Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1164 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.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6301 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1051 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
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 995 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.
Shamrock105 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 965 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!!!!!!!
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17268 posts, RR: 51 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 908 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.
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 843 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.
Dynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1845 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 832 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.