Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
About a month and a half ago, I was flying Swissair from ATL to ZRH on Swissair. I had some time to get to look around the international terminal, which we were in, to see what was there. Of course, because it was ATL, everything was mostly Delta. I didn't see one Delta MD-11 in the terminal. I saw two 777s, a 738, and the rest were just a bunch of 763s. A year ago, when I flew Delta from ATL to BRU, everything was on an MD-11 it seemed like. What happened to all the MD-11s? It was Friday this year and Monday last year, but I think that they would still fly some MD-11s on any day. Where did they all go?
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
I happened to fly into ATL from LAX on an MD-11, arriving about 22:30, about 2 weeks ago. Although my flight was domestic, it docked at the international terminal. The best thing is that upgrades to business class are easy, as there are 36 available seats. I had an aisle and window seat all to myself!
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
If I am correct...Delta is phasing out the MD-11s like all of the rest of the airlines that use them. Also it could have been due to timing...while in Atlanta I didn't see any MD-11s either except for one that was having its engine worked on. They don't have a great safety record at all and have bad fuel economy. Recently a Delta MD-11 on the NGO-LAX route had a problem with another fire...
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17293 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
On occasion, you may see one in the afternoon. But for the most part, the MD-11 (one of my personal favs) is assigned to Pacific and South American routes. Delta does use on on the ATL-MCO route once a day, and any flights to Japan that are nonstops stopover at LAX. I miss PDX getting them, I actually flew from ATL to PDX and back a few times just ride to on a MD-11.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
There are also MD-11's going to the Middle-East out of JFK. Two MD-11 flights per day travel from ATL to JFK, then one continues to Tel Aviv (flight 96), and the other flight number (150) ends in JFK. In like a month I think they're going to change flight 92 to a 767-300 though.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2892 posts, RR: 7 Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
I know what you mean, Srbmod, but at least PDX still gets 763s, which I was surprised at... I took a 763 from SLC to PDX and back a couple weeks ago and expected it to be empty, but it was packed to the brim... completely full both times.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2134 times:
If you want to see Delta MD-11's, go to LAX. I was spotting there a few months ago and at one point, there were four DL MD-11's on the ground. Two were departing for NRT and NGO while two were arriving from NRT and NGO. It was great to have four of them running around. As Strickerje said, they also fly JFK-TLV and JFK-CAI-DXB. With only 15 ships in the fleet, it's not a guarantee that you'll see them at a Delta hub.
Mikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
Are you sure....I thought it was the 777???
No No no people...no 777's on south american routes any more....TLV, CAIRO, DXB, NRT, NGO, and occasionally LGW, from ATL, JFK, and LAX...plus some domesitc jumps to MCO....and DL is NOT phasing them out contrary to popular belief.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1023 posts, RR: 3 Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2079 times:
Delta isnt retiring their MD-11s, they have no immediate plans to do so for 6-9 more years, this according to their website. The MD-11 still represents the the major long haul element of the fleet, neither the 767-300ER or 400ER match it and since they arent taking any more 777-200s, the MD-11 will be the one doing the higher density long haul routes. They dont do Europe anymore, they do the transpacific and JFK-Cairo/ Middle East routes as well as some S. American routes although I noticed that the ATL-Brazil flights were replaced with 763s.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Domestic routes include ATL-LAX and CVG-LAX (for NRT and NGO flights). Delta is taking delivery of 6 more 777's, the next one will arrive in early 2002. The Asian routes are LAX-NRT, LAX-NGO, JFK-NRT and ATL-NRT.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1620 posts, RR: 9 Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I was on one yesterday, from ATL to MCO, enroute to the last L-1011 flight. It was N815DE, and I enjoyed it very much. The window panes had DC-10 stamped on them. The video entertainment system was broken. The seats were just like seats in most of Delta's other aircraft. But their business class seats had the most legroom I have ever seen, and I just flew first class on AA and UA recently. It doesn't even compare. By the way, I don't understand why they use a long range jet on such a short flight. It's sort of like when Air Florida used a 707 for flights from St. Petersburg to Orlando and Miami.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8825 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
Bob - DL uses the MD-11 on ATL-MCO because it makes money for them. That plane is flying in between long hauls, and when a plane is on the ground, it does not make $$$. Also, the capacity on that route is there, that's why they use a 260 seat jet.
Its a shame though we don't get MD-11s up here, only Swissair brings them in occasionally.