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The New Delta RNO-SLC-DCA Report  
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5839 times:

Our vacation started on July 16th we had reservations for John Ascuaga's in Sparks,NV we had a room on the 24th floor facing RNO Airport. For more on that stay http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...gaSNuggetHotelInSparksNV2007_07_16

Also there are more pics of this trip at the following link but as everyone knows there are only so many pics this site can handle.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...RNOSLCDCAOnDeltaAirlines2007_07_17

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.

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Date: Tue July 17, 2007
Segment: RNO-SLC
Flight: DL 740
Registration: N910DN
Load Factor: 70%
Class: T
Aircraft: MD-90
Departure Gate RNO: B4 (Concourse B)
Arrival Gate SLC: D5 (Concourse D)
Departs: 0645
Arrives: 0908
Seat: 13F
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Our ride to SLC
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My Wife and Daughter
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Pushback
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Meadowwood Mall by McCarran BLVD & HWY 395
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Forest Fire on neighbhooring hills
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MT Rose Hwy NV 431 (S. Reno) Goes to Lake Tahoe from Reno.
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Washoe Lake
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Lake Lahontan by Fallon, NV
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Naval Air Station Fallon
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Somehwere over the North Central Nevada desert
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Utah Desert
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Utah Desert
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Descent in to Salt Lake City area
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Downtown Salt Lake City in distance
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Birds eye view of SLC Airport
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The Great Salt Lake
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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
Segment: SLC-DCA
Flight: DL 1208 (Ex-Song Jet)
Registration: N613DL
Load Factor: 100%
Class: T
Aircraft: 757-200
Departure Gate D1
Arrival Gate DCA: Gate 19
Departs: 1017
Arrives: 1623
Seat: 24A
Unfortunaltey my window was dirty as you can tell so the pics came out a little hazy.

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The Arrival of my ride to DCA (from SAN) with engines still spooling
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Pushback that seemed like forever
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Were 18th in line for takeoff
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The Great Salt Lake again
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IAD I think
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Bethesda, MD
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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)

Past Trip Reports-

RNO-SFO-SAN on UA
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike8940...tedFlightsRenoSanFranciscoSanDiego (pics)
UA RNO-SFO-SAN Trip (Part One) With Pics (by Mike89406 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports) (actual report)

SAN-DEN-RNO on UA and TED
http://picasaweb.google.com/Mike89406/UnitedFlightsSanDiegoDenverReno (pics)
SAN-DEN-RNO#ID103090" target=_blank>http://airliners.net/discussions/tri...chid=103090&s=SAN-DEN-RNO#ID103090 (actual report)

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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

And your verdict for Delta: ?


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 5680 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 1):
And your verdict for Delta: ?

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).


User currently offlineRlorenzo24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

I think their recent tv commercial is fairly impressive. I flying them on Aug 20. I can't wait to test the new DL.

User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

I can't believe they also like AA serve Oreo biscuits. I find them disgusting. From London we got a box of these as a "snack."

User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Quoting Rlorenzo24 (Reply 3):
I think their recent tv commercial is fairly impressive. I flying them on Aug 20. I can't wait to test the new DL.

You won't be dissapointed.


User currently offlineWN230 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4695 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.

WN230



Judas Priest North American tour in '08 . . . cannot wait!!!
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4649 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.

WN230

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.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

You should have had IFE on the M90 to SLC.


I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 8):
You should have had IFE on the M90 to SLC.

They had overhead TV's that were used for the safety demonstration only.


User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Quoting Semsem (Reply 4):
I can't believe they also like AA serve Oreo biscuits. I find them disgusting. From London we got a box of these as a "snack."

Meh they're snack pack isn't impressive but as some other people have said DL seems to serve more than most US legacy airlines in economy. BTW I didn't eat the cookies anyways.

[Edited 2007-08-02 22:30:41]

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