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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

The day started out early on June 2nd, a flight from Orlando Int'l Airport to John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport in New York. I arrived 2 hours prior to my departure at 1:45PM. I arrived in a taxi from the hotel and gathered my baggage to go into the ticket area. The ticket counters are usually not too busy around 12, but this time they were. Although they were busy, I only waited 10 minutes in the BusinessElite/First Class Check-In line.

After check-in I proceeded to the Airside where my Delta 777-200ER would be waiting. After going through security at the main terminal I boarded a train to the airside. I can only brag about MCO, it is beautiful. Once at the airside I went into the Delta Crown Room to have a few drinks and snacks before boarding.

40 minutes prior to departure I gathered my carry-ons and set out to gate 80. When I got to the gate I was amazed to see the amount of people already there. The plane was in the brand new color scheme (N863DA) and was spotless from the outside. Finally 25 minutes prior to departure BusinessElite passengers were called and I boarded.

Once inside the aircraft I took my seat, 3B, and received a drink before departure. After being served my drink I went up into the cockpit to visit the pilots. Being the first time I have seen a 777, I was amazed by the cockpit and how advanced it looked. They showed me some of the advanced features and safety systems and we got into a discussion about the future of the 777 as well as the alliances. They both confirmed that more would be ordered most likely the new -200LR and -300ERs, probably around 20+23 options. He also said that he was probably going to Seoul in a week to assist in training Korean Air's pilots. I thanked them both and returned to my seat before pushback. The flight was nearly full and we pushed back approx. 5 minutes before we were scheduled to leave, 1:45. This is a typical Delta thing, they always begin boarding too late.

Once reaching 36L at around 2:00 we finally took off. The 777 was a rocket with the new Trent 892 engines. The takeoff was smooth and we were at FL270 in around 25 min. The captain came over the intercom apologizing for leaving late, but that he was going to make it up in the air. Lunch was served 40 min. after takeoff consisting of a salad, chicken pizza and choclate cake. It was very good and the large BusinessElite seats only made it better. A movie was shown on the personal screens, but I didn't watch This was my first ride in an International 777-200ER and I was impressed. I could compare it to United and American's first class products, maybe only slightly lacking.

A little over 2:10 minutes we were arriving in New York, with clear weather. Amazing what pilots can do, we arrived early after we left late. The service on the flight was amazing and flight attendants were very polite as well as attentive.

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User currently offlineAirNondo From Moldova, joined May 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1567 times:


You get wind of any other domestic routes that Dl would commence 777 service on?

User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (15 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Great report! 

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Right now Delta is running the 777s at 75% their ability since there is a small shortage of 767-300ERs. He said that trans-con and Florida service will be the primary US services. All others will be overseas.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (15 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Isn't there a ATL-JFK segment on the 777?


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Nice report!!

User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (15 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

How much was the fare?

User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Believe it or not I payed only around $500 for the coach fare and upgraded to Businesselite.

User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Very nice trip report!!!

//Lauda 777, Stockholm

Joystick for flightsim. Yokes for real planes.
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