|Quoting jporterfi (Reply 18):|
I'm not completely sure if you were talking about the ATL-NRT route, but if you were, that route (at least for this week), is being operated by a 744 as per the DL flight schedule and FlightAware.
|Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 9):|
Currently it is operated by a 777 but the longest route, to date, operated by the 744 at DL is DTW-PVG at 7137mi versus ATL-NRT at only 6850mi.
|Quoting usflyguy (Reply 3):|
Do they use a 74 on LAX-SYD?
|Quoting seabosdca (Reply 16):|
I have my doubts that that's the best use of 744 capacity, but haven't heard anything about it recently.
|Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 15):|
Some DL 744s did once operate LAX-SYD nonstop during the fairly brief period in the early 1990s when NW operated LAX-SYD and JFK-KIX-SYD. I think those routes started in 1991.
JFK-KIX-SYD was dropped after the Japanese government complained that NW was carrying too much 5th freedom traffic KIX-SYD. LAX-SYD lasted a little longer. If memory correct it was only 2 or 3 days a week.
|Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 22):|
Pretty much. Delta 744s could fly it....but only if Delta wanted to burn money. Any Asia growth from LAX will be with 767/777 and 330.
|Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 4):|
The ATL-NAT flight is 6,850 miles. This is within the 744's range and is what they fly on that route. That number quoted by the OP isn't correct.
|Quoting seabosdca (Reply 25):|
The problem for DL with LAX-HKG is that it's a nice 767/A332 route for them in terms of volume but the 767 and 332 don't have the range. The 777 (either E or L) and 747 have the range but that is too much capacity.
|Quoting CV880 (Reply 27):|
The 777 is not too much capacity. If anything it's too little unless the front is full of paying pax. The fares in the market (low) require a dense capacity to make it worthwhile.
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 26):|
When DL finally takes the 787s could they run the route with them?
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