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by NateGreat
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 2/17 763ER-high J: unscheduled swap from 332 on 6:00pm JFK-LAX-JFK rotation (N172DN) 763ER-low J: BOS-JFK ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N156DL) 763ER-low J: NRT-DNA-UAM-NRT military charter (N191DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled upgrade from 321 on 5:20pm SLC-ATL fl...

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by NateGreat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Yep. The first one will be the the first delivery of 2020. Interesting. Will there be plans to retrofit the 2017-2019 delivered frames any sooner than 2020? Nope. The prototype will the one from TLS. After that the mods should take about as long as the 777s C+ mod Interesting. At least the first 76...

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by NateGreat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 16381

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Upon doing some searching on the Delta app and FR24, it appears that select DTW-DFW-DTW flights have started using A220s. Although, it has been stated the A220s would not begin those flights until March.

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by NateGreat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

777Mech wrote:
NateGreat wrote:
Will the A350s receive all 4 cabins eventually?


Yep. The first one will be the the first delivery of 2020.

Interesting. Will there be plans to retrofit the 2017-2019 delivered frames any sooner than 2020?

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by NateGreat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Will the A350s receive all 4 cabins eventually?

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by NateGreat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I doubt anyone would know the answer to that, as that's nine months from now. Maybe one third of the 21 frames could be completed by then. You'll just have to watch the seat map nearer the time. I’m just curious about which route will receive the first retrofitted 764 over the summer. My guess is t...

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by NateGreat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Any ideas about the completion rate on the 764 cabin mods once they ramp up after the summer high season? I have a work trip in November that will put me on a 764, so just wondering about my chances to see the new product. Granted, its on ATL-HNL, so the chance is basically zero. But I just wanted ...

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by NateGreat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 17254

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Delta A330-900 MSN 1915 out of the hangar: https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1087333496232779778 Nice to see an A330 with appropriately sized titles. The 333s look silly with tiny titles, wasn’t it something to do with the 332s and the sizing between the doors? -Rowen Any idea when 1915 will receiv...

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by NateGreat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?
Replies: 46
Views: 8012

Re: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?

A decision hasn’t been made, and doesn’t necessairly have to be made for several years (the current aircraft were delivered between late 1996 and 2000, but quite a few ex-NW aircraft delivered in the early 2000s are available). When a decision is made, it’ll most likely be between the 321LR and 737...

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by NateGreat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?
Replies: 46
Views: 8012

Delta 757-200 ETOPS Replacement?

What is the most likely replacement for the Delta One-equipped Boeing 757-200 ETOPS that operate transcontinental and thin transatlantic routes, primarily out of JFK and BOS? They have 100 A321neo on order, but I don’t know what the route matrix will be for those.

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by NateGreat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 2/3 763ER-high J: MUC-ATL flight cancelled - tech (N175DN) 763ER-high J: unscheduled swap from low-J on NRT-SIN-NRT rotation (N182DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled swap from high-J on ATL-SCL-ATL rotation (N1200K) 763ER-low J: NRT-CAN ferry flight - maintenance entry (N178DZ...

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by NateGreat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 2/3 763ER-high J: MUC-ATL flight cancelled - tech (N175DN) 763ER-high J: unscheduled swap from low-J on NRT-SIN-NRT rotation (N182DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled swap from high-J on ATL-SCL-ATL rotation (N1200K) 763ER-low J: NRT-CAN ferry flight - maintenance entry (N178DZ...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

Delta should take delivery of the 16th to 25th A350-900 since they will start flights to ultra far destination not flown currently. Mumbai has been announced but no date for the first flight has been published. Delta could fly to Melbourne and Auckland if Australia and New Zealand were a priority. ...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

dik909 wrote:
I can imagine a DTW > Germany route, probably FRA

Are the DTW-Germany flights always really busy?

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

what are some routes we could expect the future A350s to be deployed on? Its public knowledge, and I assume you know that MSP-PVG starting in 2020 will be flown by A350. Personally, I suspect that MSP-ICN, which is starting on 77L, will be shifted to A350 pretty rapidly. I forgot about MSP-PVG. I w...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

It is unknown whether or not Delta will take delivery of deferred A350s 16-25 in the 2025-2026 timeframe. Really? I wasn't aware of that. Are they considering a different model of A350, or cancelling the order and going with 777 or 787? I don't know enough about the A350's range and optimal route u...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

compensateme wrote:
LAX-HND eff. March 31st

Been in the schedule for quite awhile.....

Do you know if this is permanent?

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 8737

Future Delta A350 Routes

Delta’s 12th A350 has just arrived in ATL after a delivery flight from TLS the other day. The next A350 route is Seattle to Tokyo Narita, starting March 1st. The 13th A350 will be delivered later this year, and the 14th and 15th A350s will be delivered next year. It is unknown whether or not Delta w...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO: JVs stifle competition
Replies: 149
Views: 9488

Re: B6 - 1/30/2019 DOT Filing is Full Court Press to Obtain LHR slots

If they want London so badly, why not use Gatwick? AC Rouge (now terminated) and WestJet use Gatwick for flights between Canada and the UK.

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by NateGreat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

When Delta retrofits the A330-200/300s with the new cabin, are they likely to do the -200s first, as there are a smaller fleet of those than the -300s? It seems that might be why the 777-200ERs will all be finished with their retrofits before the777-200LRs.

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by NateGreat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question

As my family still lives in the Crystal Coast area, I would love to see a DCA/IAD flight. And perhaps a Sat MCO, M-F NYC and ORD flight. Don't care who it's on.. just would be nice.. Could only help the area get more recognition and growth. They’re currently expanding the apron. The first half is n...

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by NateGreat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question

Question regarding my hometown airport of Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, North Carolina. Does anyone know why the yields, frequencies, and aircraft sizes on American Eagle are so much greater than that of Delta Connection? Take today, Monday, January 28, 2019, for example. American E...

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by NateGreat
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Ok understood! Would next winter also see the 330&763 mods start? They tend to be worked on heavily during the the winter... Slack is not an issue in the lull of winter. Refurbishment/maintenance stations are the issue and need to be booked long in advance. For this winter, DL has booked 2 stat...

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by NateGreat
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

If the first route for Delta’s A330-900neo is going to be SEA-Asia, which route will it be? With the exception of SEA-NRT switching to an Airbus A350-900 soon, and the return of SEA-KIX using a 226-seat Boeing 767-300ER, just about every route Delta has from SEA-Asia uses a 206-seat Boeing 767-300ER...

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by NateGreat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A220-300 Predictions
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Delta A220-300 Predictions

I know it’s a little early for anything official, but what could we possibly expect from Delta’s A220-300 aircraft, in terms of routes and hub bases? The A220-100, so far, will do LGA/JFK/DTW/MSP-DFW, LGA/DTW/MSP-IAH, and LGA-BOS. The A221 will have 109 seats, while the A223 will have 130 seats.

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by NateGreat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?

What’s the deal with the systems onboard planes such as the Airbus A350, Boeing 787, and future Boeing 777X that allow the cabin to be pressurized at a lower altitude, and humidity to be pumped into the cabin? Are those systems something that can be retrofitted onto older planes such as the Airbus A...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3248

Re: CLT in 2019

Any idea when or if CLT will get any of the LAA widebodies (B772, B77W, B788, B789)?

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by NateGreat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Edit to my above post. New here and can't seem to find a edit button but looks like 34 D1 seats, I read it wrong on our company page. 33 seats will be available for missions over 8 hours as 1 seat will be for crew rest. Not quite sure how that layout is gonna look though. Thanks for that and welcom...

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by NateGreat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Do we think there will only be 1, 764 with D1 suites by the summer schedule? Or will enough be completed to switch JFK-LHR (2 frames), JFK/BOS-LHR (3 frames), JFK/BOS/ATL-LHR (5 frames), etc?? The JFK-LHR-JFK flights are different than the longer TPAC flights like LAX-SYD-LAX or DTW-NRT-DTW. They c...

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by NateGreat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 29138

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Do we think there will only be 1, 764 with D1 suites by the summer schedule? Or will enough be completed to switch JFK-LHR (2 frames), JFK/BOS-LHR (3 frames), JFK/BOS/ATL-LHR (5 frames), etc?? Most likely just 1. Maybe 2. Even less likely 3. You're looking at 60-90 day conversion for the prototype ...

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by NateGreat
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 23497

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Good on Delta for ordering more of these birds. I’ve never undertood the hype for a CS500/A220-500. Capacity would be too similar to the A320 and it would simply be redundant. Now that Airbus is running the program, I just don’t see how a -500 makes any sense for them. Redundant, yes... but it'd al...

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by NateGreat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 17254

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Any word on when the first Delta A339 will exit the paint shop?

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by NateGreat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 16381

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

777Mech wrote:
panamair wrote:
I see that ship 1804 is ferrying as DL9972 ATL-SEA today...is this the ferry out to CAN for the long-awaited 764 mods?


That it is! That bird won't be back until mid to late April.

Should the frames after 1804 take about a month or so tops, like with the 777s?

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by NateGreat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More AA wide body orders?
Replies: 15
Views: 5786

Re: More AA wide body orders?

Whenever the day comes to replace the 777-300ERs, they could either use the 777X or 787-10 as a replacement. If they really want commonality, we could see the entire AA widebody fleet consisting entirely of all 3 787 varieties, many years into the future.

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by NateGreat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 126456

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N829MH did JFK-HNL-NRT-CAN today.. First B764 Going in for cabin mods.. What are the details of the mods? Suties, PE, and Economy. Not clear how many seats will be in each cabin. Flew on one about a month ago now, my god does it need this refit. Any idea how long until it will be done with the retr...

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by NateGreat
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 8572

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

What if Delta installed a reverse herringbone seat that featured doors? It would be a completely new design, but fit in the A330-900. Having the door would keep with the “suite” product. That’s a long shot but its a thought The Panasonic Waterfront would definitely be a great choice, as it is both ...

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by NateGreat
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12706

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

How many daily flights to LHR and CDG will DL get in S19? LHR: 10 daily PDX x1 SLC x1 MSP x1 DTW x2 ATL x2 JFK x2 BOS x1 CDG: 14 daily SEA x1 LAX x1 SLC x1 MSP x1 IND x1 DTW x2 CVG x1 ATL x2 RDU x1 JFK x2 BOS x1 Both have smaller average aircraft gauge than AMS as well, so AMS is clearly the leader...

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by NateGreat
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12706

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

How many daily flights to LHR and CDG will DL get in S19?

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 155566

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

PotatoPappas wrote:
NateGreat wrote:
Any idea when N828MH will head off for mods?



Heard 1st or 2nd week of January.

Sweet! Will they continue renovating the 764s frame-by-frame, and one after another like with the 777s?

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 155566

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Any idea when N828MH will head off for mods?

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by NateGreat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

This aged pretty well... :silly: This reads to me like "we are going to use the second tranche of A350s as 77E replacements." I'll predict that in the early 2020s they order ~10 more to replace the 77L fleet. The surprising part of the message is that they seem to be implying there will b...

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by NateGreat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I would not be shocked to see all Delta 772s, 77E and 77L alike, replaced by 359s by around 2025. This aged pretty well... :silly: This reads to me like "we are going to use the second tranche of A350s as 77E replacements." I'll predict that in the early 2020s they order ~10 more to repla...

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

From a customer perspective, the 8,000 foot dry air cabin of the 1993 era A330 can't compete with the 6,000 foot humidified cabin of the 787. And didn't a lot of folks say that Boeing was gving screaming deals on the 787 now? For these reasons, imho this is a transfer of the A350 deferred airplanes...

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Perhaps Airbus can stretch the legs of the A350-1000 and Delta might take a few of them. At least they are finally getting their fleet rationalized. In about a decade it should be down to A350, A330ceo/neo, A321ceo/neo, and A220. Whether they keep the 739 around is a wild card. If they continue to ...

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

gatibosgru wrote:
Will the NEOs have PS? If not it may not be a huge capacity increase over the 763s/764s when you count in the reduction of regular economy for more Delta Ones and Premium Selects (and maybe more Comfort+?)

From what I have heard, they will have both Delta One Suites and Premium Select.

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by NateGreat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

If Delta really wants to go for a smaller widebody in the next few years, I think they should order the 797. Define next few years, 797 not likely to EIS before 2025 at earliest (if you believe Boeing and maybe 2 years later if you believe other aviation pundits). You need something in any number s...

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by NateGreat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

If Delta really wants to go for a smaller widebody in the next few years, I think they should order the 797.

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by NateGreat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Yes, the 777-200ER will need replacement in the coming years (at least 10 years). But, why is Delta giving the aircraft a major overhaul if “the airline is in such a rush to retire them”? If that were the case, then the A332/A333 should have been the ones to get Delta One Suites, Premium Select, pos...

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