Continental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4729 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?
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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DTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2854 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.
Morvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2016 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
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.