Delta07 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
I have a question for those of you who work for DL. When is the electronic timetable (desktop version) updated. I heard somewhere that it's accurate for several months or something to that extent. Is there a specific date when its updated?
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1590 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
Good Question Delta07,
I'd like to know too, as it appears as though DL is adding a bit more capacity for the summer and I'd love to know where. It seems like we're getting a few 767 flights back to SLC that they took away in January. Does anyone know if this is just for the summer?
Atl2cdg From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1273 times:
If I'm not mistaken, Delta's e-timetables are good until about the third week of the month after the update. For example, I downloaded the April 2004 update; the flight information is good until approximately 22 May 2004.
Delta recommends you update the database at the beginning of each month to have the latest information.
WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1309 posts, RR: 58 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1171 times:
DL's electronic timetable has not been entirely accurate for me. The timings are, but the equipment has differred, and no, it was not last minute. It was when I went to book it, 4 weeks ahead. Once it said i was on a 757. Imagine my joy when I discovered I was going to be on the 764.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2602 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
WindowSeat is right. The e-timetables are not consistent with the .pdf (or printed) timetables. And the PDA version is even worse.
The biggest error I see is a/c type in the timetables (though it may have changed - instead of being an error) and occasionally the frequencies for non-dailies are incorrect.
For instance, I saw a B762 in CVG departing today in the 09:00 departure window, and can't figure out where it was going. On my entire flight, I'm trying to see where they have the 762 going (barring equipment substitution).
Overall, the timetables are pretty good, average among US airlines - easier to use than NW/CO timetable.B4REAL