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User currently offlinejeffbart33 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

Greetings fellow A.Netters!

I am hoping someone familiar with Delta operations can satisfy my curiousity. I fly every couple months from the Midwest to the West Coast and have been flying Delta recently (since they NWA merger). I purchase tickets about a month in advance and always have been able to choose a seat. I am booked on DL4091 from FNT to DTW on 11 March and I cannot choose a seat. I purchased the tickets 3 weeks ago and haven't been able to secure a seat, not that is a big deal as it is only a 55 minute flight. I have never been in this situation before. I am wondering why this would be and if someone could answer my question I would be grateful. I am afraid that I will show up at the airport and they will say there is a van waiting outside to drive you to DTW (which has happened before when a plane has been downed for mechanical reasons).

Just curious and thanks.

Jeff


Regards, Jeff.
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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

The only seats left at this time for assignment are 2A/D, 4B/C, 5C and 8A/B/C/D - all of which can only be reserved by elites at this time.

Additionally, Delta holds back Row 1 on the CRJs for airport assignment.

When you show up to the airport, you will be able to select those open seats that are held for elites/airport assignment. If not, you will be given a seat request card and given a seat assignment at the gate.


User currently offlinejeffbart33 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

Thanks DeltAirlines.

Much appreciated and I am enjoying flying with Delta again.



Regards, Jeff.
User currently offlinejkj777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

This is no problem....you may even be able to make some progress by calling the DL folks personally. However, seat assignment should not be an issue for a short flight. The flying time from FNT to DTW is very very short. The taxi time at DTW on the otherhand is another issue.

User currently offlinejeffbart33 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Quoting jkj777 (Reply 3):

Yes, exactly as you state it is a short flight and not a big deal. I was more curious than anything. Thanks.



Regards, Jeff.
User currently offlinejflchantha From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 124 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

I actually am having this problem too, Im flying from JAX-DTW and havent a seat assignment. I think they are just holding a few of the seats until everyone gets to the airport.

User currently offlinestackhouse007 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
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I had this problem last month from DTW to GRR.. seat options didn't pop up until 3 days before departure..

Also, Wouldn't FNT to DTW be much much shorter than 55 minutes? I got from DTW to GRR in less than 30min.. Thats twice as far.



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User currently offlinejeffbart33 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting stackhouse007 (Reply 6):

I fly it a lot and it is about 55 minutes on average. Seems to pass DTW usually or swing out towards Port Huron depending on which runway is in use. I think the tailwind from GRR to DTW may help possibly? Not sure on that.



Regards, Jeff.
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

Quoting stackhouse007 (Reply 6):
Also, Wouldn't FNT to DTW be much much shorter than 55 minutes? I got from DTW to GRR in less than 30min.. Thats twice as far.

I'm flying RDU-DTW-FNT in two weeks. The flight block gate to gate for DTW-FNT is 0:40. (Depart DTW 7:20 PM, Arrive FNT 8:00 PM).

Quoting jkj777 (Reply 3):
However, seat assignment should not be an issue for a short flight.

The reason I like having an actual seat assignment is because if the flight is oversold and more passenger show up than there are seats, I don't want to be the odd man out.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12254 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4346 times:
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Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 8):
The reason I like having an actual seat assignment is because if the flight is oversold and more passenger show up than there are seats, I don't want to be the odd man out.

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