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Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 3:17 am

Do you think that Delta may get any bigger planes? In the distant future... do you think that a 777X, A3XX, 747X, or maybe a supersonic plane is possible? Let me know what you think. Can anybody do any digital work to some photos? this should be interesting!



   
 
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 3:18 am

A big order for 777IGW/ER is coming.

DAL does not need the increased range of the 777LR.

A3XX and 747X are out....DAL does not want 4-holers.
 
cba
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 4:46 am

If DL wants a bigger plane than the 777-200ER, then they'd probably go with the 777-300X.
 
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Big 777 Order

Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:47 am

How many 777s will Delat order?

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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:53 am

I don't know if this means anything, but one of the targeted routes quoted by Boeing in creating the 777-200LR was Atlanta to Hong Kong. I took this to mean that Boeing was targeting Delta in their marketing of the new model.
 
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 5:58 am

If Delta wanted LR's, why didn't they order their ER's with GE90's?

I think the new Inchon, Korea hub (opening 2002) will open up a lot of Asian routes for DAL but routes flown from SEL do not require the extra range of the LR. THe new Inchon hub could open up an Asian base of operations for DAL much as UAL has in NRT and NWA in Osaka.

On the other end, perhaps DL will let KAL do the expansion on N.America-Asia routes much as DL allowed AF to expand the Europe-N.America routes to the consternation of the Delta pilots this summer!
 
Peter
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 10:14 am

I think that Delta will get more 777-200s, and maybe someday the 777-300, but I don't think that they will get anything bigger anytime soon.
 
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 10:17 am

I personally think that DL in its future expansion may end up ordering the 777-300 Longer-Range variant.

The reason is simple: they want a plane with capacity and range to fly ATL-NRT and CVG-NRT non-stop on a year-round basis. Because DL is already operating the 777-200ER now, it would be a natural for DL to get the 777-300 Longer-Range to supplement its fleet for future needs.

Remember, DL does NOT want sometime with the capacity the 747-400 or larger; the 777-300 LR will fill this need better.
 
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RE: Delta's Future With The Big Stuff

Mon Sep 25, 2000 10:35 am

Chieftain, Delta did not get the GE90 because they got a great deal on the Trents, and at the time of order, it was unknown what engine will power the 777LR series, since all three manufacturers were allowed to bid.

Sammy