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Does This Practice Still Apply On DL Flights?  
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4466 times:

Hi!

I was wondering if Delta still uses the practice that they do not assign you seats for segments, which take place 6 hours or more after your first departure. This question only applies to flights, which do not immediately follow an international flight.
I am asking this because I am looking at booking a flight from MSN to CDG via TLH, TPA and JFK. And I only have 45 minutes in TPA so I am not sure if I'd be able to get a window seat on the JFK-CDG leg, which would be great since it would be my first 77W flight.
Thanks a lot!


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User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1440 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Well...the 77W flight from JFK to CDG is an AF flight...last I checked DL does not fly 777 into JFK!

User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

are we talking Madison, WI? How did you come up w/ a routing from MSN to CDG via 2 FLA cities?

And DL will be flying the 777 to JFK in just a couple more days in the first nonstops from the US to BOM - and, I believe, the longest scheduled flight by time on a US airline for the return at 16 hrs. 20 min.


User currently onlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 3580 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

I have no idea what you are talking about.

On Delta you can get seat assignments for all of your flights at the time of booking. This is for both domestic and international.

If you have a Delta Skymiles account and your have your Skymiles number attached to your reservation, your reservation will show up on Delta's website when you sign in, and you will be able to change your seat assignments as well if desired.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3068 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 3):
If you have a Delta Skymiles account and your have your Skymiles number attached to your reservation, your reservation will show up on Delta's website when you sign in, and you will be able to change your seat assignments as well if desired.

You don't even need that much - anyone can change their seat. All you need is a confirmation number and your name.


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Well, last time I did this, Delta did not assign me my seats for my last leg, because they said that their system could not process it, but they were able to check my bags to my final destination.
According to Delta's website DL 16 is still a domestic 777 flight, even in March.
Of course I am aware that DL does not operate the 77W, it is operated as a codeshare with a DL flight numbre though...

And my routing for my trip, if anybody cares is:
DUS-CDG-DTW-ATL-MSN-CVG-TLH-TPA-JFK-CDG-DUS
Costs just 18 Euros more than DUS-ATL-MSN-ATL-DUS.  Smile



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User currently onlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 3580 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3929 times:

I would say that either something was misunderstood by someone, or you were talking to an incompetent agent at Delta. If you have a reservation, you can have a seat assignment.

Cheers


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 6):
If you have a reservation, you can have a seat assignment.

Not always depending upon the fullness of the flight and such. I'm Gold Medallion and always get a seat assignment but I have traveled with co-workers a few times who had no status and it was a gate assignment only. They asked the gate agent for an assignment and were told they would have to wait. I went to the same agent, explained the situation and how they were flying with me and they immediately got a seat.



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User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2026 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

I think we are having a language barrier issue. I think the OP means the agent issuing all of his connecting boarding passes at his original check-in.

User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 5):
And my routing for my trip, if anybody cares is:
DUS-CDG-DTW-ATL-MSN-CVG-TLH-TPA-JFK-CDG-DUS
Costs just 18 Euros more than DUS-ATL-MSN-ATL-DUS.

I smell mileage run!
I need to go on one of those before the end of the year myself.
Don't need anything as drastic as above - but, any suggestions?


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

USFlyer is correct. The problem was that they did not issue all boarding passes right away and said that they could not assign me a seat. I was confirmed for all segments though.


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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

nearly all airlines hold a few seats for gate check-in if the issue is capacity of the flight. I'm still not sure we have a problem here or just a routine airline procedure.

Where in the US did you stop on this routing?


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

That routing was MSN-CVG-PHL-CDG-DUS and they didn't want to issue me the two boarding passes for the AF flights. So I just got them in PHL.

I changed my mind and am now flying MSN-CVG-GSP-ATL-JFK-CDG-DUS.
That way I will get two 777s in a row. One 772 and one 77W.  Smile



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