ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9240 times:
....not yet officially confirmed, but splintered chat in forums (this one and others) begs at least for its own thread. Appears that Delta may take the two 772LRs that were originally intended for Air India(n).
AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1292 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9202 times:
Wow...although that may cause a problem with the newly announced BizElite cabin. Would DL be able to get that installed and ordered in such short notice. I guess anything is possible but it would be fantastic to see more 777's coming earlier to DL!
UpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 209 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9055 times:
It will not cause a problem with the "new" BusinessElite seats because they are already designed and in use at Air Canada! Delta just puts blue leather and blue trim on them and calls them their own. Check out the news release pic on delta.com and compare then to the seats on the newly acquired 77W of AC. THEY ARE THE SAME!
1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6230 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8990 times:
The new BusinessElite seats are made by Contour Premium. Delta's new BusinessElite seats are the same type used on Air Canada's and Virgin Atlantic's new business class. Delta's current BusinessElite seats are made by B/E Aerospace.
I wonder if the 777-200LRs will use the slimline economy seats that will be used on the 737-800s and domestic 767-300s. Recaro's CL3610 seat appears to be one of the best economy class seats offered.
The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8350 times:
There is a thread on another aviation related website that says that DL is going to rework its Africa services and begin flying ATL-JNB nonstop, shift is DKR service to JFK and extend it to NBO for a JFK-DKR-NBO routing.
Whether true or not, DL has no shortage of options to deploy any early deliveries of 777s - of any variety.
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6939 times:
Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 12): There is a thread on another aviation related website that says that DL is going to rework its Africa services and begin flying ATL-JNB nonstop, shift is DKR service to JFK and extend it to NBO for a JFK-DKR-NBO routing.
While I've always been expecting JFK-DKR-NBO to happen sometime, I'm surprised that DL would actually be considering doing ATL-JNB nonstop, as I seem to recall a fairly recent interview with Grinstein in which he stated his primary interest for the 77L would be for ATL-BOM if DL didn't get any China rights for 2008.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3135 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6600 times:
Quoting Legoguy (Reply 13): Are these 2 77L's currently fitted out with Air India's choice of seats etc etc?
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 15): I'd imagine at least VT-ALA is decked out with the new Air India interior.
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 19):
If they have the AI seats, will they take these out and put the DL seats in?
Guys - the whole reason on why AI is delaying taking these birds is that supposedly they changed their minds on the seats at the last minute (after the a/c were ready). And the new suppliers seats supposedly did not meet some checks and hence causing further delays. And now that AI/IC are merging, that's causing even further delays. Hence in summary:
* The 3 772LR a/c VT-ALA, ALB and ALC most probably don't have any seats in them, maybe the galleys are also not ready yet!
So if these do possibly go to DL (I personally doubt it though, given that AI is already so bloody short on long haul a/c), then all DL needs to do is the plunk in their choice of seats/IFE and have the birds repainted!
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7816 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4354 times:
Delta may get a great present coming out of BK, much sooner then any one thought. While 2 new 772LR would help they are still only 2 planes. I have witnessed enough on this board wriiten about the possible uses of DL's new 772LR fleet 30 examples wouldn't be enough.
25 The777Man: Hope fully AI will still take delivery of these two aircraft, as the original post says "may not take delivery" so let's see what happens. AI would be
26 ConcordeBoy: ...off topic, but are you planning an update for your site any time in the near future Lars?
27 The777Man: Hi ConcordeBoy! Yes, My computer broke but managed to save my files. Lost the password for Frontpage but working on rebuilding the site. Hope to have
28 WorldTraveler: DL hasn't made a single unscheduled stop in MAN for fuel. MAN has been used as a stop because DL has not been able to carry full baggage and pax on s
29 Alitalia744: Thank god there's more than 2 coming then right? BTW the latest plans are looking good.
30 Jfk777: Alitalia 744, There are 5 772LR for Delta before any of the Air India stuff came up. DL may get more then 2 772LR's from Air India so I am not sure of
31 OldAeroGuy: Still sounds like a fuel stop to me. If DL didn't want to carry full pax and bags, then they wouldn't need to stop MAN for fuel. Are you saying they
32 MCOflyer: Well, until they get these a/c, there will be fuel stops on some days. Maybe DL can pick up all the a/c AI has ordered. At least the LR's will be use
33 WestWing: While there were a couple of Delta press releases where they (Delta) indicated that they would convert a total of five -200ERs to -200LRs, the Boeing
34 ConcordeBoy: ...it was changed before the official announcement, then quickly changed back. All changes (plus any additions) should be made public after exit from
35 Alitalia744: Trust me, I know there were 5 set for Delta before the AI stuff came up. Re-read my post.
36 WorldTraveler: It is possible that DL could convert the AI aircraft into additional a/c if Boeing can build 2 additional a/c for both AI and DL - unless AI decides t
37 RobK: No, he's letting me do all the work these days.......... R