Delta to Sydney, Australia?? I think so...

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Looks like the SYD flights are loaded in the computer:

Delta Air Lines 17 Equipment: 777
Depart: 7:00 PM Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Arrive: 8:40 PM Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Duration: 4 hr 40 min
Time between flights: 2 hr 0 min

Delta Air Lines 17 Equipment: 777
Depart: 10:40 PM Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrive: 6:40 AM Sydney, NS (SYD)
Duration: 15 hr 0 min
This flight arrives 2 days after departure


Delta Air Lines 16 Equipment: 777
Depart: 9:15 AM Sydney, NS (SYD)
Arrive: 6:00 AM Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Duration: 13 hr 45 min
Time between flights: 1 hr 40 min

Delta Air Lines 16 Equipment: 777
Depart: 7:40 AM Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrive: 2:55 PM Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Duration: 4 hr 15 min



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Sounds about right I was told a year ago that they were looking to start this in July. SEA-SYD is next!
 

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What date are you looking at??

Also FWIW we could do ATL-SYD non stop using 180 min ETOPS. It is a crew rest issue though!
 

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What date are you looking at??

Also FWIW we could do ATL-SYD non stop using 180 min ETOPS. It is a crew rest issue though!
It will probably have 2 Captains and 2 FOs for the LAX-SYD-LAX portion. Our flights from BOM to ATL are close to 17 hours nonstop, and they have that crew number. I think United has 50 hour layovers down there, so maybe we will too. ATL to SYD nonstop would be a real long flight if it ever happened.....


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It was my impression that it would be year round out of LAX and they would look at the loads out of SEA to see if it warranted year round service.
 

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It will probably have 2 Captains and 2 FOs for the LAX-SYD-LAX portion. Our flights from BOM to ATL are close to 17 hours nonstop, and they have that crew number. I think United has 50 hour layovers down there, so maybe we will too. ATL to SYD nonstop would be a real long flight if it ever happened.....


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I would assume that is will be two full crews with that block time. I am sure that the B crew will DH to LAX. This is the way they did BOM with the ATL crews.
 

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What date are you looking at??

Also FWIW we could do ATL-SYD non stop using 180 min ETOPS. It is a crew rest issue though!
I thought we were (Glen H.) still trying to convince Boening to increase the range of the 777LR so we could take it from the east coast to SYD?
 

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I'm pretty sure the 777LR is 207 min ETOPS. Might make ATL-SYD doable - about 600 nm longer than ATL - BOM though.
 

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Yep. I need to look but I think that they dropped the ETOPS back to 180.
 

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Wow, there's going to be a lot of capacity on that route when Delta starts service. UAL operates a daily 747-400, Qantas operates both A380s and 747-400s and Virgin Blue of Australia will start a new 777 service as well. Hawaiian also operates one stop to SYD through HNL.
 

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Wow, there's going to be a lot of capacity on that route when Delta starts service. UAL operates a daily 747-400, Qantas operates both A380s and 747-400s and Virgin Blue of Australia will start a new 777 service as well. Hawaiian also operates one stop to SYD through HNL.
The flight will depart at 1040PM, so there will probably be some connecting pax from JFK, MSP, DTW, ATL, CVG, MEM, and SLC. Also, we will have the smallest plane (777-200LR) on that route (Virgin Blue or whatever will have a 777-300ER), so we will have the right plane on the route initially to gauge it, and if we need more seats we can replace it with a 744.


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DAL knows that overall it is a low yeild route, but one that needs to be serviced to be a World Airline. Kind of like our LHR service.
 

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Like most routes served with "super premium widebodies" (for my new dal bros:D ) in the past(N.Atl, Nrt, domestic transcons) the light twins will change the competitive landscape. My guess is Ual downgauges to a 777 and Quantas also.


Wow, there's going to be a lot of capacity on that route when Delta starts service. UAL operates a daily 747-400, Qantas operates both A380s and 747-400s and Virgin Blue of Australia will start a new 777 service as well. Hawaiian also operates one stop to SYD through HNL.
 

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Depends. I see four or five Qantas whales parked in LAX each day.
 

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Like most routes served with "super premium widebodies" (for my new dal bros:D ) in the past(N.Atl, Nrt, domestic transcons) the light twins will change the competitive landscape. My guess is Ual downgauges to a 777 and Quantas also.
I am not sure whether Qantas has any 777s. They operate A330s and they ordered a big batch of delayed 787s (7 "late" 7s). Again, the A380s were evidently ordered for the SYD-California and SYD-SIN-LHR routes... That's a lot of seats to fill on very competitive routes with Virgin Blue also joining.
 

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Like most routes served with "super premium widebodies" (for my new dal bros:D ) in the past(N.Atl, Nrt, domestic transcons) the light twins will change the competitive landscape. My guess is Ual downgauges to a 777 and Quantas also.
QANTAS (again QANTAS) is the undisputed leader of the OZ-US flying. They will clean Delta's clock 365 days per year on LA-SYD with 400's and eventually A380's.
 
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can anyone give me a start date for the delta service??? I travel down that way a lot...thanks!
 

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It is not officially announced. Not to my knowledge.
 
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