DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 5 Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
DL will take delivery of it's 14th 767-400, ship #1815 (#1803 has not been delivered yet), on Jan. 28. Two 737-800's, ships #3741, #3742 will be delivered Jan. 28, and Feb. 1 respectively bringing the 738 count to 42.
Also, an L1011-100, ship #731 will be retired on Feb. 1. This a/c was aquired new and is 20.10 years old. After this a/c retires, the L1011 fleet will number only 14.
A 727-200, ship #564, is scheduled to be retired on Feb. 2. This a/c is 26.76 years old and was originally aquired new by Western Airlines and subsequently joined the DL fleet after the Western merger. DL will have 79 727's in the fleet after this a/c retires.
Here is the paint schedule for the next two weeks. Three MD88's ship#902, 903, 945, two 767-300ER's #190, 194, and one 737-300 #201. After these a/c are painted there will be 102 a/c repainted in the newest livery.
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2279 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
They are painting 190 & 194 already? I still don't understand why it is more important to paint a three-year-old International airplane rather than a Domestic 767 (ship 127) that has quite obviously been painted with rollers (and outside the lines no less...).
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
Uncle Leo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
My Ford Taurus is still in the old old colors and should be painted in the new flag colors quite soon. Hopefully, the MARTA trains can be painted in the new flag colors as well. I plan on proposing that the interior bulkheads, seats, lavatory doors, meal trays, and flight attendant uniforms be adjusted to show company unity.
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1742 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
You say DL is way behind the competition, just to remind you, that as kick ass CO has become, and I totally admire Bethune's strategy, your carrier still remains number 5. DL is the big 3. The big 3 overall run the nation's air transport. Also, you have no room to criticize DL over their lack of 777 aquisitions. DL has over 100 757s and 767s alone. CO will never have the load factors and customer following to justify boosting its 757/767 fleet to over 100. That is why Bethune is such a genious, he's figured this out and is getting his hands on as many 737s as he can. Continental is doing well and increasing its business loads, but the truth is, you go into any of the major fortune 1000 and you will find that their employees are for the most part all Dividend, Skymiles, Advantage or Mileage Plus members. My company offers the CO plan, NOONE ever does it.
TWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
ContinentalEWR, I was waiting for you to chime in here. Seems like you have a comment for everyone, and everything Especially if its regarding Delta. You need to chill out before you have all of us Delta Diehards on you.
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
Tx Islander, where on Earth are you getting your bogus figures from? If you work for Delta, consult the DL Tech Ops home page, find the category aircraft statistics, then select fleet listing. There you will see for yourself that after ship #731 retires there will be 15 L10's left in the fleet.
ContinetalEWR, since you are obviously ignorant to the facts about DL's fleet strategy, let me enlighten you. The 767-400 was ordered years ago as a domestic trunk replacement for the L1011. The L1011 has been flying on the ATL-MCO route for decades (as well as mnay other Florida routes). The flights are consistently booked to capacity hence the use of the 400 on this route (not to mention that the route is ideally suited for pilot training). I read in one of your other equally ridiculous posts that DL is "stupid" for using the 777 on this route and yet that is exaclty
what you suggest is needed in your post above. The 767-400 is one of the most comfortable and economical aircraft in the sky. This aircraft is testimony to the fact that DL is forging ahead NOT lagging behind.
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
Delta has wasted so much time and $$ with all these stupid paint things.....Had they just gotten a decent
livery back in 1997, then this would not have been a
You have wasted so much of our time posting flames about Delta. Had you just gotten a life, we wouldn't have to read the same old stuff from you every day.
And those 767-400's doing things like MCO-ATL? I
really don't get Delta's strategy. Probably because it
has none. What Delta needs is more 777's. It's way
behind the competition.
And why don't you tell us what CO's 777s were doing flying EWR-MCO and IAH-MCO? I really don't get your train of thought. Probably because you have none. What you need is to learn about your own favorite carrier before you criticize others. You are lagging way behind everybody else in aviation knowledge.
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
Again sorry for the my ignorance, but what airport is referred to by the code MCO? And in regards to an earlier post if anyone working for Delta sees this, is it not true that some of your 757s have rows NUMBERED to row 47. The gate agent in SLC told me the plane had 47 rows, but when I posted that I was informed by virutally everyone who saw that number that it must be incorrect. can someone explain