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User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

On this route, what is the inflight service like and what type of 757 like? On seatguru, it says some 757's have 5 rows of First Class with legrests in each seat. I can't find a seat map and was wondering if one of you A Netters could figure it out instead.

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

I'd assume it's nothing more than a domestic 757 flight...only the 75xAT planes have the legrests and powerports...unfortunately, these planes are less than 10% of the mainline fleet. Basically, it's just a bigger seat, a meal, 24 seats in the cabin, no legrests, etc...

Jeff


User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

This is considered domestic FC and is nothing special. YOu will get a "snack" type meal and of course free drinks in plastic cups.

User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3039 times:

Thanks for the help, then I'll probably just be taking the UA flight to IAD, thanks a lot.

User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 953 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Not to mention being served your (downgraded) drinks in classic plastic cups, a very chic glossy sheet of paper in lieu of a cloth tablecloth, coffee in styrofoam (just like we used to get in economy when we couldn't afford first class, ah the memories they bring back on every flight!), overhead luggage storage space that looks like it was dragged through the mud in New Orleans, cracked caulking in the toilet, and dust bunnies in the yellowed, overhead lighting. It's really very charming and just a bit retro (think Tarom, the People's Romanian Carrier of the 70s). And that's the RULE, not the exception on this once outstanding airline.

Despite the noble attempts by generally nice flight crews (dressed in what can only be considered coarse homespun fabrics, thank you Mr Mullin), the experience is grim at best. If that's how you want to blow your funds, go for it. I'm Gold Medallion, and have been for years. I would be hard pressed at this point to set foot into any Delta aircraft. If that is how they treat their passengers, I as a (former) passenger can only wonder at the corners they cut in aircraft maintenance. Fly United. Or better yet, AirTran!



"Trust, but verify!" An old Russian proverb, quoted often by a modern American hero
User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Delta has one of the best maintenance programs in the airlines period. That's not even a joke. Maybe you shouldn't fly if you think that's true, b/c there should be a rule about people that stupid on airplanes.
And if you want to open a huge can of worms, delta was not the airline with an Atlanta hub that was practically shut down for good due to maintenance issues less then 10 yrs ago


User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 953 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

I really hope Jayspilot is right about the maintenance issue. Certainly Delta jets don't fall out of the sky on any regular basis. But as my logo states: Trust, but verify. Since I can't verify, and have been given many reasons NOT to trust, (and on a regular basis,) this highly educated, albeit "stupid person" in Jays' opinion, who also is an Air Medical Examiner to boot, doesn't fly with them any longer. Oh, last point. Don't know if you are a Harry Potter fan, but if you are, and haven't read the latest installment, one of Arthur Weasly's greatest desire is to one day understand how aeroplanes stay up. Think you could explain that one to me?


"Trust, but verify!" An old Russian proverb, quoted often by a modern American hero
User currently offlineSBN580 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 401 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting Jayspilot (Reply 5):
And if you want to open a huge can of worms, delta was not the airline with an Atlanta hub that was practically shut down for good due to maintenance issues less then 10 yrs ago

Oh you mean Value- Uh, I mean AirTran. Shhh, careful they might hear you.....



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting Jayspilot (Reply 5):
Delta has one of the best maintenance programs in the airlines period.

Yes, one of my favorite DL memories is sitting on a DL 732 in CVG in the exit row (Pre-boarded of course) and watching a maintenance guy spray a silicone leak sealer into an access panel in the rigt wing above the engine and then using a rather intricate duct tape job to put the panel back on.

I watched that tape the entire flight wondering if we were going to lose the panel (we didn't).

DL is the master of the speed tape!!!

One other thing, DL has had several JT8D's on their MD80's come unglued and to my knowledge, had the only fatalities from an engine failure in the US for a 121 carrier in the past 10 years.

http://www.ntsb.gov/Publictn/1998/AAR9801.htm

I also personally experienced a cabin electrical fire on a DL MD11 from AMS-ATL in December 2001, we made an emergency landing at IAD, that was a real treat also.

I have been Gold or Platinum on DL since 1998 I quit flying them in May after I realized WN coach is better than DL's F on flights less than 3 hours.


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