airplanetire
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DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:23 am

My mom has tickets for my brother, her, and I to go to Italy next summer. We will fly Delta from ATL to FCO and then back from MXP. When we booked the tickets, MXP-ATL, DL flight 75, was scheduled as a 763. It is now scheduled as a 777. Is this a mistake? Does this mean that Alitalia will be flying the route, or is one of DL's 777s operating this route? It still has a flight number like it is a DL aircraft (codeshares are really high numbers, i.e. 8670). How long is the time in the air on this flight? The flight is scheduled as 11 hours 10 minutes. I know that takes into acount taxi time, etc., but it does seem a bit long anyway for a 4700 mile flight. I don't mind the time; in fact the longer the better, but that seems really long. How many DL 777s will be in the 3-3-3 configuration by then? I flew a DL 777 from CDG to ATL this June and it was 3-3-3, which was nice, but I'd like to experience 2-5-2 on a DL 777. Here is a link to the flight on Delta.com if you want to check it out for yourself:
http://www.delta.com/booking/servlet/Booking?cmd=flightDetails&airCd=DL&airName=Delta&fltNum=75&dDay=18&dMon=Jul&dCityCode=MXP&aCityCode=ATL
 
airplanetire
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:24 am

I am sorry. I forgot to say when this is for. I won't be flying this flight until July 2003, so this is for then.
 
DeltaSFO
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:28 am

Yes, at the moment it looks like it's going to get the 777 next summer. Remember that the official summer 2003 schedule won't be released for awhile and a lot can change between now and then.
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airplanetire
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:29 am

Thank you very much DeltaSFO. Can anyone explain the long scheduled time?
 
scottysair
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:33 am

DeltaSFO is right about with the flight schedules were not ready yet and it will be wait until with summer time and when you will be fly on Delta B777 aircraft from ATL-MXP flight, ok? You're have to be very patience as for the releases with the flight schedules. alright? So hope this is your helps. Thanks again!!!
 
FFlyer
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:46 am

You have tickets now for the next July!!! You don't seem to be one of the last minute deal chasers...
 
airplanetire
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:16 am

The thing is that in order for my mom to be able to afford the trip, we needed to get tickets with her frequent flyer miles. We knew that FF seats to Italy sold out fast, so the first day that we could get them (331 days in advance) we got them. I'm glad we did. Our original plan was to fly into MXP and out of FCO. The FF seats on one of those segments were ALREADY sold out, so we just reversed. This was no problem because nothing else was planned, but it just goes to show how fast DL's (and probably other carrier's) FF seats to Italy sell out.
 
airplanetire
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:05 am

Thank you for all of your replies! Do you know when this switch takes place? Will they definitely be DL 777s? How many will be in the 3-3-3 by then? Thanks!
 
BestWestern
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:40 pm

From 15th April...

DLY #DL 74 ATLMXP-1745 0850 777 EFF 15APR

Also LGW ATL goes x3 daily on the 777

DLY #DL 11 LGWATL-0940 1400 777 LL0
DLY #DL 59 LGWATL-1130 1600 777 LL0
DLY #DL 9 LGWATL-1310 1730 777 LL0
X234 #DL 19 LGWATL-1615 2030 763 DD0

and Manchester...

1.DLY MANATL-1140 1535 777 LL0

and Dublin...

1.257 #DL 129 DUBATL-0950 1555 777 LL1
2.X257 #DL 128 DUBATL-1250 1555 777 LL0

and Paris
X456 #DL 22 ATLCDG-1740 0810 #1 777 DD0
DLY #DL 44 CVGCDG-1850 0850 #1 777 DD0
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airplanetire
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RE: DL 74/75 ATL-MXP-ATL Has Been Switched To 777!

Wed Oct 09, 2002 7:11 am

Thank you so much! Is Delta getting more 777s, or just pulling some off of domestic routes? Those are a lot of flights with 777s. Also, what about the 11 hour 10 minute scheduled flight time from MXP to ATL?