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User currently offlineContinental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

As the title explains there was a DL 772 at FLL this morning. I saw it as I was driving up to Palm Beach and couldn't get a pic. For a second I thought it was a 763 but saw the Boeing 777-200 titles on it. Anybody have more info on it or ideas on why it was there?

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4409 times:

No 777s shown on Flightaware. Stupid question, but could it have been a 764?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL471

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Delta has been known to substitute 777s for 767s here, now and then. And it's not entirely rare for 777s to visit FLL in the summertime, due to the occasional MIA weather diversion. In fact, I can remember one day that saw not one, not two, but *three* at the airport at one time. Two were AA diversions, and the other was Mid East Jet's N777AS, which just happened to be at the airport that day anyway.



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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
For a second I thought it was a 763 but saw the Boeing 777-200 titles on it.

Hmm...you sure about that? Maybe you should trust your initial instinct! I found these:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1120

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1151

Hope this helps. Couldn't tell you why he was there though...


User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
saw the Boeing 777-200 titles on it.

what exactly are "777-200" titles?


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 3):
what exactly are "777-200" titles?


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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Not sure I follow...

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 5):
Not sure I follow...

look below the registration in that pic where it clearly says "Boeing 777-200"  Smile




Garri767


User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 6):
look below the registration in that pic where it clearly says "Boeing 777-200"

Thus the reason for my confusion; DL's Boeings don't carry those titles on them anymore (not since the old widget livery).


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 7):

Thus the reason for my confusion; DL's Boeings don't carry those titles on them anymore (not since the old widget livery).

Good point, I'd never noticed that before.


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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

WIsh they did though...love that Boeing type font.

User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

The only reason I would have known if it was a B777 is by the very end of the plane. Also, DL did use B777's from MCO to ATL at times and I know that of the last few weeks the weather has not been to good in the MCO area. So maybe it was a diversion from their.

I know weather and ATC had our NWA flight 45 minutes late on 02/05/07. And I had a group of 23 that we where on our way to Carnival Cruise for the week. We got on just as they where doing the life boat drills. They were holding the boat for us to get there.

So who knows. But, the B763 do fly into and out of FLL all the time.

Chuck


User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

I checked the routing for all of our 777s for the 16th and 17th and found none of them going through FLL.

DL757Md



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 11):
I checked the routing for all of our 777s for the 16th and 17th and found none of them going through FLL.

The best way to quickly tell if it is a DL 772ER vs. a 764ER is to look at the landing gear trucks. The tri-7s will have the center trucks in sets of threes vs. the set of two on all 767s.



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User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 12):
The best way to quickly tell if it is a DL 772ER vs. a 764ER is to look at the landing gear trucks. The tri-7s will have the center trucks in sets of threes vs. the set of two on all 767s.

If the engines, tail, and fuselage don't give it away first then yeah  Wink

If you were driving by, but were close enough to read those very small 777-200ER titles you should have seend all those differences to I think.



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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Quoting Morvious (Reply 13):
If you were driving by, but were close enough to read those very small 777-200ER titles

Or to note that there are, in fact, NO 777-200 titles on the airplane at all...  Smile


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