Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5107 posts, RR: 24 Posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
Delta has made additional tweaks to the summer transatlantic schedule. Latest changes include:
DL 70 ATL-FCO goes from 763 to 777
DL 28 ATL-CDG (2nd flight) goes from M11/777 to 763
No indication in their schedules that any of the double daily ATL-Europe flights (AMS, MUC. ZRH, MXP) mapped out in the IATA scheduling conferences will be operating.
MD11s will continue on DL 12 ATL-LGW until July 1 and then switch to a 763; and on DL 64 ATL-MAN until July 31 and then switch to a 763. Looks like MAN will be the last European city to see Delta MD11 service.
Here's a summary of the summer 2003 transatlantic flights:
DL 8 LGW 763
DL 10 LGW 763
DL 12 LGW 763 (switches from M11 to 763 on Jul 2)
DL 58 LGW 777
DL 20 FRA 777 (switches from 763 to 777 on Apr 15)
DL 14 FRA 763
DL130 MUC 763
DL116 STR 763
DL 38 AMS 763
DL124 BRU 763
DL 66 ZRH 763
DL128 SNN/DUB 763
DL 70 FCO 777 (switches from M11 to 777 on Apr 15)
DL 74 MXP 763
DL108 MAD 763
DL152 BCN 763 (seasonal nonstop resumes May 1)
DL 16 CDG 763 (switches from 777 to 763 on Apr 14)
DL118 CDG 763 (switches from M11 to 763 on Mar 2)
DL 82 NCE 763
DL148 FCO 763
DL154 VCE 763
DL 84 MXP 763
DL126 MAD 763
DL 94 BCN 763 (seasonal nonstop resumes Apr 15)
DL106 FRA 763
DL 80 AMS 763
DL140 BRU 763
DL132 ATH 763
DL 72 IST 763
DL 30 SVO 763
DL 36 LGW 763 (switches from M11 to 763 on Apr 15)
DL 48 FRA 777 (switches from 763 to 777 on Apr 15)
DL 44 CDG 777
DL 32 FCO 763 (resumes May 1)
DL114 FCO 763 (new seasonal nonstop starts May 1)
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6912 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
The odd thing about this schedule is that by mid-summer only 5 777's will be in use. DL has 8 777's, so where are the other three. I guess you could figure one to be in maintenance/spare, but that still leaves two unaccounted for 777's. I hope DL isn't going to waste two 777's flying MCO-ATL all day long.
I have a feeling that most of the new flights that DL requested at the IATA conference will never come to fruition.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12957 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
A little disappointing to see that DUB/SNN lose the 777; actually I was surprised we got it in the first place! Anyway, part of the problem with the Irish operation was the cost of having to fly to SNN as well. Hopefully that will be rectified by next year and we might get JFK back, possibly even BOS as well, as there's obviously a strong Irish market there.
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
Delta will need 2 or 3 777's to operate the ATL-NRT service, once the MD11 is withdrawn from service. With that and the Atlantic-positioned 777's, all of the Delta 777 fleet is accounted for. It's a real shame Delta didn't acquire more of the triple 777's. Not likely to do so anytime soon either.
Dutchdeltadude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
LJ, Thanks for the information. I hope the second daily ATL-AMS-ATL flight will become reality soon, DL038 and DL039 are almost always completely booked and since my travel is mostly last minute, that very inconvenient
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
I doubt Delta is interested in any of the 777s that UAL is likely to have on the market.
I understand that it would be less expensive for Delta to order brand new 777-232ERs than to acquire UAL aircraft and refurbish them to Delta standards. There's also the engine issue. The PW is the least preferred of the three available powerplants on the B777.
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