ILOVEA340
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DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:51 pm

I was looking at the ZRH live cam and noticed a Delta Airlines MD-11 parked at Terminal B about the middle on the inside side of the terminal. It was there at 9:50am local time. Is that now standard Equiptment? When I was recently therfe they were bringing in 2 767's a day one from JFK one from ATL.
 
LH744
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Thu Jan 17, 2002 6:29 pm

Yes, until March 15th the MD-11 is the standard equipment on Delta´s flight 67 from ZRH to ATL leaving Switzerland at 10am! See also Pixair´s photos in the database!
Effective March 16th the 767 is replacing it!

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ILOVEA340
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:03 am

When did the 767 get replaced with the MD-11 on the route.
Just recently they were still flying the two 767's in. I suppose the dropped the JFK route. Did they upgrade when the JFK route got dropped?
 
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:36 am


They just recently started using the MD11 on the route. Around January 10th or something. I wonder why they use it during this time of the year. Anyone knows ?
 
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 6:55 am

I believe the route was upgraded following the demise of SR...
 
SR3496
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 7:09 am

Delta started the MD-11 service to Zurich on the second of january. The JFK service has been cut before and it won't be back in the summer, as it looks now.
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 8:07 am

Hey,
Wow! This is a shocker, because when i flew ATL-ZRH and back on December 7th and back on 15th on a 763, there were about 30 people in economy!!! i had like a whole middle three row seats to myself!!!
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 8:47 am

Why does the caption in the picture say "always escorted by police"? When I flew into ZRH and out of it on a trip on Swissair from ATL-ZRH-ATH and then ATH-ZRH-ATL, I never once noticed a police escort. Is that a post 911 thing?
 
pilot21
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 12:25 pm

Were any other European routes upgraded. I ask because coming back from Dublin/Shannon after Christmas to EWR, Delta had one of their MD11's on stand in SHN beside us. I know the route has been using a B777 during the summer season, but only a B763 in winter, and I doubt it would have upgraded to an MD11 just for Chritmas, that would screw schedules up a bit wouldn't it???

Anybody knwo what is operating the route at the moment??

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ILOVEA340
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Fri Jan 18, 2002 1:08 pm

Thanks for the info.
 
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RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:06 am

A whole bunch of transatlantic flights have recently been upgraded/switched to the M11s such as:
ATL-ZRH (started January 1, 2002)
JFK-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001)
ATL-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001)
ATL-AMS (can't remember when that started)
The reason supposedly has to do with pilot contracts and the hours they are guaranteed (according to someone I know at DL) because post-9/11, a whole slew of M11 routes were dropped (JFK-NRT, JFK-CAI-DXB, JFK-TLV, LAX-NRT, LAX-NGO) and DL had to redeploy those M11s....ATL-ZRH went M11 in January after one of the LAX-Japan flights were dropped...

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