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DL 777 At Imperial Terminal LAX  
User currently offlineOLBA From Lebanon, joined Jun 2011, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

hey everyone,

I was driving near the Imperial Terminal at Lax and noticed a DL 777 (didn't know if it was an -LR) parked there. Does anyone know why its there?

Thanks

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

Should have been the -LR. It comes in from SYD at 720a and leaves for Haneda at 655p. They remote park it during the day as those gates are needed throughout the day.

User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2125 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

I saw a UA 777 there once. That aircraft was being loaded with cargo before it was towed to a regular passenger gate.

[Edit: I did not see DeltAirlines response before my post so I did not realize this was a daily occurrence for the DL 77L, which is why I thought this a/c might have been waiting for some cargo. The UA aircraft I saw was a one-time event.]

[Edited 2011-09-26 20:19:34]


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User currently offlinehypercott From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

Hhm. Why are they not taking it for spin during the day? Wouldn't a LAX-ATL or LAX-MSP rotation work? They used to do LAX-ATL on the LR a while back. Why are they not doing it anymore?

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

Quoting hypercott (Reply 3):
Hhm. Why are they not taking it for spin during the day? Wouldn't a LAX-ATL or LAX-MSP rotation work? They used to do LAX-ATL on the LR a while back. Why are they not doing it anymore?

They do still fly LAX-ATL a few times a week with it.

Between crew rest requirements, costs, maintenance, etc., it makes more sense for Delta to let that plane rest for a bit instead of adding extra flying in.


User currently offlineOLBA From Lebanon, joined Jun 2011, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):

Should have been the -LR. It comes in from SYD at 720a and leaves for Haneda at 655p. They remote park it during the day as those gates are needed throughout the day.

but when i passed by, it was already 6:15pm


User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4731 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Drove by yesterday and saw the same thing. Seems the SYD and HND birds were already at gates, which made for a total of 3 777 a/c on the ground at LAX yesterday.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 6):
Drove by yesterday and saw the same thing. Seems the SYD and HND birds were already at gates, which made for a total of 3 777 a/c on the ground at LAX yesterday.

Interesting to have that much there at once.

BTW, can't seem to keep track of you anymore my friend.


User currently offlinegoldenstate From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 552 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3987 times:
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Quoting hypercott (Reply 3):
Hhm. Why are they not taking it for spin during the day? Wouldn't a LAX-ATL or LAX-MSP rotation work? They used to do LAX-ATL on the LR a while back. Why are they not doing it anymore?

Domestic legs on the 777 exist in order to support operational needs by repositioning aircraft between gateway cities.

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 4):
Between crew rest requirements, costs, maintenance, etc., it makes more sense for Delta to let that plane rest for a bit instead of adding extra flying in.

  

There's no way to consistently recover incremental operating expense in domestic markets, which is why DL 777s sit all day at LAX and ATL. Lengthy ground sits at a hub between international arrival/departure banks is hardly a unique practice. AA 777s sit for long stretches at DFW and MIA, as do UA 777s and 744s at SFO.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Quoting goldenstate (Reply 8):
. AA 777s sit for long stretches at DFW and MIA, as do UA 777s and 744s at SFO.

You should see EZE and SCL during the day at the remote parking stands. It looks like you are back in the good ole US of A, there are so many US based widebodies just sunbathing.


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