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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 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5038 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, 8893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4966 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, 2131 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4961 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 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4883 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, 8893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4827 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 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4766 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, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4614 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, 8893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4561 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, 566 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4053 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?

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 10 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3753 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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