MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 19 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
I non-reved on SONG this morning (SUN/29th) ATL/JFK and had a very nice experience. I was prepared to not like it and ended up thinking that it is a very nice product.
-We left 10 minutes late after waiting for 6 connecting passengers.
-We pulled into the gate in JFK exactly on time.
-The aircraft was about 60% full before non-revs.
-ATL gate agents said that they normally see larger loads and often have oversales, but that SUN was normally a good day to non-rev.
-The FA's were very friendly as were the gate agents.
-The interior was bright and clean.
-The SEATROOM was SPACIOUS by coach standards. At 6'3'' my knees did not touch the seat ahead of me even when that seat was reclined.
-Gameboys were passed out.
-The food menu had more choices than I expected and was relatively reasonable at $1 to $3 per item. As an example an "organic " apple was $1.
-The overhead bins were larger than the mainline 757's.
Song is a better product than a mainline 757 seat. The price is better. The service is better. And the legroom is better (My number #1 issue).
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4500 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
Word here in the company back when Song started is that they had a temporary ban on non-rev travel on Song...is that restriction lifted now, or are you a special circumstance? I'm a LONG way down the Delta totem pole/rumor mill so I'm the last to hear about these things
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
Song allows you to collect Delta SkyMiles I think.
Speaking of that, I think I saw your 757, I was taking off from the active (the other side of 31R) and I saw a Song 757 at around 9:50-10:00, was that your a/c.
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
Non-reving was exactly the same as the DAL mainline. I do not know about S-4 pass use, but I do know that you cannot use buddy passes on SONG.
My plane landed at JFK aroung 1135 and there were 3 additional SONG aircraft on the ground.
By early 2004, every seat on Song flights will be decked out with a personal video monitor so you can:
watch all-digital satellite TV from DISH Network
create a playlist of digitally-streamed MP3s.
watch pay-per-view programming on demand, there's something for all ages.
play multi-player interactive games with other passengers.
find points of interest along your trip with iXplor, a zoomable video map.
get gate information for connecting flights.