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PRG-ATL DL 763 (pics)  
User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

DL63
PRG-ATL

Scheduled Departure: 10:20 AM
Actual Departure: 10:35 AM
Scheduled Arrival: 04:30 PM
Actual Arrival: 03:25 PM
Scheduled Flight Duration: 11:10 hours
Actual Flight Duration: 10:05 hours
Boeing 767-300ER
Seat: 26A
Load Factor: 80%

I don’t know why I started to post my trip reports in this order but what the hell. I’ll post about the following legs later MTY-SAT-ATL-CDG-LHR-PRG.

After a 9 day trip in Europe and a 3 day stay in Prague it was time to go back home. I woke up at about 6 am, took a shower, and got my things. I was inside a hotel van at about 715 am or so. I got to PRG around 8. My flight was departing from terminal 1 I believe. We got to the Delta check in where there was a line of about 8 people.

Terminal 1 and the famous Praha sign.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4906.jpg

We were in line for about 10 minutes when first we went to an agent asked us a lot of questions. After that we checked in the bags. We went through immigrations and then we went towards our gate.

The 767 that took me to ATL.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4911.jpg

The Terminal.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4912.jpg

Boarding was quick and efficient the zones or groups that Delta has (like many other carriers) are mostly efficient. I got inside the little monster. This was my second 767 flight (first was 9 days before). The plane looked new; I expected it more worn out. The old projector I have only heard about was not there. Apparently my plane was one of the new ones that have the new LCDs. Lucky for me I had the 2 seats for myself. The Flight was not that full.

Taxing to the runway.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4917.jpg

As we were pushing back, snow started to fall. Taking off with a heavy snowstorm was amazing. The power on the 767 was noticeable.

Rotation!
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4919.jpg

About 1 hour into the while we were over Northern England and Ireland in the distance I saw a contrail. Minute by minute they got closer. The sight was AMAZING, I had never seen a plane as close to us as this one, suddenly he flew over us, a few minutes passed and he came over us again and then he flew a more west heading.

Taken with my dad's SLR.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/EdlG_080326_3649.jpg

Taken with my point and shoot. It's a UA 777, I believe.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4930.jpg

During the flight I watched Enchanted (better than what I expected) and a movie called August Rush which was pretty good. The food was average. After the two movies I read a book called “The Digital Photography Book” by this guy called Scott Kelby. It was quite interesting, so interesting in fact that I read the 209 pages which I had never done before in one sitting.

Lunch?
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4957.jpg

View from my seat.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4959.jpg

View from the back of the plane.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4975.jpg

In the middle of north Canada.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_4988.jpg

A further south into Canada.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_5000.jpg

The midflight snack was the typical ice cream and a few hours after that they gave us this sandwich which was ok.

Landing in ATL.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_5013.jpg

Landing in ATL.
http://www.mascarita.com/images/Vuelos/Europa/IMG_5015.jpg

We landed in ATL about 1 hour early so when we got to the gate we had to wait about 15 minutes to park. We got to gate E1. Immigration was very very slow. DFW terminal D is much better, much much better than ATL’s. And after being in line 1 hour we had another 35 minutes of waiting to go through security (again DFW’s system much more efficient).

I’ll tell you guys later about my last flight of my trip ATL-MTY on my first Embraer 170 flight.

Overall, ATL is a nightmare to connect, especialy internationaly. You really need a good 3 or 4 hours connection time to make it. If my flight would have arrived on schedule we would not have made it. The 767-300 does have the lack of a better IFE, in my eastern (764) flight that I took a few days before we had the AVOD system which was beautiful.


It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26954 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Very nice TR. I agree with you about ATL also. The UA 77 pics are cool....


Thanks for the report

OA260


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6779 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7081 times:

You took some really nice pics. The meal doesn't look bad - at least some parts of it. Strange to see the green salad (?) placed in the bowl with the brown sauce.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6742 times:

I loved the pics of the UA777, I'm yet to see a plane up close mid-flight and cant wait for the 1st one on a TA flight.

A good report. Hopefully I'll be checking out ATL when I fly with BA in October


Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

Great Trip report with some great pictures!

Quoting Edelag (Thread starter):
We landed in ATL about 1 hour early so when we got to the gate we had to wait about 15 minutes to park. We got to gate E1. Immigration was very very slow. DFW terminal D is much better,

100%! I just went through both airports in the past 4 months and ATL is a nightmare compared to the very much efficient DFW terminal D which is glorious!

Looking forward to read the rest!

Cheers



KLM- The Best Airline in the World!
User currently offlineAFKLMLHLX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6419 times:

Great trip report. DL has certainly become a good airline to fly TATL on. It is weird as this is the second PRG-USA report I have read in a day. The other one was on CZ though.

Haces un bueno trabaja!


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Nice TR

The pics are really cool. Like the UA 777 pics.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 2):
Strange to see the green salad (?)

Seems more like rice with spinach.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22932 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6386 times:



Quoting Edelag (Thread starter):
We got to gate E1. Immigration was very very slow. DFW terminal D is much better, much much better than ATL’s. And after being in line 1 hour we had another 35 minutes of waiting to go through security

Interesting observation... I've found the experience to be extremely dependent on when you arrive at ATL; if it's before 1400 or so, it's much more pleasant.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

I work that ATL-MTY flight FREQUENTLY. I actually have the overnight twice in a row this week! What day did you fly it?


-trav



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5650 times:



Quoting Widget1580 (Reply 8):
What day did you fly it?

I flew it on Wednsday March 26th.
Were you working on that flight that day?



It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
User currently offlineWidget1580 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 345 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Oh.. too bad nope. I was there the 30th and I will be there again tomorrow night and Sunday night.

-trav



KLM | Journeys of Inspiration
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5311 times:

This appears to be one of the ex-Gulf Air 767-300ERs, outfitted with new LCD monitors.


The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

My understanding is that the connection issues at ATL will be worked out with the new terminal.

Thanks for the great report!


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