Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 11436 times:
Without actually having heard the rumour, I'd say it's most unlikely; the only 773s EK are likely to want to get rid of are the older non-ER ones (and I haven't heard anything to indicate that this is so). These would be of little use/interest to DL. I could see DL going for 77Ws as a replacement for NW 744s, but these would likely be brand new aircraft.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 11420 times:
I would have thought that it was unlikely - with the merger on their hands why would they want to create yet another small subfleet - in the longer term I can definitely see them going for an order for brand new 77Ws
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Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8284 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 10373 times:
The only 777-300 DL would ever see is the -300ER fresh from Seattle. The deal for some former Emirates is dead, EK leased the airplanes again when the A380 were being delayed. When the NWA 744's are replaced some type of 777 or 748 will replace them. DL will need an airplane capable of flying a distance greater then teh A330-300 of NWA with 8000 miles range.
DeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9289 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8764 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Thread starter):
I was reading in another thread that DL is getting 773's from EK. I wanted to know how much truth is in this rumor and when could we possibly see that stretched 777 hanging out the TOC bay?
That deal died do to the A380s being late. EK re-leased them till 2012
Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 11):
I remember a thread a few months ago that the DL CEO was not interested in ordering the 77W as a replacement for the 744. But it would be cool to see 77Ws on MSP-NRT.
No Anderson has said he will not replace any 744s with 77Ws right now. This doesn't mean they wont order some for other routes.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8609 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): I could see DL going for 77Ws as a replacement for NW 744s
I think that it is probable, but I think the combined carrier will first focus on getting rid of the DC-9s and other obsolete MDD aircraft, but a 773ER order to start the phase out of the soon to be obsolete 744s isn't out of the question.
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DL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8456 times:
I doubt this is true (getting them from EK) and i'm sure they are looking at it as a replacement for the 744s they will be taking in. DL really has a few options, they can get 77Ws (probably new) to replace the 744s as they need replacements and possibly convert those 744s to 744Fs to replace the 742Fs, the 77W would go well with their current 777 fleet and would allow for commonality among 777 pilots. DL could also be looking at the 748. NW needs the 744s for asia routes and now when you combine DL and NW passengers on the same routes they may need a slightly larger aircraft. The 748 would also allow DL to do some interesting things with their new BizElite seats as well as their cozy suites for coach. It would give DL a great creative space.
Whichever way DL goes i'm sure they would get a much better deal with the 748 being the first American carrier to operate it and would give them nice commonality with the 787 without sacrificing any space.
I do wonder though could we see DL using some 744s or 777s to do west coast to europe routes?
Lexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8002 times:
Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Thread starter): I was reading in another thread that DL is getting 773's from EK. I wanted to know how much truth is in this rumor and when could we possibly see that stretched 777 hanging out the TOC bay?
It ain't happening. DL hasn't even taken delivery of all the B777-200LR's yet and given the merger and all the aircraft they will get out of it, it would be crazy to get the B773 at this juncture.
They can train pilots on the B773 because the B772LR sim is set up for AC's B773's. But they are not buying any new or second hand B773's.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21526 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7882 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): the only 773s EK are likely to want to get rid of are the older non-ER ones (and I haven't heard anything to indicate that this is so). These would be of little use/interest to DL.
Actually, 773s would be great for NYC-Europe. But since EK is taking them back, it's not going to happen.
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: The EK 773s are just like DL's 77Es. They have the Trent 892s though. Why? If you take a 773 and fly it to places such as ATL-LHR,CDG,GRU,FCO,DKR-JNB