2017 The Year of the A350

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A350 Current Routes:
DTW>NRT Started Oct 30 2017 (from B744). First flight was flown by N502DN and it was the inaugural A350 flight.
DTW>ICN Started Nov 18 2017 (from B744). First flight was flown by N501DN.
DTW>PEK Started Jan 17 2018 (from A332). First flight was flown by N503DN.
DTW>AMS (Alternating DL132/133 and DL134/135) Started March 31 2018 (from A332/333). First flight was flown by N502DN.
DTW>PVG Started April 19 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N508DN.
ATL>ICN Started March 24 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N504DN.
LAX>PVG Started July 2 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N504DN.
SEA>NRT Started March 1 2019 (from B767/A333). First flight was flown by N502DN.

Press Releases Regarding A350 Routes:
http://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a3...eon-march-2018
http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-...rope-and-china

A350 Fleet #/ Registration #/ Delivery Date/ Entry Into Service (13/25 Delivered):
3501 N501DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Aug 5 2017. Entered service Oct 31 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from DTW>ICN Nov 18 2017.
3502 N502DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Sept 1 2017. Entered service and flew the inaugural A350 flight from DTW>NRT Oct 30 2017.
3503 N503DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 1 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Nov 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from DTW>PEK Jan 17 2018.
3504 N504DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 29 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Dec 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from ATL>ICN on March 24 2018. Flew the first A350 flight from LAX>PVG on July 2 2018.
3505 N505DN Delivered from TLS>ATL>MSP Dec 12-13 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Jan 12 2018.
3506 N506DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Dec 22 2017. Entered service from DTW>ICN Feb 7 2018.
3507 N507DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Feb 21 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT March 17 2018.
3508 N508DN Delivered from TLS>ATL March 6 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN March 30 2018.
3509 N509DN Delivered from TLS>ATL April 13 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN May 6 2018.
3510 N510DN Delivered from TLS>ATL May 24 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT June 16 2018.
3511 N511DN Delivered from TLS>ATL June 14 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN July 7 2018.
3512 N512DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Jan 26 2019. Entered service from ATL>ICN Feb 14 2019.
3513 N513DZ Delivered from TLS>ATL March 1 2019. Entered service from DTW>AMS March 21 2019.
3514 N514DN MSN 395...On order and to be delivered in 2020.
3515 N515DN MSN 404...On order and to be delivered in 2020.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
What was N503DN (an A350-900) doing in LAX for over 3 days? Then, just recently flew LAX-SEA and after SEA-ATL was cancelled (according to flightaware) was then scheduled ATL-ICN tomorrow (7-Feb). Kinda sounds rather serious.
I'm inclined to agree, but if they're all of a sudden ready to send it to ICN they must be confident whatever it was is fixed. could also be some IRROPS that went bad and they didn't have a way to work it into the schedule
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Old Feb 8, 19, 2:41 pm
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According to flightaware, Friday (2-8-2019) and Saturday (2-9-2019) The ICN-ATL legs are making a stop in MSP with A350-900 aircraft: N507DN (on Friday) and N502DN (on Saturday). I know MSP is getting its own N/S MSP-ICN that begins 2019-April-01, but with B777-200ER's (post refitting.... aka 7HD's). Guess I'm at a loss as to the why as "diversion" word is not stated in flightaware detail. I'm staying away from doing any speculation at this point.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
According to flightaware, Friday (2-8-2019) and Saturday (2-9-2019) The ICN-ATL legs are making a stop in MSP with A350-900 aircraft: N507DN (on Friday) and N502DN (on Saturday). I know MSP is getting its own N/S MSP-ICN that begins 2019-April-01, but with B777-200ER's (post refitting.... aka 7HD's). Guess I'm at a loss as to the why as "diversion" word is not stated in flightaware detail. I'm staying away from doing any speculation at this point.
A 'proving' test. January 2018 I flew the 'special sections' LAS-ICN for the CES (great fares) and it did seem that the ground staff at LAS were trying things out with a new, big plane. I don't know how many wide-bodies DL handles at LAS. Of course wide-body handling isn't an issue for MSP.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 8:19 am
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Searched this thread and didn't see it mentioned, or in the Wiki. SEA-NRT looks to be 350 as of March 1. I noticed it when the 350 showe up in an award itin on my return from TYO next Sept. I seem to remember it being a 767, right?
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Old Feb 17, 19, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by mot29 View Post
Searched this thread and didn't see it mentioned, or in the Wiki. SEA-NRT looks to be 350 as of March 1. I noticed it when the 350 showe up in an award itin on my return from TYO next Sept. I seem to remember it being a 767, right?
You are correct, SEA-NRT-SEA has been B767-300ER for quite a long time. 2019-Mar-01 will be the start of using the A350-900XWB on the route. Delta "may" be using an A330-300 between now and March 1st on certain days, but will use the XWB full time on 2019-Mar-01 and after. Enjoy your new experiences!........btw - LAX-HND-LAX begins A350-900XWB daily service at the end of March 2019, current a/c is the A330-300 (one of the last 10 that Delta received from Airbus of this type). These last 10 (A330-300) has a longer range that their predecessors do (the first 32 that DL inherited from NW via the merger/acquisition).
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Old Feb 25, 19, 6:43 pm
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N508DN (A350-900) 25-February-2019..... according to flight aware the a/c was heading to DTW from LAX, but for some strange reason, the a/c changed course and is now heading for PVG (under the same DL flight Number - 89). What happened? ....and now that it's going to spend more hrs in the air, will there be a need to land enroute for refueling?
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Old Feb 25, 19, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
N508DN (A350-900) 25-February-2019..... according to flight aware the a/c was heading to DTW from LAX, but for some strange reason, the a/c changed course and is now heading for PVG (under the same DL flight Number - 89). What happened? ....and now that it's going to spend more hrs in the air, will there be a need to land enroute for refueling?
Actually, DL 89 (LAX-PVG) diverted to DTW. It's scheduled to fly DTW-PVG shortly. It's quite capable of flying that route. No clue why it diverted to DTW
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Old Feb 26, 19, 4:15 pm
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DL B767-300ER (tail no N199DN) arrived at TLS from ATL today. My guess its over there with a few extra flight deck crew(s) to fly the last A350-900 back to ATL this year (tail number N513DZ). Its gotta be back to ATL (before 2-28) for its scheduled DL8801 flight of ATL-SEA to begin daily SEA-NRT-SEA on 1-March.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
DL B767-300ER (tail no N199DN) arrived at TLS from ATL today. My guess its over there with a few extra flight deck crew(s) to fly the last A350-900 back to ATL this year (tail number N513DZ). Its gotta be back to ATL (before 2-28) for its scheduled DL8801 flight of ATL-SEA to begin daily SEA-NRT-SEA on 1-March.
They must have needed the plane in France for something. Hard to believe they flew a 767 charter flight just for a deadhead flight deck crew.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
They must have needed the plane in France for something. Hard to believe they flew a 767 charter flight just for a deadhead flight deck crew.
I agree, we will know where it will go within the next 24 hours.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
They must have needed the plane in France for something. Hard to believe they flew a 767 charter flight just for a deadhead flight deck crew.
It flew the 100 newest members of the Chairman's Club over to TLS, so they can all fly back on N513DZ to ATL later today. The link below references the Gala held last November. This is the third annual trip that DL has flown the Chairman's Club members to TLS in order to fly back on an A350 being delivered to ATL.

https://news.delta.com/deltas-top-em...an-s-club-gala

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Originally Posted by audidudi View Post
It flew the 100 newest members of the Chairman's Club over to TLS, so they can all fly back on N513DZ to ATL later today. The link below references the Gala held last November. This is the third annual trip that DL has flown the Chairman's Club members to TLS in order to fly back on an A350 being delivered to ATL.

https://news.delta.com/deltas-top-em...an-s-club-gala
Way to go Delta!! This is the kind of thing that makes me a loyal DL flyer!
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:42 pm
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N513DZ is actually scheduled to fly back from TLS>ATL on March 1.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n513dz
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Any idea why the change from DN to DZ on the tail numbers?
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Old Feb 28, 19, 9:35 am
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Any idea why the change from DN to DZ on the tail numbers?
Because N513DN is already assigned to a VANS RV-6!

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinq...umbertxt=513DN
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