SDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 475 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7069 times:
How comfortable are DL's 763s in Y on transatlantic routes? If I'm guessing right, none of them have the new AVOD system? Do they have the blue leather interior or do most of them still have the old fabric seats? The flight will be MSP-CDG.
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4897 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7050 times:
I have taken many 763ER trips internationally.
My favorite seats 20, 21 B or F. Aisle exit rows and away from the ice cold window seats. They recline also.
No AVOD, they all have the blue leather seats, I think. Terrible food, bring some on-board. One wine or beer with your meal. Wine out of a carton container. You can buy snacks for $3 beer wine for $5 or cocktails for $7.
Also last week for the first time I was on a Winglet 763ER and there was AVOD with great choices similar to the transcon DL AVOD. Also the usual exit row seat were a bit wider and more comfortable.
PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6951 times:
I too have flown DL's 763ER on TATL segments, and while not as nice as the 764, they are comfortable and the service is good. No AVOD but blue leather seats, food I find that is not terrible, free beer and wine (in a bottle not a carton) and pleasant crew. No, you won't be wooed and wow'd over but the Y product is fine.
Avoid row 15....no window. Rows 16-19 have misaligned windows. Exit rows 20 and 21 are great with extra legroom but a lot of aisle traffic during flight with lav visits. I usually pick rows 22-25 for good view of monitor/screen for movie watching, quick beverage and meal service, short walk to lav and stable ride over the wing.
Lunch and dinner service will offer two choices - usually chicken or pasta - and a light snack before landing in both directions. The meal includes cheese and crackers, salad, entree and a dessert. Breakfast was a warm bagel w/cream cheese and yogurt, and on westbound flights the snack before landing will be full beverage service and a sandwich or wrap and cookie. Enough to sustain you until a home cooked meal or a restaurant at your destination. In most cases unless turbulence interrupts the plan, at least 4 beverage runs.
I don't expect (and pay for) extravagant menu plans, china and crystal stemware, flowing wine and cocktails, and a seat recline that provides an eye level view of my crotch.
I do like the consistent and friendly service, at a fair price on a clean and well-maintained airplane.
I don't work for DL, but consider their service always as my first choice. I vote with my wallet and those who deliver that consistent and friendly service get my business. A good fare and a free drink coupon doesn't hurt either.........
Enjoy your ride on this good airline.
Last week on my 11 hour IST-JFK flight the ice-cream was served together with the second meal, the usual slab of frozen pizza like thing.
Mid flight snack is the beverage service with few snacks that you can purchase or the free bags of pretzel/peanuts.
inesilio From Italy, joined Sep 2009, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6679 times:
Broke my bloody back FCO-JFK-FCO. Twice. Second time round it wasn't my choice - I obviously wanted the carrier that operated the 777. Got my way the third time around. Back to the Delta 763 though... Worst seats around. Didn't find the food too bad. Coldest cabin I've ever been on though. Oh and re-the ice cream. We had to drink it rather than eat it. Don't want to sound too negative though. Would have all been alright were it not for the seats...
Quoting SDLSimme (Reply 4): It will be interesting to try DL on TATL routes, having only tried European airlines on those segments before.
My advice: don't do it. The only American airline worth risking is CO (or Virgin America for internal flights). Which is a pity for me as I'm kinda attached to Skyteam and Oneworld.