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What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:49 am

This is a reposting. My original subject line was too vague....
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I will be flying Delta in August from Denver to St Thomas via Atlanta. Can
anyone tell me what to expect service wise? Food? Movies? Flight Attendants?
Aircraft? I will be leaving on the very late night flight out of here and
"enjoying" a 6 hour layover in ATL. Its a MD-88 to/from Denver and a 757 to
STT. I will be flying first class (award ticket) and also am interested in the
best seat recommendations. They are all available right now. There are two of us
that are very used to flying United (mostly first and business), but this is our
first time on Delta. (UA only has weekend service into STT).

Is the crown room a membership only thing or can you get access with a F class
ticket to the carribean?

Thanks!

JC
 
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:00 am

Are you sure it's on a 757? I thought almost all Carribean destinations were served by the 738.

But anyways, the MD88 is going to be terrible, it'll be tough for a semi-transcon route, but you'll make it. F class is a somewhat leather seat with a little more seat width and that's it.

The 757 will be fine, you'll probably be leaving from the E concourse for the Carribean flight. When you arrive in ATL just get on the train and it'll take you there. The train is right in the middle of the concourse, down the escalator. There will be tvs on this flight, if you're an airline employee, tell the FA and she will give you free headphones, if not they will make you pay $5. For this trip they'll probably show an episode of Frasier, some other sitcoms, or maybe just a full length movie. I'm not sure if there are audio channels on the 757. Food will probably be a sandwich, chips, and drink, probably not Delta Sky Deli. F class on the 757 isn't bad, but you won't get PTVs.

 
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:03 am

They fly 757's that way and back. My aunt and cousins rode on the ATL-STT flight and it was nice from what they said. Mabye if you chack DL's website mabye they will tell you what movie they will play. Sun Country has wekend service to STT just SATUDAY.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:21 am

I flew the ATL-STT-ATL route about 14 months ago and it was your typical Delta domestic service. We got a full hot meal each way and movies were screened (charge for headphones in coach). Flights left from A concourse and arrived back on B concourse. You pre-clear US Customs and Immigration in STT itself (yes, you have to go through Customs and Immigration even though STT is part of the US), so it is essentially a domestic arrival into ATL.

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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:39 am

Also with my post you can try to take a ferry to go to St. Marten. Mabye you can go to Maho Beach. from there. Enjoy St. Thomas and if you get a chance mabye you could try going to SXM as well by ferry.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 6:29 am

aIRWORTHY,
stt is not considered and INTL destination... therefore they fly 757's and out of all concourses... The 10:15 left out of A13 and the 11:40 out of A13 as well.... also on a side note... both flights origionate in Providence, RI!
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:12 am

I think DL uses 757s on more Caribbean services than 738s- Latin America gets several 738s. SJU gets 763s, those are the only widebodies that I see on the Caribbean schedules.

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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:36 am

I've flown the ATL-STT roundtrip twice on DL (I used to live in ATL). Like, B747-437B, said (where havent you flown Sean  Big grin ) I got a hot meal everytime...somehow, DL thinks that the 3:30 to STT deserves a hot meal, and the 4 hour domestic flights get snacks. Go figure. You will see a movie, and have to purchase your headphones. 9 times out of 10, the STT flight departs out of terminal A or B, although I did see it depart out of E once. As for your question about the Crown Room, it all depends how busy it is, and who is working at the desk. I have gotten in with an F ticket before, but usually they wont let you in....Crown rooms are reserved for International F and C passengers, and members. You might want to ask the person that checks you in at DEN if they can give you a Crown Room pass since you will be in ATL for such a long period of time.

As for seats in M88 in F, there is not much seat pitch, but every seat is pretty good, there really arent any seats to avoid. In the 757, the first row is really close to the bulkhead, and doesnt have the same legroom as the other seats in the cabin....I've found the first row acceptable (I'm 5'10-5'11), just because no one will recline into your lap.

St. Thomas is really fun place, a visit to Maagens Bay is a must, and Charlotte Amalie has a lot of good shops. Renting a Jeep is a must! Big grin
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:41 am

Check http://www.seatguru.com for seat details.

General rules apply... DL 757s have the little cutout for your feet in the bulkhead row of F class but its still not a good thing.

If you have a Red Carpet Club membership, DL will happily accomodate you in the Crown Room Club, at least they did when I was in Atlanta on DL recently.

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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:00 am

Also depending on what time of day you arrive in STT, the ramp is pretty busy due to it being in season. Bring your camera, since you'll be deplaning by stairs you'll be able too see all types out on the ramp (CO 737, AA 757, AE ATR's, US 757 A320, Cape Air Cesnnas, Four Star DC-3, Liat Dash 8, Fed Ex feeder Caravans). Also if you are Downtown (Charlotte Amile) you'll see Seaborne DHC-6 Twin Otters with floats, landing (either from a tour or from St. Croix). A good Spotting area is over near University of the Virgin Island area, near the tower, (I grew up in the VI and I use to spot from there for hours on end there). Overall Have a great time and enjoy St.Thomas.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:02 am

Oh, and everyone keeps saying you'll have to buy your headphones.

But unless its changed recently, not in F you won't.

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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Feb 01, 2003 9:56 am

Just a sidenote about the MD-88. I know you are on an award ticket so you can't really help this, but I don't think the MD-88 is worth the miles, MSU's, fare, or whatever for a ride up front. The seat pitch is sub-first class and the seat is only 1.5" wider. I personally like the exit row on the MD-88, especially the window. There is no window arm rest so there is more room width-wise and the legroom beats that of first class. Any plane in the DC9/MD-80/717 class has this problem with first class. Oh well, have fun in the sun.....

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