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User currently offlineMarcos From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Was looking to book Delta Business Class from Atlanta to San Salvador on September 12. Much to my surprise, from September 1, Delta will only have 737-800's with economy class seats, not with Business Class cabin.

I checked their other routes out of Atlanta to Central America (Guatemala City, San Jose, Cancun, Panama and Business Class is still there. Anyone know why Delta is only flying planes with coach class to San Salvador?

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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Marcos,

The 738's are 2 class. You can book a first class seat if you want but single aisle aircraft are not configured for three classes.

Sam


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

It could be a former Shuttle craft.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

No, a lot of 738s are one-class ex-Shuttle aircraft. The good part here is that they have a much nicer economy product than two-class planes, with more legroom and more comfortable seats.


a.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

One thing you should definitely watch for, is that Delta (and probably OALs too) markets their first class seats as business class on some flights using 757s. Just keep that in mind, because you might think you're getting Business Elite, but you aren't!


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Just a guess, in some medium-range markets, 2 class aircraft are sold as First/Economy and in other markets, the same 2 class aircraft will be sold Business/Economy....exact same aircraft, exact same seats, just depends on marketing, fares, and what the competition is doing.

This issue comes up from time to time with AA flights to the Carib, Central America, Venezuela and Colombia operated with 738, 757 and A300 aircraft.


User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Not very many people purchase the business class product, and SAL usually goes oversold in Y/C at 138 seats. I have worked a SAL flight in the past that was oversold by 80 and we went out with a few seats still available.

There seems to be a lot of ticket flexibility for DL's Latin American flights, hence the high no show factor. Why not use a shuttle a/c and sell 150 y/c seats rather than upgrade a lot of people into B/C because coach was oversold.


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

DL's South/Central America and Mexico MAINLINE aircraft usage (airports as listed in parenthesis) This took a lot of time, so at least pretend it makes sense!

*= bizelite (?)
MEXICO:
-MEX: 2X 757 (ATL);757 (LAX)
-DL), Mexico">GDL 738 (ATL)
-CUN 763* (ATL

CENTRAL AMERICA- ALL ATL
-GUA 757
-SAL 738
-SJO 762 no bizelite
-PTY 738

SOUTH AMERICA
-CCS 738
-BOG 757


due to weather, I cannot finish, i will finish when the storm passes.


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

CONT.

-LIM 767-300*
-GRU- 767-300*

do they serve anywhere else? I think Buenos Ares, Argentina, but i couldn't find it on Delta.Com


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

They dropped EZE as well as GIG, but still fly to SCL with a 763.

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

I have got lots of miles on DL. Waiting to use them when they actually get around to serving UIO!

User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Marcos is correct - from Sept 1st Business goes from San Slavador

DLY #DL 695 C D I Y B M H Q ATLSAL 1010 1144 738 LL0
K L U T
EFF 03AUG DIS 31AUG
DLY #DL 695 Y B M H Q K L U ATLSAL 1010 1144 738 LL0
T
EFF 01SEP DIS 30SEP
DLY #DL 695 Y B M H Q K L U ATLSAL 1013 1151 738 LL0
T
EFF 01OCT DIS 25OCT
DLY #DL 695 Y B M H Q K L U ATLSAL 1013 1251 738 LL0
T
EFF 26OCT DIS 30NOV

And returns 01 December till 03 April

DLY #DL 695 C D I Y B M H Q ATLSAL 1005 1246 738 LL0
K L U T
EFF 01DEC DIS 03APR



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Looking at seat maps on Aug 31

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/edelman/dlseats/index.asp?fltnum=695&month=8&day=31&origin=atl&destination=sal&classP=J&Submit=View+Seat+Map

and Sep 1st

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/edelman/dlseats/index.asp?fltnum=695&month=9&day=1&origin=atl&destination=sal&classP=J&Submit=View+Seat+Map

seat capacity switches from 148 seats twin cabin to a 156 seater shuttle 738 in coach only format - 36in of leg room.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineMarcos From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Thanks, EXUSAIR and BESTWESTERN. Hard to believe they can oversell the ATL-SAL by 80 pax and still leave with empty seats. Although no C class available at least the seat pitch will be good in coach. Glad DL flies to SAL. I can leave MSP at zero-dark thirty in the morning and be there in time for lunch!

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