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Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sat Dec 23, 2000 3:57 pm

What do you think?

Do you think that delta would go for more 777s, but larger ones. They do not operate 747s, but operating larger 777s would allow them to move as much pax as a 747. Could they fill them? What routes would they be used on?
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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sat Dec 23, 2000 4:11 pm

I think that maybe Delta and American could go for these aircraft for the reason that you stated. Maybe they could use them for ATL-FRA and ATL-CDG. If they got the ER versions maybe they'd even fly them to NRT or Guangzhou, China (pardon my spelling). American might fly them ORD-FRA and ORD-LHR and maybe even LAX-LHR to compete with airlines like LH,UA and VS who have the 747s on these routes.

RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sat Dec 23, 2000 10:09 pm

They could probably use them, but I really do not think they will buy them.

RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 12:44 am

Since they already have RR Trent powered 777-200ERs they will buy more of them or buy some GE CF6 powered 767-400ERs.
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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 1:50 am

I guess they could theoretically purchase the 773 but it won't be for a while. They still have 6 772's on order, that haven't been delivered. One thing at a time. Once those arrive (sometime next year?) then maybe they could consider the 773; especially on high density routes like ATL-MCO.
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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 1:56 am

I doubt it would happen, but it would be great!

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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 2:24 am

I wish they had them on the PHL - ATL run! The MD88's are always stuffed full!

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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 7:07 am

Delta doesn't have any plans to do so. Also they do not have the rights to fly to China, so forget that route.
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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 9:28 am

Officially, Delta has no plans to order the 777-300. But some people I've talked to in Atlanta this past week (read: very good sources) said they've heard that management is looking at the -300ER very closely. Who knows what that means. If I were to make a prediction, and this is just my opinion, I would say that if we get the -300ER it would run JFK-FRA and ATL-FRA. Forget ATL-MCO except at the beginning for crew familiarization purposes.

The other interesting thing going on with the 777 in our fleet is that apparently management is serious about running it on high yield domestic legs. Namely ATL-LAX, ATL-SFO, JFK-SFO, and JFK-LAX. Those are the four markets that have domestic BusinessElite, and it's definitely been a huge hit with business travelers. I flew ATL-LAX on the 767-400 yesterday, and I was chatting with the FO after the flight. He said that Delta is quietly shopping around for other carriers' 777 options, which would also enable us to accelerate the retirement of the MD-11 and start regular transcon 777 service. So maybe they are serious about getting some more into the fleet besides the 6 that are on the way.

But truthfully, I think China rights, as well as LHR T5, will play a big role in this process. If we get China rights, it will bring the -200ER and -300ER into play. The 777 has the potential to be Delta's growth aircraft, particularly in the Asia market. If we can get the rights, that is.

On a side note, in February, TPA will get a regular 777 run from ATL. MCO is down to just one 777 a day.

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RE: Will Delta Go For The 777-300?

Sun Dec 24, 2000 9:45 am

What's interesting is that one airline may have interest in the 777-300ER: United.

The reason is simple: UA may be shopping for a plane with more capacity than a 777-200ER but less capacity than a 747-400. With the 777-300ER UA could "base" them at their NRT mini-hub and use them for NRT-HNL, NRT-HKG, NRT-SIN, NRT-SFO and NRT-LAX flights. This would free up more 744's for their really busy routes like JFK-NRT, SFO-PEK, LAX-PEK, SFO-HKG, LAX-SYD, and SFO-SYD routes.

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