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  1. Steven
    Steven at |

    DL had already announced a significant reduction in the 752 fleet, and I’ve seen lists of which aircraft are scheduled for retirement, versus those scheduled for reconfiguration into the domestic/Hawaii configuration (the international/transcon reconfigruation is already done, with the exception of five used 752s they’re getting from Shanghai Airlines). The charter 752s are coming out of some of the set that were already accounted for in the previously announced domestic 752 fleet reduction. Much of that loss in seats is made up for by new aircraft coming into the fleet – there are still a bunch of new 739ERs on order, and they’ve got new 321s coming into the fleet in another year or so as well. Both of those have always been claimed to be replacements to the domestic configuration 752s they’re retiring, so the loss in overall seats probably isn’t quite as great. When you also add in the number of seats being added to the entire 319/320 fleet, as well as the remaining 717s they haven’t taken delivery of, and the addition of the E90s that were recently announced, they’re probably making up for those 1,000 seats, just across a variety of different aircraft.

    1. DiscoPapa
      DiscoPapa at |

      I’ve gotten to walk through the charter A319s… Pretty swanky! Everything down to the carpet is better than your standard A319. And, of course, the seats are amazing.

      As you may know, Delta does occasionally operate the charter A319 as a revenue flight for peak events, primarily the Super Bowl. So that would be about your chance to get on it…

  2. Jillian
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