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Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?  
User currently offlinetravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3489 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6274 times:

Spotting at LAX today around noon, and saw a DL 744 taxi around the airfield and take off.

Apparently it is flying LAX-NRT as DL flight 283 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL283

Is this a one-off substitution, or is the 744 back on LAX-NRT? I was on this same flight last week, and it was a 77L.

(Side note: A DL 77L took off around the same time as the 744, but apparently that is Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)

[Edited 2013-02-01 14:31:39]

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

Quoting travelin man (Thread starter):
Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)

That one IS usually a 77L, as it's a continuation of SYD-LAX.


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2943 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6030 times:
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AAccording to DL's website, it's back to a 77L tomorrow so I guess it's a one-off


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User currently offlinedtwlax From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

Quoting travelin man (Thread starter):
Side note: A DL 77L took off around the same time as the 744, but apparently that is Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
That one IS usually a 77L, as it's a continuation of SYD-LAX.

DL16 leaves for ATL around 8:30 in the morning but today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17053 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3):
DL16 leaves for ATL around 8:30 in the morning but today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?

Actually today's LAX-ATL (DL16) flight was operated by the 77L that came in from ATL as DL110 around 10:50 (scheduled at 10, so a delay on this flight too). Normally the LAX-ATL portion of DL16 is operated by the 77L that comes in from SYD the same morning however, because of the delayed departure from SYD they swapped aircraft.

Looking at tonight's LAX-SYD (DL17) it already show a delay of 4 hours!



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7528 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

Today on 2/1 LAX-NRT was actually scheduled as an A330-200, but was flown with a 744.

Why? I have no idea. However it was a one-time substition. Plus there are a lot of aircraft tied-up with charter work for the Super Bowl which leads to widebody aircraft used on extra sections or being repositioned.


User currently offlinecyberual From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

There was a DL777 with both of its engines opened at the DL Hangar near Sepulveda Blvd. Maybe something went tech?

User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5204 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3):
today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?

It could have been a tech issue, I don't know. The most likely answer, though, is weather. The east coast of Australia took a battering from a tropical storm last weekend, with OOL and MCY closed, and BNE and SYD reporting significant delays/cancellations.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17053 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

Quoting cyberual (Reply 6):
There was a DL777 with both of its engines opened at the DL Hangar near Sepulveda Blvd. Maybe something went tech?

Might explain tonight's delay of DL17 to SYD.



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