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FLL For A Warmer Climate!  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14839 times:

FLL for a warmer climate



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Hello, dear readers,

a very warm welcome to my first 2012 travel story.
Since early November, when I was in Budapest and Austria for the last time now on Malev, there was biz only for me:

The Quest For One World/Duna Gold (by FLIEGER67 Jan 20 2012 in Trip Reports)

It was back in mid December, when I´ve decided to look for options to spend a weekend around a warmer climate for late January. The first available long weekend without any biz or family matters.
Checking the weather charts shows nothing really exciting around Europe, ok nothing else expected.
Asia, Africa or what about America now?.
Miami is logged on my departure airports map, no option. Key West seems possible, but hotel fares tend to the super expensive party, also a no go.
What about FLL, new on my departure airports map?. KL sells five legs on, at least for me, not that well covered metall with an 85.00 Euro´s average fare per leg. The scheduled flight times fitting to three full days, so press the book it button, isn´t it?.
Much to my excitement leads the fact that Port Everglades closeby is one of the major cruiseports in the US and there are a good number of ships docked in at Sunday.
But also less to my amusement is the fact that the cruiseport is only accessible with a working permit or a
cruise voucher. We will see.


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14885 times:

Here is the routemap:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=STR-ATL-FLL&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=*

Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14865 times:

And also the updated departure airports log:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

What about the latest flown routes?:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

So, here we go!.


Saturday, 28.01.2012

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b]Service Air France AF 3632 operated by Delta Airlines
Scheduled: 10.50 // 15.30[/b]

This is one of these superstrange bookings available with these fare only via the KL website, partly AF flightnumbers and Delta equipment.
Seat selection is possible in advance via the AF website, but nothing else expected, OLCI isn´t, during my try Friday evening.
Well, let´s go for the classic desk check-in.
On the road to the airport at 08.00 am, parked the car at my usual parking spot with the shortest walking distance to the terminal and check the screen first.
No bad sign for ATL from gate 110
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Good to see no queue at the priority check-in.
A new passport means a new ESTA donation to help the US recovering from the actual depts.
A nice young female agent, good looking btw., asked me the usual questions and wished me a nice trip. Forward to the desk now. Another young female working.
"Good morning, there is one bag to check-in. I´ve selected seat 37A in advance. Is it possible to change for the last row?.
And what about the load on this flight?."
"Let me see, you´re docs are ok.
The last row is blocked by now, but not taken.
The flight is not full at all. There are some open seats.
I will be at the gate later on and check it there for you."
"Thank you, I will ask there again".
No time to wait at security and up the stairs for the AF Skyteam Lounge
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Followed a couple of mails and stocked my bag for the flight.
The plane is at the gate. Not the best picture, but the only one with the registration visible
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It´s a cold, +1 degrees and snowy southern german morning.
But when I write this actually, there are -17 degrees here, so I´am in immediate need to go again for Florida
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This is N154DL. Looks like good this way.
Leg no. 5 only by now for me on the scheduled 767-300
and it´s a new registration.
This is a former Gulf Air machine, in service there from 25.09.1991 and since 30.04.1997 with Delta. More than 20 years in the air.
There are 74 planes on type in the fleet
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Fixed the passport check, onward to the gate desk where the same young female is on duty.
"Hello again, here it is, seat 40B for you".
"No more window?":
"No question, 40A is blocked".
"Thanx a lot, well done".
Boarding is called soon thereafter.
Cockpit crew is a female US captain today.
She is on the speakers with a nice welcome during taxi and once more short after departure with route and weather details.
10.50 am, perfectly ontime, 9 hours, 40 minutes, a long ride today due to very strong headwind up to 250 km per hour.
Departure from 07, no de-icing needed. I´am surprised with a good number of other planes done that earlier.
So, I´am on the way to the States on a plane loaded till 90% in the end, with the last row two seater window for me and the seat beside blocked.
Well done by DL´s STR ground staff.
No suits to see here and also not that much germans to my surprise. Mostly US people on travel.
A first view into the cabin. Oldfashioned dark blue leather seats, no inseat screens, the old style center cabin monitors here
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The cabin ceiling
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Legroom is sure ok here in the last row. But the cabin is not that perfectly clean, to say the least
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Be safe, hopefully
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Delta´s actual magazine
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Up till the blue, how I like it this way
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Cabin crew in the rear eco cabin is all female today, all together nice. I don´t know that DL hired the "Golden Girls", four really senior ladies and one middle aged FA.
Pretzels and water is served short after departure
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LCY good to locate
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The meal is served not that long thereafter. Vegi for me, substantial and sure ok here on Delta
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Routing is LUX-BRU-LON-DUB-with a long time flying in rough air above the northern Atlantic-St.Johns-New York-Washington at maximum 36000 feet.
Leaving the UK now
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Someone else in the same direction
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Cabin crew offered free drinks for several times along the flight, well done.
A view to the well loaded cabin
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Above the States, not far from New York
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Ok, not that easy to follow, but that´s the Hudson river
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Something more to eat prior to arrivals
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My place to rest
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The captain is on the mike with a very nice bye-bye during early approach.
Amazing to follow these parallel downwind into ATL
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Touchdown on the 2743 meters runway 26R. 3.15 pm local, 15 minutes ahead to schedule and 9.15 pm in Germany. Sunny and 17 degrees, that´s what I´am looking for.
The first plane to spot on the ground is a 752, warm welcomed
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Heading for the immigration experience now.
One night only for me in the States, maybe a problem?.
Late disembarking as usual from the last row with a gate position. Walking down the long way with some crew from another Delta flight ahead.
That´s really strange here, inbound from STR, people with scarfs and winter jackets.
At the next gate inbound from somewhere warmer, people in shorts and shirts.
There is a queue at the immigration desks, but nothing really scaring.
But you know, I´am sometimes the lucky guy, the female dispatcher directed the crew to the left hand side with some special desks and simply close to no else customers around and me, too.
An older male agent there.
"You´re documents please.
How long do you want to stay in the US?".
"Till Sunday".
"Sunday, ok". A strange view followed. "Tomorrow?".
"Yes".
"On vacation?".
"Yes".
He shakes his head and stamped my passport.
Welcome to the States!.
Also no time to wait at customs, picked up my bag and rechecked it.
There is also an priority security lane with only 5 to 10 pax in front, shoes off and through without any hassles.
So, now I´am ready for the next flight!.



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14859 times:

Saturday, 28.01.2012


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Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood-International-Airport
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Service Air France AF 8800 operated by Delta Airlines
Scheduled: 19.10 // 21.07


The 757-300 is on schedule now and seat 46F is selected.
But the nice woman at STR confirmed also my question for an exit row on this leg.
Now that´s what I like. Sitting in a sun facing seat and enjoy the planes go by or parked ahead
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There is not only Delta here, Vision Air with the Dornier 328 and a Cessna Caravan
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Checking in for the Delta Sky Club now
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The Satellite D example has no apron view but free internet stations and less customers
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Well presented offers
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Sure ok for me here
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Three times for FLL now, the one from gate A10 is me
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This is ship 5815 parked at the gate
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Looks like a really long bird from this point of view
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For all the MD lovers, for example me!
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Let´s go for the A pier Sky Club now
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More spacious and more important with a view to the apron
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Some nice design around
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Comfy and calm this way
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Well done here Delta
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A view from the lounge to my plane
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More 752´s, please
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Speechless, a DC-9, I should go here again
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More MD´s on the run
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Turning for the gate
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Coming closer
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How I love this view
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Back to my gate now for another view to my plane.
This is N595NW, the 757-300 like on schedule.
Leg no. 7 on type and sure a new registration for me.
Delivered to Northwest at 19.09.2003 and since 24.09.2009 with Delta.
16 planes on type are in the actual fleet
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Spot no. 14 on the upgrade list
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Ready to go at 7.15 pm, close to ontime, 1 hour, 30 minutes for the final destination today.
Clear sky and 15 degrees actually.
Departure from the 3624 meters runway 27R.
Confirmed, this is the 757-300
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Dark blue leather seats, the cabin is clean.
26F, exit row window, legroom, no complaints here.
The other two seats are taken by a retired couple heading for a cruise, so it looks like.
Unbelievable when I see how much alcohol they consume during such a short flight. White, red wine and they also ordered a Bloody Mary mix, strange.
I´am not sure how they perform in the case of an emergency!.
The load is very close to 100% in the end.
It feels like the typical Saturday evening vacationeers on travel here
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Cabin crew is four nice middle aged female´s and one senior male FA.
Service is Bretzels and free drinks.
Cockpit crew is from the US, the captain with a nice short welcome during taxi.
A nightly cabin view
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The captain is on the mike again very short prior to approach.
No route or flightlevel information.
Touchdown at the 2743 meters runway 09L. 8.55 pm,
12 minutes ahead to schedule. 18 degrees here and partly cloudy.
Is this the right way out?
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The captain is at the planes door during disembarking, a really nice gesture.
Ship 5815 at the gate in FLL
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My bag is late, but it is finally on the belt.
The large priority tag doesn´t help here in FLL.
Out in the public for a first breath of fresh floridian air,
warm welcomed with these pleasant temperatures.
Accomodation booked is the Cambria Suites at Dania Beach. Not cheap, but with a good rating on TA and most important an free shuttle service for the airport and also the cruiseport.
Well, my first impression was not that nice.
I´ve send a mail to the hotel about my inbound flight and the shuttle pickup confirmation.
No response at all and so I was not that really surprised that Saturday evening while waiting at the hotel shuttle curbside parking and there was nothing to see at all.
My usual routine is to fix a final time, wait untill then and call them.
Some minutes prior to my deadline I saw the van driving by for the next terminal corner. No question powerwalking to the van is the thing to do now.
And thanx to a superheavy american lady, btw. I´ve noticed later on that she might be not as older than 30 years, who need special assistance to board the van, I´ve been there before it leaves. There is a seat available and so I´am on the way to the hotel.
Welcome was nice. I´ve always show my biz card on arrivals, they find my name easier and most times I don´t need to fill any form this way, simply sign in and go. Called for a room on the top floor during booking and received a large suite on the top floor, nice.
Here are a couple of pictures, some of them also taken the next day.
The hotel
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Palm trees around
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Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, that fit´s
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Nice green stuff along the walkway
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And security is also here
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The lobby with the restaurant behind
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Nice seaters
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My suite
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Large and spacious
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Good for a couple of more guests than me alone
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Some food in the not so nice restaurant, the girl serving my table was nice and also good looking, but no more pizza at 10.00 pm it´s not what I really like.
No jetlag problems for me here by now, slept like a baby and perfectly ontime ready the next day after a refreshing shower for breakfast.

This 763 was a really oldfashioned machine, with it´s center cabin monitors. But with my personal seating comfort, it was ok to spend the time this way.
The 753 in the exit row was also for sure ok.
Both flights close to ontime and a real good fare here,
sure ok for me to fly DL again.
And also the variety of lounges, more than expected.

So, the main thing to do now is to spot a couple of the nine big cruisers in the port today.
But you know, a working permit for the cruise port is not around my level to reach.
But hey, what about going on a cruise today?. As long as you know the man with the good connections, that might help for a number of cruise ship spotting pictures.
So stay tuned and if it works, I will show you a couple of more pics soon.

Bye now, comments welcome and appreciated,
"FLIEGER67" or also like the last time "Markus Klaus Felger", that´s the way Facebook know´s me!.



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14752 times:

Hi Markus,

very nice report! I was expecting this review, but I didn't know that you stayed just one night. That's the way to go!  

The old 763 cabin doesn't look very attractive. How did you like the leather seats on that long flight?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
No suits to see here and also not that much germans to my surprise. Mostly US people on travel.

That's what I have always noticed on my numerous transatlantic flights on American carriers.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I don´t know that DL hired the "Golden Girls", four really senior ladies and one middle aged FA.

See above!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The meal is served not that long thereafter. Vegi for me, substantial and sure ok here on Delta

That looks nice. What exactly did you get - rice and...?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One night only for me in the States, maybe a problem?.

That has never been a problem for me...in contrast to the fingerprints procedure.  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Speechless, a DC-9, I should go here again

Of course. But hurry up! DL continues replacing them by MD-90s.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1858 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14640 times:
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Hi Markus! Nice report. I had no idea that DL served STR, let alone with a 763! Nice job logging the DL 753, I hope to get on a DE example sooner or later.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Speechless, a DC-9, I should go here again

Been there, done that, and I agree. I would love another ride as well!

Thanks for sharing and best regards,

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14606 times:

Hi Markus!

As usual a nice tripreport!
Nice to read about your experience on the DL 763, I'll be flying one in a month too, so it was good to see what I might expect, I have also chosen seat on one of the last rows on the left side.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
LCY good to locate

Nice to see central London with LCY under the clouds.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Looks like a really long bird from this point of view

It is a really long bird! I have considered to fly a Condor 753, I will hopefully do that some time.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Speechless, a DC-9, I should go here again

That's something I'd really like to fly!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am not sure how they perform in the case of an emergency!.

Good for everyone that you were the one seated closest to the emergency exit then!

Martin


User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14462 times:

Interesting read. I had a great time in Fort Lauderdale past summer, and also flew trough ATL on the way back. Lots of planes to see in ATL. What what was your routing on the way back.

And, how did manage that look long in that old 763 without AVOD?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
This is one of these superstrange bookings available with these fare only via the KL website, partly AF flightnumbers and Delta equipment.

Ah, yes, I've been messing around with those as well. Always interesting to enter the same dates and destination(s) at the AF, KL and DL website and the see the different routings and prices that are offered. Although in my experience DL usually gives the most option, especially because their multi-city option works best for domestic connections in the US, after arriving from Europe or departing towards Europe.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
"No question, 40A is blocked".

You prefered aisle 40B over your original window 37A?


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14441 times:

Hi Markus,

What a nice read for a bitterly cold sunday afternoon !!!

Good to see all went well on your DL flights; I flew them 2 years ago JFK-TXL on a similar 767-300 and, honestly, was not impressed at all with them...the 757-300 makes it a great plane to fly with them, as well as one of the remaining DC-9's and/or MD80/90...

We also stayed at the Cambria Suites last year for our 1st Caribbean cruise (on the Celebrity Solstice), and really liked the hotel room and (whirl)pool...we were able to eat at the Subway across the street there (24h open), so in case you're hungry and staying there again, you know where to go  

Were you able to spot a lot of cruise ships there ? Please, share some pictures as I'm also a 'cruise fanatic' LOL

Looking forward to the continuation of your TR...

Cheers,

MH017/Pieter...



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1926 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14421 times:
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Hi, Markus,

Great read about your trip to FLL with DL through ATL. Nice to see your flight on the 757-300; a rarity! Looks like DL provided you with a pretty decent Y class service.

I've been on the 763 - quite spacious. I really do like the 2-3-2 in Y configuration that the 767 usually has.

Looking forward to your return!

Matthew


User currently offlineROGERBCN From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1202 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14400 times:

Hola Markus!

Great way to start the new flying year, looking for some sun and warmth... much needed in the last days, below zero temperatures even here on the Med coast as well as snow on the beaches... surprising!

Great to see that you got to fly the B757-300 on your trip to FLL, a very rare machine here in Europe.

It seems DL delivered a good service and you got quite lucky to have an empty seat next to you, always a great asset on long-hauls. They seem to offer a pretty nice service for these days. I have not flown many American carriers on long haul from Europe but they tend to be manned by senior crews as you mentioned, at least they were the last time I flew them, old NW service AMS-SEA some years ago.

You were lucky again at the border control as they did not give you a full service when flying for just over 24 hours in US soil. I had a bad experience with that as well some years ago as well.

Looking forward to reading the return sector.

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14391 times:

Hi Markus,

Nice report. Good to see you managed to get some warmth and sunshine in the middle of your dire January, but as you put it - the weather nowadays is far worse than when you did this trip...  

Good to read about DL, ATL and FLL, I'm thinking about spending one night at FLL as well in June, most probably flying DL to WAS from there via ATL, and a lot of 757s are showing up in the schedules...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is one of these superstrange bookings available with these fare only via the KL website, partly AF flightnumbers and Delta equipment.

What's so strange about it? Most of the cheap fares are usually limited to just the airline's own flight numbers, in this case both KL and AF.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A new passport means a new ESTA donation to help the US recovering from the actual depts.

Oh yeah, have to this later this year as well. But it's not like it's very expensive... try a Chinese visa one day.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A nice young female agent, good looking btw.,

It's Markus, allright.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Good morning, there is one bag to check-in. I´ve selected seat 37A in advance. Is it possible to change for the last row?.

Hmm, why on earth do you need to check a bag for a single night's stay? Your average rollaboard can hold 3-4 days worth of stuff easily. What is it would go AWOL - on such a short trip getting it back would be a major hassle.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The meal is served not that long thereafter. Vegi for me, substantial and sure ok here on Delta

Is that really vegetarian? What is it? That brown stuff on the left definitely looks like beef to me!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The first plane to spot on the ground is a 752, warm welcomed

Nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Spot no. 14 on the upgrade list

Nice idea with that list of available seats per cabin on the bottom - no upgrade for you it seems.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Unbelievable when I see how much alcohol they consume during such a short flight. White, red wine and they also ordered a Bloody Mary mix, strange.

What's so strange about that? Sounds like an usual flight to me  .

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Welcome was nice. I´ve always show my biz card on arrivals, they find my name easier and most times I don´t need to fill any form this way, simply sign in and go.

I use my ID card instead.


User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14359 times:

Howdy Markus.

Good to get into your first 2012 story. Interesting to follow you on some longer segments across the pond.

I really enjoyed the pictures you took from the DL 763 interior. Well, it's kind of outdated by todays standards in terms of appearance and equipment but, I love to see these old birds. Great to notice those old style overhead luggage bins.
The food and service style looks and sounds ok and you sure got a nice seat with a private feel tor the TATL.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
"You´re documents please.
How long do you want to stay in the US?".
"Till Sunday".
"Sunday, ok". A strange view followed. "Tomorrow?".
"Yes".
"On vacation?".
"Yes".
He shakes his head and stamped my passport.
Welcome to the States!.

Every time, good for a laugh to see the reaction on these guys faces. Unless they get concerned about the motive.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
How I love this view

Well, it's one of the best around. Super sleek.

Hotel looks quite good but a bit of a shame about the collection mess up.

Looking forward to reading more about your trip Markus.
Cheers,Lee.


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14315 times:

Hey, good to follow all that comments.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

very nice report! I was expecting this review, but I didn't know that you stayed just one night. That's the way to go!

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

The old 763 cabin doesn't look very attractive. How did you like the leather seats on that long flight?

Ok with the two seats for me, but I don´t want to go this way with a seat neighbour.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

That's what I have always noticed on my numerous transatlantic flights on American carriers.

Really interesting.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

See above!

Definitely.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

That looks nice. What exactly did you get - rice and...?

Mushrooms.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

That has never been a problem for me...in contrast to the fingerprints procedure.

Good to know.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Of course. But hurry up! DL continues replacing them by MD-90s.

I should do it better soon.


@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 5):
Hi Markus! Nice report. I had no idea that DL served STR, let alone with a 763! Nice job logging the DL 753, I hope to get on a DE example sooner or later.

Thank you and sure the way to go in Europe with the DE 753.

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 5):

Been there, done that, and I agree. I would love another ride as well!

Count me in.


@Martin:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):

As usual a nice tripreport!
Nice to read about your experience on the DL 763, I'll be flying one in a month too, so it was good to see what I might expect, I have also chosen seat on one of the last rows on the left side.

Thank you and pretty good to know that there is something more coming up this way.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):

Nice to see central London with LCY under the clouds.

Good to locate from above.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):

It is a really long bird! I have considered to fly a Condor 753, I will hopefully do that some time.

Do it, really special.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):

That's something I'd really like to fly!

Count me in, definitely.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):

Good for everyone that you were the one seated closest to the emergency exit then!

Hah, good point.


@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
Interesting read. I had a great time in Fort Lauderdale past summer, and also flew trough ATL on the way back. Lots of planes to see in ATL. What what was your routing on the way back.

And, how did manage that look long in that old 763 without AVOD?

Thank you and sure not that easy for the long run on the 763 with only the center cabin screens.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):

Ah, yes, I've been messing around with those as well. Always interesting to enter the same dates and destination(s) at the AF, KL and DL website and the see the different routings and prices that are offered. Although in my experience DL usually gives the most option, especially because their multi-city option works best for domestic connections in the US, after arriving from Europe or departing towards Europe.

Exactly my opinion. Always different options to see.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):

You prefered aisle 40B over your original window 37A?

With the blocked 40A it was ok this way.


@Pieter:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

What a nice read for a bitterly cold sunday afternoon !!!

Good to see all went well on your DL flights; I flew them 2 years ago JFK-TXL on a similar 767-300 and, honestly, was not impressed at all with them...the 757-300 makes it a great plane to fly with them, as well as one of the remaining DC-9's and/or MD80/90...

Thank you and for sure there is interesting stuff on offer by DL.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

We also stayed at the Cambria Suites last year for our 1st Caribbean cruise (on the Celebrity Solstice), and really liked the hotel room and (whirl)pool...we were able to eat at the Subway across the street there (24h open), so in case you're hungry and staying there again, you know where to go

Good to know. It was late Saturday evening and I wasn´t in the mood to walk away and search for more options to eat.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):

Were you able to spot a lot of cruise ships there ? Please, share some pictures as I'm also a 'cruise fanatic' LOL

Looking forward to the continuation of your TR...

All of them, Pieter, more pictures on the way!.


@Matthew:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):

Great read about your trip to FLL with DL through ATL. Nice to see your flight on the 757-300; a rarity! Looks like DL provided you with a pretty decent Y class service.

Thank you and DL was sure ok this way.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 9):

I've been on the 763 - quite spacious. I really do like the 2-3-2 in Y configuration that the 767 usually has.

Count me in with the seating on the 763, much better than the 3 seats at the window.


@Roger:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

Great way to start the new flying year, looking for some sun and warmth... much needed in the last days, below zero temperatures even here on the Med coast as well as snow on the beaches... surprising!

Thank you and I´ve read about the winter weather around the Med.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

Great to see that you got to fly the B757-300 on your trip to FLL, a very rare machine here in Europe.

Definitely interesting offers by DL.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

It seems DL delivered a good service and you got quite lucky to have an empty seat next to you, always a great asset on long-hauls. They seem to offer a pretty nice service for these days. I have not flown many American carriers on long haul from Europe but they tend to be manned by senior crews as you mentioned, at least they were the last time I flew them, old NW service AMS-SEA some years ago.

Pretty senior crew, Roger, I was surprised.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 10):

You were lucky again at the border control as they did not give you a full service when flying for just over 24 hours in US soil. I had a bad experience with that as well some years ago as well.

It seems I´ve choosen the reaxed agent this time.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Nice report. Good to see you managed to get some warmth and sunshine in the middle of your dire January, but as you put it - the weather nowadays is far worse than when you did this trip...

Thank you and it his also here in Germany not that really comfortable.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Good to read about DL, ATL and FLL, I'm thinking about spending one night at FLL as well in June, most probably flying DL to WAS from there via ATL, and a lot of 757s are showing up in the schedules...

That sounds superb, really good to know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

What's so strange about it? Most of the cheap fares are usually limited to just the airline's own flight numbers, in this case both KL and AF.

This fare with the AF flight numbers was only offered by KL, not by AF and also by DL or Exp.de, so it feels somewhat strange

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Oh yeah, have to this later this year as well. But it's not like it's very expensive... try a Chinese visa one day.

It seems I should do it this way shortly.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

It's Markus, allright.

It is!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Hmm, why on earth do you need to check a bag for a single night's stay? Your average rollaboard can hold 3-4 days worth of stuff easily. What is it would go AWOL - on such a short trip getting it back would be a major hassle.

I don´t want to carry it around, so check in with no extra fare was the thing to do for me.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Is that really vegetarian? What is it? That brown stuff on the left definitely looks like beef to me!

Mushrooms, Petteri.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Nice!

Definitely.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

Nice idea with that list of available seats per cabin on the bottom - no upgrade for you it seems.

No upgrade for me, it seems some checked in eco pax doesn´t show up.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

What's so strange about that? Sounds like an usual flight to me

For Palma, ok, but I don´t expect it this way!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):

I use my ID card instead.

It´s mainly the point that my cellphone number is printed on the biz card and they often ask for it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 504 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14301 times:

Hi Markus,

very nice report of your journey to FLL.
It remembers me of my visit there in summer last year.
The food on DL seems to be not too bad, but the pre-arrival snack could be improved.
Also nice to catch another 753, for sure not the most common bird around.

Thanks a lot for sharing.
Cheers
Johannes


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14271 times:
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Nice start Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I don´t know that DL hired the "Golden Girls", four really senior ladies and one middle aged FA.

- Ah, typical of US carriers, seniority!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The meal is served not that long thereafter. Vegi for me, substantial and sure ok here on Delta

- Not a bad looking meal for a US carrier.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Heading for the immigration experience now.
One night only for me in the States, maybe a problem?.

- Won't be a problem, been there before with an immediate return flight, I imagine the officers all thought I was mad!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14218 times:

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Lee:

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 12):

Good to get into your first 2012 story. Interesting to follow you on some longer segments across the pond.

Thank you.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 12):
I really enjoyed the pictures you took from the DL 763 interior. Well, it's kind of outdated by todays standards in terms of appearance and equipment but, I love to see these old birds. Great to notice those old style overhead luggage bins.
The food and service style looks and sounds ok and you sure got a nice seat with a private feel tor the TATL.

Sure ok with me and these seating/aircraft combination.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 12):

Every time, good for a laugh to see the reaction on these guys faces. Unless they get concerned about the motive.

Definitely.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 12):

Well, it's one of the best around. Super sleek.

You know, I love these birds.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 12):

Hotel looks quite good but a bit of a shame about the collection mess up.

Sure ok in the end.


@Johannes:

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 14):

very nice report of your journey to FLL.
It remembers me of my visit there in summer last year.
The food on DL seems to be not too bad, but the pre-arrival snack could be improved.
Also nice to catch another 753, for sure not the most common bird around.

Thank you and also my opinion with the pre arrival snack, nothing special.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):
Nice start Markus!

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):

- Ah, typical of US carriers, seniority!

Super seniority here!.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):

- Not a bad looking meal for a US carrier.

Definitely ok for me.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 15):

- Won't be a problem, been there before with an immediate return flight, I imagine the officers all thought I was mad!

It seems he had the same impression about me!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 14171 times:
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I see we got in there before the next instalment!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The 757-300 is on schedule now

- A type still missing from my log, must do something about that!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The Satellite D example has no apron view

- Rubbish!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
More spacious and more important with a view to the apron

- Now that's more like it!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineburj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 14056 times:

Great trip report! It is always interesting to hear what other people think of DL since they are my primary carrier!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I don´t know that DL hired the "Golden Girls", four really senior ladies and one middle aged FA.

This cracked me up because the truth of the matter is that they didn't hire the "Golden Girls"...they probably hired cute young things...back in the '70s and they have now "matured" into the to Golden Girls! LOL

The one middle aged FA was probably the foreign language FA!

I am sorry you were on a 763! They are SLOWLY upgrading them to have the lie flat seats in BusinessElite and to have AVOD in Y...

I am *AMAZED* you managed to be in the SkyClubs and they were NOT totally full! In ATL the SkyClubs always seem to be at capacity...

I love your photo of the upgrade list! Since the list passengers with the first three letters of their last name, with a "/" and then their first initial sometimes you get some nice combos...

On you upgrade list notice that number #8 is "MOOT " and #12 is "SAND"
 


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13886 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 17):
I see we got in there before the next instalment!

Pretty good to follow you´re reply again.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 17):

- A type still missing from my log, must do something about that!

Definitely recommendable.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 17):

- Rubbish!

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 17):

- Now that's more like it!

Sure my point, you know and the place is real recommendable.


@A.:

Quoting burj (Reply 18):
Great trip report! It is always interesting to hear what other people think of DL since they are my primary carrier!

Thank you.

Quoting burj (Reply 18):

This cracked me up because the truth of the matter is that they didn't hire the "Golden Girls"...they probably hired cute young things...back in the '70s and they have now "matured" into the to Golden Girls! LOL

The one middle aged FA was probably the foreign language FA!

So it seems with the middle aged female and also that´s the point with the "Golden Girls"!.

Quoting burj (Reply 18):

I am sorry you were on a 763! They are SLOWLY upgrading them to have the lie flat seats in BusinessElite and to have AVOD in Y...

Good to know. There are also sometimes winglet equipped planes on the STR route.

Quoting burj (Reply 18):

I am *AMAZED* you managed to be in the SkyClubs and they were NOT totally full! In ATL the SkyClubs always seem to be at capacity...

So it seems I was also lucky this way.

Quoting burj (Reply 18):

I love your photo of the upgrade list! Since the list passengers with the first three letters of their last name, with a "/" and then their first initial sometimes you get some nice combos...

On you upgrade list notice that number #8 is "MOOT " and #12 is "SAND"

Also really special from my point of view.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6546 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13869 times:

Hi Markus !

Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

Nice to see you fly west again; next time you should even farther west to LAX so we can meet!  

DL 763 looks okay but too bad with no PTV, something UA's three-class 763s have had for a long time. Now they are all AVOD.

Great catch to go on a 753. Not so of those anywhere......

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 6):
l be flying one in a month too,

Where are you going ?

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 11):
Nice idea with that list of available seats per cabin on the bottom - no upgrade for you it seems.

UA and I think also AA and perhaps US have those as well. The screen also give destination info and info about the aircaft including fleetnumber so you can figure out the registration.

Looking forward to the next installment, Markus !

The777Man



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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13793 times:

Hi Markus,

Lovely report about your trip to the sun!

DL's product doesn't seem too bad but they really need to update their cabins ASAP. Having no AVOD on such a long flight must be quite annoying. However the meals don't look too bad & I one thing I like about DL is that they have a lot of interesting types in their fleet (753, DC9, MD90 etc.)

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13756 times:

Hi Markus,

nice read, thanks! Good couple of DL legs, not your usual, but all count towards FB status?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
The meal is served not that long thereafter. Vegi for me, substantial and sure ok here on Delta

Looks like a good sized meal.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
"Till Sunday".
"Sunday, ok". A strange view followed. "Tomorrow?".
"Yes".

They probably get quite a few people on mileage runs, with ATL being well connected internationally due to the DL hub.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Checking in for the Delta Sky Club now

Did you get any vouchers for drinks, or stick to coffee / mineral water?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Spot no. 14 on the upgrade list

A shame though as it appears that there is only 1 space left up front!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, that fit´s

Is that the view from your room? A shipping container, doesn't look too nice   The front of the hotel looks ok though.

Looking forward to the continuation!

Thanks again

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5154 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13713 times:

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):

Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

Nice to see you fly west again; next time you should even farther west to LAX so we can meet!

Thank you and will do so.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):

DL 763 looks okay but too bad with no PTV, something UA's three-class 763s have had for a long time. Now they are all AVOD.

Great catch to go on a 753. Not so of those anywhere......

Different cabin layouts on DL so it seems and the 753 was really good.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):

UA and I think also AA and perhaps US have those as well. The screen also give destination info and info about the aircaft including fleetnumber so you can figure out the registration.

Sure a good idea from my point of view.


@aflyingkiwi:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 21):

Lovely report about your trip to the sun!

DL's product doesn't seem too bad but they really need to update their cabins ASAP. Having no AVOD on such a long flight must be quite annoying. However the meals don't look too bad & I one thing I like about DL is that they have a lot of interesting types in their fleet (753, DC9, MD90 etc.)

Thank you and exactly my point with DL, interesting metal around.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

nice read, thanks! Good couple of DL legs, not your usual, but all count towards FB status?

Thank you and always my intention with the Status segments.

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

Looks like a good sized meal.

For sure.

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

They probably get quite a few people on mileage runs, with ATL being well connected internationally due to the DL hub.

So it seems.

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

Did you get any vouchers for drinks, or stick to coffee / mineral water?

It´s free bar service, no vouchers needed.

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

A shame though as it appears that there is only 1 space left up front!

And it was not for me at all.

Quoting signol (Reply 22):

Is that the view from your room? A shipping container, doesn't look too nice   The front of the hotel looks ok though.

I saw it while walking around the hotel Sunday morning, some 500 meters away near the road to the hotel.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13563 times:

Hey Markus ,
Great report nice to see you in the USA   The old B767 cabin I cant make my mind up about. Not sure Id like to do a long flight on it but then again you know me I dont like longhaul that much . Meal looks better than I expected though .

Looking forward to the next part .

Regards

Philip  


25 mal787 : Great read Marcus , it sure filled in a boring afternoon at work. I love the old 767 and always try and get one on QF domestic if I can. The states lo
26 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Markus, That was quick! Are you trying to avoid a backlog? The 767 cabin does look very outdated, particularly without the individual screens - luc
27 Post contains images sultanils : Hello FLIEGER67, Pretty cool to find you some long hauling again. You deserved that for sure after some busy biz weeks and the (ice) cold weather in E
28 FlyingFinn76 : Well, Florida to the Americans is about the same as Palma is for you Germans...
29 Post contains images Quokkas : Hi Markus, With that "scheussliches Wetter" I am not surprised that you would want to escape to somewhere warmer. Nice to see the check-in staff was w
30 Post contains images 717Flyer : Hi Markus, Another really entertaining story - very nice to see you fly some long haul segments too! See, Delta is doing everything they can to make a
31 Post contains images akhmad : Hi Markus, Your report is just the drug I need before getting on the bike tomorrow in the most freezing morning I will ever experience in my whole lif
32 FLIEGER67 : Hi and good to see more comments. @Phil: Thank you and the seats are ok as long as there is an open one next to you. @Mal: Thank you. Count me in for
33 MSS658 : Hi Markus Great report, thanks for sharing it with us! I followed this report with particular interest because I have logged many Delta 767 longhauls
34 Post contains images akhmad : You are too kind. I survived that freezing morning.
35 palmjet : Hi Markus Very nice report - sorry it's taken me a while to post a comment. Interesting that you got one of the ex GF machines for your flight from Ge
36 FLIEGER67 : Hi, nice to see more comments. @Marc: Thank you. Good to know and FLL on the 753 is for sure interesting. @Suryo: Really good to know and you prepared
37 Post contains images KaiGywer : ATL has a lot of DL staff travelling like this. Except they go to Europe for a day and back. Maybe he thought you were just a European airline employ
38 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Kai, Count me in for the airline employee thing, a good excuse. Hah, good point. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
39 LXM83 : Hi Flieger67 Wow, a long haul report from you - something different! Nice that you got a 757-300 from ATL to FLL! Although that would have been far mo
40 FLIEGER67 : Hi, J., Thank you. Definitely amazing, also my opinion. Good to know. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
41 Post contains images parton87 : Hello Markus! Thanks for the great story. Nice to see some longhaul stories! Good catch with the quit rare 753! Nice!:D It´s not that common with the
42 FLIEGER67 : Hi, Robert, Thank you and good to follow you´re feedback. Really not at all standard here. Definitely!. Greetings, Markus(FLIEGER67)
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