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Turnkey DL B-777's Rumor  
User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Heard a gem the other day, just wondering if there's any substance to this statement....anyway here it goes.

Heard from a DL B-777 Captain that after ratification by the rank and file, that DL has access to a number of B-777's that were produced by Boeing and are either in storage, or were delivered to other carriers and are readily deliverable to DL. Cathay Pacific was mentioned as a source for a few of these planes.

My impression was that future orders had nothing to do with the contract, or the outcome thereof.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along and see if anyone has heard similar from another source, hopefully more credible than one who has a vested interest in more of these planes in the fleet.





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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

This is NOT correct. There are no 777s in storage or readily "available from other carriers". I've heard that DL may order many more 777 upon ratification of the contract, perhaps 30-40 777s. This was mentioned a few months ago. If they placed such a big order, it was suggested that Boeing would increase the production rate of the 777 so that Delta would get their 777s quicker. The next 777 that DL will get will be in March next year. Does anyone have any more info on a potential 777 order for DL ? The777Man


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

The truth is actually somewhere in between. There are some used 777s immediately available for the right price and DL does have access to them. However, a chain of events needs to be set into motion before they will be acquired. Right now, it seems to be going nowhere.

User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

I think the term these days is "Certified Pre-owned 777s" that undergo a 14,000 point inspection before delivery.

User currently offlineShamrock105 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

How many Boeing 777's do Delta currently have at the moment, and how many more do they have on order??? I'm due to fly on a Delta Boeing 777 from DUB to ATL at the end of August. What are Delta 777s like to fly with, in economy of course!!!!!!!

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

DL has 7 presently in the fleet.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Very interesting rumor. Delta in my opinion should order more 777s for domestic routes. Use them to reduce the number of flights to certain cities, and free up the smaller aircraft for other routes. Delta's use of the 767-400 on the ATL-LGA route shows that using a bigger plane instead of adding more flights works at congested airports. As for economy on a DAL 777, I can't tell you, because all of my 777 trips have been in Business Elite. I caught a glimpse of the coach section, didn't look too bad.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

I don't have any inside info but I still don't see any "used" 777 available for delivery. From what carrier (s) would they come? The777Man


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

check it out www.aerobytel.com and search for used 777's. When I did it came up with 3 1998 777's with low cycles for sale by a dealer in the Seattle area. hmm..anyone interested?

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1011 times:

Seat comfort? When I work the flights from ATL-MCO, there are numerous negative comments in regards to seat comfort in the main cabin.

However, after working a trip to England, there were no negative comments form our passengers, and the flight was indeed full.

Naturally, you will want to get an aisle seat followed by a window. It is 2-5-2 seating in the main cabin. To me it appears cramped.

Service wise, expect a beverage service followed by a selection of lunch entrees with another beverage. Duty Free shopping then a midflight ice cream and beverage service. About 1 1/2 hours from arrival, a light sandwich snack with more drinks.

Inseat videos at every seat with a selection of movies on four or five channels.

Hope that you enjoy the flight and enjoy the ride. It is a neat airplane. They will be reconfigured with a 3-3-3 arrangement with a slightly wider seat starting in fall.


User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Air China was once looking for potential lessees. They might still be looking. OTOH, I don't think DL would be interested in the regional version currently in service with CA. If DL needs some B777s quick, it would be the long range version. Maybe Lauda's new owner might want to dump their B772ERs.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 965 times:

That's was some good humor. Something that this forum goes without occasionally.  Smile

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