ALPA's Master Executive Council has ratified it. Now it goes to the union's general membership at Delta. That will probably take about 2 months. If it is ratified I would assume that they would pick up their 777 options. Does anyone know if any DL 777s were produced and are in the desert?
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
According to Bill Harms, three aircraft are built and standing at Paine Field in Everett.
They were to be registered:
Since I haven't seen them, I don't know if they are painted or have engines or what their specific status is. Since they weren't taken up by Delta, I was wondering if Delta can "re-buy" them, in a sense. I'm sure they want to get their paws on these aircraft, however.
Delta is still flying its original two 777's. They are being used on routes between Atlanta and Orlando, Atlanta and London, and Cincinatti and London. While they may still officially have those planes on the market, I don't think they would sell them if an agreement is that close to ratification. I think that the union will accept the new agreement, and that Delta will receive the five more they currently have on order and order some more.
I am not sure on this one. On Delta's flight schedules page, they don't have them on the MCO-ATL, ATL-LGW, and LGW-CVG routes. I hope they keep them, get the 777's on the ramp in Everett (why would they be in the desert?), and order about 15-20 more, as they did in their initial order with Boeing. Their 764's are going to stay the same.