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What Kind Of 757 Will I Be On?  
User currently offlinelesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

I will be flying on a DL flight from SNA to ATL, #1251, this coming Thursday, July 1, departing 9:40pm. It is scheduled to be on a 757-200. DL has several different 757-200 configurations, so I would like to know which one will I be on. Will it have PTV's? If so, will it have the live TV, or a different system? Thanks in advance!


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User currently offlinekingfriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4590 times:

I went onto delta.com and simulated your booking, and got DL1251, the redeye. It's a pretty full flight! Anyway, looking at the seatmap, you can compare it with the seatmaps available at seatguru.com. Your flight is operated by the 75X, also known as the Transcon version. Your aircraft will have PTVs with live television by Dish Network available in every seat. With any luck, your plane will also have Wifi available, although you won't be sure of that until you actually board the plane.

The 75X is a pleasure to fly on, and is really one of the pinnacles of Delta's domestic services. Enjoy your flight!

-J.



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User currently offlineLASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

Quoting kingfriday013 (Reply 1):
The 75X is a pleasure to fly on,

   I've had the great pleasure to ride aboard N649DL last June.. Awesome flight...



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User currently offlinec5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

Quoting kingfriday013 (Reply 1):
Your aircraft will have PTVs with live television by Dish Network available in every seat.

These 757s are all the old Song birds aren't they? Do they also have the all-leather seating?



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User currently offlinekingfriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Quoting LASoctoberB6 (Reply 2):
I've had the great pleasure to ride aboard N649DL last June.. Awesome flight...

The only 75X I was ever on was N698DL back in her Song days. That was a very nice flight. That ship has the new ceiling panels and the newer PSU buttons.

Quoting c5load (Reply 3):
These 757s are all the old Song birds aren't they? Do they also have the all-leather seating?

All of Delta's 757s have had leather seats for a few years now -- even the standard 752 aircraft. I think most, if not all, of the former NW 757s have leather seats or seat covers at this point.

The original 75X aircraft flew for Song, but since Song was integrated back into the mainline product, more 757s have been upgraded and converted into the 75X configuration.

-J.



Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
User currently offlinelesismore From United States of America, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 4480 times:

Thank you everyone for your responses! That was a great suggestion kingfriday013, using seatguru to compare seating charts-something I can do for future flights. I'll try to note the reg #, but I'll have my hands full with my family, as we're going to D.C. for vacation.


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User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 495 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

Do these Song birds have the same interior as the ex TWA ones?

User currently offlinekingfriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 6):
Do these Song birds have the same interior as the ex TWA ones?

I personally haven't been on a 75E yet (which is the code for the ETOPS-certified 757-200s formerly operated by TWA). According to SeatGuru, the 75E has PTVs with AVOD at every seat, but they also say they have satellite television, which doesn't make sense as these planes normally fly TATL and those flights are not provided with live television service. However, I have heard other reports (including from a DL flight attendant who has worked on flights operated by 75Es) that the 75Es have overhead screens. If anybody knows what the situation is for sure, I'd like to know too.

According to Delta's blog as of June 9th, all of the 75Es are equipped with Gogo inflight Internet, and 120 of 123 non-ETOPS 757s are equipped (not including 7 being returned to service from storage). All of the 757-300s are equipped as well. Remember, if you're on a 75E and you're flying TATL, you cannot use the Gogo service as the connection is land-based.

-J.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Quoting kingfriday013 (Reply 7):
According to SeatGuru, the 75E has PTVs with AVOD at every seat, but they also say they have satellite television, which doesn't make sense as these planes normally fly TATL and those flights are not provided with live television service.

As far as I know they are AVOD only, since there is no satellite TV over the Atlantic.

Quoting kingfriday013 (Reply 7):
However, I have heard other reports (including from a DL flight attendant who has worked on flights operated by 75Es) that the 75Es have overhead screens.

I didn't see any on the one I was on.

Quoting vandenheuvel (Reply 6):
Do these Song birds have the same interior as the ex TWA ones?

No. The domestic 757s have more first class seats while the ex-TWA birds have only 16 Business Elite seats. Also, the two types have different door configurations, with the domestic ones having a pair of overwing exits and the 75E having the larger exit aft of the wing.



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User currently offlinevandenheuvel From Netherlands, joined Dec 2008, 495 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Thank you guys for clarifying this. I've been on one just over a year ago. It surely didn't have satellite T.V. or overhead screens on it. No decent lunch either, but that's a whole other subject.

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[Edited 2010-06-29 06:15:40]

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