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AI B777 Fleet adjustments (Refurb B77W, Retire B77L, Lease B77E)

AI B777 Fleet adjustments (Refurb B77W, Retire B77L, Lease B77E)

Old Oct 22, 22, 12:54 pm
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Existing B77L & B77W LOPAs
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Old Nov 18, 22, 6:13 am
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Any updates on where the Delta birds are going? Lifemiles has a bunch of AI award availability for next summer to the US at the moment!
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Old Nov 18, 22, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by Anish View Post
Any updates on where the Delta birds are going? Lifemiles has a bunch of AI award availability for next summer to the US at the moment!
also when are they showing up and when are the old 777s going away?
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Old Nov 18, 22, 11:45 am
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I recently looked at J seat maps for SFO, NYC and ORD in January, but all were 2-3-2 except BLR-SFO which is still in some kind of undetermined status (Google shows flights but EF does not have seat maps). Admittedly I did not look at Canadian destinations, but most likely the Delta 772s will be on SFO routes (BLR-SFO is a long way). Another poster suggested that they should be used on routes with nonstop competition (ORD, NYC) but it's not clear that the new AI management are that smart.
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Old Nov 22, 22, 2:34 am
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Now they are looking for 100 B777 pilots and can't find any in India...

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/95667445.cms
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Old Nov 23, 22, 3:03 pm
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What is going on with the 3 existing 777-200LRs (VT-ALF/G/H) that were tendered in July? Did anyone bid for them? Bids were supposed to be opened in August. Those birds currently fly DEL-SFO-DEL and have crappy angled flat seats in business.

I'm wondering which routes the 5 new Delta 777-200LRs will be put on. I also wonder if Air India has changed the seats on them as they don't seem to be selling Premium Economy for the new flights that have been loaded.

According to Simple Flying, the new BOM-JFK, BLR-SFO, and BOM-SFO will all be served by 777-200LRs. Not sure they can do that and the DEL-SFO routes with only 5 777-200LRs. So I'm wondering if the tender was cancelled? Or are they going to move the DEL-SFO to something other than the 777-200LR at some point? If so, the schedule loaded for next year doesn't seem to reflect it right now.

Are any of the planes being refurbished seat-wise?
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Old Nov 23, 22, 9:22 pm
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I think as it stands they have the planes but not the pilots. They've announced a bunch of new international routes...

Air India announces six new non-stop international flights to US, Europe; Details here (msn.com)
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Old Nov 23, 22, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post
I think as it stands they have the planes but not the pilots. They've announced a bunch of new international routes...

Air India announces six new non-stop international flights to US, Europe; Details here (msn.com)
18 J seats seems quite less ..
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Old Nov 23, 22, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by galaticos View Post
18 J seats seems quite less ..
All the routes announced are for their Dreamliners. They are yet to announce routes for their DL 777s...
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Old Nov 24, 22, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by PiperAtGatesofDawn View Post
All the routes announced are for their Dreamliners. They are yet to announce routes for their DL 777s...
Theyve announced the routes for the DL 777s also. See the Simple Flying link I posted above.
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Old Nov 27, 22, 11:29 am
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Today's SFO inaugural was with an existing B77L. The delta 777 has been repainted:

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Old Nov 27, 22, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Today's SFO inaugural was with an existing B77L. The delta 777 has been repainted:

https://twitter.com/ArenaJet/status/...v3zMSzmXA&s=19
So this ex-DL 77L has the DL seats as well?

Or is it that none of the 5 planned DL aircraft have been inducted yet?
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Old Nov 28, 22, 12:37 am
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VT-AEF is ex-Delta, N702DN
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Old Nov 28, 22, 12:42 am
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VT-AEF is ex-Delta, N702DN
From how long ago?

Edited to Add​​​​: Got it - Nov 2022. Great that they're moving fast on these!
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Old Nov 28, 22, 5:10 am
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New naming system... no more states for B777 but 'Vihaan' (sunrise/dawn):

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