Gnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 811 times:
With reference to the latest Delta press release indicating a tentative agreement with the 777 and 767-400 pilots regarding pay, I wonder if the 777 will now be a permanent part of Delta's fleet plans or if the final decision has been postponed a bit longer?
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 763 times:
I believe that while initial firm orders are for 14 (Delta people, please confirm - I can never keep up with these!). The total commitment, including options, may well be as high as 60. So, yes, the 777 will be a part of Delta's fleet for many years to come . . .
And while they won't be rushing anything, I would imagine that the 777's arrival will signal the beginning of the end of the MD11.
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 748 times:
Pilots at Delta have said that the new 777 order should run 20-30 or so and possibly larger in the long run. The MD-11's probably won't be here for too much longer due to the fact of the safety issues tied to them.