EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
I am looking at taking a flight on Delta OAK-SLC-CLE-SLC-OAK. THe OAK-SLC and SLC-OAK segments are going to be flown by the MD-90s. The SLC-CLE-SLC will be operated by DLs EMB170. Any body have any news on these aircraft? I'm excited to get to fly one. How is the comfort level? What about inflight entertainment? I know most of you discourage the focus of IFE, but to me (being a hyper-active kid), its important. Is there even sound on the plane? Any comments are welcome.
SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
I have flown on the EMB170 from SLC to DTW and back. NIce aircraft, but my feeling is is was a bit cramped for a flight that long (far better than the Barbie Jets (crjs) though) The service is about what you would expect on any US carrier these days. All the soda or juice you want and a bag of "Plane Chips". No IFE so you better take a double dose of benedryl to put a cap on your hyperactivity, or bring your own entrainment with you.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 7976 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
Shuttle America's E170s are fantastic... when they work. The seats are all leather and larger with more leg room than just about any other coach product. I just flew CLE-SLC-CLE, it's not cramped at all and I'm 6'. The only problem is the E170s have some teething problems. In the past week 2 of our flights have been cancelled for computer problems. My flight home from SLC was 4 hours late thanks to computer problems on the inbound and sucking in a rock on the outbound.
What time are you flying? I work for Delta at Cleveland, I'll look out for your flight.
(Oh, btw, no IFE... but c'mon you don't really need it on a 3 hour flight, do you?)
FutureFO From New Caledonia, joined Oct 2001, 3095 posts, RR: 24 Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
They are great a/c. I think that the E-jets are more comfortable than the 319 family. JB has proven that with the addition of the E190 into their fleet. I will admit that we do not have any IFE on our a/c, but I bring my laptop and CD player to while the time away.
RJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
I cant believe anyone would say they are cramped...More generous space than any other standard coach product out there,including all airbus and boeing..Some people here just freak me out with their comments!!!
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 7976 posts, RR: 27 Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
Decent. They're picking up. Initially it was maybe 0 F and 20-25 Y, now it's getting to be closer to 2 or 3 F and 40 or 50Y.. just depends on the days. The other day it was full... 70 people.. and they had to kick off 50 bags because it was overweight. We had to re-route the bags through ORD, CVG, DTW, etc. etc. much to the pax dismay.
Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4085 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
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Quoting N766UA (Reply 11): Decent. They're picking up. Initially it was maybe 0 F and 20-25 Y, now it's getting to be closer to 2 or 3 F and 40 or 50Y.. just depends on the days. The other day it was full... 70 people.
Out of curiousity how are the SLC-CMH/PSP/MEM/PSP/IND/DTW routes doing?
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8770 posts, RR: 13 Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Quoting EI A330-200 (Reply 8): OK, another question. With the flight out, I'll have enough flyer miles to upgrade. Would it be worth it for the flights back? Or would you reccomend that I save my upgrade for a transcon?
Delta miles are only good for upgrades on Y/B/M fares (the three unrestricted fare brackets).
As for using them for an upgrade, don't...it's a three hour flight in coach, so it's more than bearable...save the miles up for an award ticket or something...the only times I fly Delta's first class is when I'm upgraded (as a Medallion)...I wouldn't think about paying cash or miles for it on a flight that short.
Also, I don't know how true this is for G inventory (the bracket that Platinum Medallion upgrades and miles come out of), but I know that the V bracket (Medallion upgrade) is V0 in advance (which means that everyone has to play the gate lottery).
Pensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 535 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
I have some questions regarding Delta's EMB-170s also.
1, How many aircraft are currently flying for Delta, and what are their registration numbers?
2, How many more aircraft are on there way? (If any)
3, Any chance the EMB-170 will replace some CR7 routes out of ATL?
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
The E-170 is an incredibly comfortable aircraft to fly on. The pitch is very generous in both First and Economy. Also, the seats in Economy are one inch wider than Economy seats on mainline Delta aircraft.
Shuttle America follows the same service guidelines as Delta mainline. A flight such as CLE-SLC gets two beverage services and two snack services, plus a water service every half-hour per our guidelines on service. And on our SAT-JFK flights, First Class gets a meal servive (currently this is our longest DL flight and the only one that meets DL's criteria for meal-service).
Their is currently no IFE on the aircraft, however, our President and CEO has been telling recent upgrade classes to S5 that it is forthcoming, so we shall wait and see!
As for the teething problems, the software on this aircraft is continually being updated and revised by Embraer as they gain more operational knowledge of the aircraft. With every new update, it takes time to adjust to it, and like in all things, it always adds the potential to uncover something else being affected in the software arena!
Overall, passengers on my flights have overwhelmingly agreed that the aircraft is a winner. Is it a 767? No. But for a narrow-body jet operating these kinds of stage-lengths, it does the job incredibly well. I truly love to work on it, and 99% of our passengers love flying on it!
PS - For those of you experiencing some of our teething-problems. Why do our crews lovingly refer to the E-170 as the Embraer 180? Because it keeps having to turn around
EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
OK, just a concern. If DL has been having teething problems and been having to turn the aircraft around, what are the chances that one of my flights will have probelms? This is my first time flying Delta, so I'm a little concerned.