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DL Flight 198 (ATL-SEA), Questions About The 757..  
User currently offlineDixieDawg From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

this will be my first flight in over 5 years, and I am a bit fearful of flying. I am going to fly ATL-SEA on DL 198, which is a 757, on March 10th. I have flown the 757 years ago, but not on a 2000 mile flight. Is this plane comfortable for such a long flight? Are DLs 757s in good shape (mechanically and aesthetically)? Thanks for any help, this is a great website and forum!

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User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

DL's 757s are just as good as any other carrier's. I'm assuming you're sitting in Y...the seats are pretty comfortable, with a decent amount of pitch. Don't know how many of them they're put the new interiors in.
Enjoy the little "enjoy!" snack pack thing  Smile



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4658 times:

Quoting DixieDawg (Thread starter):
this will be my first flight in over 5 years, and I am a bit fearful of flying. I am going to fly ATL-SEA on DL 198, which is a 757, on March 10th. I have flown the 757 years ago, but not on a 2000 mile flight. Is this plane comfortable for such a long flight? Are DLs 757s in good shape (mechanically and aesthetically)? Thanks for any help, this is a great website and forum!

I've generally been happy with DL's 757 service. 5 hours is a long domestic, and chances are the flight will be 80% or better filled. I had a gal-pal fly a year ago on a 6+ hour 757 Signature Vacations/SkyService charter from Regina (YQR) after origninating in Calagary (YYC) and fly to and from Puerto Plata (POP) in the DR. This carrier was a bigger cattle-car than WN could ever conger up was how she discribed it. SLC sees many DL 757's to the eastern seaboard.



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4649 times:

The last B757 I was on was good and comfortable.... I liked them..

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3355 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

I see you're new here so first off welcome to a.net!   I won't be able to tell you as much about DL as many others, but I can comment a little bit on the 757. It truely is a great plane, lots of power, and I think flies smooth for the most part (obviously some of it isn't really the plane's fault, though). For a 2000 mile flight, the 3-3 seating might be relatively rough, but as long as you don't get stuck with a middle seat, you should be fine. It is a good plane for someone a bit fearful of flying, in my eyes, because like I said, it has lots of power, you shouldn't ever feel underpowered, and its a sturdy aircraft.

Hope you have fun on your trip, and once again, welcome to A.net! Once you're here, you'll never go back.  

Cheers,
Cameron

Edit: not new, but just an infrequent poster!  Smile My mistake

[Edited 2006-03-08 03:23:01]

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

I last flew on a DL 757 last October, on the red-eye from PDX-ATL, and it was acceptable enough that I was even able to sleep a bit. You won't get anything on board other than the snack pack and something to drink, so eat before you fly, it's a long way to go hungry.


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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

I can personally assure you that DLs 757s are in great shape mechanically and in good or better shape aesthetically. Many have the new interior with leather seats and LED reading lights. I make my living keeping them flying safely and I derive great personal satisfaction from doing so. Most Delta mechanics feel the same way and all of us have your safety as our number 1 priority. You're in good hands. Enjoy the flight!

DL757Md

P.S. As for comfort, I like them but it's such an individual thing that I'll let you judge for yourself. One suggestion stay away from row 25. It is the row in front of the overwing emergency exit rows so the seats don't recline but the seats in front of it do. It's very cramped especially on a XC flight. Row 27 (the 2nd overwing emergeny exit row) on the other hand does recline and it has loads of leg room.



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User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Quoting DixieDawg (Thread starter):
and I am a bit fearful of flying

A paid member on A.net is afraid of flying? Odd.

Aint that kinda like a vegetarian joining a beef jerky fan club? LOL


User currently offlineDixieDawg From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Thanks so much for the replies folks! I appreciate the welcome.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 4):
For a 2000 mile flight, the 3-3 seating might be relatively rough, but as long as you don't get stuck with a middle seat, you should be fine

Unfortunatly I will be in 26B, but a friend has 26A so I'll make him switch with me around Kansas Big grin

Thanks a bunch for the post Dl757md, I have great respect for the 757, my only other time flying this plane was 5 years ago ATL-EGE and back.

Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 7):
A paid member on A.net is afraid of flying? Odd.

Aint that kinda like a vegetarian joining a beef jerky fan club? LOL

LOL, yeah you are probably right. I had flown 12 or more times as a kid, but only a couple times since, and I just look at it differently now. My main thing (I think) is not being in control, being in the back and not know what is going on, and watching too many forensic crash investigations on TV  Wow! . I think if I could fly maybe a newer airplane I would be less tense (never flown a 764, 777, or 738, but wish I could this trip!), even though I know the 757 is theoretically a safe bird. Anyway, its been a real problem for me, and I have missed out on some great life experiences by not flying due to my fear. But, I really enjoy reading on it and trying to overcome my fear. Hopefully I can!


User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting DixieDawg (Reply 8):
Quoting MajorNelson (Reply 7):
A paid member on A.net is afraid of flying? Odd.

Aint that kinda like a vegetarian joining a beef jerky fan club? LOL

LOL, yeah you are probably right. I had flown 12 or more times as a kid, but only a couple times since, and I just look at it differently now. My main thing (I think) is not being in control, being in the back and not know what is going on, and watching too many forensic crash investigations on TV

You couldn't have picked a better airline or plane to feel safe on.

And nothing's wrong with a nice cocktail or two in the bar before boarding either!  goodvibes 

Tony


User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 983 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

I hate to be a stick in the mud, but I find DL's 757's very uncomfortable, but then I am 6'1" and 235lbs. Im inclined to believe that they are maintained very well though and my opinion is that they tend to wiggle a bit in turbulence, but you will be in very good hands with DL.


"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

The 757 is a great plane, tried and true; and Delta is statistically one of the safest major airlines (if not the safest) in the world. Very modern and versatile. Have a great flight!


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Quoting DixieDawg (Reply 8):
I think if I could fly maybe a newer airplane I would be less tense (never flown a 764, 777, or 738, but wish I could this trip!

The 757 isn't really old. The 727 is old, but still quite a beast of a woman. The 757 is as sturdy as the 727 was, but quieter and more efficient. The 757 are still the most fuel efficient narrowbody aircraft in the sky (particularly the -300).
They've got glass EFIS/EICAS cockpits. FADEC engine electronics.
New stuff.
I mean, shoot, they built them up until October of 04.

I was on a 6.5 hour 757 flight last summer. It's fine. NO chair is comfortable for 6.5 hours. I don't care what aircraft or airline. No fun. Especially with AA's "we charge for tortillas" policy... grrrr... I digress.

Enjoy your flight on a great bird.
I'm not a DL fan, but then... I've not flown them in 20+ years, so I'm not qualified to say one thing about them, huh!?!!?
 Smile


User currently offlineAASuper80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

The 757 is a great plane, it's fairly comfortable, and has a lot of power....it's a little hot Rod!! I was on a DL 757 from CVG-SAN a few months ago, and it was one of the new interiors-it was very nice! The F-Cabin was way nicer than AA's 757 f-cabins. Delta is a great airline, with good service. I think you'll enjoy your flight!
Have a safe trip.


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