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Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:55 pm

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So, I’m sitting here in 3-D. It really is a beautiful plane. Lots of media, lots of hype.

But the cabin is tight. Aisles are narrow, and there is no sense of spaciousness. If a closet or lav for is open, there is no easy place to maneuver v


that said, if given the choice, would you prefer a business class seat on the 350 or say one on the 777 or 330?
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:08 pm

Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.

http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:21 pm

PWMRamper wrote:
Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.

http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight


that's nice, thanks for posting. How is the overall comfort of the seat and do you feel cramped?
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:41 pm

PWMRamper wrote:
Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.

http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight


Thanks!

I was talking to a Delta crew in Venice recently and they seemed pretty enthusiastic about the arrival of the A350.

Nice people too, I should add.
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:46 pm

PWMRamper wrote:
Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.

http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight


Very good updates so far, the suite looks pretty awesome.

Shame about the Portsmouth T-shirt! :)
 
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Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:09 pm

Why the crazy routing?

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:13 pm

Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 pm

The routing is fine and the flight is on-time according to flightaware and Delta.
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Braybuddy wrote:
Why the crazy routing?

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It isn't the routing. The position came south way too quickly. There is some glitch happening.
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:49 pm

Andre3K wrote:
Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:49 pm

For a forum made up of airliner enthusiasts, people sure are quick to downplay the significance of this event. I'm not sure if its the hatred for DL, Airbus, or both.

Andre3K wrote:
Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.

You must be a lot of fun at parties. :sarcastic:

Even if your statistic is true (I find the claim to be dubious at best), that means that the introduction of A350 service by a US carrier is still relevant to the 60 million widebody-flying Americans out there - not exactly a small number of people.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:01 pm

Andre3K wrote:
Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.


It does make me wonder why some people are even on an airliner appreciation site like this... baffled! :banghead:

Anyways, congrats on DL for their maiden long haul revenue A350 flight. am enjoying the live blog too! :D
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:31 am

Andre3K wrote:
Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.


I get your point and I haven't left Europe in more than a decade, but as Juan Trippe said so eloquently "Mass travel by air may prove to be more significant to world destiny than the atom bomb."
If 10%-20% more of the US electorate did visit other countries by means of these fabulous machines...just sayin'
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:41 am

Richard28 wrote:

It does make me wonder why some people are even on an airliner appreciation site like this... baffled! :banghead:



I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.

BTW why is everyone so hung up on the fact that it's a US airline's first flight with the aircraft?
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:46 am

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I get your point and I haven't left Europe in more than a decade, but as Juan Trippe said so eloquently "Mass travel by air may prove to be more significant to world destiny than the atom bomb."
If 10%-20% more of the US electorate did visit other countries by means of these fabulous machines...just sayin'


Not following the electorate part of that but there aren't that many countries I'd want to visit. And there are plenty of them that don't like American's anyway.

Now the reason I wouldn't want to fly on an A350, or a 787 and certainly not a A380 is quite simple, and it may seem ridiculous to most of who, but I hate quiet planes. The 777 isn't the loudest out there but it's pretty up there. I have no desire to hear someone scratching their ass crack from 30 rows in front of me and I doubt anyone wants to hear me snoring.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:02 am

Andre3K wrote:
Richard28 wrote:

It does make me wonder why some people are even on an airliner appreciation site like this... baffled! :banghead:



I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.

Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.

In any case, congrats to DL and Airbus! Looking forward to flying this plane someday.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:09 am

Sightseer wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
Richard28 wrote:

It does make me wonder why some people are even on an airliner appreciation site like this... baffled! :banghead:



I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.

Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.

In any case, congrats to DL and Airbus! Looking forward to flying this plane someday.



This is an airliner appreciation site, does it matter if it's based off of the best selling wide body produced to date? Beside's BOTH manufactures are doing re-engine's, you telling me the A32* Neo, 737 Max, A339 are in the same boat? The A350 series is going to stay rare at plenty of airports just as the 777 is going to stay rare at plenty of airports. Unless you live near a mega city, most people won't see these big behemoth's unless they are flying on them. And then as long as it's cheap most wont even care how old the plane is.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:41 am

Regardless of the definition of "historic" it is a historic day for DL, as it is the first revenue flight for their new widebody international flagship aircraft.
Its the biggest new aircraft launch at DL post-merger, and really the most significant new aircraft to join the fleet since the 777 at PMDL and A330 at PMNW.
Its also historic for the airline as the A350 launch brings the B744 chapter to a close for DL/NW.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:49 am

Andre3K wrote:
mat66 wrote:
I get your point and I haven't left Europe in more than a decade, but as Juan Trippe said so eloquently "Mass travel by air may prove to be more significant to world destiny than the atom bomb."
If 10%-20% more of the US electorate did visit other countries by means of these fabulous machines...just sayin'


Not following the electorate part of that but there aren't that many countries I'd want to visit. And there are plenty of them that don't like American's anyway.

Now the reason I wouldn't want to fly on an A350, or a 787 and certainly not a A380 is quite simple, and it may seem ridiculous to most of who, but I hate quiet planes. The 777 isn't the loudest out there but it's pretty up there. I have no desire to hear someone scratching their ass crack from 30 rows in front of me and I doubt anyone wants to hear me snoring.


Simple thing, people won't hear you snoring, and people are not going to hear someone else scratching themselves. The A380 is a quiet plane, but it is not silent. It still has engine noise, and there is still the air-conditioning noise. Just that it doesn't thunder away like a 747 or a 777. Even on the A380, I'm still putting on my headphones to block the engine noise.

Perhaps you really should be travelling in the back rows of the IL-62 or near the back of a TU-154 instead. I know your comment was hyperbole, but it's a bit over the top.

Sightseer wrote:
Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.


To this day, I've only ever seen a LATAM A350-900 in Munich. Never any others. It was only chance because I was going through that airport.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:46 am

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Simple thing, people won't hear you snoring, and people are not going to hear someone else scratching themselves. The A380 is a quiet plane, but it is not silent. It still has engine noise, and there is still the air-conditioning noise. Just that it doesn't thunder away like a 747 or a 777. Even on the A380, I'm still putting on my headphones to block the engine noise.

Perhaps you really should be travelling in the back rows of the IL-62 or near the back of a TU-154 instead. I know your comment was hyperbole, but it's a bit over the top.

Sightseer wrote:
Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.


To this day, I've only ever seen a LATAM A350-900 in Munich. Never any others. It was only chance because I was going through that airport.



An easy thing to say to someone who hasn't been woken up by a flight attendant because of snoring complaints.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:47 am

Congratulations to DL. This plane is gonna make them a ridiculous amount of money!
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:50 am

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Not sure if it's allowed but I'm doing my best to update my blog as we go.

http://gabetravels.net/live-blog-deltas ... 350-flight


This is awesome. Keep updating it as I want to see what the second meal service looks like. And great shot of the Alessi heart shaped spoon! The festivities look really fun at DTW!
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:42 am

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I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.


Actually i am very much looking forward to that too - she will be a beast, and cannot wait to see her folding wing tips.

We are not all A vs B you know, some of us just love aeroplanes.
 
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Richard28 wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.

Actually i am very much looking forward to that too - she will be a beast, and cannot wait to see her folding wing tips.

We are not all A vs B you know, some of us just love aeroplanes.

Yes, me too - it has been great watching and following the aviation industry. From the DC-3 to the Comet, the 707, 747, Concorde, and many more.... I will never lock myself into a single aircraft type or a single manufacturer and miss out on the journey of discovery!
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:23 am

Man that was a fun trip! :) Finished my live blog earlier.

I think I slightly prefer the Suite to the 747/A330...but that's likely because I just got off the flight. The suite isn't cramped at all. Found it plenty comfortable for sleeping, foot space is much, much improved compared to the 767.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:31 am

Great blog. Thanks for all of the pictures and commentary.

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Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:34 pm

Andre3K wrote:
Sightseer wrote:
Andre3K wrote:

I will see you in a few years when the 777-9 makes it's first flight. If you have the same enthusiasm for that event as you have for this one then maybe you might have a point. But somehow I don't think you will.

Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.

In any case, congrats to DL and Airbus! Looking forward to flying this plane someday.



This is an airliner appreciation site, does it matter if it's based off of the best selling wide body produced to date? Beside's BOTH manufactures are doing re-engine's, you telling me the A32* Neo, 737 Max, A339 are in the same boat? The A350 series is going to stay rare at plenty of airports just as the 777 is going to stay rare at plenty of airports. Unless you live near a mega city, most people won't see these big behemoth's unless they are flying on them. And then as long as it's cheap most wont even care how old the plane is.

Perhaps I should've phrased my statement differently to say "If the enthusiasm for the 779 EIS is lacking compared to the A359, it will probably be because ..." Generally speaking, I find it reasonable to expect more excitement around brand-new airframes than around derivatives. That doesn't mean there should be no excitement around derivatives.
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:25 pm

Just arrived on DAL 276 to DTW after flying 275 to NRT yesterday...both inaugural flights...great flights on both with plenty of celebrations
 
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:35 pm

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Over 80% of the US citizens will never fly on a wide body jet anyway. So to the few million who have enough money to even fly, and to an even smaller hundreds of thousands that fly overseas often I suppose congrats. I will never fly on one though so it doesn't really matter to me. Though if I fly overseas again I hope it's on a 777.


There are $300 TP flights all over. Flying abroad and on a widebody is no longer this unattainable thing. I'm flying BOS-LHR-PRG next week for less roundtrip than a BOS-LAS rt.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:40 pm

Might be a dumb question, but do DL's A350s have personal air vents? I was disappointed to see LATAM left those out from theirs.
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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:46 pm

Both seats on both flights had them
 
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:09 am

I'm gonna ask an OT question. Since the majority on here are DL supporters, what do you think will be a more memorable flight,

Dec 15th DTW-ICN which is the last DL 747 commercial flight to leave a DL hub and the U.S.A. or
Dec 17th ICN-DTW which is the last DL 747 commercial flight ever..

Will DL do something special for the Dec 15th flight and conversely for the Dec 17th final flight?
 
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No they’ll just have a huge event in Atlanta as the plane sits at the gate in Detroit, or theyll swap it and throw a huge party in ATL and call the first ever Delta 350 route is out glorious Atlanta. Most other hubs and out stations get pretty tired of the overglorification about ATL.


What's your beef with ATL? It is where Delta is based... I know several people at "other hubs and outstations" who don't share your negativity...
I understand that ATL is we’re DL is based, I visit the area quite frequently and enjoy it, but I feel oustations or other hubs don’t receive the credit they deserve, a good one would be an article I saw some time ago praising ATL for their award winning de-ice team where clearly MSP or DTW have a much better de-ice team and each one of those stations take pride in that.


I can certainly understand that - we don't have the need to de-ice for the majority of the time! As for Orlando - I have nothing but praise for the DL folks there - always have a good experience both as revenue, and non-revenue!
 
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:23 am

deltatim wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
deltatim wrote:

What's your beef with ATL? It is where Delta is based... I know several people at "other hubs and outstations" who don't share your negativity...
I understand that ATL is we’re DL is based, I visit the area quite frequently and enjoy it, but I feel oustations or other hubs don’t receive the credit they deserve, a good one would be an article I saw some time ago praising ATL for their award winning de-ice team where clearly MSP or DTW have a much better de-ice team and each one of those stations take pride in that.


I can certainly understand that - we don't have the need to de-ice for the majority of the time! As for Orlando - I have nothing but praise for the DL folks there - always have a good experience both as revenue, and non-revenue!
I have very few bones to pick with MCO, not a biased opinion at all being from there. I do have bones to pick with BOS though, not so fond of the BOS hub.
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 am

cpd wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
mat66 wrote:
I get your point and I haven't left Europe in more than a decade, but as Juan Trippe said so eloquently "Mass travel by air may prove to be more significant to world destiny than the atom bomb."
If 10%-20% more of the US electorate did visit other countries by means of these fabulous machines...just sayin'


Not following the electorate part of that but there aren't that many countries I'd want to visit. And there are plenty of them that don't like American's anyway.

Now the reason I wouldn't want to fly on an A350, or a 787 and certainly not a A380 is quite simple, and it may seem ridiculous to most of who, but I hate quiet planes. The 777 isn't the loudest out there but it's pretty up there. I have no desire to hear someone scratching their ass crack from 30 rows in front of me and I doubt anyone wants to hear me snoring.


Simple thing, people won't hear you snoring, and people are not going to hear someone else scratching themselves. The A380 is a quiet plane, but it is not silent. It still has engine noise, and there is still the air-conditioning noise. Just that it doesn't thunder away like a 747 or a 777. Even on the A380, I'm still putting on my headphones to block the engine noise.

Perhaps you really should be travelling in the back rows of the IL-62 or near the back of a TU-154 instead. I know your comment was hyperbole, but it's a bit over the top.

Sightseer wrote:
Probably because the 779 is a derivative of a plane that's been in service for 22 years, while the A359 is a brand new plane that's still a rare sight at most airports.


To this day, I've only ever seen a LATAM A350-900 in Munich. Never any others. It was only chance because I was going through that airport.


The back of a MD-88/90 and 717 are pretty loud too. Have sat in the very last row on the 717/90 (no window) and the 3rd to last row on the -88. IMO the -90 is the loudest of the three.

jumbojet wrote:
I'm gonna ask an OT question. Since the majority on here are DL supporters, what do you think will be a more memorable flight,

Dec 15th DTW-ICN which is the last DL 747 commercial flight to leave a DL hub and the U.S.A. or
Dec 17th ICN-DTW which is the last DL 747 commercial flight ever..

Will DL do something special for the Dec 15th flight and conversely for the Dec 17th final flight?


I bet they'll have some sendoff gifts on both flights but nothing compared to the inaugural 350 flight yesterday. There is always the possibility of an equipment change too, although if something else happens afterward there wouldn't be any celebration.
 
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:11 am

tjerome wrote:
I bet they'll have some sendoff gifts on both flights but nothing compared to the inaugural 350 flight yesterday. There is always the possibility of an equipment change too, although if something else happens afterward there wouldn't be any celebration.


No way, the A350 inaugural is going to be peanuts compared to the 744 final. I think DL is aware of this, and probably knows that 90% of people with a budget for only one flight if forced to pick between the first A350 or last 747 would go with the 74. On top of that, UA has already retired its 747 fleet, so the last DL 744 flight will also be the last flight of a 744 by a US airline which will be a big event in itself no two ways about it. DL hyped up the inaugural A350 a lot, but people are already anticipating the final 744 beyond anything the A350 managed and that says something, it is the 744 after all. Many bash the 744 and can't wait for it to go, but by large, the overwhelming vast majority of Avgeeks would pay a lot to snag a seat on the final. I think DL will pull out all the stops leading up the final and tour the hubs like UA, and then some. It won't be long until we find out.
 
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:18 am

As much as the A350 is a great aircraft, this is revolting. It is not a 747 replacement, and they and United should've ordered 748's. I am not happy.
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Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:51 am

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
tjerome wrote:
I bet they'll have some sendoff gifts on both flights but nothing compared to the inaugural 350 flight yesterday. There is always the possibility of an equipment change too, although if something else happens afterward there wouldn't be any celebration.


No way, the A350 inaugural is going to be peanuts compared to the 744 final. I think DL is aware of this, and probably knows that 90% of people with a budget for only one flight if forced to pick between the first A350 or last 747 would go with the 74. On top of that, UA has already retired its 747 fleet, so the last DL 744 flight will also be the last flight of a 744 by a US airline which will be a big event in itself no two ways about it. DL hyped up the inaugural A350 a lot, but people are already anticipating the final 744 beyond anything the A350 managed and that says something, it is the 744 after all. Many bash the 744 and can't wait for it to go, but by large, the overwhelming vast majority of Avgeeks would pay a lot to snag a seat on the final. I think DL will pull out all the stops leading up the final and tour the hubs like UA, and then some. It won't be long until we find out.


some great info in your post. Thanks very much for taking the time to post it. With that, I have the unique opportunity to take either flight 159 on 12/15 which is the last scheduled 747 from the U.S. (which happens to be of course from DL's DTW hub) or DL 158 on 12/17 from ICN back to DTW, the last commercial 747 flight for DL. I can easily see there being some fanfare on both flights but I am having a hard time pegging down which will get the most attention.

I personally think it will be the DTW-ICN flight on 12/15 because at that point, the plane is parked at the gate waiting for departure. Much easier to plan something as opposed to when the flight returns. On the return, not so sure if DL will do anything at Incheon airport. Plus, when 158 lands at DTW, passengers will have to proceed through customs so not much of an opportunity for DL to do anything special. Passengers are going to get off the plane and will want to get through customs and security ASAP and at that point, its a lost cause,.
 
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Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:56 am

Super80Fan wrote:
As much as the A350 is a great aircraft, this is revolting. It is not a 747 replacement, and they and United should've ordered 748's. I am not happy.



I've flown on one 748 to date, Korean Air. Needless to say, its one beauty of an aircraft, best ride I ever had in a long time...Long live the queen of the skies.

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