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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

In a recent poll taken on a major airliners website ranking the top airlines of the US, Delta received nearly one quarter of all votes though there were ten airlines listed. United and American (in that order) also scored high on the poll. Continental received only about one tenth of the votes and all others received less than ten percent.

So... why's everyone in love with Delta? By the way - they're my favorite airline too. It can't just be the L-1011s (wouldn't an L-1011 look AWESOME in United's livery?)


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
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User currently offlineDan The Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Delta is the best U.S. Airline!!!!! Due to their Route Structure, Fleet, Prices, and Services!!!!! I wouldnt mind seeing an L-1011 in United's colors.

SKYTEAM

BTW, Where was America West?


User currently offlineC172sb From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1030 times:


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User currently offlineJt8djet From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

I know it's not the new paint, but will this work?
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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I wouldn't know about Delta's prices, SKYTEAM...
I went to travelocity.com earlier, and the prices one way PHL-ATL are:

US Airways, AirTran, Midway(via Raleigh); $94.50 w/taxes

Delta; $280-290 w/taxes

Who do you think I am choosing?


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Whenever I fly Delta froum HOU (Houston Hobby) or IAH to CVG, the prices are always inflated, even though these flights are operated by Comair!

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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

DL DTW-TPA-DTW via atlanta at 180 US dollars ROUND TRIP! The prices are great!


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

N312RC: Show me a cheap flight for destinations other than NW hubs. Thank you.

PS-Spirit Airlines; $179 w/ taxes and all NONSTOP DTW-TPA!


User currently offlineRm-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 963 times:

This is the first year I bought Delta tickets for my vacations. When I fly, I look for the cheapest tickets out of ATL, and normally other airlines will have these deals. This year I flew to BOS for $60 RT and to LGW for $248 RT on Delta. These are really amazing deals.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Delta is No 1 when it comes to traveling to sunny Florida with wide-body 767s to Orlando vs. other airlines that fly MD-80s or 737s.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 941 times:

That seems wierd, but I guess its true because. My parents are the only people I know that had a good time flying delta (they only werent to happy about the tight connection at ATL, they almost didnt make it). Me, my stepbrother, my aunt and uncle, my grandmother and my sister all had bad experiences with delta, this was all within the last 2 years. Such things as rude agents, rude f/a, lost baggage. Their fares to NW hubs are so cheap though, thats one thing that I rank high with them though. There is one thing I would like to point out though. I dont think airline surveys are really valid unless they survey freq. travellers, bus. travellers and people like us. The reason being, is some people that get surveyed may see, US Airways and say what airline is that. And maybe the majority of people that responded to this survey had only flown delta in their lifetime. I dont know Im just thinking to much. But I would like to know where did you find this survey? Also surveys I would say arent a very good source of info, because J.D. Power and Associates rated CO #1 for short and long haul. Conde Nast rated CO #1, some other place rated CO BizFirst #1 across the Atlantic and Pacific. Who should we believe anymore? I dont really look at surveys as something to brag about anymore beacause there are so many places that give awards so practically every airline gets some award for something. This is all my view on this topic.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 927 times:

But those pic.s of the old one look great anyway (I loved United's old livrey). Of Delta I know very little, I haven't flown them any time recently. I can say, however, that my four Northwest flights were all made very pleasent by the flight attendants and crew who did a lot to help out when things didn't go the way they were supposed to (even if their airplanes aren't that great). So here's another one: Wouldn't an L-1011 look stunning in Northwest's livery? Or how 'bout a 777 (-300!)?


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 918 times:

I for one don't see why everyone thinks Delta is so great. I've never found it to be a particularly remarkable airline, and it pales by comparision with most European carriers I've flown. Plus for the most part, I have always found Delta's fares to be higher than other carriers for domestic trips I have taken. Delta and American have usually had the highest fares, while America West, Midwest Express, Continental and Northwest were all quite lower.

For the most part, I fly whatever airline is cheapest to my destination, unless for example, the fare for Midwest Express is $10-$30 higher, then I fly with them. I usually make my reservations through a travel agent, so I am wondering, are the cheapest fares by Delta to be found on the internet? Otherwise, they never seem to offer a cheap fare out of MKE.


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 918 times:

i have flown this airline countless times and also tried
others to compare but still i am convinced that they are
the best airline in the industrie.
of corse not every single flight was perfect but if i was
you i would give them another try.
enjoy delta!!!



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 902 times:

I'll Have to agree with those that said Delta is great. I have had great experience with them in the past Their fares are comparable to everyone else, sometimes SWA is $10 cheaper, but it is worth it to me to have an assigned seat and TV/Music entertainment on a flight and usually bigger airplane 757/767. United and others are usually $6-$12 more per ticket because you have to pay an airport tax at the connecting airport, but living in SLC, you can fly to almost anywhere (that is worth going to) non stop on delta. Even on my last flight, which was two hours late (I know, I know) THey called my mobile and let me know it was late and what time to come to the airport, they also called my family and let them know that I would be late and not to worry. I have never had another airline do that. Now, I know that a two hour delay is hard to swallow, but everyone has delays. Delta just does their best to make you happy, despite the circumstances, and that is why they are number one!


"FLY DELTA JETS"
User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I " fell in love " with Delta a couple of years back.......
I used to live in FRA and twice a year I flew to the US on DL of course......

Now that I live in the US, DL is my favourite airline......I have travelled about 40000 miles in the last 12 months and the majority was on DL.

Recently I found a new preference ( SQ ) but this just for international travel......


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but for all domestic travel Delta still is my favourite


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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Delta's airplanes are rumored to be very nice. I know I will look forward to flying the 767-400s when they are in numbers out there and that today I look forward to the L-1011 flights. Rumor has it that they also have VERY nice MD-11s. Does anyone know yet when the last L-1011 flight will be?


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineJAVOMD88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 849 times:

IM A SKYTEAM EMPLOYEE!
I WORK FOR AEROMEXICO, IM A MD88 F.O. AND I CANT AGREE MORE, DELTA IS FLYING. AND IF YOU HAVENT
HEARD, TODAYS NEWS ALL OVER MEXICO CITY NUM1 NEWSPAPER "REFORMA" .
DELTA TO BUY AEROMEXICO, DUE TO ITS OUTSTANDING ON TIME PERFORMANCE,SERVICE,
AND GOOD FINANCE! AND SINCE THE GOVERMENT IS
SELLING ITS HALF, DELTA WANTS IN! ALL OF THIS
IS OBVIOS DUE TO SKYTEAM AND BOTH CODE-SHARE AGREEMENTS THAT BOOST UP THE SELL!

HOPE IT GOES WELL!!!!!!!!


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