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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 May 19, 2013, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by misterbean
Correct. N661US flew NRT-ATL 5 days ago and was supposed to be the overnighting aircraft, and has since been stuck in ATL. It was slated to rejoin the rotation for 2-3 of those 5 days, but ultimately didn't. NRT-ATL is supposed to depart at around 2pm, but without the overnighting aircraft, DL delays the flight until NRT-ATL lands at around 3pm, then turns it around.

I have no idea what is taking 5 days, but the fact that DL has not brought in an aircraft (even a 767 or a 777 or a 333, since 747's are lacking), makes me think this is a day-to-day decision, as they are working and working but so far unable to solve the problem.
Does anyone have a guess how many of the ATL-NRT passengers connect onward from NRT? Their choices would be either an overnight at NRT or being rebooked on other carriers, which is a pain and wastes a lot of time if one must switch terminals.
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Old May 19, 2013, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Builderman
I'm in TPE now. This all happened yesterday in the states.

EDIT: And other than blowing $40 on a cab between LGA and JFK it wasn't too bad. I scored an upgrade on the flight to LGA and an op-up on NRT-TPE. The twitter people were fantastic. The phone people were useless and were convinced they couldn't book me the LGA/JFK transfer.
You should be eligible for reimbursement for the LGA-JFK transfer. I have not done this myself.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...e-jfk-lga.html
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Old May 19, 2013, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by davetravels
You could've taken the 11 mile JFK/LGA Airtrain . . . . .

Careful what you write...some posters might miss the sarcasm and actually spend a while looking for info on a LGA/JFK airtrain

A more helpful response would have been you should have[/B] picked up a voucher at the LGA baggage office for a DL-paid ground transfer to JFK (town car service) - no need to blow your own money on the transfer.
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Old May 19, 2013, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
Their choices would be either an overnight at NRT or being rebooked on other carriers, which is a pain and wastes a lot of time if one must switch terminals.
Well, or leave ATL a little earlier and reroute through SEA/LAX/SFO/PDX/DTW/MSP/JFK.
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Old May 19, 2013, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by mAAine_flyer
Careful what you write...some posters might miss the sarcasm and actually spend a while looking for info on a LGA/JFK airtrain

A more helpful response would have been. . . .
Okay, I'll admit it . . . .

@:-) My posts aren't always meant to be helpful! @:-)



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Old May 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by misterbean
Well, or leave ATL a little earlier and reroute through SEA/LAX/SFO/PDX/DTW/MSP/JFK.
i think thats what most folks are opting for. If I was given the choice, and I am sure they are, then its most logical thing todo.
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by misterbean
Well, or leave ATL a little earlier and reroute through SEA/LAX/SFO/PDX/DTW/MSP/JFK.
I'm assuming that not many passengers can be reached on the day of departure and manage to arrive at the airport for a significantly earlier flight. I know normally this would not be possible for me.
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
I'm assuming that not many passengers can be reached on the day of departure and manage to arrive at the airport for a significantly earlier flight. I know normally this would not be possible for me.
True too. If I was booked on this route, I would be furious given that this is a 5-day-old problem on a flight leaving DL biggest hub.
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
I'm assuming that not many passengers can be reached on the day of departure and manage to arrive at the airport for a significantly earlier flight. I know normally this would not be possible for me.
True. Those folks would have to be on flights as early as 8 in the morning to make connections.

I am wondering if DL could put people on Korean Air flight 7850 and route them to their final destination through ICN? That flight leaves around the same time as 295
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by DL2SXM
True. Those folks would have to be on flights as early as 8 in the morning to make connections.

I am wondering if DL could put people on Korean Air flight 7850 and route them to their final destination through ICN? That flight leaves around the same time as 295
AFAIK the ICN flight arrives too late to route people through NRT for onward connections, so they would have to be rebooked as ATL-ICN-XXX, not ATL-ICN-NRT-XXX. DL wouldn't even be able to put them on DL metal for the last segment, although with DL's ICN-NRT flight gone (and the timing wouldn't have worked), this wouldn't matter much if at all. It just depends on whether DL is willing to pay for lots of KE tickets.
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by DL2SXM
True. Those folks would have to be on flights as early as 8 in the morning to make connections.

I am wondering if DL could put people on Korean Air flight 7850 and route them to their final destination through ICN? That flight leaves around the same time as 295
There's a bunch of options, all more or less equally inconvenient. I think rerouting through DTW is the most time-saving, as it looks like a 12:45pm departure from ATL should allow you to make DTW-NRT, although flying to the west coast should be similar.
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
AFAIK the ICN flight arrives too late to route people through NRT for onward connections, so they would have to be rebooked as ATL-ICN-XXX, not ATL-ICN-NRT-XXX. DL wouldn't even be able to put them on DL metal for the last segment, although with DL's ICN-NRT flight gone (and the timing wouldn't have worked), this wouldn't matter much if at all. It just depends on whether DL is willing to pay for lots of KE tickets.
Thats what I meant, just route them through ICN on KE metal to the final destination. Delta is most likely going to have to route them to there final destination on another airline anyway since 295 would be landing to late to get them on there DL connections, but at least this way, they are on a skyteam airline ( I do not know if this saves DL any money on re-routings, so maybe it doesn't even really matter).
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Old May 19, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Thats what I meant, just route them through ICN on KE metal to the final destination. Delta is most likely going to have to route them to there final destination on another airline anyway since 295 would be landing to late to get them on there DL connections, but at least this way, they are on a skyteam airline ( I do not know if this saves DL any money on re-routings, so maybe it doesn't even really matter).
I suspect it matters a little bit because airlines are generally observed to be more willing to reroute passengers onto alliance and other partners rather than other carriers with which they interline. If DL sells a codeshare ticket that isn't a JV, they get something for marketing the flight. For an IROPs rerouting, I suspect the preference is own marketed and operated flight > own metal but booked as codeshare (if there's even this distinction on day of departure) > JV (should be equivalent but observations suggest otherwise) > alliance or other partner > other interline carriers > outright purchase of ticket at prevailing fare on other airline with no interline arrangement (never happens and presumably the only mechanism would be for passenger to purchase ticket and DL reimburse). There might be moral pressure to keep everything within the same alliance. (At least that avoids double dipping on the FF miles, which is a small cost.)
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DL could also route people through CDG on AF. Flying time would actually be just about the same. Would this re-routing cost DL anything?

Going eastbound:

ATL to CDG is 8 hr 25 min

CDG to BKK is 11hr 25 min

Total is 19:50 min

Westbound:

ATL to NRT is 13:40

NRT to BKK is 6:40

Total: 20 hours and 20 min
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Originally Posted by mAAine_flyer
A more helpful response would have been you should have[/B] picked up a voucher at the LGA baggage office for a DL-paid ground transfer to JFK (town car service) - no need to blow your own money on the transfer.
Live and learn. My employer will reimburse me anyways so I'm not too concerned about it.
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