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A330 NEO Consolidated Discussion Thread

Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Dawgfan6291
yeah because it looks like a raccoon. Not for the reason you so desperately hope.

and they don't refer to current 330s as trash panda for obvious reasons.

May not see it but I'd be willing to bet it happens.....and fairly quickly. (and the 76T fleet quickly re-configured into 76Zs)


Thats because Delta (like all airlines) have pro-Boeing and pro-Airbus pilots. Typical of any airline.

I have yet to hear of anyone who "wants off of it". Because of the way Delta brought the plane in they had captains make in the very high 6 figure and I've heard of some 7 figure guys on the airplane.
I don't believe anyone bid it, then decided they hate it and hate money as well.
You are free to believe whatever you like. I was just reporting what was said in that thread. You can take it up with the people on that forum.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ab2013
LAX TPAC? Don't see SEA supporting A339neos on TPAC except for NRT and maybe ICN now - maybe 5 years down the road as Seattle grows, though it's hard to imagine it supporting more growth because it's already bursting at the seams.
Ha - the 330neos seem to be almost entirely ordered for SEA TPAC flying (at least initially). There will be no more 76Ts for Asia flying so SEA-PEK/PVG/NRT/ICN will almost certainly all go to the 330neo when it comes online.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 9:48 pm
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Latest delivery dates and probable routings for the first four are as follows:

Ship #3401 N401DZ April...entry into service 1st July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3402 N402DX May...entry into service 1st July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3403 N403DX June...entry into service 15th July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3404 N404DX July...entry into service 15th July...SEA>Asia.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 10:26 pm
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OK. I’m surprised then! Time to plan some trips to Asia now to enjoy new plane smell.

In all seriousness, after HKG, I always thought that PEK was the next weakest link. Yields to PEK have been trash lately. (like <$300 one-way in Y)
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 10:57 pm
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Looking at the picture, does 'neo' stand for 'no engine option'?
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by bpe
Looking at the picture, does 'neo' stand for 'no engine option'?
It's very fuel efficient.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by bpe
Looking at the picture, does 'neo' stand for 'no engine option'?
New engine options.

The A330s that DL have now (both the A333s that they bought and the ones that they inherited from NW) are known as A330ceo or "current engine options"
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare


You are free to believe whatever you like. I was just reporting what was said in that thread. You can take it up with the people on that forum.
Last time I flew on the 350 from PVG to LAX the pilot came out before the flight and gave every passenger in D1 a trading card size pic of the A350 with some tech specs on the back. He was raving about the plane saying what a pleasure it was to fly and how proud he was to fly it. Not everyone irrationally hates Airbus and at least one pilot for DL enjoys flying the 350.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 10:58 am
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I enjoy riding in both the A330 and the A350....
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS


Last time I flew on the 350 from PVG to LAX the pilot came out before the flight and gave every passenger in D1 a trading card size pic of the A350 with some tech specs on the back. He was raving about the plane saying what a pleasure it was to fly and how proud he was to fly it. Not everyone irrationally hates Airbus and at least one pilot for DL enjoys flying the 350.
Ive also read on some pilot forums that some of the pilots flying the A350 are clearing $900k/year. Id say that would make me an Airbus lover as well!
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by creditcardgeek


Ive also read on some pilot forums that some of the pilots flying the A350 are clearing $900k/year. Id say that would make me an Airbus lover as well!
At $900K/year, most people would be willing to do anything for their employer.
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ab2013
At $900K/year, most people would be willing to do anything for their employer.
Especially when the job is as easy as being a plane driver.
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Old Feb 10, 2019, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by audidudi
Latest delivery dates and probable routings for the first four are as follows:

Ship #3401 N401DZ April...entry into service 1st July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3402 N402DX May...entry into service 1st July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3403 N403DX June...entry into service 15th July...SEA>Asia.
Ship #3404 N404DX July...entry into service 15th July...SEA>Asia.
Because of the additional capacity (per aircraft..ie the 767-300ER's compared to the 330-900neo's), might the initial service can be "short of daily"? That way the first 4 arriving A/C could take care of all SEA TPAC routes. We also know that the current B767-300ER A/C are also used from SEA to do TATL routes (currently there is only 1 {SEA-CDG})....so as the 5th A339 A/C arrives, the TATL portion can be interjected into the schedules. DL may even include the PDX-NRT R/T leg into the SEA structure which then eliminates almost all TPAC 767-300ER legs....which is probably DL's ultimate goal.
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Old May 23, 2019, 1:25 pm
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Ship #3401, N401DZ, was scheduled for delivery from TLS>ATL today, but has now been cancelled:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n401dz
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Old May 23, 2019, 3:53 pm
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And N401DZ is now in the air, scheduled to arrive in ATL at 2:23 AM.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N401DZ
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