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Song Impresses Me  
User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1835 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.

Some highlights:

-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).

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User currently onlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1817 times:

...and if you think that's impressive just wait until Oct/03 when the Industry Leading IFE product is rolled out.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1803 times:

Sounds like they are really good. Will they also introduce live TV like JetBlue and is it possible to collect miles with my Delta SkyMiles card?

Patrick


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1780 times:

MD88,
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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1771 times:

they had a temporary ban on non-rev travel on Song

AFAIK, the only ban was on S4s from using Song. Pretty much anyone who had a passcard was eligible for Song from day 1.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1720 times:

Song allows you to collect Delta SkyMiles I think.
-UN
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.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1710 times:

Thanks for the information UN_B732! I think I will check them out when I am next time in the States (I hope soon).

Patrick


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1701 times:

I want to fly Song, but I'm going to wait until the IFE is up and running!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Same here JHooper, I will wait until the IFE is up, and then fly them.

I will probably get on them in Feb. 2004


User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1655 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.



User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

MD-88, I think you're right...the S-4A friends and family passes were the only ones banned. my mistake!


I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Why were they banned? Just curious, since the local station counter agreement passes Delta issues us are S-4.

joe


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

It probably won't be banned forever. I think they're just trying to work out the logistics of it so it can be handled more smoothly.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineARGinMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Is there any website where i can see how the IFE is going to be like?


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Is there any website where i can see how the IFE is going to be like?

On http://www.flysong.com/song_and_you/experience/index.jsp I found this:

TV, games, mp3s... is this really a plane?

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.


Patrick



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