Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
Yea, ive flown Deltas 777 once. It was from MCO-ATL in first class. The seats were great, the atmosphere was awesome, it was the most quiet and smooth ride ever, the snack on the hour flight was really good, and the cabin crew were great to. They almost had to force me off the plane. I loved it so much!!!!
Never flown on DL's MD11s, but i have flown swissairs, and i thought the plane was very nice. Ill probably do a day trip to portland so i can fly on the plane.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
I flew on DL's MD-11, serving FRA-LAX in 1995. The flight wasn't very good at all. The service was average, the food portions miniscule and disappointing, and DL's MD-11 seats were among the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced. Try sitting in a hard seat that reclines about 5 degrees for 11.5 hours. IFE left a bit to be desired, as well. I did not look forward to the return flight, and it was the same as the one I came in on.
I hope DL has improved service since then; I was counting the minutes for the entire length of that flight. 11.5 hours in that cramped, hard seat in that rattly, shaky piece of trash made me happier than I've ever been to get off a plane when we finally landed, on both legs! The ticket price was over $1,200 for the round trip - twice what Aeroflot would have charged, and I can say from experience that Aeroflot would have been better.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2596 times:
I flew the MD-11 twice in August. It was a daytrip to PDX. The first flight was ATL-PDX in Coach. I found the last two rows on the right side had much better coach seats than all the other seats. They were designed for crew rest, and had at least 5-7 more inches of legroom, a legrest, and the half leather seat. The service was pretty good.
The return flight (PDX-ATL) was awesome. They put me in Business Elite on the MD-11, I had two seats to myself. I had a great meal, played video games, and watch "The Skulls" for the 4 hour flight.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4291 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
Yeah..an MD-11 coming back from london. Delta doesnt have the best service in the world, especially not back in the back...and the MD isnt very fast either... a DC-10-30 or -40 is alot faster. Its just like any widebody plane on the inside..pack the people in and get them where they wanna go.
Jebtha From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
Flew the MD-11 ATL-ATH September 1 (return was a 767, ATH-JFK). Last row coach, A & B. Last row was okay except for the near constant lav line. Great views of the Alps poking up through clouds. My biggest peeve was that they didn't show the flight tracking info screens in between features in coach. We got about 30 seconds of it over Italy, that was it. Apparently on Delta that information is too privileged to show to the commoners back in coach.
On Northwest DET-LGW (in 1998, a DC-10) they showed the flight tracking screens anytime they weren't playing other programming in coach. Sure makes those long flights more interesting. It was especially entertaining during our bumpy hold in rain clouds prior to landing .
DELTAMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
I've flown on both of them, but i must admit i'm a bit partial because i work for Delta.I've flown on thye MD11 to Seoul as well as Tokyo.On the trip to Seoul it was in the old business class and needless to say i wasn't all that impressed, but on my trip to Tokyo i was riding in the new Businesselite and it couldn't have been better!The seats are the best business seats in the sky and the food was fantastic, as were the flight attendants.I'd have to say it was a major improvement over the old business class.As for the 777, i flew it to and from Atlanta from Orlando, short flight but the plane is incredible inside!I wouldn't mind flying that big bird overseas given the chance.But my favorite plane is still the MD11, because after all its warts i've never been in an airplane that rides smoother than it, and some Delta pilots i've talked to seem to echo this.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
I've flown MD-11s twelve times a year for four years (1995-1999) and since last last MAy (1999-2000) the same frequency has been flown on Delta's 777s.
The MD-11s and 777s are exquisite in BusinessElite no matter which airplane you're on. Service, seats, everything is superb.
The 777s in Coach have less legroom (noticeably less) than the MD-11s - the MD-11s have 34"-33" pitch and the 777s have 32"-31" pitch in Coach. If you get the Bulkhead rows (30A-J, 42A-G & 43H,J) then the space is ample and it's a good flight. IF you're in any other seats, it can be bad. The MD-11s have greater seat pitch but less comfortable seats and no PTVs. (if you care about such things... I know I don't...)
Delta's Coach class service is mediocre, with good food (they improved it a LOT a couple of months back) on international flights, and relatively good coffee (see other topic) - for an airline - and the crews tend to be friendly enough, especially if you are nice to them and joke around. I tend to go back and talk to them sometimes (they either make rude comments, jokingly, or join in the fun...) and they are usually friendly. YES you get ice-creams during the films nowadays, and they are pretty good Dove bars too!
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
In May of this year I also flew on a Delta 777-200ER from MCO to ATL. This aircraft with two powerful RR Trent 892 engines with 92,000lbs thrust quickly took off and smoothly climbed to it's altitude of 33,000ft. Loved the TV screens behind everyone's seat which showed the electronic flight map showing speed, altitude, outside temperature and course. The cabin is very roomy almost like the 747 with two window seats on each side and six middle seats in Tourist Class.
Ake0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2523 times:
Last time I flew the M11 was back in 1997 from FRA-ATL and back. At that time DL still had the 3 class conf. and I was seated in Business Class.
It was a nice ride a little long maybe ( 10hrs 35 min ) but what can you do when the wind is blowing from the wrong direction.
Service was pretty good and the flight went by pretty quickly.
There were 2 other times when I flew it, once from LAX - FRA. which was ok as well ( Cattle Class ) and another time FRA - ATL - FRA in business.
Overall I like the M11 although my favourite is still the 747.
Peter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
I've flown DL MD-11s three times. One from ATL-PDX. It was a good flight, but I don't remember alot about it. Another was ATL-JFK. The last was ATL-LGW in Business elite. Great flight.
I have also been on DL 777s twice. Once from LGW-ATL, and the other was ATL-MCO. Both flights were in Business elite, so they were great flights. The 777 is very powerful and quiet. By the way, the ATL-MCO 777 flight was just last saturday (October 7, 2000).
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2309 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
I flew on one of Delta's MD-11's last year from Altanta to Rome. Overall, the service was disappointing for an international flight. The seats seemed very hard and were not very comfortable. The meals were nothing special, and the service was lacking as well. It was the first flight I ever experienced where I could not wait to get off the plane. However, the aircraft flew well. I don't remember experiencing any turbulence throughout the entire flight.