Delta Air Lines surprised many of us by announcing the early retirement of its entire Boeing 777 fleet due to the pandemic. Now the final Delta 777 flight has been penciled in for the last day of this month. Tickets are on sale now and still available.
Final 777 Flight On Delta Air Lines
In May, Delta announced it would retire its 777 fleet despite recently completing an interior retrofit that modernized all three cabins of service.
Delta will offer two domestic farewell flights on the 777 this month, both to Los Angeles International Airport.
- October 30, 2020
- Delta Flight 8787
- Atlanta (ATL) — Los Angeles (LAX)
- 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
- October 31, 2020
- Delta Flight 8807
- New York (JFK) — Los Angeles (LAX)
- 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Tickets run from $149 in economy class to $1,700 in business class. Economy and premium economy are available on both flights, while business is now sold out on the final JFK-LAX flight on October 31st. Mileage seats are also available, starting at 16,000 SkyMiles (or 12,500 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points).
Delta has not announced if there will be special festivities onboard the flight, but those are typical on these sorts of farewell flights.
The Airbus A350 will become Delta’s new flagship aircraft. Interestingly, the A350 cannot travel from Johannesburg to Atlanta nonstop, which is one reason Delta will commence a triangle route that includes a return via Cape Town.
I’m on the fence about whether to go. I’ve never been on a Delta 777 before, which shows you how little I actually do stray beyond United domestically. But retirement flights are always fun and I’m at least open to the possibility.
Will you traveling on Delta’s final 777 flight?
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