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DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 pm
by neomax
DL's website shows 777 deployed on ATL-LHR, more than likely for the holiday rush from 22-30 DEC.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:12 pm
by hkcanadaexpat
This is the ATL-LHR flight that DL is operating on behalf of VS because of the problems with their 789 fleet (DL 284/285).

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:46 pm
by par13del
So rather than using the pax friendly A330 they are using the cramp and noisy 777 which all and sundry say is bad....hhhhhmmmm

Could not resist.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:31 pm
by Ziyulu
Delta's 777 are 9-abreast, so it's not cramped.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:14 pm
by 747-600X
Yeah, I'll take the 9-abreast 777 over the A330 any day. They're anything but noisy, and it feels like a cathedral in there (compared to other aircraft).

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:41 pm
by ba319-131
747-600X wrote:
Yeah, I'll take the 9-abreast 777 over the A330 any day. They're anything but noisy, and it feels like a cathedral in there (compared to other aircraft).


- No thanks, take an A330 over a 777 everyday of the week & yes, they are noisy vs a 330 if behind the wing.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:25 pm
by zkncj
par13del wrote:
So rather than using the pax friendly A330 they are using the cramp and noisy 777 which all and sundry say is bad....hhhhhmmmm

Could not resist.


Its likely all that was available at the times needed, the 787-9 issues across an couple of airlines now have created an real shortage in the short-term over the holiday period.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:25 am
by hkcanadaexpat
zkncj wrote:
Its likely all that was available at the times needed, the 787-9 issues across an couple of airlines now have created an real shortage in the short-term over the holiday period.

Not quite accurate. The DL fleet isn't stretched at all at the moment. This flight is actually currently operated by the DL 764 and is being upgraded to 772 for the holiday season. DL has plenty of flex to have used the 333 if it wanted to but it chose the 772 specifically.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 pm
by 747-600X
ba319-131 wrote:
747-600X wrote:
Yeah, I'll take the 9-abreast 777 over the A330 any day. They're anything but noisy, and it feels like a cathedral in there (compared to other aircraft).


- No thanks, take an A330 over a 777 everyday of the week & yes, they are noisy vs a 330 if behind the wing.


I fly ORD-HNL or IAH-HNL and back on UA 777s almost every year, and since I'm flying standby, I'm almost always behind the wing... and it's about as quite as any airliner cabin I can think of. And I fly a LOT. Now that they're 10-abreast, it's a bit cramped, but I've never noticed any noteworthy noise levels.

Re: DL ATL-LHR operated by 777 22DEC17-30DEC17

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:53 pm
by Ryanair01
I fly quite a bit long haul, in the last year I've flow A380, A346, A333, A332, 789, 773 and 763. Although I like the 777, it is noisy compared to the Airbuses in my view. However the 3+3+3 cabin is very comfortable and in my view beats the A330 overall.