Our day started really early as me and my wife didn't sleep much with all the exictment of a nearly X-country flight. We caught the 0430 complimentry shuttle to the airport and the line was actually fast for check-in 5-10 mins we were on our way to the security checkpoint which took another 10 mins to get through. Made it to our gate and had plenty of time to wait eventually they moved the jetway to the aircraft about 0600 as flight crews were about to board this MD-90 for its first flight of the day.
MT Rose Hwy NV 431 (S. Reno) Goes to Lake Tahoe from Reno.
Lake Lahontan by Fallon, NV
Naval Air Station Fallon
Somehwere over the North Central Nevada desert
Descent in to Salt Lake City area
Downtown Salt Lake City in distance
Birds eye view of SLC Airport
The Great Salt Lake
What suprised me was how busy SLC was. It's a busy hub for domestic DL flights. Terminal D alone was a madhouse trying to get around not to mention I barely had time to get some Quiznos and run back to my gate as the food court was packed In summary service was great we recieved gingerbread cookies and a beverage for the short flight.
Date: Tue July 17, 2007
Flight: DL 1208 (Ex-Song Jet)
Load Factor: 100%
Departure Gate D1
Arrival Gate DCA: Gate 19
Unfortunaltey my window was dirty as you can tell so the pics came out a little hazy.
The Arrival of my ride to DCA (from SAN) with engines still spooling
Pushback that seemed like forever
Were 18th in line for takeoff
The Great Salt Lake again
IAD I think
Welcome To DCA
The flight was good with only one caveat. I could only get 1/2 of the Dish Network channels to work. Also the F/A told me to watch the movies I just needed to to swipe my credit card obviously but I couldn't get the movie(s) to work after doing so. I just gave up and watched a few channels and the map. On a positive note the F/A's announced that this was the new DL IFE system. Also I noticed the seats were fairly brand new leather (Hardly any wrinkles)
I was pleased with DL service however this is only half of my trip. I will post my final verdict at the end of my final trip report
I can see that DL is still in transition and will take some time to fully see the change. I will add the F/A/and Ticket agents seem to like they're job and are very serious in they're demeanor. I would say that DL on a scale of 1-10 is a 7 for this segment.
I was surprised to see that a lot of the gates carry the new look as well as the ticket counters and flight monitors.
However I didn't see one plane with the new DL livery (Only the DL Xjet or DL Connection).
WN230 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4440 times:
It was nice to see the song livery again. I liked all your pics and i managed to rough it when looking at the hazy ones from inside the song plane. This was a really nice tr and im on my way to reading your others.
Judas Priest North American tour in '08 . . . cannot wait!!!
Mike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4394 times:
Quoting WN230 (Reply 6): It was nice to see the song livery again. I liked all your pics and i managed to rough it when looking at the hazy ones from inside the song plane. This was a really nice tr and im on my way to reading your others.
Song was good it was the only plane with the IFE on any segment of my trips. I especially enjoyed the inflight map.
Unfortunatley my window was dirty, If it wasn't for that I could've got much better shots.