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"D" At Atlanta?  
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6344 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Hi folks,

I remember flying out of Atlanta a few years ago and listening to Channel 9 on my UA flight to ORD, and because Delta is such a major presence there, they don't refer to things such as taxiways as "Delta", but rather another "D" word. Does anyone know which word this is, I completely forget. Thanks!

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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Dixie

...filler...

Lincoln



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User currently onlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

On the train between concourses at ATL, they say, "A as in Alpha, B as in Bravo, C as in Charlie, and D as in David, E as in Echo." Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

Jeremy


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6344 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Wow, that was quick! Thanks to both of you.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
On the train between concourses at ATL, they say, "A as in Alpha, B as in Bravo, C as in Charlie, and D as in David, E as in Echo." Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

In addition, the reason why Concourse D is not "D as in Delta" is because most of the flights in Concourse D are by airlines other than Delta.



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
In addition, the reason why Concourse D is not "D as in Delta" is because most of the flights in Concourse D are by airlines other than Delta.

When I flew into and out of ATL from the "D" concourse, I found that fact very ironic...made me wonder why they didn't move Delta to those gates or relabel the terminals... Then I realized how stupid it would sound on the train (T A B C D E is confusing enough to pax as it is)

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

Not to mention avaition profesionals "Oceanic 724, hold short of Delta"..."Which Delta?" (ok, so that exact dialog may neve happen, but still...)

Lincoln



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