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"The Delta Spirit" - N701DN Delivery Thread  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 13337 times:

Today Delta will take delivery of their first 777-232LR. Ship 7101 is scheduled to arrive in Atlanta today. Last I heard, it should depart BFI around 11:00 pacific time and be on deck at ATL around 18:30 eastern. Unfortunately weather doesn't look so good but with any luck she'll pick up a tail wind and hopefully be here prior to sunset.

Andrew Sieber was on-site at BFI yesterday and caught ship 7101 after she was ferried from PAE. Here are a few of his photos:






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Photo © Royal S King

With any luck I'll have some photos later on today when she arrives.

Link to the article on Delta.com: http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10991

Regards,
Chris in ATL

[Edited 2008-02-29 07:14:02]

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User currently offlineUSAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 13294 times:

Beautiful aircraft. I'm looking forward to seeing it fly to JFK.

Congratulations are in order for both Delta and Boeing.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 13142 times:



Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 1):
Congratulations are in order for both Delta and Boeing.

Indeed. Cant wait to fly on her sometime.



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13048 times:

She's filed as DL9777, appropriately: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9777

ETA at ATL is 6:13pm EST


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 12905 times:

For my information how can I tell just by looking at this aircraft that it is a 777LR vs. a 772?

User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1753 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 12898 times:
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Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
For my information how can I tell just by looking at this aircraft that it is a 777LR vs. a 772?

Raked wingtips, for one.



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 12880 times:



Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
For my information how can I tell just by looking at this aircraft that it is a 777LR vs. a 772?

Three factors, the rego's (77Ls start N7-, 772s start N86-), the engines ('small' RR Trents on the 772, f'n huge GE90s on the 77L), and the 77L has 764-style wingtip fences.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 12827 times:

Thanks for the info - although I didn't think the Trents were small..but the GE do look huge.

User currently offlineAndrewC75 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 12769 times:

She's in the air now with an estimated arrival time of 5:36PM ET. No way I'll make it down there in time now.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineJkj777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 12751 times:

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/...stories/2008/02/28/delta_0229.html

more info and pics.


User currently offlineNycbjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 12723 times:

I have a few additional photos on my flick stream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58234655@N00

they may have already been posted.. but if not please enjoy them!


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 12713 times:

Gorgeous airplane...Delta did a wonderful job fitting it out.

User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 12670 times:

The 77L took off from Boeing Field an hour ago, earlier than the 11am time reported! It's due into ATL prior to 6pm. It's a great day for DL taking delivery of this big and beautiful plane!

User currently offlineMicstatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 12451 times:

Probably on the ground now as flight aware is delayed


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 12398 times:



Quoting Micstatic (Reply 13):
Probably on the ground now as flight aware is delayed

Yup. And pictures online in 3....2....1....


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 11915 times:
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Just wondering, is that a satellite dome on top? And if so, will it be very usable since this aircraft isn't going to be doing transcons?


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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1698 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 11867 times:

So what will be it's first revenue flight?


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 11746 times:

First revenue flight will be DL 110, ATL-LAX on March 8. I have a ton of photos to edit. Bare with me!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 11677 times:

Here she is! Arriving from BFI as Delta 9777 Heavy. Shot airside from taxiway Bravo:







It was an absolute THRILL to see this bird 15 feet in front of me deploying her thrust reversers! A sight I will NEVER forget for sure.

[Edited 2008-02-29 16:49:27]

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 11528 times:

And a couple more:











Let me just say that the critics of this bird's interior shouldn't judge it from the few low-quality pictures that were previously shown on another thread. I personally found the interior of this bird to be absolutely STUNNING. Delta has made a slam-dunk in this case.

More photos to follow.

[Edited 2008-02-29 16:47:43]

User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 11499 times:

Great shots Chris! I'm sure we can expect some shots from it on the TOC ramp soon.

User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 11459 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 20):
Great shots Chris! I'm sure we can expect some shots from it on the TOC ramp soon.

And from us lucky ones who are on the first revenue flight on 8 Mar!!



I love to fly, and it shows!
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 11336 times:
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing !!!!

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 17):
First revenue flight will be DL 110, ATL-LAX on March 8. I have a ton of photos to edit. Bare with me!



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 19):
Let me just say that the critics of this bird's interior shouldn't judge it from the few low-quality pictures that were previously shown on another thread. I personally found the interior of this bird to be absolutely STUNNING. Delta has made a slam-dunk in this case

I'll be also on the first flight !



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User currently offlineCurticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 11297 times:

Heavenly...  cloudnine 

March 8th can't come sooner!  Smile

-Curticool Big grin


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 11277 times:

Yes, WINGED HEADRESTS IN COACH!

Nice large screens too.



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25 Post contains images Flynavy : Yes indeed. The coach seats are VERY comfortable as well. I have more shots, but won't be able to edit anymore tonight. Back to work...
26 1337Delta764 : Also, what is that symbol on the lavatory sign? It looks different from the lavatory signs on other aircraft that I have seen. And also, do the econom
27 Post contains images 9V-SPJ : Great pictures. She does look stunning. The Delta colors look very elegant and professional on the aircraft 9V-SPJ
28 DTWAGENT : She sure does look nice. Can't wait to fly her someday... Congrats. Delta. chuck
29 Coa747 : I saw Delta's 2nd 200LR on the factory floor a couple weeks ago when I got the grand behind the scenes tour of the Everett factory. Even stuck my head
30 Omoo : wow, amazing beast ! cant wait to fly her....
31 GayStudPilot : Why are there no Delta Spirit titles? Widget outlined in gold? etc
32 Dl_mech : Satcom antenna used for communications (not TV).
33 Post contains links Alitalia744 : For those that love this bird and collect models... Delta Air Lines had Geminijets create a 1:400 model of this plane exclusively for them. They are a
34 Flynavy : Keep in mind that there might be special titles applied now that it has been delivered. On March 6 there will be a dedication ceremony for the employ
35 Flynavy : From an internal company memo:
36 Jkj777 : 53......I purchased 2
37 Rwy04LGA : 2 more gone! They're now down to 51
38 Post contains links Rwy04LGA : Already in this model database. http://www.wings900.com/modeldatabase/detailview-18236.html
39 Skymiler : And now 46!!!!
40 Post contains images Curticool : 1 gone!!! -Curticool
41 Post contains links and images FlyPIJets : Congratulations to the folks at DL. Hard to believe this airline... View Large View MediumPhoto © John F. Ciesla ...has become this airline View
42 Post contains images Flynavy : Three more of my photos from yesterday's arrival: Reversing on 26R. Words cannot describe the sound this beast made as she rolled past me! Holding sho
43 777STL : Pretty impressive! Very, very nice.
44 Post contains links Flynavy : Photo is now in the cue: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N701DN_1.jpg
45 Post contains links and images Clickhappy : Ah, queue photos http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/DSC_4190_N701DN.jpg http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/DSC_4155_N701DN.jpg htt
46 Gokmengs : Nice pictures.[Edited 2008-03-01 07:50:11]
47 RJ111 : I see DL have another livery. None of them yet to come anywhere near as attractive as the Widget.
48 Post contains images Flynavy : You do realize that this livery has been out for nearly a year, right?
49 RJ111 : Nope, was i supposed to?
50 Pilotboi : And another one gone...I couldn't resist. I wonder if they would have sold as many if it was mentioned here.
51 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Can anyone explain why a single seat in that cabin is without a TV? Looks somewhat odd. Other than that, awesome looking plane .
52 Skymiler : Good question -- I learned about them on this site, and seeing that I will be on the initial ATL -> LAX EIS flight I thought it would be a nice momen
53 Super80DFW : If was on a flight from New York to Mumbai or Atlanta to Shanghai, I would be pissed if that was my seat!
54 Post contains images FlyASAGuy2005 : Great pics! Can't wait to see a few in the database What's up with the one seat with no TV?
55 Rwy04LGA : It seems that there is a row of 2 seats behind a row of 3 seats and that there is no seat behind that PTV-less seat.
56 LawnDart : The row behind it (actually, two rows) only have two seats...thus, only two video screens needed.
57 Post contains images DAL767400ER : I see, thanks for the info
58 Post contains images Evan767 : Look a little closer at the photo, people...
59 Belizexp : Maybe it Crew Rest Seating!!!
60 Pilotboi : No...the correct answer was already stated a few times in this thread.
61 Csturdiv : Just saw this aircraft today at ATL while on taxi to depart on my flight to ORD. She was sitting behind the Delta hangar and she was looking good!
62 FlyASAGuy2005 : Ok, fine. What is the purpose? FlyNavy?...
63 Post contains images Flynavy : The last two rows on the outboard sides only have two seats per row. I wonder if people actually wondered if Delta forgot to put a PTV in that seat.
64 Post contains links and images Flynavy : Two more photos, snapped this morning at the TOC: Regards, Chris in ATL
65 Post contains images Flynavy : And a few more:
66 FlyASAGuy2005 : Boy do I miss those uniforms... How did everyone feel about the red to blue thing.
67 Post contains links and images Flynavy : I'm not sure, honestly. We don't wear that uniform in my department. More eye candy:
68 SXDFC : This plane looks great! I myself got the 777 model the other day, when they had about 290 left lol, its pretty cool looking I must admit I got a few p
69 ATLflyer : No mood lighting? Or is it just not turned on?
70 1337Delta764 : Appearently not, unfortunately. The lighting appears to be fluorescent.
71 Flynavy : It is confirmed that the 77Ls will indeed be operating within the normal 777 flight schedule during the month of March. I found multiple instances of
72 Panamair : Currently showing the following rotations: 03/08 DL 110 ATL-LAX 03/08 DL 101 LAX-ATL 03/09 DL 055 ATL-NRT 03/10 DL 056 NRT-ATL 03/12 DL 152 ATL-TLV 0
73 Post contains images Flynavy : Don't forget 3/30/08, DL 16 ATL-JFK, JFK-BOM.
74 Panamair : Is the ATL-PVG inaugural on 3/30 definitely getting the LR? So far there haven't been any indications in the schedules, seat maps, etc., and DL 16 AT
75 Flynavy : I'm just going off what the executives had said. There is a push to get one allocated for ATL-PVG. We'll just have to wait and see.
76 Litz : That quote, right there, says so much ... - litz
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