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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:17 pm

I don't feel that DL has ever really embraced its NW past, so I doubt you will see any NW decals on any aircraft or any routes that reflect ones by the old airline. Hell, I'm not sure if you'll see any decals at all on the plane.Bottom line, I really don't think they will come up with any surprises with routing. The aircraft will probably touch most major hubs with maybe one outside of them.

My guesses: ATL, DTW, MSP, JFK, LAX
Wild cards: MCO, NRT, HNL, MEM
Out of the running: SEA, CVG, SLC, BOS, LGA (duh)
Airports: BOS, JAX, JFK, EWR, LGA, CVG, ATL, CLT, DCA, IAD, STT, PVD, ALB, MCO
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...a good start but a long way to go!
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:26 pm

cbphoto wrote:
I have seen from a pretty reliable source, the last 747 flight is scheduled to be MSP-ATL as an employee only flight. Of course that is subject to change, but at the time, it seemed pretty concrete!


There has been very reliable and confirmed information such as will these farewell flights be open for sale to passengers or are they only for passengers?

I think I am just going to keep my DTW-ICN flight on 12/15. I was gonna get my miles back on that since it cost me well in excess of 300,000 miles and try and get a seat on one of the farewell flights but not even sure at this point if the general public will be allowed and even if they are, I am sure tickets will sell out in an instant.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 pm

RockIsland41 wrote:
I vote for Dallas Love Field. DL did operate it here in early 1970s. (and it could have 'fun' with WN....)

As someone who used to pull over on Denton Drive to watch the afternoon takeoff, I endorse this suggestion!
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:52 pm

CVG would be nice, since it is still a hub, and played a major role in the DL network for many years.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:24 pm

JFK
CVG
CDG
AMS
LAX
SFO?
ORD?
FLL/MCO/TPA?
IAD?
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:29 pm

ILNFlyer wrote:
CVG would be nice, since it is still a hub, and played a major role in the DL network for many years.

Plus they're growing there again.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:39 pm

KBUF wrote:
A couple more to add to that list: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370797&p=19939681

Week 15: Falcons (ATL-TPA-ATL)
Week 16: Chargers (LAX-EWR-LAX), Seahawks (SEA-DFW-SEA), Buccaneers (TPA-CLT-TPA)
Week 17: Bills (BUF-FLL-BUF)

Well I'll definitely be spotting at BUF on Dec. 30 in that case! This is such incredible news, I never thought I'd have the opportunity to spot a 747 at BUF!
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:06 pm

Per a post on another forum, the poster listed the flight as DL9771 routing DTW>PAE>SEA>ATL>MSP>ATL, with no dates mentioned, but said it would be a 2-day trip!
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:18 pm

Beechtobus wrote:
I'm surprised no mention of ORD yet. The 747s DL originally had in its fleet through most of the early 70's were a regular visitor to ORD with regular flights to ATL, MIA, and seasonally to other Florida cities. ORD has always been been a very important station for DL, even having hub/focus city status pre deregulation. I could definitely see ORD in the running if DL id looking at domestic spokes to run its final 747 through.


Actually flew on the first 200 series ones back in the 70's on ATL-ORD.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:19 pm

audidudi wrote:
Per a post on another forum, the poster listed the flight as DL9771 routing DTW>PAE>SEA>ATL>MSP>ATL, with no dates mentioned, but said it would be a 2-day trip!


Is it bookable to the public or employee-only?
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Delta flew a bunch of Notre Dame Football charters out of SBN on 747's
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:25 pm

flymco753 wrote:
xdlx wrote:
n7371f wrote:

That will never happen.


I disagree..... DELTA is a shell of its former self. It appears the NW sign is ALIVE and well in ATL.
NW is very much alive at DTW, DL has barely touched the facilities other than to put the company name in the terminal, when you walk into the sky club, it’s screams NW. If you depart in the morning nearly every worker on the ramp and at the gate was NW, so the way they work is the same as before compared to big Delta stations like MCO or SLC or CVG.


Plus the electric trams that run the length of the McNamara terminal are NW red . Glad DL didn't mess with those
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
xdlx wrote:

I disagree..... DELTA is a shell of its former self. It appears the NW sign is ALIVE and well in ATL.
NW is very much alive at DTW, DL has barely touched the facilities other than to put the company name in the terminal, when you walk into the sky club, it’s screams NW. If you depart in the morning nearly every worker on the ramp and at the gate was NW, so the way they work is the same as before compared to big Delta stations like MCO or SLC or CVG.


Plus the electric trams that run the length of the McNamara terminal are NW red . Glad DL didn't mess with those
Well a blue tram would look absolutely disgusting, red makes sense. Branding is about the only thing really, there hasn't been capital improvements to make the environment more like Delta.
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 pm

DeltaRules wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Per a post on another forum, the poster listed the flight as DL9771 routing DTW>PAE>SEA>ATL>MSP>ATL, with no dates mentioned, but said it would be a 2-day trip!


Is it bookable to the public or employee-only?
This absolutely blows, the final flight should be routed between DTW and MSP, DTW or MSP should be the airports in which flyovers should be done.
...the carriage of liquids, gels, and aerosols are prohibited through the screening checkpoint except for travel size toiletries of 3 ounces or less...
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:17 pm

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Dtw
Msp
Atl
Sea

Maybe:
Pae
Lax
JFK
Hnl
Nrt
ANC


PAE...? There's currently no commercial passenger flights to/from there... Also ANC is not going to happen...

Edit: Just saw the DL9771 post above. How would they make PAE happen with that...?
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:05 pm

The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl:

I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!"

By the collective logic of this thread, the most reasonable farewell flight should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY

SNN:
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... eland.html

MDY:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-747- ... at-midway/
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:35 pm

tristarcrazy wrote:
The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:36 pm

tristarcrazy wrote:
The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.


So it looks like its shaping up to be a strictly hanger style farewell tour/party with no paying passengers. That sucks.

I guess it looks like I am keeping my award ticket for 12/15. Hopefully that flight will be a party.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities beside ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:46 pm

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
Man, I'm hoping MCO gets it. They did bring it here several times, so you never know.

United flew its 744's almost exclusively from ORD and SFO, so for EWR, IAD, IAH, and DEN, most of which almost never, if ever got the UA 744, getting it was a really, really rare occasion worth celebrating.

Delta flies its 744's primarily from DTW, but they make appearances at ATL and MSP every couple of weeks frequently enough that they "never really left." If you're in the FB spotting groups, you know that DL 744's stop by much more frequently than UA's 744's did at EWR/IAD/IAH/DEN, especially at MSP for fuel stops and diversions etc. en route/from DTW. For this reason, it's kind of hard to imagine DL "celebrating" the 744 at any three of these hubs to the extent UA did, but they will visit for sure. I think DL will pay tribute to its former hubs, and maybe a couple other wild cards, but DFW is a total crapshoot.

My guesses:

JFK
LAX
CVG
MEM
SLC
SEA
MCO


UA had regular B747 service at IAD for many years. It even had a pilot base there as recently as 2009 where it was used to fly PEK and FRA from IAD.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:17 pm

stlgph wrote:
sgbroimp wrote:
Don't worry if you miss this farewell series of tours. You can get on LH at JFK and other airports and ride a 747 for the next 15 years or so. The world's longest farewell I guess.


For the fun of it, Cher announced her farewell in 2002. She's scheduled concerts through 2018.

747, can you beat 16+ years of Cher?

Put your money on the table.


The whole DL 747 farewell thing seems odd to me. DL actually flew its last (of very few they ever owned) 747 about 40 years ago and only became a 747 outfit with the NW merger. And yes, the 747-8 is competing with Cher I guess. I'm betting on the big bird.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:34 pm

Transpac787 wrote:
Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl:

I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!"

By the collective logic of this thread, the most reasonable farewell flight should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY

SNN:
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... eland.html

MDY:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-747- ... at-midway/


One time for troop movement a NW flew a 747 COS-KWI, so the farewell flight actually should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY-COS-KWI :)

"Learn the rules, so you know how to break them properly." -H.H. The Dalai Lama
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:36 pm

tristarcrazy wrote:
The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.


That's what I've heard too. It's a bummer, but it's not at all surprising. Maybe they'll add more if enough people ask for it, but I'm holding my breath.

Transpac787 wrote:
Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl:

I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!"

By the collective logic of this thread, the most reasonable farewell flight should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY

SNN:
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... eland.html

MDY:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-747- ... at-midway/


Haha! Nailed it, transpac.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:48 pm

MSPNWA wrote:
tristarcrazy wrote:
The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.


That's what I've heard too. It's a bummer, but it's not at all surprising. Maybe they'll add more if enough people ask for it, but I'm holding my breath.

Transpac787 wrote:
Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl:

I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!"

By the collective logic of this thread, the most reasonable farewell flight should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY

SNN:
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... eland.html

MDY:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-747- ... at-midway/


Haha! Nailed it, transpac.


:bigthumbsup:

But if true, that it's only hangar parties, they're missing out on a tremendous revenue opportunity. They could charge $1,000/seat for each flight and it probably would sell out in a few hours.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:11 pm

There are about a dozen football Charters and several military charters that run through the end of December with the tentative last flight to the desert being January 3rd 2018. Of course this could change if another Charter pops up but Fleet Management wants them gone first week of January.
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:53 pm

cschleic wrote:
MSPNWA wrote:
tristarcrazy wrote:
The tentative schedule is: 12/17 DTW Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/18 SEA Hanger Party 4-7pm, 12/19 ATL TOC Hanger Party 5-8pm, 12/20 MSP Hanger Party 4-7pm.

There will be signing of the aircraft, memborilia for sale and guest speakers.

Other cities being considered. No word yet if anyone will be able to fly between cities.


That's what I've heard too. It's a bummer, but it's not at all surprising. Maybe they'll add more if enough people ask for it, but I'm holding my breath.

Transpac787 wrote:
Man. This thread turned into a dumpster fire in record time. :rotfl:

I was hoping to get some factual info, on dates & times of the flights, and ended up reading 50+ replies of everyone saying "it should come to XYZ because it diverted here once!"

By the collective logic of this thread, the most reasonable farewell flight should be SNN-TOL-ANC-MDY

SNN:
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... eland.html

MDY:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/delta-747- ... at-midway/


Haha! Nailed it, transpac.


:bigthumbsup:

But if true, that it's only hangar parties, they're missing out on a tremendous revenue opportunity. They could charge $1,000/seat for each flight and it probably would sell out in a few hours.


I would pay.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:24 am

I am hearing that employees will get to say good bye to 744 in MSP on Dec. 20th. Almost sounds like may be a celebration in the old 744 hanger where the A330 work is now done.
 
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Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:02 am

Just flew thru PHX today and saw a DL 744 land, DAL8967 from Riverside, CA. May not be a farewell tour but glad to see it come thru PHX. Otherwise, the city where it all began for Delta should be on the final 744 tour; Monroe, LA!
 

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