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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 69716

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

There was some folks throwing out a 2020 date, and I'm not sure where they had got it from, but the first 33N for DL should be MSN 1915 which should be hitting the FAL next month. I believe the plan is for 4 A330s, 2 A350s next year, and a 76L leaving the fleet next month. Correct me if I'm wrong b...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 69716

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

According to the Delta 10-Q report for Q3 & Q4 Six months ending December 31, 2018 DL has commitment for $ 1.35 billion of new planes at contracted prices. Believe it is a mix of CR-900 A-220-100, 737-900ER, and A321 not sure on the widebody front If anyone could break this down on anticipated ...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 514
Views: 69716

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Does anyone know how many more 737-900ER and A321-200 orders this year? If the question has already been asked please disregard and delete this comment. According to the Delta 10-Q report for Q3 & Q4 Six months ending December 31, 2018 DL has commitment for $ 1.35 billion of new planes at contr...

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by 777Mech
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 92226

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Based on the latest schedule update, it looks like the next 777 to head for Delta Suites mods will be a 77L and should do so i believe on 9/4 through a ATL-SEA commercial flight equipment swap followed by a SEA-SIN ferry flight. Should be 7101 going in. 2 weeks later another ER will induct. Ship TBD.

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9062

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

And just why is that good? Annnnnnddddd......here weeeeee gooooo. rangercarp's question isn't unreasonable. Surely this will impact connecting traffic to flights from DTW, MSP, and ATL to ICN, but this is more about meeting surging market growth to primary and secondary cities throughout Asia from ...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 609
Views: 72332

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

As a result of the JV, MSP-ICN starts April 1st, 2018 and KE has announced BOS-ICN to start April 12th. What's the next logical add for the JV? I'd say SLC-ICN is up there. Because they both operate to SEA and ATL so are you then advocating that either KE or DL drop ATL and SEA to ICN. After all DTW...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9062

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

I called it. The DTW folks kept saying KE would go into DTW rather than DL adding MSP and KE adding BOS. Yet here we are. It's rather good to see some connecting traffic taken away from DTW.

Solid add for KE and I'm positive it'll go daily in short order.

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90213

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Hmmmm most sucessfull airline on the planet? What's your measure of success? I think that crown would possibly go to Ryanair. Lufthansa group because of there successful turnarounds? Emirates taking DXB to where it is today? Could be anybody depending on your view. Financially.. one of the most suc...

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519007

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 149 (DL #3), fitted with its engines post painting, conducted an engine run this afternoon. MSN 168 (HX #3) initial engine run this morning. I thought it had already had its engines installed and FF? Most planes that are unpainted for first flights get temporary airbus-owned engines for initial...

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519007

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 149 (DL #3), fitted with its engines post painting, conducted an engine run this afternoon.
MSN 168 (HX #3) initial engine run this morning.


I thought it had already had its engines installed and FF?

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17683

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

At the risk of going OT, have there been any A320 retirements this year? Are any more A320s due to leave the fleet soon? 3 to be exact, 3210 in Nov and 3213 and 14 in December. Thanks for the update. How many more are likely to leave the fleet in 2018? After this batch I believe they don't have any...

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180134

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Where is The Price is Right fail horn for Boeing? I hope the Canadian military goes through with not buying the F-18. Boeing won't help the US3 against the ME3 and pushed the C-series right into Airbus' arms. This is comedic gold.

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17683

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

WA707atMSP wrote:
At the risk of going OT, have there been any A320 retirements this year? Are any more A320s due to leave the fleet soon?


3 to be exact, 3210 in Nov and 3213 and 14 in December.

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by 777Mech
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17683

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

Retired, Inactive, and Upcoming MD88 and 90 Retirements Retired M88s: 901 - withdrawn in 2007 and scrapped 902 - scrapped 903 - withdrawn in 2008 and scrapped 909 - written off after incident at LGA 925 - retired 9/15/17 @ BYH 928 - retired 8/28/17 @ BYH 9014 - retired 9/2/17 @ BYH Upcoming M88 ret...

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by 777Mech
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 17683

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

Is the MD90 retirement also slated for 2020 now? Will they be retired in tandem with the MD88s as overhauls are due, potentially fully parked before the MD88? A couple of MD90s have and will be parked for future reactivation around the 2020 timeframe, so imagine the 90s will stick around until at l...

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by 777Mech
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?

I could not help but notice that both UA and AA held huge family events with several aircraft displays and festivities this weekend (October 7-8) in SFO and TUL. I attended the SFO event where UA celebrated the 744 while AA showed off their new 737MAX in TUL. I'm not sure if the same day timing of ...

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5345

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

klm617 wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making.



It doesn't get much worse than Delta as far as the legacies go.


Based on....?

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Narfish641 wrote:
N662US is at COS. Might be retired.


6302 is done for. Seats are needed from that ship to perform the 76L to Z mod that's coming up.

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

There really don't need to be any domestic repositioning flights (which as an avgeek is kind of too bad). . Correct me if I am wrong, but there will have to be some domestic repositioning on the IND-CDG flight because there is no CDG-IND leg on May 24th only a IND-CDG leg... There will be a positio...

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Delta this weekend uploaded the new routes as well as made a number of equipment changes for Summer 2018. Although the deployment changes are reflected below, please take these with a grain of salt. DL is still fine tuning things and there will be definite changes (such as the JFK-LHR flights and J...

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

* It is rumoured that Delta will be modifying a number of 763ER High-J to 763ER Low-J during the slow winter season. This is to reflect demand as well as counter balance the retirement of certain (2x at the latest count) 763ER Low-J scheduled during Winter 2017-18. ** looks like FRA is migrating ex...

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168385

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

The first 777 frame should start mods in February, while the 764s will start towards the end of '18. They still don't know who will perform the mods. I assume if DL is going to revamp the 764's and 777's that they're going to be kept for quite a bit of time afterwards. They are calling it the "...

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

FWIW the 777s will get the new D1 cabin starting in February 2018, and the first frame will not emerge until late May. The entire fleet should be done by the end of 2018. I'll have to check and see when the 764s will start getting the midlife. What do you mean by "midlife?" DL is calling ...

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Retrofits
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Delta Widebody Retrofits

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The answers are in the thread here

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by 777Mech
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9071

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

JFK-HNL is seasonal on DL. This year they used a 764 and ran it through March. It was odd seeing a DL 764 on approach. DL 764s usually don't come here. Connecting thru ATL seems reasonable, but the A333 is jam packed. Ask any non revs. There is also yield . . a lot of HNL trips use miles. DL is ret...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 67
Views: 9976

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

Why all the DL cuts in SEA? With the AS meltdown, looks like DL should be adding flights. There is no AS meltdown. BTW It looks to me like far far more DL transatlantic cuts than adds Well whenever the US3's regional carriers have issues, it boils down to the mainline carrier, and AS is no exceptio...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Boeing 757 At Morristown (MMU)
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Re: President Trump Boeing 757 At KMMU

e38 wrote:
N62NA, are you talking about Air Force One or N757AF?
It would have helped if you could have been more specific, not just stating "President Trump 757" in the title.

e38


He said military designation, so I'm assuming it's a C-32.

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9071

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

I don't know if Delta hates DTW (they certainly might) but they definitely hate MSP, so it's surprising they have a seasonal HNL flight. JFK-HNL is seasonal on DL. This year they used a 764 and ran it through March. It was odd seeing a DL 764 on approach. DL 764s usually don't come here. Connecting...

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168385

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

The first 777 frame should start mods in February, while the 764s will start towards the end of '18. They still don't know who will perform the mods. I assume if DL is going to revamp the 764's and 777's that they're going to be kept for quite a bit of time afterwards. They are calling it the "...

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 9401

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

WN has bigger fish to fry in June 2018. This should free up about 20hrs of aircraft time. I'm going with more domestic California Strong flying! And the BIG if is Hawaii in summer 2018. Flyguy You would have thought they would have figured out that they did have bigger fish to fry before they went ...

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by 777Mech
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168385

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

dllflyer wrote:
Will D1 mods on 777s also get new economy seats? And will any other aircraft be receiving the new economy select or just the 777 and a350?


Pretty much the entire interior will be torn apart and replaced. It will look like a brand new aircraft.

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by 777Mech
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by 777Mech
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18281

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

KLMatSJC wrote:
The website is now updated. Can't booked it yet. This is what I have found:

SJC-COS 4x weekly
SJC-ATL 5x weekly
SJC-CVG 3x weekly

All begin around the first week of April.

No DTW. :duck:


SJC gets ATL and CVG, but no DTW? Rofl

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by 777Mech
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

If an airline is dependent on its foreign partner's hub to feed a route to be profitable then it has made an unwise choice. They do have this little thing called a JV. There's no "dependency" going on. In that case UA and AA are making "unwise" choices as well. Sheesh. JV does i...

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one. Little feed? DL has a hub in CDG.. If an airline is dependent on its foreign partner's hub to feed a route to be profitable then it has made an unwise choice. They do have this little thing called a JV. There's no &...

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

727200 wrote:
With little feed, and a AA hub, DL just asking to get their a$$ kicked on this one.


Little feed? DL has a hub in CDG..

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519007

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

DL #3 should deliver on October 3rd and fly immediately afterwards to MSP for its prior to service induction. No more will be done at ACJC. Do you not mean November 3? October 3 is in two weeks and the frame is still not painted, no engine run, not RTO and no flights! Yes, sorry about that! Brain f...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY

I'm going to hazard a guess that the plane operating ATL-MCO is in fact the same plane operating MCO-GRU later that night, followed by the return to MCO and back to ATL based on the last rotation of N837MH: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n837mh So, I am a bit skeptical about the whole ...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1519007

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

DL #3 should deliver on October 3rd and fly immediately afterwards to MSP for its prior to service induction. No more will be done at ACJC.

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by 777Mech
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14706

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

WPvsMW wrote:
More probably, the 752s go to the desert.


Not likely, they have already had check done and will get new interiors. 2 of them are in VQQ now getting it done.

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14706

Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Per internal memo, DL will terminate NRT-GUM service on January 8th, 2018.

Is this the last time NRT will see 757 service?

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 34446

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

Northwest1988 wrote:
N928DL was stored. It shows another one was stored but I can't find a reg. number. Does anyone know what the other MD-88 retired was?


N914DE ship 9014 is the second one, the third one that will be joining it tomorrow will be 925.

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by 777Mech
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Openskies 757 in ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

Re: Openskies 757 in ATL

Just seen a photo on the database of DL's A350 in Atlanta and behind it you can see an openskies 757... anyone have any info as to why it was in Atlanta? Is it a new aircraft being delivered to Openskies from Delta or was it a charter of some sort? The paint job looks very shiny and clean! http://w...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV
Replies: 65
Views: 21426

Re: Delta A350 wing delamination during tire burst at HSV

So just hearing from a Delta mechanic that a Delta A350 suffered wing delamination during a tire burst that sent rubber up to the wing during a landing at HSV. The mechanic described the event as similar to the Concorde except the phase was during landing instead of takeoff (also no causing debris ...

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by 777Mech
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58574

Re: DL Future Expansion

I would look toward where DL has a huge FF base, and what immediately comes to mind is BNA, MCI, AUS, PVD and JAX

I can see the first 3 getting AMS service, with the latter 2 getting seasonal AMS or CDG service. JAX is the shot in the dark though.

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by 777Mech
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168385

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9931/
3851 appears to be the next 739 in for 2Ku.



Should be 9014 sent to BYH for part out. N914DE.
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n515cr wrote:
914 sent to BYH today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9931/
3851 appears to be the next 739 in for 2Ku.



Should be 9014 sent to BYH for part out. N914DE.

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by 777Mech
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 223
Views: 24779

Re: DL add IND-CDG

CVG will be fine with the Proctor and Gamble contract.
I wouldn't be surprised to see DTW lose a frequency to fund this flight. I know a majority of CDG bound pax connect in DTW versus MSP and ATL due to it being a backtrack to connect in those hubs.

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80503

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

It looks like N662US (744) flew its last commercial flight on Sep 4 (PVG-DTW). Its probably being de-commissioned now in DTW for salvageable parts (seats/galleys/etc) that could be used as spares for the remaining 6x 744s until they get retired in December. Should fly out to the desert thereafter. ...

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