United1 wrote:TonyClifton wrote:United1 wrote:
They were basically the MD-11 replacement but IIRC there were some issues with the pilots agreeing on a rate to fly the things so initial deliveries were delayed. DL never really had a chance to build up a 777 fleet pre 9/11 and then bankruptcy.
If you take a look at DLs network back then the only route they really needed the 777 range/capacity on was ATL-NRT. Everything else could be served by 763/764 and L10 aircraft.
How many 777s were on order pre 9/11? I recall there were maybe two dozen 767-400 options that fell by the wayside afterwards. Would have looked a different operation.
DLs 2Q 2002 10Q shows 8 772ERs in operation, 5 on order, 20 on option and 17 rolling options. 21 764ERs in the fleet (one was stored) 24 options and 6 rolling options.
Thanks! What a change 9/11 and BK gave way to. Forgot how few MD-90s there were until their renaissance last decade!