (if it was for fuel, it would have diverted somewhere in Europe instead of making it all the way to BOS).
The Jan 9 flight made it nonstop despite the winds.
Britannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
Please dont shoot me down if im not the 1st to mention this but have you see the google map flight status on Delta's web site. If you track a flight, stick in the flight no i.e DL17 and if is says "In Flight", click on that and it displays a map of where the flight is. Its rather cool and doesnt have to wait to get into US airspace to start tracking unlike some other flight trackers. It doesnt show you speed or height but its kinda good.
Brings me to another query. Why did DL17 divert to MAN. If you look at the track of the flight for DL17 (JAN11) it shows a straight line via the southern tip of Spain. Is that the route it takes or is it just a straight line. My question really is. If it went that type of route why not a divert to Madrid or another Delta destination. I am assuming then the route is via the UK. Seems a long way north from Bombay to New York. Just interested in the route.
: Since the fuel stop was known about well ahead of time, could the reason for the hour ground time and trip to MAN be that they did a crew swap?
: If Grandma's house is out in the country and I gotta go through every traffic light in three counties to get there, that trip is longer than to Aunt