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Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 pm

Spotting at LAX today around noon, and saw a DL 744 taxi around the airfield and take off.

Apparently it is flying LAX-NRT as DL flight 283 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL283

Is this a one-off substitution, or is the 744 back on LAX-NRT? I was on this same flight last week, and it was a 77L.

(Side note: A DL 77L took off around the same time as the 744, but apparently that is Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)

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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:14 pm

Quoting travelin man (Thread starter):
Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)

That one IS usually a 77L, as it's a continuation of SYD-LAX.
 
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:23 pm

AAccording to DL's website, it's back to a 77L tomorrow so I guess it's a one-off
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:17 am

Quoting travelin man (Thread starter):
Side note: A DL 77L took off around the same time as the 744, but apparently that is Flight 16 LAX-ATL -- not sure if that one is usually a 77L or not.)
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
That one IS usually a 77L, as it's a continuation of SYD-LAX.

DL16 leaves for ATL around 8:30 in the morning but today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?
 
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:29 am

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3):
DL16 leaves for ATL around 8:30 in the morning but today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?

Actually today's LAX-ATL (DL16) flight was operated by the 77L that came in from ATL as DL110 around 10:50 (scheduled at 10, so a delay on this flight too). Normally the LAX-ATL portion of DL16 is operated by the 77L that comes in from SYD the same morning however, because of the delayed departure from SYD they swapped aircraft.

Looking at tonight's LAX-SYD (DL17) it already show a delay of 4 hours!
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:36 am

Today on 2/1 LAX-NRT was actually scheduled as an A330-200, but was flown with a 744.

Why? I have no idea. However it was a one-time substition. Plus there are a lot of aircraft tied-up with charter work for the Super Bowl which leads to widebody aircraft used on extra sections or being repositioned.
 
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:01 am

There was a DL777 with both of its engines opened at the DL Hangar near Sepulveda Blvd. Maybe something went tech?
 
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:05 am

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 3):
today's flight was delayed by nearly 4 hours since the inbound from SYD was late by 4 hours. Anybody knows why it was delayed?

It could have been a tech issue, I don't know. The most likely answer, though, is weather. The east coast of Australia took a battering from a tropical storm last weekend, with OOL and MCY closed, and BNE and SYD reporting significant delays/cancellations.
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RE: Delta Using 744 On LAX-NRT Again?

Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:45 am

Quoting cyberual (Reply 6):
There was a DL777 with both of its engines opened at the DL Hangar near Sepulveda Blvd. Maybe something went tech?

Might explain tonight's delay of DL17 to SYD.
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