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 Mar 26, 19, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
What? Who said 359s were only for TPAC? DL's 359 have already flown dozens, perhaps hundreds, of revenue TATL flights.
I had a similar confusion, as I got to ride one AMS-DTW last October. Google says they've been on that route for over a year.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
I had a similar confusion, as I got to ride one AMS-DTW last October. Google says they've been on that route for over a year.
Yes, I agree with your statement. The one A359 DTW-AMS legs have been in Deltas' schedule for quite some time (and was inserted into its schedule because the aircraft flying the route otherwise would have been overnight-ed in DTW for the next mornings TPAC departure). As Delta adds more A359's (and for that matter A339's) they will include certain flight combinations to be TATL-ing and TPAC-ing. Some of Deltas B767-300ERs do that now. Delta will now (for a few months this fall) try this out on one A359 ATL-AMS route.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 5:36 am
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I think it came about after the development of the ULR. Once they did that, all production of non-ULR variants also got the updated winglet.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 2:58 pm
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LAX-HND N506DN launched svc on 3-31-2019
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Old Apr 5, 19, 12:36 am
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A350 D1 Bulkhead?

Has anyone flown in 1B/1C on the A350? Is the galley noisy? And was there more room in the footwell?
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I have flown in the window bulkheads and did not notice any difference in footwell size. I would not be concerned about the galley noise However I would be very concerned about noise from both restrooms which are located directly across from 1b and 1c both light and noise may be a big issue IMO.
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Old May 16, 19, 3:04 pm
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The light just turned on in my mind / head.....pertaining to Deltas' deferment / and-or / converting of their last 10 A359 aircraft delivery dates to 2025 or ??
.....My thoughts are Delta will still take delivery of the last 10 A359's.........for the replacing of their current 8 B777-200ER aircraft.
Will the last 10 A359 deliveries be Airbus's ULR versions?
.....My thoughts are "YES" - then Delta's fleet of these aircraft "CAN" be used on their current longest route - ATL-JNB.....making way "eventually" for the 77L's (B777-200LR) retirement.
Sorry, my next statement is a bit off subject but a related note:
.....After all is said and done, Delta will still have some 76E's that have no replacement aircraft in site or ordered (359's are too big an aircraft and 339's are also)
Again, sorry about the last statement.
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Old May 16, 19, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
The light just turned on in my mind / head.....pertaining to Deltas' deferment / and-or / converting of their last 10 A359 aircraft delivery dates to 2025 or ??
.....My thoughts are Delta will still take delivery of the last 10 A359's.........for the replacing of their current 8 B777-200ER aircraft.
Will the last 10 A359 deliveries be Airbus's ULR versions?
.....My thoughts are "YES" - then Delta's fleet of these aircraft "CAN" be used on their current longest route - ATL-JNB.....making way "eventually" for the 77L's (B777-200LR) retirement.
Sorry, my next statement is a bit off subject but a related note:
.....After all is said and done, Delta will still have some 76E's that have no replacement aircraft in site or ordered (359's are too big an aircraft and 339's are also)
Again, sorry about the last statement.
The 777s will be around for a quite a while yet. By that time, the 777X will be an option open to DL also. No way to know yet how that will turn out.

Boeing has been working for years on a 767 replacement, tho they have not officially committed to launching it. DL has openly talked about being a launch partner if/when that happens. DL has nothing on order currently to fill this hole because nothing exists; there is no small widebody currently on the market, other than the smallest 787s which have not done well.

Despite some people who believe there is a DL-Boeing war (which I think is nonsense), I could definitely see a DL order for a bunch of MOMs and a handful of 777Xs
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Old May 23, 19, 7:37 pm
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Currently on LAX-HND sitting in D1 for my first experience in the DL suites.

My A/V system does not work, and nor does my power outlet.

Crew has been great, the purser very embarrassed as they were even hyping up the A350 in the boarding area announcing all the new features, etc.

Purser gave me 15,000 Miles and told me to send a complaint to DL.

A couple other people in J have weird things happening too....one girl has no audio, one other seat has no power, too.

Top-notch crew (Thanks, Mendy!), but boo to the problems. They tried to fix it for 3 hours straight even consulting with ATL.

Flying home same flight so I hope I get one of the other birds. lol
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