Dldiamondboy wrote:Delta announced that as of March 1 2019 ATL-NRT-ATL would be flown with the 777 that had been converted over to the D1 suites. These suites are quite nice and if you are in row A or D there is more room than the A350 suites. I fly ATL-NRT-SIN-NRT-ATL monthy and I have noticed that this month quite often this route is being flown with the 777's that have the old herringbone business class seat configuation. Does anyone know why this is taking place? Busy summer travel season perhaps? I have the req #'s of the LR's that have been modfied. Is there a way to see more than a day out the reg number of the ship that will be doing a particular flight?
You are correct that this has been common. The reason lies in the small overall size of the 777 fleet at Delta, and the fact that only four of ten LRs have been converted. It is very easy for airplanes to get out of sequence when a small fleet serves so many stations. The 777 had to cover LAX-HND two days ago, for example, because an A350 went tech. I'm guessing that they have a spare 777 in LA on some days, but that still has consequences downline, which is why you see so many configuration changes. If you follow this thread, you can see how often the reconfigured 777s swap out with the non-reconfigured birds.