Alitalia777
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Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 9:03 am

Does anyone have an idea of when Delta would plan on utilizing the 737-800 from ROC-ATL. Right now it is a 727. I may have asked this before, but is DL's 727 first class more comfortable than the 737-800 first class? What are the two like? If anyone has flown both, how do they compare? Comfort wise, is the 767-300 any more comfortable in first class than the 767-200? Does Delta plan on replacing the 767 with anything else on the ATL-RSW and vice versa route? Looking foward to your repsonses.

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 9:19 am

The April 7 schedule shows the ATL-ROC routes still utilizing the 727.

Just be patient, the 737-800 will probably see ROC before 2002 is out as the 727 fleet grows smaller and smaller. I know DCA-ROCguy has also expressed some displeasure at ROC having to suffer with the 727 for so long, but it will end soon. Frankly I don't see what's not to like about the 727. I think it's a great airplane.

First Class on the 738 is my favorite narrowbody First Class at the moment. The new First Class seats on the 737-800 are the nicest ones I've flown in yet. The 727 is also extremely comfortable. If you're planning to buy a First Class ticket on this route, either type of aircraft will be comfortable.

First Class in the 767-200 and 767-300 are the same. Six less F seats on the 762 (18) than on the 763 (24).

I don't think the 767s will be leaving RSW anytime soon. Delta needs all the lift they can get on the Atlanta-Florida runs and the 767s provide the majority of that lift. I'm pretty sure the 777 has been to RSW a couple of times on equipement substitutions. In fact, the 777 has actually just about every major airport from Orlando to Miami. Off the top of my head: MCO, TPA, RSW, FLL, PBI, MIA. Am I leaving any out?

Anyway, hope that info is helpful.
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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 9:34 am

I don't dislike the 727. I flew on one in February, and it was total bliss. Even in coach. I was just thinking that if I buy a first class ticket, that the 737-800 first class will be better. Does anyone know if the 727 will be replaced the 737-800 in ROC, or the MD-80?

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 9:35 am

Also, does anyone know if there will be a planned 777 flight down to RSW anywhere between 2003-2004?

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:38 am

Alitalia,

Just be patient. After living with 727 only flights down the road from here to ATL and CVG, the -800 is slowly being phased in as of a couple months ago, and now flies ~50% of the daily DL flights from ALB, a pretty sight indeed..

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:39 am

I dont think the 777 has been to RSW, even as a substitution, I would think the sub would be more within the different 767's... not that RSW couldnt handle it, as it has a 12,000ft runway. Also, Delta uses the 757 to RSW from ATL 1 or 2 r/t's a day, EM2's to MCO, and M80 and a 1AM arriving CRJ from CVG. Between the 763 and 762, take the 762! btw, I'm flying out of RSW tomorow to Chicago RSW MCO ATL ORD, EM2/M11/72S Big grin
 
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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:06 am

UnitedFlyer1,
Make sure to write a trip report! Why the 767-200 over the 767-300?

So, you guys are saying that the 727 and the 738 first are comparable? Is one more comfortable than the other? Do the 767 domestics have PTV in first? How is coach in the 737-800? Looking foward to your responses.

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:03 am

The only domestic 767s that have PTVs in first are the 764s. The domestic 762s and 763s do not have PTVs.
 
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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:27 am

thanks, 2cn

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RE: Delta's 727's And 737-800's

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:28 am

During the winter, DL generally flies 767 or 763 from ATL-RSW. There might have been a 777 sub, but no the 777 normally fly to RSW,neither does 764, nor did L10. In the summer the route is flown with 757 & smaller aircraft.

As for the 727, my understanding is they'll be gone by late NEXT year.

UnitedFlyer1, RSW has a 12,000 runway??? Are you sure???? I thought it was 8,000!!
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