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by G500Captain
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248103

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Delta Suites Conversion Update N709DN (77L) is scheduled to commence the long journey to SIN for conversion and maintenance on Friday 8/16. First up a scheduled additional one off ATL-NRT commercial flight (DL 269, which is in addition to the usual DL 295 departure). This followed by a ferry flight...

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by G500Captain
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248103

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Following continued harassment and bullying from the usual suspects, I've decided to change the format of the reporting. I will now do this weekly and have more of a highlights theme rather than attempt to be 100% fully encompassing of all events happening within the widebody fleet. I agree with ev...

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by G500Captain
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8267

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Live ATC is just one tool in learning how to talk on the radios (and an effective one too - especially in dealing with learning CRAFT in your IFR training). Until you are in the cockpit and keying up, you won't quite understand how the pacing goes (slow and fast). You have to remember that everyone...

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by G500Captain
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248103

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

cessna2 wrote:
Looks like SEA-PVG on the A330NEO is starting tomorrow. About five days early.


Wow!! If it does fly, some very unsuspecting folks are going to get a very nice upgrade.

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by G500Captain
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8267

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Not a silly question at all. If you listen to LiveATC long enough you will definitely hear communication issues from time to time. There are many reasons why, local dialects, interference from weather, and frequency congestion are just a few. Usually when we have these types of issues, we and the co...

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by G500Captain
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10711

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Even at full reverse only on one side there’s not really a large yaw force, the engines don’t have a huge lever arm and reverse thrust really doesn’t give you a whole ton of braking power in the first place. The brakes are far more effective at bringing the airplane to a stop. You can lose both sys...

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by G500Captain
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10711

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing. Locked up brakes? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/UA2098 FR24 says it’s now scheduled to fly EWR-SMF later tonight. Really?? I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilo...

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by G500Captain
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248103

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

The 75H's are former NWA frames and they do have a significant increased range. Information is on Delta's website. Ship numbers are below. https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/boeing/757-200 N535US N536US N537US N538US N539US N540US N541US N542US N543US N544US N545US N546US N547US N548US N549US Wha...

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by G500Captain
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248103

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Can someone please explain the difference between a 7CB and a 7CD? Do the Northwest 757s have more range than the original Delta 752s? The 7CB/7CD are differentiating between 777-200ER and 777-200LR and the C is if it has the new D1 suite configuration or not. So far all of the 200ERs have been con...

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by G500Captain
Sat May 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44034

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

I fly P-8s at NAS Jax. The weather was not ideal, our runway isn't grooved, and the first 1000 feet of the runway is NOTAM'd closed due to some construction. (Bringing the length from 9000 to 8000 feet). I'm not gonna talk hypotheticals, but there isn't much room for error flaring on this runway. A...

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by G500Captain
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10426

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and buy. So do you think it would be wise for AS to purchase more MAX for their fleet strategy given the current environment? I think they should buy as many as they think would complete their fleet plan, a...

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by G500Captain
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10426

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

There will hopefully be many lessons learned from this. But the industry and public will move on. Soon enough, Boeing will be back to full production and MAX’s will be flying the friendly skies again. I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and buy.

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by G500Captain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 9598

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

The rudder is at full deflection. I wonder if that was the issue?

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by G500Captain
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447117

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I do wish the FAA wouldn't drag their feet in implementing the recommendations of the NTSB. They often give operators years to make changes. That is unacceptable. I disagree with this. Many of the NTSB recommendations often take years just to figure out a plausible solution. Even then, the solution...

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by G500Captain
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447117

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

What about potential damage due to large hail? A large cumulonimbus cloud can eject hail laterally miles from the cell. That’s a very good plausible factor. Although hail alone hasn’t brought down very many aircraft of this size. A stall/spin seems most reasonable to me, but why they would spin is ...

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by G500Captain
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 447117

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

That is a Airliners.net myth but not the way pilots work. For example when ATC says go around, pilots say on the radio "go around" and then do what needs for go around. Actually, it's exactly how it works. Aviate. Navigate. Communicate. In that order. So you can’t do more than one of thos...

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by G500Captain
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?
Replies: 29
Views: 4547

Re: Will Boeing Build Planes in Long Beach Again?

I heard they were going to start the new 757-8 line down there. :duck:

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by G500Captain
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I enjoy flying on the A330 as well very comfortable plane and the DeltaOne seats are the best besides the new suite product. My question is why A330's often seem to get canceled a bunch recently I believe more commonly than the other fleet types. I’m not sure what you’re gauging you’re concern on, ...

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by G500Captain
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I enjoy flying on the A330 as well very comfortable plane and the DeltaOne seats are the best besides the new suite product. My question is why A330's often seem to get canceled a bunch recently I believe more commonly than the other fleet types. I’m not sure what you’re gauging you’re concern on, ...

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by G500Captain
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream G500 receives FAA and EASA certification
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Gulfstream G500 receives FAA and EASA certification

The G500 has received type certificates from the FAA and EASA and also it’s production certificate. Over 5000 hours of testing seems high, but hopefully it’ll be a very mature airplane when it enters service. https://www.gulfstreamnews.com/news/gulfstream-g500-earns-both-type-and-production-certific...

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by G500Captain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31425

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Gulfstream is also sending at least a G600. I wouldn’t doubt if the G280 also made a trek over.

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by G500Captain
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 9799

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

Generally, stretches involve an amendment to the TC and tests as needed but not a whole new certification test. Like all aviation questions, the answer is, “.it depends”. Save on training costs? That’s a hoot. I’ve visited departments with three and four types. The record was a BBJ, Falcon.900: Cit...

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by G500Captain
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 9799

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

...........but the customer advisory group wasn’t ready for it. I can't see Gulfstream calling it the G700 or G750. Amongst customers, the G550 is still a GV and the G650 a GVI. New engines and cockpit does not make this a GVII. Why not? Gulfstream was just able to use the same but different argume...

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by G500Captain
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 9799

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

Well whatever the engine, it will have the new G500 cockpit and system upgrades and it will slide onto the GVII type alongside the G500/600. So if that means the Pearl or the P&W, I think we’ll soon find out. The re-engine is plausible but why would Gulfstream go to the huge expense of incorpor...

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by G500Captain
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end
Replies: 20
Views: 9799

Re: Rumor: Gulfstream to launch re-engined G650 before year end

Well whatever the engine, it will have the new G500 cockpit and system upgrades and it will slide onto the GVII type alongside the G500/600. So if that means the Pearl or the P&W, I think we’ll soon find out.

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by G500Captain
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 9356

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Thank God it’s not all white, blue stripe, and an angled Westjet logo! Well done!

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by G500Captain
Wed May 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: VMC roll?

Vmc roll is usually a prop issue. It’s caused when one engine has failed, the good engine is producing significant power, and the airspeed is allowed to drop below Vmc. Most of the time in jets, stall speed is reached before Vmc due to the large rudders. I have never seen the term "VMC Roll&qu...

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by G500Captain
Wed May 30, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 51
Views: 12060

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

Spacepope wrote:
G500Captain wrote:
Would this ship maybe be a cargo conversion candidate?


No. The only MD-80 cargo conversion line is in the US, so sending it across the Atlantic is a sign it's not getting converted.


Gotcha, I wasn’t sure if IAI or someone similar had the capability to do a conversion.

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by G500Captain
Tue May 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VMC roll?
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: VMC roll?

Vmc roll is usually a prop issue. It’s caused when one engine has failed, the good engine is producing significant power, and the airspeed is allowed to drop below Vmc. Most of the time in jets, stall speed is reached before Vmc due to the large rudders.

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by G500Captain
Tue May 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 51
Views: 12060

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

Would this ship maybe be a cargo conversion candidate?

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by G500Captain
Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8435

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

I really don’t think this update of an aged platform is something that I’d say “completely undermined” Gulfstream. So minus 500nm’s I think the G500 will hold its own just fine, including performance wise. My logic was along the lines of; Gulfstream have just sunk X billion into developing the G500...

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by G500Captain
Tue May 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8435

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Yeah this got my silicon-valley-style new phone launch excited. Was Bellemare wearing a turtle neck and jeans. And yes part of this excitement is that they completely undermined G500/600. All the technologies that matter are on the G6500/5500 now. Better engine, wing and avionics. And no one cares ...

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by G500Captain
Tue May 29, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8435

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Yes, most un-Montreal like!! Usually full of bluster, powerpoints and idiotic decisions. ---------- Would I be correct in saying this completely undermines the two new Gulfstream's that are yet to enter service? Yeah this got my silicon-valley-style new phone launch excited. Was Bellemare wearing a...

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by G500Captain
Wed May 23, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14667

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

They are on the ground at PBC.
Kind of poor decision making to overfly your bingo fuel to get to your alternate. Sounds like there might be something else that we don’t know, as keeping alternate fuel plus reserves is crucial.

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by G500Captain
Wed May 09, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?
Replies: 38
Views: 4299

Re: Could ANC ever grow into a TPAC hub?

I’m in agreement with the other responders. No. But to play devils advocate, the only way I could’ve seen this happening in the past would’ve been if AS was to purchase 757s or some sort of 767/A332 combi that obviously doesn’t exist. AS’s past and present fleet just doesn’t have the range to reach ...

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by G500Captain
Mon May 07, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10851

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

I also didn’t realize XNA has such a committed fan group. Maybe Walmart will have to start their own airline based at XNA of course.

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by G500Captain
Wed May 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

@audidudi. Here is some pictures of N172DN that I took yesterday. The SkyClub did not extend any further to get a better picture of the side where most of the inspectors were taking photos... https://www.flickr.com/photos/smstephan/26984549867/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/sms...

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by G500Captain
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Thanks for the fast respose to my aircraft swap question. I hope I enjoy the 777 as much as I did the A330-300 last time we went to Europe. Thanks again to everyone..... N865DA is currently on its way from SEA to FAI to do what looks to be a quick military charter to McChord AFB. it will reposition...

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by G500Captain
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I never did get a reply as to why it went tech for 3 days at ICN one week ago, and then spent another 5 days at DTW. I'm certain that someone on here knows what happened! It's now scheduled to return to service this afternoon. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N502DN It had lost yellow system hyd...

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by G500Captain
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any info as to why N502DN went tech at ICN between arriving at 3.45am last Saturday and before its schedule departure back to DTW at 10.35am the same day? According to the usual sources it's still at ICN more than three days later! I’m curios on this one too. Also, any updates on 8...

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by G500Captain
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any info as to why N502DN went tech at ICN between arriving at 3.45am last Saturday and before its schedule departure back to DTW at 10.35am the same day? According to the usual sources it's still at ICN more than three days later! I’m curios on this one too. Also, any updates on 8...

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by G500Captain
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 13734

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

DFW is the second largest H1B visa population (of which a very large percentage are from India) in the US behind New York City. Definitely a large unserved market.

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by G500Captain
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I saw N1604R leave from Concourse B and head that way (pretty impressive watching it climb away while empty too). I looked and after that, it was going to Paris. Why on earth would you ferry both these aircraft empty and trade places? It looks like N174DZ arrived from Paris to Cincinnati before fer...

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by G500Captain
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14607

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

[/quote] I also find it interesting how DL currently has 3 77E isolated operations, ATL-NRT, CDG-SEA-HKG, & MSP-HND-LAX-HND-MSP. They’ve been having to bridge mostly SEA-MSP to cycle the planes around.[/quote] I realized after I wrote this ATL-NRT is only being subbed a bunch by a 77E, thus ther...

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by G500Captain
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I noticed this too, they seem to have 3 isolated routes when you include ATL-NRT. The MSP-HND cycles to LAX also. ATL-NRT is a 77L route (despite the current 772 unscheduled swaps due to unscheduled maintenance on N703DN) and rotates nicely on a ATL-NRT-JNB-ATL-LAX-PVG-DTW-PVG-LAX-SYD-LAX-ATL cycle...

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by G500Captain
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Quick question on 777 rotations. How are they getting the airplane onto the CDG-SEA-HKG operation? I figured they would rotate it through CDG from either DTW or ATL, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I have the same question about MSP-HND. I see above that there is a schedule upgrade from MSP-S...

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by G500Captain
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14607

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Two things 1) Delta has made it clear they aren't doing any adding till the new FIS is done. Right now at peak hours it is a s**tshow to say the least. 2) Delta is using the highest J to Y ratio aircraft they can out of SEA. Any other fleet types will take J seats out of the market. My money is on ...

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by G500Captain
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 14607

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

I believe if DL wants to upgauge some markets, or at least everything current sans HKG, then the A332’s will be making a return to Seattle before the A339’s have a sizable presence. The A332 has the range, is the next step up in size, and I just don’t see DL wanting to throw that many more seats int...

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by G500Captain
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 3/24

772: unscheduled swap from 333 on AMS-SEA route (N862DA)


As always, thanks a bunch hkcanexpat!!!

According to the current Delta schedule, this swap was scheduled.

Mar-24 Mar-24 AMS 9:40a SEA 11:38a - - - - - 6 - DL0143 777 0 9h 58m

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by G500Captain
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 166097

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

factsonly wrote:
- March 24, 2018: DL143 AMS-SEA Boeing 777-232(ER) N862DA


Yep, SEA-HKG gets switched to the 772ER for the summer season, finally. Going forward the plane will come into SEA from CDG.

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