lightsaber wrote:GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:SLCUT2777 wrote:Predicting DL will retire all Boeing aircraft and be strictly an Airbus user by 2025-29
I know this is the dream of so many fans but I predict you are wrong. Delta won't ignore the ultra cheap MAX deal and I assure you that some sort of mix of Boeing 787/767-NG/757-MG/MOM/NMA will find its way to Delta. They have zero interest in not being able to play A and B off of each other.
I do not expect every 767 to be retired nor the 739ERs. There is no chance the 739s will not ne flying 15 years from now at DL.
I expect on the other side DL to negotiate a brutal MAX deal and Boeing to offer a 787 deal. Perhaps an early announcement, but no money Changing hands for a while and no deliveries until DL is ready.
I do personally believe DL is now done with the 777.
Do we have a last 77E and 77L flight schedule. If DL doesn't offer a retirement plan, the cascade will be brutal.
Agree completely. DL will probably negotiate a huge deal with Boeing allowing them to get MAXs and 787s on order with flexible delivery dates at very low costs. Boeing needs a big win and DL is a shrewd negotiator.