Reggaebird
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Why Are Delta 767's Still In BOS Schedule

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:20 am

Some time ago, Delta (and American) announced that they were removing 767's from the Boston schedule. Subsequently, Delta announced that they would be redeploying their 767-300s to international routes and retiring their 767-200's. However, I was booking a flight to Atlanta for later this year and I can see that a B767 is still on the being used. Even when I checked as far out as August, the plane is still on the route.

Does anyone know if Delta has changed it's plans for this bird? I was really sorry to learn that we were going to lose domestic 767's in Boston.

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RE: Why Are Delta 767's Still In BOS Schedule

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:38 am

Delta is only transferring the 763ER fleet that was dedicated to domestic ops as well as 8 of the 764ERs. DL still has a large fleet of non-ER 763s that will remain in the system until they are retired.

Therefore, if you're seeing a 763 in BOS it's either a non-ER version or an ER version doing a quick turnaround between int'l ops.

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RE: Why Are Delta 767's Still In BOS Schedule

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:48 am

DL still operates 25 non-ER 252-seat domestic 767-300s. These will remain on domestic routes.

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RE: Why Are Delta 767's Still In BOS Schedule

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
DL still operates 25 non-ER 252-seat domestic 767-300s. These will remain on domestic routes.

The domestic non-ER 767-300s are not ETOPS rated. They will not be used on international routes.

Also, only 8 of the 767-400ERs will be converted to international. The remainder of the fleet will remain on domestic transcons, Hawaii ops, ATL-LAS, ATL-SLC, and perhaps some ATL-MCO/TPA.
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