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Delta 777's Not Grounded Until 11-30

Sun Oct 10, 1999 12:45 pm

Delta Airlines Website flight schedules have been updated showing that the 777's will infact be in service until 11-30. A friend of mine bought a ticket and it stated that the equipment was a Boeing 777-200, he is due to leave 11-15.
 
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RE: Delta 777's Not Grounded Until 11-30

Sun Oct 10, 1999 1:11 pm

That's good. I want to see Delta keep the 777 longer.
 
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RE: Delta 777's Not Grounded Until 11-30

Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:21 pm

Is Delta keeping their 777's now that they've reached an agreement? Or are they still going to get rid of them?

Jeff
 
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RE: Delta 777's Not Grounded Until 11-30

Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:36 pm

The Pilots Have reached a tentative agreement, but this still has to be voted on by all pilots. A Delta 737 Pilot on this forum has reported that a large order of 777's wil be made as soon as possible to put the MD-11's out of service.
 
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RE: Delta 777's Not Grounded Until 11-30

Tue Oct 12, 1999 12:22 am

The airline does plan to keep the 777's and order more. They have 5 more due for arrival in the near future. They were unable to cancel these. The full pilot vote on the contract is to be finished by mid November. I guess they agreed to let the 777's fly until the end of November expecting the pilots to approve the $250/hr rate.

I do expect them to make a large order of 777's in the near future. However, I don't expect them to get rid of the MD-11's yet. I do wonder if they will order different versions of the 777.

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