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DL A332, B744 & B777 At LAX On 11/26  
User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I was looking for flights to ATL from the LA area and noticed that on 11/26 DL has following 3 heavies scheduled on domestic routes.

12:15 to ATL on a A332
13:15 to DTW on a B744
13:45 to ATL on a B772ER

These 3 are in addition to the normal widebodies we see from LAX to ATL/DTW.

Where are these 3 planes coming from?
Is there some slack in the schedule for these aircraft or are they coming in from international destinations?
Is one of them coming in from NRT?

Lastly, if all 3 happen to be on the ground (even for a few minutes) at T5, it will be some sight!

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User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

I would hazard to guess these are extra sections to move people otherwise connecting through JFK/BOS.

User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting FlyAA757 (Reply 1):
I would hazard to guess these are extra sections to move people otherwise connecting through JFK/BOS.

I am not sure what you are trying to say. What has this got to do with people connecting through JFK/BOS?


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 2):

I think he means that, due to hurricane/superstorm Sandy here in NYC, they are adding extra capacity on these routes and saving people from their cancelled NYC and BOS flights, routing them through DTW and ATL. Some upgrade for those who get the 744!

This, however, would really only make sense if this were happeninf in the next week or so. JFK is slated to open sometime tomorrow, so that should be up and running in a few days. LGA, however, was completely submerged yesterday and nobody here in New York has any idea when it will reopen.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7982 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting FlyAA757 (Reply 1):
I would hazard to guess these are extra sections to move people otherwise connecting through JFK/BOS.

That's my guess easily.

In terms of slack in the 744 fleet, they have 1 or 2 on standby in case of an emergency. I remember they sent the 744 here to PHX in march to pick up the slack from 2 cancelled 753 flights. That was a sight to behold!



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User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 3):
I think he means that, due to hurricane/superstorm Sandy here in NYC, they are adding extra capacity on these routes and saving people from their cancelled NYC and BOS flights, routing them through DTW and ATL. Some upgrade for those who get the 744!

Thanks for clarifying.. I agree it makes sense only if it were happening this week or the next, not 4 weeks away

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
I would hazard to guess these are extra sections to move people otherwise connecting through JFK/BOS.

That's my guess easily.

This is the schedule for November 26... almost a month after Sandy. So surely this schedule is definitely not for those affected by Sandy. Plus there is no question of accomodating passengers connecting through BOS because DL does not fly LAX-BOS


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7775 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

These are scheduled equipment upgrades and live repositioning flights around the busy Thanksgiving travel period.

DL did the same last year on Sunday/Monday following Thanksgiving. Note the 744 on Monday 11/26 goes ATL-LAX-DTW.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 4):
That's my guess easily.

In terms of slack in the 744 fleet, they have 1 or 2 on standby in case of an emergency. I remember they sent the 744 here to PHX in march to pick up the slack from 2 cancelled 753 flights. That was a sight to behold!

They do not have 744s on "standby in case of emergency." They do have spare capacity, that where needed they can add an additional section. It can really be any aircraft type.


User currently offlinecv880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1137 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 3):
I think he means that, due to hurricane/superstorm Sandy here in NYC, they are adding extra capacity on these routes and saving people from their cancelled NYC and BOS flights

I don't believe that DL has made post Thanksgiving decisions for JFK/BOS ops yet. The flights are probably to clean out what's left in LAX after the holiday and/or reposition aircraft. Look at the flights from ATL to LAX on that date...some heavy duty stuff into LAX all day (744, 2-777's , 332, plus 763's), so these are just the return flights.


User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
Note the 744 on Monday 11/26 goes ATL-LAX-DTW.
Quoting cv880 (Reply 7):
.some heavy duty stuff into LAX all day (744, 2-777's , 332, plus 763's)

So for LAX on 11/26:
Looks like the A332 is doing MSP-LAX-ATL
The 77L is doing SYD-LAX-ATL. Another 77L does NRT-LAX-NRT
The 772ER is doing ATL-LAX-ATL
The 744 does ATL-LAX-DTW

Does the A332 from HND spend an entire day resting at LAX? Does not seem right


User currently offlineah414211 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 6):
These are scheduled equipment upgrades and live repositioning flights around the busy Thanksgiving travel period.

Exactly. These have been in the schedule like this for at least the last month, and are in no way related to Sandy. Just adding extra lift for a very heavy post-holiday travel day.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7775 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

The 744 flies
11/24 DTW-LAX
11/24 LAX-ATL (red-eye)

Quoting DTWLAX (Reply 8):
So for LAX on 11/26:
Looks like the A332 is doing MSP-LAX-ATL
The 77L is doing SYD-LAX-ATL. Another 77L does NRT-LAX-NRT
The 772ER is doing ATL-LAX-ATL
The 744 does ATL-LAX-DTW

Does the A332 from HND spend an entire day resting at LAX? Does not seem right

There are numerous equipment upgrades on DTW, ATL, MSP - LAX around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
There are multiple 744 flights on 11/24-11/26, primarily on ATL-LAX, but also on DTW-LAX. This is extra capacity for the busy travel period.

The 77L on SYD-LAX-ATL is a normal rotation to position the 77L in/out of LAX to cover the NRT an SYD flights, this is ongoing and not a special upgauge for the holiday weekend.

There are multiple 777 ER equipment upgrades too over the holiday weekend.

The A332 switches between ATL and MSP depending on the day to rotate and position the A332 into LAX to fly LAX-HND. This is ongoing and not a special upgauge for the holiday weekend. 2-3 days a week it goes to MSP after the HND flight, a few days in goes to ATL, and there may be a day where it stays in LAX all day.


User currently offlinen515cr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Quoting DTWLAX (Thread starter):
Lastly, if all 3 happen to be on the ground (even for a few minutes) at T5, it will be some sight!

They wouldn't all be at T-5...one would end up at T-6.

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 10):
There are multiple 744 flights on 11/24-11/26, primarily on ATL-LAX, but also on DTW-LAX. This is extra capacity for the busy travel period.

Darn, missing the 744 by a day!


User currently offlineZMP0PSA From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

To summarize the LAX - ATL aircraft on 11/26:

757
752
767 X2
763 X4
777
77L
332

9/11 flights are WB. Pretty impressive!


User currently offlineFlyAA757 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1942 times:

I didn't read OP thoroughly...assumed you meant today, not 11/26!

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