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LongHaulFTW
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DL600

Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:30 am

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... mayjun-10/
Some time ago DL operated a special one-way service from NRT-DTW with an A333. My question is, how did they pull it off and why did they choose the A333? The 242t variant wasn't unveiled until 2015, and I'm guessing despite the favorable winds, the flight itself was beyond the range of a non-242T A333.

Link to flightaware: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /RJAA/KDTW
 
KFTG
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Re: DL600

Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:44 am

Really? Do you really think this flight operated anywhere close to MTOW? How many passengers do you think were on this flight?
 
Ionosphere
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Re: DL600

Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:06 am

I flew NRT-MSP on the A330 in 2011 as an extra section
 
eamondzhang
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Re: DL600

Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:23 am

And that's only a 11.5hr flight for a regular A333. Not hard to do in any way. Heck TK pulled 12.5h NRT-IST regularly on A333 (non-242t bird).

You have to realise when QF did the original SYD-PEK QF191/2 they used A333 with only 212t MTOW!

Michael

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