I don't mean to get in the way of a perfectly good rumor but it's been pointed out here and in multiple other threads that DL's A359's are 275t yet 200+ replies later people are still using 268t in their calculations
The general math here is: DL doesn’t use the 359 on LAX-SYD = 359 can’t perform service satisfactory = DL regrets canceling/NTU 787 = Boeing rules!!!
Exactly WHAT is wrong with you people!?!?
There has been NOBODY, not ONE SINGLE PERSON who has said ANYTHING remotely resembling "Boeing rules!!!" at ANY POINT or in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM during this discussion. In fact boeing jets are NOT even the issue! They've barely even been brought up.
This type of crap is argumentative and unresponsive. I have tried to simply put the FACTS out there about your beloved airplane, it is not my fault that you do not like facts and I am not some devotee of a plane manufacturer because I do so!
While the opinion of DL pilots is always interesting, they will not be the ones making the decision on future purchases or early sales of unsuitable aircraft.
wow. I mean just...wow.
The DL pilots expressed no opinion. They stated facts about the incapacity of this airplane to do a particular route. Did you read their statements? Even bother to read them?
Like them or not *What* *The* *Delta* *Pilots* *Said* was TRUE.