Re: Delta A340 Order?

Date:         13 Dec 96 04:26:02 
From: (John S. Maddaus)
Organization: GTE Labs Inc
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In article <airliners.1996.2818@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Laurie Lamson" <> writes:

>J. Heilig <> wrote in article
>> On a Delta flight yesterday (4.12.96) from LGW to ATL, the cabin crew
>> said that Delta had announced to employees that DL's new long range
>> aircraft would be the A340.

>        If they have, would these A340s also replace their MD-11s on the
>Pacific routes as well as their L1011s (?) on their Atlantic flights?

Probably.  My neighbor flys for DL and tells me they have a number of
Pacific routes for which they have no aircraft with suitable range.
Boeing's backlog is so long that they don't want to wait and the MD-11
proved unsuitable for these routes.