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Flying Delta To Florida In March  
User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 651 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

Hi Everyone,

I will be flying Delta, which I have flown before, on my spring break vacation. I am wondering what to expect on these flights in terms of snacks, entertainment, on-time performance, aircraft comfort, etc.?

Thanks for all your help!

TWA1985



March 11, 2007:
Delta Flight 317
ORD-ATL
6:00am - 8:57am
Boeing 737-800
Seats- 13 D,E,F

-Connecting Flight-

Delta Flight 945
ATL-SRQ
10:18am - 11:55am
MD-88
Seats- 26 A,B,C (Exit Row)


March 16, 2007:
Delta Flight 1043
RSW-ATL
6:45am - 8:41am
Boeing 767-300
Seats- 27 C,D,E (Exit Row)

-Connecting Flight-

Delta Flight 1463
ATL-ORD
9:55am - 11:08am
MD-88
Seats- 26 A,B,C (Exit Row)

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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

Unfortunately, the MD-88s don't offer IFE. However, most of the MD-88s now feature a refurbished interior with leather seats. The 737-800 features drop-down LCDs, while the 767-300 features projectors.


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User currently offlineDeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

What to expect:

March 11, 2007:
Delta Flight 317
ORD-ATL Biscoff cookies, Sun chips, cheese crackers, Coke Products (don't be afraid to ask for the can)
6:00am - 8:57am Typically on time but that is a busy time so if late not DL's fault
Boeing 737-800 Drop down monitors (no movie - too short of flight - DL entertainment)
Seats- 13 D,E,F Leather seats but get the upgrade if Medallion status.

-Connecting Flight-

Delta Flight 945
ATL-SRQ Biscoff cookies, Sun chips, cheese crackers, Coke Products (don't be afraid to ask for the can)
10:18am - 11:55am Should be on time unless weather is an issue
MD-88 No drop downs or IFE
Seats- 26 A,B,C (Exit Row) LEather seats, not that much more leg room though


March 16, 2007:
Delta Flight 1043
RSW-ATL Biscoff cookies, Sun chips, cheese crackers, Coke Products (don't be afraid to ask for the can)
6:45am - 8:41am I have flown this route many a time and always on time
Boeing 767-300 More than likely the older 763's with cloth seats and panel TV, but not on a short flight
Seats- 27 C,D,E (Exit Row) Cloth seats good seat selection though

-Connecting Flight-

Delta Flight 1463 Same as the MD-88 description above.
ATL-ORD
9:55am - 11:08am
MD-88
Seats- 26 A,B,C (Exit Row)


Connection times are fine as well, you probably will be on A & B concourses most likely. Have fun.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

If you can, switch on the 767-300 to 27 A/B or F/G and maybe put someone in 26 B/F. 27A/G is one of my favourite seats in the air...so much legroom it's not even funny.

On the Mad-Dogs, 26A/B/C do have a decent bit of extra legroom.

Not really sure on the 737-800 segment, I've always gone Row 17/18 or first class on those planes. Snacks will be one option from the snack basket. I'm assuming one of you travelling is a Medallion (since I think the seats on the Mad Dogs and 767-300 are listed as preferred; I know the exit row across from 26A/B/C is Medallions only and 27A/B/F/G are Medallions only), so an upgrade to F would be a few more passes of the snack basket. For the IFE flights, expect Delta Horizons; a couple of short TV shows will be all.


User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

I am a Platinum with DL.
You can expect no video on the MD.
On the B767 which DOES NOT operate into RSW. Expect a screen video.

Food NOTHING under 4 hrs all flights.

Trail-mix and sodas, only.

On time performance is dependant on time of day. First fluight out its good.
Last flight is shakey.



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User currently offlinePExDCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

Quoting DeltaDAWG (Reply 2):
Biscoff cookies

These are without a doubt the best cookies served on any airplane with the exception of YX's baked onboard chocolate chip cookies!  yummy 



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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Quoting BillReid (Reply 4):
On the B767 which DOES NOT operate into RSW.

It does certain times of year. It will be this March one flight a day (THe early morning flight to ATL)



Good goes around!
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

You will be pretty lucky to get on a domestic 767-300 with the leather seats. I have flown on one last summer, and here is what I noticed what has changed:

  • Leather seat covers
  • Fluorescent No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt/Lavatory signs. The lavatory signs are now also symbol-based rather than text-based.
  • No more ash trays in seats.
  • Faux wood floors in lavatories
  • New row signage
  • New IFE controls. While the old projectors were kept, the IFE controls are now the digital-style controls, with channel/volume buttons and an LED display.


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User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

About the exit row seats. None of us are Medallion status. So how was it that we got into the exit rows. When I booked this in January and chose the seats online, the exit rows came up as available. How is that? We won't be kicked out of our seats will we? I hope we don't get to the airport and find that we were moved to different seats and are scattered across the aircraft.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,

TWA1985


User currently offlineIPFreely From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 8):
About the exit row seats. None of us are Medallion status. So how was it that we got into the exit rows. When I booked this in January and chose the seats online, the exit rows came up as available. How is that? We won't be kicked out of our seats will we?

I have never flown Delta, but that's the way it works on United. I have been Premier or Premier Exec every year for the past several years on United, and have always been able to book Economy Plus (even w/short notice on mostly full flights). On several occasions I've been boarding a flight when people showed up with printed confirmations that they booked months earlier, only to be "surprised" that they have been moved from good seats (sometimes mine) to middle seats in the back of the plane.

As strange as it sounds, you might want to change your seat assignments. If you choose less premium aisle or window seats together you'll probably keep them. If you get "bumped", you'll probably end up spread out and in the worst seats on the plane.


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

Quoting PExDCA (Reply 5):
These are without a doubt the best cookies served on any airplane with the exception of YX's baked onboard chocolate chip cookies!

Agreed totally! I love the Biscoff cookies. They were the first airplane snack I ever had when I was little, and I bet it's part of the reason I love flying DL today.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4758 times:

I also love the Biscoff cookies, they're great. I'll be flying to RSW for spring break the first week of March. MLI-ATL and ATL-RSW. A few days off sunbathing in Florida sounds really nice right now  Wink

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4742 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 8):
About the exit row seats. None of us are Medallion status. So how was it that we got into the exit rows. When I booked this in January and chose the seats online, the exit rows came up as available. How is that? We won't be kicked out of our seats will we? I hope we don't get to the airport and find that we were moved to different seats and are scattered across the aircraft.

I can't really remember exactly what rows, but I do think some exit rows on the MD-88s at least are available to non-elites...don't really know, since I'm usually gunning for 11E/12E on these flights (I'm normally on >500 mile sectors, so the extra legroom of the exit row isn't a big deal, especially with it being so far back on the MDs).

On the 763, again, I'm going for 27A/G, which I know are protected, but 27C/D/E might be open...it would just be a regular seat though, not an exit row since it's in the middle of the plane. I do know all exit rows on 738/757/M90/CRJ/ERJ are Medallion only...can't remember about 764s though (they used to be but I think they opened it up).


User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

That makes total sense. Oeiginally we had exit row seats on the first leg to ATL on the 737-800. But a few weeks later I looked at our reservation and we no longer had exit row seats on that flight, actually we had none at all.

So I have a feeling that our seats on the two MD-80 flights as well as the 767-300 flight will be ok.

Thanks,


TWA1985

[Edited 2007-02-21 15:02:52]

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Quoting BillReid (Reply 4):
Trail-mix and sodas, only

Delta does NOT serve trail mix. I have no idea what you are talking about. As a medallion, you should know better. Please do not try to confuse the original poster.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Enjoy beautiful Sarasota/Bradenton!!!

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting Acey559 (Reply 11):
A few days off sunbathing in Florida sounds really nice right now

Doesn't it. It is so cold in Michigan right now, I am counting down the days till I take off down there.

Quoting DALelite (Reply 15):
Enjoy beautiful Sarasota/Bradenton

couldn't agree more!!!!


Enjoy your trip



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

You may get "Delta Horizons" on the 738 & 763 flights, which is usually a mix of a sitcom or two, news show, music videos & a home & garden type show. I was surprised they played the video on my ATL-CMH flight last week. Also, if you're interested, the 738s have the Airshow map on the overhead screens.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 14):
Delta does NOT serve trail mix. I have no idea what you are talking about. As a medallion, you should know better. Please do not try to confuse the original poster.

Delta used to serve a trail mix/Chex Mix type of snack, as recently as a couple years ago. They've changed to the Sun Chips/Biscoff/Pretzels service now.

DeltaRules

[Edited 2007-02-26 22:25:58]


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