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User currently offlinersrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Hi All,

I have booked a trip from Mumbai to SFO in Jan 2013. I booked an award travel, and will be flying in Business Class. It is more than 3 months away, and my itinerary on Delta.com shows that BOM - AMS - ATL will be on A330. In the past several months, I see that DL is flying 767s on this route. Can I totally trust that DL will switch to A330 in Jan, and that I can fly on better Business class product? Do any of you have a view on this?

Thanks!
Sri

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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

It's business class either way. I too prefer the 330, but there is no way to know absolutely for sure what equipment any flight will operate with on any big mixed-fleet airline until the plane pushes back from the gate. Even if the equipment is scheduled to be a 330, equipment substitutions happen all the time.

User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Sri -

It does change with the season. So once it goes to the Airbus, that should be it for a while.

I agree, the difference in the A-330 business class and the old 767-300ER business class is significant.

[Edited 2012-10-15 21:20:24]

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
I agree, the difference in the A-330 business class and the old 767-300ER business class is significant.

I've actually found the recliners to be more comfortable. I had a hell of a time sleeping on the 744s in those angled seats.



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User currently offlinersrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts.

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
So once it goes to the Airbus, that should be it for a while

This sounds good  . I have flown biz class on NW A332s before, and I like the seat and the cabin.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 3):
I've actually found the recliners to be more comfortable. I had a hell of a time sleeping on the 744s in those angled seats.

Actually, I agree on your statement. I flew thrice on ex-Northwest planes flown by DL - 332 as well as 744. Twice out of three legs, I was not very comfortable. To me, what tips the 333 in favor of 767s is the interior, entertainment and overall experience. Hopefully the rest of the service would still be the same.

Does anyone know how the entertainment on 763 compares against 333?

Thanks again.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting rsrik (Reply 4):
Does anyone know how the entertainment on 763 compares against 333?

The PTVs are much larger (in the front cabin) but I like DL's system better. More movie options and music. Moving map is also more intuitive.



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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2448 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting rsrik (Thread starter):
Can I totally trust that DL will switch to A330 in Jan, and that I can fly on better Business class product?

I hate to break it to you, but until the A330 switches over to the new layflat seats, the 767 and A330 seats are comparable in terms of relative comfort.

I tend to go out of my way to avoid the A330 specifically for this reason.



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