This anet wet dream of converting Delta to all Airbus just simply isn't going to happen. Agreed. DL is simply too large to rely on one aircraft manufacturer. And before anyone brings up WN and how they only fly Boeing aircraft, DL has a much more different route structure. Hell, even the big Europe...Jump to post
Internationally I don't see a ton of non-safe growth from Delta. Till they get 787s they don't really have the right plane to try a lot of routes that are longer distances. I don't disagree with your point about what I assume is higher risk growth (not sure if non-safe is the right word) in the for...Jump to post
Similar to the United Airlines Network Thread I think it would be good to have one about DL. Between SEA, BOS, future high level capacity allocation among hubs, fleet deployment present and future, DL's upgauging strategy, and its international alliances, there is PLENTY to discuss. To start out: W...Jump to post
I don’t see Delta retiring the 777-200LR anytime soon. Delta uses it on routes like ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD. The A359 can barely make LAX-SYD and can only make nearly 1,000 miles short of ATL-JNB. Delta would need something that can handle 8,439 mile ATL-JNB before they can replace the 777-200LR.Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:you know what, these new planes have the potential to fly TATL. I would bet that's where some of them will wind up.
Even though it has been over 25 years since Pan Am ceased operations, I have to wonder what they would look like today. Many people have said that if any airline flying today is the 21st Century equivalent to Pan Am, it would be Emirates. Now, what Pan Am has on their planes back in the day was year...Jump to post
Is there any word on whether Concourse D at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson will receive a remodernization, like Concourses T, A, & B? They can’t do much with D since it is somewhat narrower, with smaller gate areas as well as more gates, than the other terminals, but could we see a somewhat downsi...Jump to post
Does anyone know what routes out of BWI Southwest will operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on during the month of December 2017? I’m trying to take a day trip on a 737 MAX, but I don’t want anything too far, both for distance and pricing reasons. I would say anywhere east of Chicago or Texas.Jump to post
Does anyone know why Delta ended flights between Seattle Tacoma and London Heathrow? I have heard no news of it returning. I can understand Delta cutting PHL-LHR next year, as PHL is a hub for AA which operates at least one daily flight, alongside Oneworld partner BA. Not to mention, I hear that tho...Jump to post
Any idea how long the refurbishment of a single 777 will take? Let’s say an airframe enters mods in mid-March, when should it exit mods and start revenue service again? I'd say with the amount of work that has to be done I'd expect it to take close to 2 months to completely guy the interior, accomp...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] http://members.iinet.net.au/~1300subbox/797.jpg If the lower fuselage would be just a bit higher, circular, it would be lighter and it could optionally take the same LD3 containers / pallets as the 787, 777 and A350s. If it has high BPR engines, it would have high main landing ge...Jump to post
william wrote:NateGreat wrote:I’m too lazy to read through everything, but will the 797 be a single-aisle or twin-aisle plane?
Proposed to be a twin aisle.
I’m too lazy to read through everything, but will the 797 be a single-aisle or twin-aisle plane?Jump to post
How could we expect to see Delta utilize the Boeing 797/MOM (Middle-of-Market) aircraft, as far as order size, base hubs, routes, capacity, and cabin layout/features? Of all the US3 to take the aircraft, Delta would seem like on of the most, if not the most likely to take the aircraft. I image many ...Jump to post
Everything new. Complete refit. Plane should look like it was just delivered. The 777 fleet interior is probably in the roughest shape of all of the DL widebodies. The retrofit is well past due and its good that Delta intends to have it completed by the end of next year. So, basically what American...Jump to post
Delta will be retrofitting their 777 fleet with their new products. Looks like they’ll be ripping out everything from the interior. They have!no plans to retire the 8 777s or the 10 77Ls. I know they’re putting in Suites and maybe Premium Economy, but what else will they get? Mood lighting? New eco...Jump to post
Since the A321s have replaced the MD-88/90s on routes up and down the East Coast that were for years flown by practically only MD-88/90s to Florida, Washington, New York, and Boston, among others, can we expect them to replace the MD-88/90s on flights to other cities up and down the East Coast, such...Jump to post
I actually predict DL will be a 777-less airline. Their tiny fleet of 77Es are getting up there, easily replaceable with the A350-900, and the 77Ls can be swapped for the A359ULR. Delta will be retrofitting their 777 fleet with their new products. Looks like they’ll be ripping out everything from t...Jump to post
Any clue when the 777 will be updated with the new suites and what the seating plan will look like? I think they really need to update the 777 as it flies on some of their premiere longest haul routes with some of the highest yields. The seat I also find to be substandard I much prefer the DL 767 J...Jump to post
If Delta ever does place an order for the 777X, I think they would most likely go for the 777-8, versus the 777-9. It seems Delta doesn’t like to go for bigger planes like the 777-300ER, the 777-9’s predecessor.Jump to post
Since Delta has retrofitted mood lighting on to a bunch of their narrowbodies, could they retrofit mood lighting on to their wide bodies, such as the 777, 767-400, and A330 fleets? However, I don’t see the 767-300s getting a retrofit, since they will be retired in the coming years.Jump to post
Slightly off-topic, but I wonder if they'd ever be deployed on ATL-JNB turns. I believe the 772LR is used now. It would be nice to try DL's new Premium Economy on this route, but perhaps they plan on updating those cabins in 2018-19? [PS: my first post, hope I'm following all the protocols!] I know...Jump to post
One that hasn’t been mentioned is DTW-NGO. It’s a long shot but Delta could reduce weekly frequencies to make up for ghetto difference in seat count. Probably would require only one aircraft as it would operate three times a week, maybe four times a week during the summer. That way Delta could have...Jump to post
So my question is, would we see A350s being introduced to other big European markets out of Detroit, such as Paris (CDG) and London (LHR)... In the absence of public information, try reasoning. Why would they? I mean, why would they use their most fuel efficient long-haul aircraft on shorter routes...Jump to post
Now that Delta has launched the Airbus A350 on its flight from Detroit (DTW) to Tokyo Narita (NRT), Which routes could we possibly expect to see the A350 fly in the future? So far, they have plans to launch flights from Detroit to Seoul (ICN); Beijing (PEK); Amsterdam (AMS); and Shanghai (PVG), as w...Jump to post
Not sure why everyone is confused about the inquiry. It's strange, but interesting and plenty of aviation enthusiasts who have studied accidents have no doubt found an interest in such documentation. Air New Zealand 901: Plenty of clear images and video were filmed on board the fateful flight, incl...Jump to post
Does anyone here on Anet have any photos from the cabins of planes that have crashed? I know for a fact that I have cabin photos from planes that include the two MH 777s that crashed in 2014. I am most curious about AA11 (N334AA), UA175 (N612UA), AA77 (N644AA), and UA93 (N591UA). I know someone publ...Jump to post
FWIW the 777s will get the new D1 cabin starting in February 2018, and the first frame will not emerge until late May. The entire fleet should be done by the end of 2018. I'll have to check and see when the 764s will start getting the midlife. What do you mean by "midlife?" DL is calling ...Jump to post
2175301 wrote:A new engine would make this very realistic... Can they someone to build one? It could also be retrofitted onto older aircraft as well...
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I think the idea is simpler than that. The first batch of 763ERs to be retired look to be the oldest low-J frames. That being said a number of routes remain best served by these low-J frames (ie Japan-Honolulu, smaller focus cities-EWR/SLC/CVG-Europe) so DL seems to have decided to convert some hig...Jump to post
* It is rumoured that Delta will be modifying a number of 763ER High-J to 763ER Low-J during the slow winter season. This is to reflect demand as well as counter balance the retirement of certain (2x at the latest count) 763ER Low-J scheduled during Winter 2017-18. Can you elaborate on this? I thin...Jump to post
777Mech wrote:FWIW the 777s will get the new D1 cabin starting in February 2018, and the first frame will not emerge until late May. The entire fleet should be done by the end of 2018. I'll have to check and see when the 764s will start getting the midlife.
I hear that American Airlines plans to retire their Airbus A330-300 fleet by the end of the decade, around 2019. I also hear that when this happens, AA will bring their 777 and 787 fleets to the LUS hubs, CLT and PHL. Who else knows about this and what will happen?Jump to post
I have seen numerous posts here on A.net about retrofits for Delta's single-aisle fleet, but does anyone know about possible cabin retrofits for Delta's Boeing 777, Boeing 767, or Airbus A330 fleets? I know the 767s will soon be retired, so I'm mostly curious about the 777 and A330 fleets.Jump to post
My predictions for the cabin are the new Delta Premium and new Economy seats, like the A350. As far as Delta One goes, I hope to see an updated version of the current A330 Delta One product, like the Recaro CL6710. That is, if the A330neo cannot support the Delta One Suites. If Delta wants to be com...Jump to post