jumbojet wrote:jbs2886 wrote:jumbojet wrote:
And DL doesn't know this ahead of time? DL knew way back that they would only have so many 350's to go around on these two routes to start. I intentionally booked a flight to ICN leaving this Thursday for the sole intention of flying on the 350 in the 'suite' seat. I fully realize that aircraft subs happen but I'll really be pissed if its swapped with the 74 though, I wouldn't mind one last ride on the queen of the skies, as long as the return flight next Monday stays a 350.
Begs another question, why all of a sudden is N502DN doing short domestic hops, sans passengers of course, between DTW-CVG-MSP-DTW etc...?
The short domestic hops are for crew training.
I get that but DL didn't know that ahead of time? So now, they take a scheduled 350, the new flagship of the fleet, off of the ICN route and replace it with the antiquated 747? Sounds like piss poor planning to me.
I would rather the crew have adequate training versus having an inexperienced crew on the type and potentially having an incident due to lack of training.
It isn't piss poor planning if they planned to have 747s sit idle in case they are needed. They could just cancel the flight all together if it makes you feel better.