Alitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 499 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I know Delta flight 786 originates in Dallas/Fort Worth, stops in Atlanta, and then travels on to Fort Myers. On the Delta website, it says that the aircraft type is unknown. Doing some research, I learned that the flight is operated with the 763. I'm on the ATL-RSW flight in 2002. Just a question. Does Delta use the 767-300, or the 767-300ER for 786.
DeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
Remember, Delta sucks. Everybody on airliners.net says Delta sucks, so that must be true. So even if you fly Delta and have a great trip and everything goes well, that's not the norm because everybody here says Delta sucks.
After all, airliners.net are nothing but seasoned travelers!
It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
Milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
Delta is no worse than any U.S. major. Actually, here @ DFW it's a nice alternative to AA.
DL tends to gouge less then AA and United.... They've been conservative in their growth for years and shown to provide adequite service. Not to mention, notorious for their 80%+ avg. load factors.
I see no reason to suggest Delta "Sucks".
America West and Frontier pop into my mind when I want to use the word "sucks" when describing an airline when it comes to on-time performance, quality of service, condition of planes, & staff performance.
Gibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
I never said DL sucked. Their domestic 763s are just not nice. Or at least the one I was on. The interior was very old and the legroom was near to nothing. I just think AA's onboard-service (as a comparison) is better.
That was not my only bad DL experience. Back in the day, when SR and DL were partners I flew them quite often. I also had bad experiences on a ATL-ZRH leg (int'l 763) and LAX-OGG-LAX (L1011), among others.
The service on Delta is (or at least was, I am referring to my flights over 1.5 years ago - they might have improved) nowhere near to the standards of other airlines like BA, SR or LH.
Don't get me wrong, I am not con-Delta. My experiences with them just weren't good enough to call them great. This is my personal opinion, others might think they're great - that just doesn't mean I have to as well.
Maybe the time will come and I'll give them a try again. Who knows, rumor has it that LX(ex-SR) could join SkyTeam.
Mikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
I don't think that DL has ever (being last 5 years or so) intended to quite compete on a luxury scale like that of BA, Lufthansa, or Swissair....
With the amount of destinations and aircraft in the fleet, DL's business model is more for efficiency (IMHO) than anything else. I have flown both BA and LH in E/C and B/C in both Trans-ATL and intra-Europe and I don't find anything exceptional about the E/C service over and above Delta....(Pre-9/11 that is). I enjoy BA more so than LH, but I think that the F/A's of all three (BA, LH, and DL) are all similar in service and attitude.
I can't comment on SR having never flown them. (and I guess I'll never will either)
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
Alitalia777, when I need the lowdown on an aircraft on a particular DL flight I go to the website and create an itinerary. You have the opportunity to pull up the seat chart for the flights that are listed (red button to the right of the flight). This is a pretty foolproof way to determine just how your a/c will be configured, barring an equipment change. There are obvious diffs between the BizElite -300s and the standard domestic.
The way the DL site is set up you don't have to book the flight before looking at the map. This is a great feature since you can see what seats are taken prior to making your flight selection.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2678 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
I just threw in a May 2002 travel date into the DL reservation form and the schedule says it is a 763. I flew ATL-RSW and back last spring, they were also 763s. All domestic versions. The only 763ER I ever flew domestic was SAN-ATL leaving around 3:30 pm.
(BTW, almost all the coach seats are free on the date I checked in May 02)
Twa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3177 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
i flew MCO-CVG in what was said to be a 767-300ER N130DL... but yeah it did suck. it was disappointing after the other DL planes ive been on... MD-88, 737-200, 757 etc. It was old and the seats were dirty and teh overhead bins from the 80's were small and yeah...
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