727, 737-300, 707, DC-9, 757, 767-200, MD-88 HUH? DL NEVER flew the 707 727-200 737-200 737-300 L-1011 L1011-500 DC-9-30 MD-88 DC-8-73...or was it -71? DC-10 767-300 ER and non-ER 767-200 757-200 I think that's it. EDIT: It was prob a 727. In 1987, I don't believe the ex-WA aircraft had migrated ea...Jump to post
The worst LA mismanagement was early retirement to desert for 4 owned A340 fleet. 5th arrived used and it was a leased aircraft. Never trust important routes only with a new technology model and engine. Examples are BA, JL and NH having another equal models to make substitutions (77E and 763W also i...Jump to post
Delta never really had " a real love" for the 747 - Only 5 "real Delta " 747-100 aircraft were operated between 1970-1977 - All other 747's (2x 747-200B, 8x -200F and 19x 747-400) were obtained by the merger with NWA in October 2008. A little correction... NW had 16 747-400 , no...Jump to post
Former LAN Airlines had 15 A318s in their fleet. PW didn't met performance and fuel consumption for A318, so LAN was the only customer to had PW-powered "babybus". Another reason was the business model change. A318 arrived directly for 737-200Adv. replacement. When LA implemented LASER hyb...Jump to post
So, except for SPECIAL liveries, the entire fleet is in new colors?......except of course the MD-80s Was @ MIA for 2 days last week, didn't see any old livery. There is a 757 still floating around in the old livery along with some Eagle planes in both LAA and LUS colors. No 757 in service wore LAA ...Jump to post
This time without passengers? :D Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk No aircraft can be granted for clearing takeoff in revenue service with an inoperative or missing engine. In case of twins , AOG only (under FAA regulations, taking off a twin engined aircraft with one engine is illegal). Trijets...Jump to post
Next with Skytrax: British Airways now 5-star airline (Wouldn't even surprise me) I think the same. But BA J product in their times was very innovative for providing direct access to the aisle. Today, the space available to the passenger is too narrow in comparison with another airlines (AA for exa...Jump to post
These differences from a few random airlines aren't huge: - British Airways 777-300s in 4-cabin configuration have 299 seats. The 4-cabin 747-400s have 335. There's no BA 77W in 3-class cabin configuration, so "4-cabin configuration" is redundant. BA 77W have 297 seats , and Mid J 744 hav...Jump to post
Anything going to a museum or are all of the last commercial passenger 747's operating for airlines in the country that invented it becoming baked bean cans ? 1st 747-400 built (prototype) and 6th 744 delivered to NW (N661US , 6301) was preserved at ATL in Delta Heritage Museum. The aircraft is on ...Jump to post
Is there a plane that could make MEX-ICN-MEX non-stop in both directions while carrying a full load of passengers? No, MEX is a hot and high airport. 789 have a bit longer range than 788, but transpacific operations beyond NRT won't be unrestricted. AM used MTY stopover in the past when 767 were us...Jump to post
AC has the oldest 763ER in service, a former ex-CP aircraft : C-FCAB. AA retired all of their 763s built in 1980s, last year.
Only one 767 have the the old LAA painting, but seven have the old seat configuration 30/188. By the 4Q all this seven planes will be retire. In the 3Q, the plan is to retire 12 757, and all are ex US Air planes. The only four Ex US Air planes that will be in the fleet by the end of the year are th...Jump to post
Adipasquale wrote:N174UA was just retired today, it just flew SFO-VCV as UA2582. UA's fleet is now down to 15 744s.