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Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Mon Jan 10, 2000 10:56 am

I read at www.delta-air.com that Delta, starting this summer is going to have a daily round trip service from Atlanta to Anchorage. The aircraft used will be a 767-300ER. I was just wondering, is that aircraft too big for that route, I mean Delta is the ONLY Mainland US airline operating widebodies (non-cargo) to ANC. Delta already has a SLC-ANC daily 767 service. Is this going to do Delta any good? The rest of the airlines use the 757, and Alaska Airlines uses the 737, MD-80 and 737-800.

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RE: Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:07 am

Delta is notorious for using heavies where nobody else would. I've seen Delta do ATL-MIA on a 767, and the flight was very full.

Granted, ATL-ANC is a very long flight, but it's hard to tell whether or not their market calls for it.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:08 am

The reason maybe that they are using the 767 is because they sometimes overbook a lot of their flights to certain destinations so they want large aircraft to handle more passengers. On the ATL to MCO run they are using 767s & L-1011s to handle the large numbers of passengers traveling to that destination.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:12 am

AS has no 800s...they fly 734s to ANC and may fly 900s in the future.
 
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Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:23 am

I think that it will be good for Delta. Alaska Airlines starts new seasonal service from Chicago (ORD) to Anchorage (non-stop), this is on there new 737-700. We already have tickets for this, flight 135 leaves ORD at 8:55am and arrives in ANC at 12:45pm, and coming back it's flight 136 and leaves ANC at 8:20pm and flies through the night and arrives at ORD at 5:25am.

I can't wait until then!!!




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To Hypermike

Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:33 am

TEDSKI is right, and so are you. DL does use big ones on short haul routes. I flew ORD-ATL-MCO-ATL-ORD once. The ATL-MCO and MCO_ATL routes were both be L-1011s, flights 585 and 200.
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RE: To Hypermike

Mon Jan 10, 2000 11:54 am

The 767-400ER is gonna be operated on the MC-ATL route first, just like the 777 still is today. The 767-300ER that is operated on the ATL-ANC route is an internationally configured aircraft with the BizElite cabin. The ATL-(Anywhere in FL) aircraft are always packed full of people.
 
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RE: To Hypermike

Tue Jan 11, 2000 3:44 am

DL is the only airline bringing heavies into MSY....767's to and from Atlanta. And I think the 763 will do fine on the route. I'm sure that a 757 would have been a better choice, but I don't think that Delta's 75's are ER versions. Anyone know?

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RE: Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Tue Jan 11, 2000 4:33 am

I think the distance from ATL-ANC does call for such a heavy jet. As for the load factor, well it depends also on where that jet is going/or has gone before and/or after the ANC run.

Maybe it will be continuing on to Asia? or will it strictly be running ANC-ATL and back?

There is a lot of service to ANC from the west coast but maybe they feel it is under served from the east. They get a lot of east coast pax thru ATL. CO also flies direct to ANC from IAH, I think they use an MD11 or DC10, anybody know for sure?
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RE: Delta Air Lines 767-300 Put On New ATL-ANC Route

Tue Jan 11, 2000 4:42 am

I have never seen a CO widebody at ANC.....The largest I have seen operated was by a 757....In there summer there is plenty of service for widebodies at ANC.....Hauling passengers comming on and off of cruise ships.....In the past both Western and United have flown widebodys on domestic service into anchorage.
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T0 Bruce

Tue Jan 11, 2000 8:53 am

The flight will be ATL-ANC and back, no continuation to Asia.

-Mark
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