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DL BOS-TLV 6/10: Registration?  
User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Hi,

Tomorrow (6/10) I will be traveling Delta from BOS-JFK (5511, CRJ900) and JFK-TLV (86, 763). I was wondering if anyone could tell me the registration of the aircraft, if they have been assigned? Also, will the 763 have the updated AVOD in business, or the older-style personal TVs with eight movie channels?

Thanks so much!

Soxfan  Smile

P.S. The JFK-TLV flight yesterday (6/4) departed an hour late and arrived three hours late according to the Delta website; was that because of weather or some other issue?


Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2673 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Thread starter):
Also, will the 763 have the updated AVOD in business, or the older-style personal TVs with eight movie channels?

Expect it to have the AVOD - the vast majority of the DL 767-300 ER fleet has been refitted with the refreshed BE product.

If you're in BE all the way, keep in mind that you do get lounge access at BOS - you'd be able to access both the DL Crown Room in the satellite and the CO President's Club in the main terminal since you would be on a same-day premium cabin ticket on a SkyTeam carrier. Both are very nice lounges (although I haven't been in the President's Club since it took over the Crown Room last month). I'd go to whichever one is closer to your gate - if you're leaving out of the main terminal, I'd just stay with the PC; if you're in the satellite, I'd go to the Crown Room unless you really want free Internet access (and you're not a true Crown Room member).

At JFK, you'll have a choice of four lounges - 1 Crown Room in Terminal 2, 3 Crown Rooms in Terminal 3.


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2519 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
At JFK, you'll have a choice of four lounges - 1 Crown Room in Terminal 2, 3 Crown Rooms in Terminal 3.

Thank you for the information! Do you have a recommendation as to which lounge is best at JFK, or are they all pretty similar? With the flight leaving on the later side, as Aviateur said, hopefully the lounges will have quieted down somewhat (though I shouldn't expect much in the way of [complimentary] food, should I...?)

Soxfan  Smile



Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4898 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
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The JFK-TLV flight is operated with one of the 763ERs reconfigured with a pilot full-flat bunk rest area (ships 1607 - 1613) and all of those planes have AVOD PTVs in BusinessElite.

As to lounge, DL 86 almost always leaves out of Gate 6. There is a Crown Room by Gate 6 (though it is the only one that does not have hot food but has sandwiches, etc.). The other close-by lounge is by Gate 11 (opposite the duty free shops) which is quite large and offers hot food earlier on in the evening if that matters to you.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2478 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 3):
Thank you for the information! Do you have a recommendation as to which lounge is best at JFK, or are they all pretty similar? With the flight leaving on the later side, as Aviateur said, hopefully the lounges will have quieted down somewhat (though I shouldn't expect much in the way of [complimentary] food, should I...?)

I've only used the Terminal 2 lounge, since two of the JFK clubs were solely BusinessElite lounges until a month or so ago and I generally try to avoid JFK due to delays (ATL isn't out of the way for 90% of my flights, so I normally just go through there).

For amenities at JFK, they should have some hot hors d'oeuvres out, but that's not guarantee since it's a later departure. There are still a decent bit of departures in the 9pm period, including flights to AMS, ATL, BOS, CVG, EDI, LAS, LHR, LAX, AGP, MAN, BOM, PHX, PSA, GRU, SNN, PWM, ALB, BUF, BTV, BDL, IND, YUL, ORF, PIT, PVD, ROC, SYR and YYZ, with 9 departures being BusinessElite, so they'll probably keep them refreshed. Liquor-wise, there should be some decent choices.

As for choosing a lounge, I'd probably recommend a Terminal 3 lounge, since a lot of those flights (ATL, BOS, CVG, PWM, ALB, BTV, BDL, IND, YUL, ORF, PIT, PVD, ROC, SYR, YYZ) are on smaller regional jets, which use Terminal 2. However, it can be a hike from T3 to T2, so if you're at T2, I'd probably just head there. Right now, with you having a 3 hour layover at JFK and you're BOS flight scheduled to arrive T2 (gate 25) and TLV leaving from T3 (Gate 6), I'd do a bit of lounge hopping and hit up all 4 lounges since they're on the way.

Also, the BOS-JFK flight is showing as leaving out of Gate A2, so I'd just hit up the President's Club at BOS. When you clear security, bear to the left and head upstairs.


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

Thank you! One other question: Do (any of) the lounges have free wi-fi, or do I have to pay (if so, how much(? What about the terminals in general?

Quoting Panamair (Reply 4):
The JFK-TLV flight is operated with one of the 763ERs reconfigured with a pilot full-flat bunk rest area (ships 1607 - 1613)

That's interesting! I'm assuming it doesn't change the seating setup, although the reg. numbers that you give me appear to show that the plane will be one of DL's newer 763s; please correct me if I'm wrong. If (hopefully) the plane is one of DL's newer 763s, would it tend to be on the quieter side mechanically than the older planes, or are they all made the same?

Thanks to all  Smile



Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2421 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 6):
Thank you! One other question: Do (any of) the lounges have free wi-fi, or do I have to pay (if so, how much(? What about the terminals in general?

The Delta lounges are all T-Mobile, so unless you are a paid Crown Room Member (eg you have the black Crown Room Club card) you have to pay for wi-fi. Any other means of entry (BusinessElite ticket, NW WorldClubs card, CO President's Club card, ST Elite Plus on an international itinerary, AmEx Plat/Centurion, Delta Reserve card, select trans-cons in First Class, etc.) means you have to pay for the service.

At BOS, the CO President's Club has free wi-fi for anyone that enters. Since your BOS-JFK flight is scheduled to leave from A2 tomorrow, I'd suggest using the CO President's Club so you'll be able to use the wireless there.

Quoting Soxfan (Reply 6):
If (hopefully) the plane is one of DL's newer 763s, would it tend to be on the quieter side mechanically than the older planes, or are they all made the same?

I've never noticed any difference in the past on many types of planes.


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4898 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
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Quoting Soxfan (Reply 6):
That's interesting! I'm assuming it doesn't change the seating setup, although the reg. numbers that you give me appear to show that the plane will be one of DL's newer 763s; please correct me if I'm wrong.

Yes, they are the newer 763ERs. The difference in seating is in the Business cabin as the installation of the pilot rest area has eliminated seats 1C and 1E (1st row center) - so 2C,E are now the center bulkhead seats. Also, seat 6C (which is traditionally the pilot rest seat on shorter 763ER flights) is now available for passengers. Total J seats for sale on this type = 34, compared to 35 on other 763ER long-haul flights.
In Y, the later batch of 763ERs also feature seats with adjustable headrests.


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2173 times:

Thanks...has a specific aircraft been assigned yet to either portion?


Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Just got a call that there's a two-hour delay on the flight from JFK-TLV from 9:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.; anyone know what's up? I was hoping not to have a 5-hour layover at JFK but we'll see what happens...thanks for your help  Smile


Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1849 times:



Quoting Panamair (Reply 4):
The JFK-TLV flight is operated with one of the 763ERs reconfigured with a pilot full-flat bunk rest area (ships 1607 - 1613)

Here it is...


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User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

What was the aircraft registration for that flight? It was delayed b/c of a late arrival from AMM (I think another new route). Thanks  Smile


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