TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3163 posts, RR: 4 Posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4256 times:
I read at www.delta-air.com that Delta, starting this summer is going to have a daily round trip service from Atlanta to Anchorage. The aircraft used will be a 767-300ER. I was just wondering, is that aircraft too big for that route, I mean Delta is the ONLY Mainland US airline operating widebodies (non-cargo) to ANC. Delta already has a SLC-ANC daily 767 service. Is this going to do Delta any good? The rest of the airlines use the 757, and Alaska Airlines uses the 737, MD-80 and 737-800.
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TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
The reason maybe that they are using the 767 is because they sometimes overbook a lot of their flights to certain destinations so they want large aircraft to handle more passengers. On the ATL to MCO run they are using 767s & L-1011s to handle the large numbers of passengers traveling to that destination.
USAirways A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
I think that it will be good for Delta. Alaska Airlines starts new seasonal service from Chicago (ORD) to Anchorage (non-stop), this is on there new 737-700. We already have tickets for this, flight 135 leaves ORD at 8:55am and arrives in ANC at 12:45pm, and coming back it's flight 136 and leaves ANC at 8:20pm and flies through the night and arrives at ORD at 5:25am.
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
The 767-400ER is gonna be operated on the MC-ATL route first, just like the 777 still is today. The 767-300ER that is operated on the ATL-ANC route is an internationally configured aircraft with the BizElite cabin. The ATL-(Anywhere in FL) aircraft are always packed full of people.
Panaman From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
DL is the only airline bringing heavies into MSY....767's to and from Atlanta. And I think the 763 will do fine on the route. I'm sure that a 757 would have been a better choice, but I don't think that Delta's 75's are ER versions. Anyone know?
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Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5089 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4124 times:
I think the distance from ATL-ANC does call for such a heavy jet. As for the load factor, well it depends also on where that jet is going/or has gone before and/or after the ANC run.
Maybe it will be continuing on to Asia? or will it strictly be running ANC-ATL and back?
There is a lot of service to ANC from the west coast but maybe they feel it is under served from the east. They get a lot of east coast pax thru ATL. CO also flies direct to ANC from IAH, I think they use an MD11 or DC10, anybody know for sure?
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L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30174 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (15 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4123 times:
I have never seen a CO widebody at ANC.....The largest I have seen operated was by a 757....In there summer there is plenty of service for widebodies at ANC.....Hauling passengers comming on and off of cruise ships.....In the past both Western and United have flown widebodys on domestic service into anchorage.
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