COEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1072 posts, RR: 17 Posted (6 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 9943 times:
Is there a way to find out which type of 757 that I will be flying before my actual trip. I will be flying ATL-JAC and SLC-EWR on 7/11 and 7/14 both on 75's. On seat guru it shows a few different configurations. Also, do these 757's typically have the Direct TV?
SDQ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 9894 times:
You'll probably be flying either the version 1 or 2. I don't think you'll be flying the trancontinental version. As for the direct TV, It doesn't look like either version 1 or 2 have direct TV. Only video.
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1306 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 9869 times:
Look at the seat map on delta.com. If the first row in coach has only seats D and E, it is a 75X, which has the configuration formerly known as the "transcon" configuration. These aircraft have Delta On Demand in every seat, including Dish Network (Delta does not use DirecTV; DirecTV is used by LiveTV, a company owned by JetBlue Airways, and can be found on JetBlue, Continental, Frontier, and WestJet).
If your 757 shows up as having only seats A, B and C in the first row, you will be on a regular 757-200 and will have overhead CRT screens. If the aircraft has a set of exits behind the wings rather than four overwing exits, you'll be on an ex-TWA aircraft, which I believe has Delta On Demand but may not have live TV. If you're on a NWA 757, I'm pretty sure you will have no IFE.
Then again, you always have the window Enjoy your flight. DL's 757 is my favorite aircraft, and I hope you have a great trip.
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BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16335 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 9862 times:
Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 2): If the aircraft has a set of exits behind the wings rather than four overwing exits, you'll be on an ex-TWA aircraft, which I believe has Delta On Demand but may not have live TV.
How often do these show up on CVG-JFK?(DL 96) I think that this is the configuration I got on the website, but I'm not sure and of course it could change before then.
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 9675 times:
Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 5): If the 757 has seven rows of F and is DL flight 715 from JFK-LAX (sun 6/7/09_) is this a transcon or ex-TWA 757? I'm having trouble figuring out if I'm going to be bored or not on the flight tm.
The ex-TW 752s only have four rows of seats in the front cabin, as they are set up in the BusinessElite layout. There's always a chance that you don't end up with a 75X and get one of the other layouts, but more than likely, you will have a 75X.
Skymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 9458 times:
Once caveat --- last minute swaps amongst the 3 NON ex-TWA aircraft types are not uncommon. This can affect both F and Y seating. Toss an ex ATA 75 into the mix and it gets even more interesing due to the smaller F cabin.
Had one the other night ATL->JAX.
Boarding was stopped and we all had to get off and re-board so some seats could be adjusted. Luckily I was in F and we already had been served, so we gulpled the drinks and got another a few minutes later when back on!
General use: Domestic/Hawaii
IFE: Matsushita CRTs, no AVOD, no TV
Identified via seat map by: Six rows in F, but missing 1CD; Coach starts at row 19, but missing 19ABC
NOTE: This configuration seems to be inaccurate on most sites. Seatguru shows it has not missing 1CD. Delta.com uses the seatmap from above for this one as well. Because there are only 4 aircraft in this configuration, it is usually grouped in with the above.
General use: Transcon
IFE: Panasonic eFX PTVs, with AVOD and Live TV (Dish Network)
Identified via seat map by: 7 rows of First, but missing 1CD; Coach starts at row 18, but missing 19ABC and 1F
Identified form outside by: Small hump on top for TV receiver
General use: Intl (Trans-Atlantic)
IFE: Panasonic eFX PTVs, with AVOD but no Live TV
Identified via seat map by: 4 rows of BizElite; Coach starts at row 18, but missing 19ABC and 1F; There is an exit door between rows 35 and 36
Identified form outside by: Winglets
And before anyone asks (because I know at least one person will wonder. The reason there is no Live TV on the Intl birds is because satellite TV is not available over the ocean at this time. And now I'm sure you're wondering: but they can get SATCOM, why can't they get Sat TV? Well that's because the satellites for TV are not aimed over the ocean so that all the power can be used over land (where up until now...all satellite receivers are).
Also, I recommend checking out http://www.seatexpert.com. You enter in your flight number and date of flight, and it will automatically look up your flight and seat config and give you the appropriate map, plus lots of other info.
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1306 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 9366 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3): How often do these show up on CVG-JFK?(DL 96) I think that this is the configuration I got on the website, but I'm not sure and of course it could change before then.
I wouldn't expect the ex-TWA aircraft to show up on this route very often as they are ETOPS-certified aircraft which usually do transatlantic flights; then again, you see those planes on MCO routes out of ATL time to time, so it's possible.
Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 4): Thanks for the information. So if both my seat maps show Row 19 as the first row and have only seats D,E, and F then I am on one of the planes with Dish Network?
I'm really sorry, I made a mistake. I meant seats D, E, and F, not A, B and C. You will be on a standard 757 with overhead monitors.
Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 5): If the 757 has seven rows of F and is DL flight 715 from JFK-LAX (sun 6/7/09_) is this a transcon or ex-TWA 757? I'm having trouble figuring out if I'm going to be bored or not on the flight tm. Big grin
Srbmod is correct; seven rows of F indicate that you will indeed be on a 75X aircraft with Delta On Demand featuring Dish Network available in every seat.
Let me rephrase what I said before, this time a bit more informative (and correct):
If your aircraft has six full rows of first class and economy starts with row 19 (a full row, or seats D, E, and F only), you will be on a standard 757, which have overhead CRT monitors in the aisle and 12 channels of audio entertainment. Your plane may also have Wi-Fi available.
If there are seven rows in first class and economy starts with row 18 (with seats D and E only), you will be on the 75X which has the "transcontinental" configuration. Each seat in both classes has a PTV with Delta On Demand (which includes HBO movies, shows, and specials, as well as games, in-flight interactive trivia and more) and network television provided by Dish Network. Also, all first class seats have standard AC power ports. In economy, all B and E seats may have decreased under-seat space due to the presence of an equipment storage box. Your aircraft may also have Wi-Fi available.
If there are only four rows in first class or BuisenessElite and economy starts with row 18 (with seats D and E only), you will be on a 75E, which is an ETOPS-certified 757 that used to fly for TWA. Every seat in all classes has a PTV with Delta On Demand, but does not have live network television available. All first class/BusinessElite seats and the first 11 rows of economy (rows 18-28) have AC power ports, as well as USB and Ethernet connections. This aircraft does not have Wi-Fi available. Another way to tell if you're on an ex-TWA 757 is if there are two emergency exits (one on each side) behind the wing, rather than 4 over-wing exits (two on each side) like on other Delta 757s.
Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 12): I wouldn't expect the ex-TWA aircraft to show up on this route very often as they are ETOPS-certified aircraft which usually do transatlantic flights; then again, you see those planes on MCO routes out of ATL time to time, so it's possible.
It'll be a 757 ex-TWA. Reason being is that they use the CVG-JFK flight to rotate planes to get to the CVG-AMS (and in winter, CVG-LGW). Given that DL doesn't fly JFK-AMS (all KLM now) or JFK-LGW (only LHR), those 757s need to get rotated through JFK at some point.
Airlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 8135 times:
This thread is perfect timing.
I fly ACV-SLC-EWR on 6/17 (afternoon) and EWR-SLC-ACV on 6/21 (evening). Looks like I am on a domestic 757 with no bells and whistles on the SLC-EWR run and I am treated to the Full Monty transcon 757 on the return flight from EWR to SLC. Now I have to research what movie(s) want to watch while on my way home. The overhead movie on the eastbound flight doesn't look very interesting so I'll bring my i-Pod and a book to read.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Tommy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 8076 times:
Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 16): Looks like I am on a domestic 757 with no bells and whistles on the SLC-EWR run and I am treated to the Full Monty transcon 757 on the return flight from EWR to SLC
I flew EWR-SLC-LAX in april and it was indeed a domestic 757, although I got upgraded to first class. Food was very good, pasta dish. CRTs were in good shape but the movie looked dumb. They had a fantastic SLC based crew on board and some were ex-pan am. Very friendly and inviting.
DL 1185 flew SLC-LAX had the transcon PTVs (flight originated in DCA.) ATL based F/a's, also all great and started the IFE system before takeoff (RARE.)
I highly recommend using the music features as well on the 'full monty' 757. They have over 100 cds to choose from all on demand.