sancho99504 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 583 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3871 times:
I booked a mileage run on DL 15 Mar 10 to travel from 03 May 10 to 09 May 10 while I'm home on 30 day leave. I was booked on DL 17 LAX-ATL and DL 16 ATL-LAX on 08 May 10 and on DL17/4861 LAX-ATL-OKC on 09 May 10. The DL 16-17 legs were 77L and are now 76P and DL4861 has disappeared from the schedule. Where did the 77L go to?
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
DL16 and 17 operate the LAX-SYD leg that originated/terminated in ATL. Apparently they now originate/terminate in LAX and A/C are switched in LAX possibly to/from NRT. This schedule change just occurred and May dates were moved up as this change to 16 and 17 operating to ATL had been set for May 30.
I think a lot of folks will be disappointed at losing the opportunity to fly the T7 ATL-LAX as I understand it was a high load factor/high fare segment daily.
I think that is part of the answer. Possibly a DL person can elaborate.
The new schedule gives them the option of either swapping 77Ls or just turning the same ones back to ATL and SYD. This also means there will be a 77L on the ground at LAX all day. Not the most ideal scheduling, but the newly delivered 77L's aren't required in the schedule until June.