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All DL 767-400ERs In Service Now With Flat Beds  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6535 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

It looks like today DL has sent its last 767-400ER to HKG for flat bed mods, which means that all of DL's 764ERs currently in service are equipped with flat beds. This last aircraft should come out by June 1.

It is totally amazing how DL's 764ERs began their lives as high-density domestic aircraft for leisure routes with a domestic F cabin, then went to international service with recliner BusinessElite seats, and now they evolved in to one of the most comfortable aircraft in DL's fleet.


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User currently offlineTLHFLA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8521 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
It is totally amazing how DL's 764ERs began their lives as high-density domestic aircraft for leisure routes with a domestic F cabin, then went to international service with recliner BusinessElite seats, and now they evolved in to one of the most comfortable aircraft in DL's fleet.

Very true! I used to fly the 764 between ATL-TPA frequenty when it was used domestically. Hadn't been on one in a long time until a recent trip from ATL-LHR and return. I got an unexpected upgrade to Business Elite with lie flat seats on the way back after offering to get bumped for an overbooked flight...very nice! Glad this is done and looking forward to the 763 and 744 upgrades.



Bill in ATL
User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8336 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
It is totally amazing how DL's 764ERs began their lives as high-density domestic aircraft for leisure routes with a domestic F cabin, then went to international service with recliner BusinessElite seats, and now they evolved in to one of the most comfortable aircraft in DL's fleet.

Indeed. It's first scheduled int'l flights were ATL-DUB/SNN I believe. The a/c was sold all Y with the F cabin being offered to elites.



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User currently offlineMileHighOffice From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7997 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
It is totally amazing how DL's 764ERs began their lives as high-density domestic aircraft for leisure routes with a domestic F cabin, then went to international service with recliner BusinessElite seats, and now they evolved in to one of the most comfortable aircraft in DL's fleet.

I remember I used to fly DL four times a week for work and when the 764 was first introduced by DL... and how pleasantly surprised I was when the usual evening L1011-500 (which was wonderful) I was booked on ATL-DFW went technical and they wheeled over a brand new 764 as the sub. It was so nice having the PTVs in First, although the leg room in the initial configurations seemed very tight compared to their other domestic 767s/757s.

When we got to DFW we had a 45 minute delay getting into the gate as only one or two gates in the process of being lined off for the 764 (DL painted stopping points/hashes for a few gates for the 777, MD11 and 764 when they were upgrading their gates at DFW) and the ground crew had not handled one before and were concerned about the length. There was also something about the tow bar, and they ended up towing us in eventually. We arrived very late, but getting on the new 764 was great!

As this plane was purchased with La Guardia-capable ops as a design requirement, it's too bad DL does not send them there anymore. But glad to see them with new biz product flying long haul. Makes good sense.


User currently offlineflyabr From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7769 times:

Does anyone know how the 763 upgrades are coming along? Plan to fly to DUS this autumn from ATL...and it appears the aircraft still doesn't have Delta on Demand. Thanks for any info you can provide...

User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4910 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6537 times:
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Quoting flyabr (Reply 4):
Does anyone know how the 763 upgrades are coming along? Plan to fly to DUS this autumn from ATL...and it appears the aircraft still doesn't have Delta on Demand.

I assume you will be flying Economy over to DUS? All 763ERs have the Delta On Demand product in BusinessElite, but only 7 of them (known as the "76T"s) are currently equipped with them in Y as well. This summer, these 7 will be mostly doing JFK-TXL, JFK-BUD, JFK-SVO, JFK-ZRH, and JFK-PSA, and one may still be stuck in the flat-bed mod (which has taken a huge delay).
None of the other 763ERs will have Coach AVOD done by this summer.


User currently offlineworldliner From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Good news, hopefully the rest of the fleet can get done asap.


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User currently offlinejj8080 From Brazil, joined Aug 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

Nice. Anyone know about the 763 BizElite flat-bed upgrade status?


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6535 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

Also, does anyone know the status of Blossom (the Pink 767-400ER N845MH)? When should she return from mods? I hope we get a big surprise with her interior.


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User currently offlinemilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2000 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

And to think Delta ordered 21 of these aircraft to replace the domestic L-1011-1! Oh how the market changes. I'll bet they had more of them now. A perfect aircraft for the North Atlantic market.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6535 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Quoting milesrich (Reply 9):
And to think Delta ordered 21 of these aircraft to replace the domestic L-1011-1

Not just the L-1011-1; all of DL's remaining L-1011s (1, 250, and 500) were flying only domestic routes at the time DL got their first 764ER. Really, it seems that the 764ERs were converted to internaional use to backfill the international capacity lost by the retirement of the MD-11 fleet to free 777s to longer routes.



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 8):
Also, does anyone know the status of Blossom (the Pink 767-400ER N845MH)? When should she return from mods? I hope we get a big surprise with her interior.

You must mean the airplane promoting the fight against breast cancer. Not really sure a cartoon character was what Delta had in mind with that...



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 12):
You must mean the airplane promoting the fight against breast cancer. Not really sure a cartoon character was what Delta had in mind with that...

What?!? I find it incomprehensible that people might think the pink 764 would represent something bigger than a juvenile cartoon!! The fight against breast cancer comes and goes.... the powerpuff girls are eternal.  


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6535 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 14):
What?!? I find it incomprehensible that people might think the pink 764 would represent something bigger than a juvenile cartoon!! The fight against breast cancer comes and goes.... the powerpuff girls are eternal.

Yes, I understand she is painted pink due to the fight against breast cancer, however, the reason I nickname her Blossom is because Blossom of The Powerpuff Girls wore pink, and she was both the leader and the smartest.



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 16):
and she was both the leader and the smartest.

Actually, my 5-year-old sister says she thinks Bubbles is smarter. If you could find an airplane in the fleet for her to call Bubbles, it would be much appreciated.



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 17):
Actually, my 5-year-old sister says she thinks Bubbles is smarter. If you could find an airplane in the fleet for her to call Bubbles, it would be much appreciated.

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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6535 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 17):
Actually, my 5-year-old sister says she thinks Bubbles is smarter. If you could find an airplane in the fleet for her to call Bubbles, it would be much appreciated.

Nope, Blossom is definitely the smartest (even the show itself says it). The least intelligent though, is Buttercup (she doesn't even know simple arithmetic as seen in the episode Divide and Conquer).



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 20):

Yea, my sister has no idea what you are talking about. Oh well. I guess seeing as how the vast majority of people who watch the show are within her age group they will all have different opinions.



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 20):
Nope, Blossom is definitely the smartest (even the show itself says it). The least intelligent though, is Buttercup (she doesn't even know simple arithmetic as seen in the episode Divide and Conquer).

Most men aged 21-25 would be absolutely humiliated to publicly admit having such ready knowledge about a show who's target demographic are little girls age 3 to 8.


User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4910 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
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Quoting jj8080 (Reply 7):
Anyone know about the 763 BizElite flat-bed upgrade status?

First plane (ship 1608) went in last October/November and is still stuck there (supplier issues apparently). No 763ER has been reconfigured yet with the flat-bed BE seats, hence the switching of BOS-LHR to 1 764/1 752 instead of 2 763s this summer, etc.


User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4910 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
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Looks like the Pink 764ER (N845MH) has completed the flat-bed mods and is on its way back to ATL from HKG (via ANC) today (May 11). This leaves just one 764ER (N827MH) still in HKG undergoing the mods; it should be out by the end of this month.

User currently offlinedavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

I remember flying L-1011s domestically. Remember, DL used to send many widebodies to FL and similar destinations a regular basis.

As to the 763 modifications, I find it odd that nothing is being said by DL. I double checked the blog site, but they have only news on the new economy comfort section.

I wish DL would update more often what is going on with the planes. The cradle seats on the 763 are outdated and need serious updating.

Dave



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Quoting davescj (Reply 21):
I wish DL would update more often what is going on with the planes. The cradle seats on the 763 are outdated and need serious updating.



I'd suspect we won't hear anything until a solution to the problem is found. Better to say "This is the new expect date of completion." than "We are delayed and have no clue when the 7 will be complete." They delay is already evident.



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