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Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400 Fleet Status/Information

Of 16 frames: 0 Active, 1 Preserved, 15 Retired/Stored,

Registration / Ship# (Delivery Month/Yr): Status/other information

N661US / 6301 (12/89): Preserved at the Delta Flight Museum. Was the first 744 ever built. Last revenue flight was HNL-ATL arriving on the morning of 09/09/15. Arrived at the Delta Flight Museum 04/30/2016 and was renovated to be a permanent exhibit. To learn more about the project visit this website. (DL museum website is here)
N662US / 6302 (03/89): Retired, flew to MZJ on 10/15/17. Was the first 744 (in 2012) to be renovated into the 376 pax configuration after the DL/NW merger.
N663US / 6303 (01/89): SCRAPPED, flew to MZJ on 11/05/15.
N664US / 6304 (04/89): SCRAPPED, en-route (DTW-ICN) over China on 06/17/15, was severely damaged by hail. Temporary repairs to make it air-worthy were made. It flew directly from ICN to MZJ on 07/10/15.
N665US / 6305 (09/89): SCRAPPED, flew to MZJ 12/01/16. Was the first 744 (in 2008) to be re-painted in the Delta livery after the DL/NW merger.
N666US / 6306 (08/89): Retired, flew to MZJ 12/26/17. Was the last 744 (in 2017) to perform a revenue passenger flight (12/19/2017 DL158 ICN-DTW).
N667US / 6307 (07/90): Retired, flew to MZJ 11/18/17.
N668US / 6308 (07/90): Retired, flew to MZJ 12/06/17.
N669US / 6309 (08/90): Retired, flew to MZJ 12/23/17.
N670US / 6310 (08/90): Retired, flew to MZJ 12/26/17.
N671US / 6311 (03/99): Retired, flew to MZJ 09/30/14. Due to 6304's damage, it was pulled from storage on 06/28/15 and re-entered revenue service. Was flown back to MZJ and re-retired on 10/31/15.
N672US / 6312 (07/99): Retired, flew to MZJ 10/01/14.
N673US / 6313 (08/99): Retired, flew to MZJ 10/31/16.
N674US / 6314 (10/99): Retired, flew to MZJ 01/03/18. Was the last 744 in the fleet to retire (in 2018).
N675NW / 6315 (03/02): Retired, flew to MZJ 10/25/15.
N676NW / 6316 (04/02): Retired, flew to MZJ 10/01/14.

Fleet Notes:

Final scheduled flight: DL158 ICN-DTW 12/19/17 (N666US).
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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:22 pm
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Agree... back in the day we had great farewell flights for the D10 and 742, hope DL will do the same for these flights.

ANYONE... Let me know how I can get on one!
The DC-10 was a blast.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kkua View Post
Not sure if it was previously posted... but does anybody know how we can get butts into the plane repositioning flight after the final revenue DL158 ICN-DTW flight on 17DEC?

DL9771 is the farewell flight on the B744. Over 2 days, it will be scheduled to fly DTW-PAE-SEA-ATL-MSP-ATL after touching down on 17DEC.

Any advise?
With that flight #, which is a ferry flight, it looks like that it would be for employees only!
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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by audidudi View Post
With that flight #, which is a ferry flight, it looks like that it would be for employees only!
Plus PAE isn't passenger equipped field. Well, till 2018 anyway. Then AS/UA will begin service.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 4:13 pm
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It was for landing a MegaDO

Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
Plus PAE isn't passenger equipped field. Well, till 2018 anyway. Then AS/UA will begin service.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 5:15 pm
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It was for landing a MegaDO
Landing at PAE
And if I remember correctly, the take off point for the last CO delivery flight. (of which I was a passenger on..)
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Given the lack of Thanksgiving turns, I'm really glad I knocked this off my bucket list during Hurricane Irma.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by thezipper View Post
Agree... back in the day we had great farewell flights for the D10 and 742, hope DL will do the same for these flights.

ANYONE... Let me know how I can get on one!
http://www.skymilesexperiences.com/i...aign=DLNewshub

here you go, bids start at 15,000 miles
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Old Nov 15, 17, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by SlickoLVHC View Post
http://www.skymilesexperiences.com/i...aign=DLNewshub

here you go, bids start at 15,000 miles
I bet these go for crazy sky miles.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 1:09 am
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As of today, the DTW-SEA flight and the SEA party are not unreasonable at 73,000 miles. But with 15 days of bidding left...?
I’m glad to have done 2 Tokyo turns in Feb and July.
And a 3 or 4 flights last year.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 1:33 am
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Im on the final revenue flights of DTW-ICN and ICN-DTW, but the farewell tour and private party is also intriguing. The only one that would work with my schedule is the ATL-MSP flight, but I need to see how many SkyMiles these are going to go for before I decide to bid or not.

With all the fanfare United made of their 747 retirement, I was wondering if Delta was going to let the Queen go silently into the night. Guess not! Perhaps they were waiting to release these party plans until they were the sole U.S. operator.
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Old Nov 15, 17, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by DLDiamond2013 View Post
Im on the final revenue flights of DTW-ICN and ICN-DTW, but the farewell tour and private party is also intriguing. The only one that would work with my schedule is the ATL-MSP flight, but I need to see how many SkyMiles these are going to go for before I decide to bid or not.

With all the fanfare United made of their 747 retirement, I was wondering if Delta was going to let the Queen go silently into the night. Guess not! Perhaps they were waiting to release these party plans until they were the sole U.S. operator.
I will be on the final ICN-DTW flight as well. Slummin' it in C+ though.

I'm hoping even in coach there will be a lot of fanfare, not just unsuspecting travelers who don't care about the Queen.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:31 pm
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DL 159 just diverted back to DTW; http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL159 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...724Z/KDTW/RKSI Will probably need to circle and dump fuel.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by rcowen View Post
DL 159 just diverted back to DTW; http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL159 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...724Z/KDTW/RKSI Will probably need to circle and dump fuel.
Looks to be N667US. However N666US is in DTW and could potentially be used as a replacement bird if needed.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:53 pm
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Uh oh, wonder what happened. Its showing an 8hr delay for arrival in to ICN now, close to 2am. Yuck!
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by flying_gibbon View Post
I will be on the final ICN-DTW flight as well. Slummin' it in C+ though.

I'm hoping even in coach there will be a lot of fanfare, not just unsuspecting travelers who don't care about the Queen.
Im slumming it in C+ as well - I dont expect the GUCs to clear for these flights given the nature of them. I heard yesterday there were only 4 Delta One seats left. See you there!
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