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Delta 757-- Seating Question  
User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1037 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 7046 times:

Hello all...

My partner just flew this afternoon on the 1:20 departure from JFK to Tampa.
It was a 757, with personal in seat TVs.
He was sitting in Row 37D and said that Row 37 had more legroom than the rest of the rows and the seats were completely different from the other Y class seats, and had their own legrests.

He said that there was a restroom directly behind him and then seats behind the restroom as well, which makes me wonder whether it was a Northwest plane as I don't recall Delta having any of the 4 door 757 versions.

Regardless, Row 37 having different seats is rather odd-- has anyone else experienced this? And if so, is it a fleet-wide thing or just one anomaly ?

As always look forward to your interesting and informed responses!

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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7021 times:

That would be the ex-TWA 757. For starters, NW 757s don't have PTVs much less IFE (only certain a/c for Atlantic and Pacific flying has overhead monitors).

The seat he was in is used as crew rest hence the foot rests and added legroom.

[Edited 2009-02-27 16:28:53]


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User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7004 times:

The ex TWA birds (which sometimes show up domestically) nearly match the description.
However, the row that is in front of the lav would be 35 NOT 37 ..
Take a look on SeatGuru.com ..



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Quoting another A.Net member...

It was an ex TWA bird, and the row was 35.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Quoting Skymiler (Reply 2):

Seat guru is a great resource but it isn't always spot on. But you are right through.

[Edited 2009-02-27 16:31:50]


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User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6935 times:

I flew Delta exclusively for years, but only twice did I have the misfortune to fly on their 757. The most recent flight was last month from YVR - ATL, and when I first boarded the plane the seat pitch was so tight that I actually thought for a few minutes that something was wrong with the row of seats where I was seated. However, when I scanned a few rows in front and behind me, I saw that the seat pitch really was that miserable.

Thankfully the seat next to me was empty, as the only way I was able to physically sit in the seat was to sit on an angle with my knees and legs into the empty space ahead of the seat next to me.

I'm not generally a picky passenger and take most things in stride without any complaints, but that aircraft type alone will keep me from flying Delta on any itinerary based out of YVR that is serviced with a 757.


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

I've heard that DL's ex TWA 757s are some of the nicest around. I've also heard that they have some ex ATA birds floating around that are some of the worst around. I was wondering a) What is wrong with the ex-ATA birds? b) Which seating arrangement does this correspond to on SeatGuru? and c) Where do these planes usually fly?


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6486 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6903 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I've heard that DL's ex TWA 757s are some of the nicest around. I've also heard that they have some ex ATA birds floating around that are some of the worst around. I was wondering a) What is wrong with the ex-ATA birds? b) Which seating arrangement does this correspond to on SeatGuru? and c) Where do these planes usually fly?

Well, the ex-ATA ETOPS aircraft used on Hawaii routes lack gasper vents, so perhaps that is why they are disliked. I personally think DL should install AVOD on these aircraft to maintain a consistent product with the 763s to Hawaii. I am pretty sure that DL will add AVOD to the NW 753s though.

However, one nice thing about the ex-ATA aircraft is that the F seats have legrests, and are now the only aircraft with legrests in domestic F (the legrests were removed from the 738s and domestic 764ERs).



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6879 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 7):
However, one nice thing about the ex-ATA aircraft is that the F seats have legrests, and are now the only aircraft with legrests in domestic F (the legrests were removed from the 738s and domestic 764ERs).

Non-reved on one back in 2005 or something like that STT-ATL in F. Was my first and only time on one of these and loved it!



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9332 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6726 times:



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
a) What is wrong with the ex-ATA birds? b) Which seating arrangement does this correspond to on SeatGuru? and c) Where do these planes usually fly?

1) lack of air vents the ex Gulf Air 763s do not have them.
2) 22F and I cant remember how many Y
3)LAX-LIH,LAX-KOA and SLC-OGG



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User currently offlineOOSLC From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

The ex-ATA planes have 156 in coach.

DL has 4 different seating arrangements for their 757s

757= 24F/159Y
75X= 26F/158Y
75V= 22F/156Y ex-ATA
75E= 16F/158Y ex-TWA

I flew from JFK-SLC on 718TW
I got row 35. It has more legroom and a little leather foot rest. And they gave us all free movies and HBO shows and TV shows. It was nice and made the time fly past on that long flight!


User currently offlineFL787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1540 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6401 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 7):
Well, the ex-ATA ETOPS aircraft used on Hawaii routes lack gasper vents, so perhaps that is why they are disliked. I personally think DL should install AVOD on these aircraft to maintain a consistent product with the 763s to Hawaii. I am pretty sure that DL will add AVOD to the NW 753s though.

A couple questions, are these four 752s the only 757s that fly to Hawaii for DL (Not the NW 753s)? Also how does live TV work on the way to Hawaii? I know it doesn't work internationally.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6486 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6375 times:



Quoting FL787 (Reply 11):
A couple questions, are these four 752s the only 757s that fly to Hawaii for DL (Not the NW 753s)? Also how does live TV work on the way to Hawaii? I know it doesn't work internationally.

The Live TV feature won't work for most of the flight, however, the AVOD movies will. Of course, unlike on international flights, the AVOD movies are not free.



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9332 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6353 times:



Quoting FL787 (Reply 11):
A couple questions, are these four 752s the only 757s that fly to Hawaii for DL

"should" be but sometimes a 75E will make it over there.



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1861 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6312 times:
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Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 1):
The seat he was in is used as crew rest hence the foot rests and added legroom.

I witnessed that on my most recent DL flight on an ex TW bird.

PTV Was very nice I might add, ie. once you get used to the touch screen.



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User currently offlineUpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 6145 times:

DL actually has 5 variants of 757, as there are ex-TWA planes, not in the new config with BizElite. Although the conversion is wrapping up.


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