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Flying NWA 747 ATL-HNL In J. What Service DL/NW?  
User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8626 times:

Hey everyone,
I'm very excited because in April I get to fly on the upper deck of a 747 for the first time! I will be flying from ATL-HNL operated by northwest airlines. Does anyone know whos product will be offered on the plane though? I'm just trying to figure out if I will get two meals, Mai Tais etc. Any help would be great!

Also I have seat 73A both ways. Will this be a good seat for pictures or will the plane be too far curved up there to see the wings?

Thanks a lot


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8602 times:

You are pretty much too far forward to get anything good of the wings. You need to be in the rear of the upper-deck to see anything good. You might see the tips of the wings and the winglets with a good stretch of the neck.

The wings also appear much smaller from this vantage point as well. I flew 18 hours on two flights in the upper deck recently. Great for nice a cozy, but not great for wing pictures/views. Ends up feeling like you are on a really long narrowbody aircraft for a REALLY long time. But, it is very quiet and cozy.

UAL


User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8587 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
You are pretty much too far forward to get anything good of the wings. You need to be in the rear of the upper-deck to see anything good. You might see the tips of the wings and the winglets with a good stretch of the neck.

The wings also appear much smaller from this vantage point as well. I flew 18 hours on two flights in the upper deck recently. Great for nice a cozy, but not great for wing pictures/views. Ends up feeling like you are on a really long narrowbody aircraft for a REALLY long time. But, it is very quiet and cozy.

UAL

Thanks UAL. I just always wanted to fly on the upper deck. I was thinking from time to time I can go take a picture out of 2Ls door window. What would you suggest to be the perfect lower deck row for pictures of the wings? Maybe I will do upper deck there and lower deck back.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8548 times:

Well, lower deck, depends on what part of the wing you want to see. Doors 3L/3R are directly in the middle of the wing. Hold on, i'll post some recent pics from my trip to BKK. (Over Vietnam on the way to NRT)

2R


4L


5R




ORD-NRT

Upper Deck 3 rows behind Right Door




On the ground you are still REALLY high up. Perhaps 4/5 stories on a regular building!


Oh, and I managed to get your DL 744 at NRT as well  



UAL
UAL

[Edited 2009-01-20 00:14:39]

User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8536 times:

Interesting that ATL-HNL on the 744 is now in the schedules. Does anyone know why DL is not rotating this 744 with ATL-NRT?

User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8537 times:

Thanks agian,
BTW in Honolulu I love sitting at that BK eating a Whopper and taking pics before my flights also!

James



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8492 times:

Are you referring to my HNL trip report?

User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8488 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 6):
Are you referring to my HNL trip report?

Correct.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8465 times:

Ahh, well, I believe the NW 744 in my HNL trip report is the same one that DL has in their colors that I photographed at NRT.

UAL


User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7773 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8339 times:

NW operated aircraft
NW crew
NW interior
NW or DL livery
DL on-board service


User currently offlineCodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 8339 times:

Will this trip be operated exclusively by N665US or another 747 in DL colors or is there a chance a Red Tail will fly the flight?

So the flight number is DL803 and the callsign will be NW803?

[Edited 2009-01-20 04:39:40]

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7566 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8303 times:



Quoting CodyKDiamond (Reply 10):
Will this trip be operated exclusively by N665US or another 747 in DL colors or is there a chance a Red Tail will fly the flight?

No it could be any 744, by then a couple more 744's, if not most will be in Delta's livery  Sad

Quoting CodyKDiamond (Reply 11):
So the flight number is DL803 and the callsign will be NW803?

Yes.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8293 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 9):
DL on-board service

Does anyone know anything about DL's HNL service from Atlanta? What the meal will be like etc? Guess this means no Mai Tais! Does delta offer their signature coctails for free in FC?



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8254 times:



Quoting Cruiseshipcrew (Reply 12):
Does anyone know anything about DL's HNL service from Atlanta? What the meal will be like etc? Guess this means no Mai Tais! Does delta offer their signature coctails for free in FC?

Don't know about how good it will be but in F but you will get two meals. The cocktails will be free too, since they're free in F anyway, right? You got two meals even in Y going ATL-HNL and back (we did this past summer - even though one was technically a "snack" - sandwich and chips).

I'm jealous you're getting the 747-400 for this route. I've flown it twice, 2005 and 2008 and got the 767-400 both times. Nice ride, but not a 747-400.  frown 


User currently offlineCruiseshipcrew From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 8248 times:



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 13):

I'm jealous you're getting the 747-400 for this route. I've flown it twice, 2005 and 2008 and got the 767-400 both times. Nice ride, but not a 747-400. frown

That's the only reason why I booked this. This is just a flying trip on the upper deck. I'm only going to be in Hawaii for a night.

Thanks for the help.

James



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User currently offlineHnldc10s From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8166 times:

i'm going back to HNL for a visit in april and june, so i'm very excited about the 747 on this route. I've flown 747 twice. a Pan Am JFK-FRA in 91, and a swiss Air (atl-zrh) in 95), but this will be the first 747-400 i've gotten to fly on.
I used to fly 330's to and from msp when i lived in HNL, and got to upgrade a lot. I loved that plane, (even though by my username you can tell that the old NW DC10s were my all time favorite), but am very excited about DL using the queen on this route. hopefully it will stick around for a while.
Seems like an awful lot of F seats for the route though, 65. but i guess with delta changing all the 767-400 to international config, this might be the best plane for the route. every time i've flown ATL - HNL , it was packed.
enjoy your flight,
shelby


User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8145 times:
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Quoting Cruiseshipcrew (Thread starter):
Does anyone know whos product will be offered on the plane though? I'm just trying to figure out if I will get two meals, Mai Tais etc. Any help would be great!

I assume it will be NW's New World Biz Class seat they upgraded on the 330's and 744's about the same time line AA did starting a couple years ago. Now branded Biz Elite by DL. They are comfy, angled lie flat, like AA's. Imagine you will get pre-flight drink, cocktail/ nuts, a meal and a pre-arrival snack. Drinks/wine of course. Not sure if DL does a special themed drink now. Haven't flown DL to HI in F since the 90's. Then on their L-1011's the HI F service was fabulous! How exciting that DL has a 744 on the HNL route!!! Have a great time!


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