MD88Captain
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Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:27 am

I non-reved on SONG this morning (SUN/29th) ATL/JFK and had a very nice experience. I was prepared to not like it and ended up thinking that it is a very nice product.

Some highlights:

-We left 10 minutes late after waiting for 6 connecting passengers.
-We pulled into the gate in JFK exactly on time.
-The aircraft was about 60% full before non-revs.
-ATL gate agents said that they normally see larger loads and often have oversales, but that SUN was normally a good day to non-rev.
-The FA's were very friendly as were the gate agents.
-The interior was bright and clean.
-The SEATROOM was SPACIOUS by coach standards. At 6'3'' my knees did not touch the seat ahead of me even when that seat was reclined.
-Gameboys were passed out.
-The food menu had more choices than I expected and was relatively reasonable at $1 to $3 per item. As an example an "organic " apple was $1.
-The overhead bins were larger than the mainline 757's.

Song is a better product than a mainline 757 seat. The price is better. The service is better. And the legroom is better (My number #1 issue).
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:30 am

...and if you think that's impressive just wait until Oct/03 when the Industry Leading IFE product is rolled out.
 
Sabena332
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:42 am

Sounds like they are really good. Will they also introduce live TV like JetBlue and is it possible to collect miles with my Delta SkyMiles card?

Patrick
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:51 am

MD88,
Word here in the company back when Song started is that they had a temporary ban on non-rev travel on Song...is that restriction lifted now, or are you a special circumstance? I'm a LONG way down the Delta totem pole/rumor mill so I'm the last to hear about these things  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:58 am

they had a temporary ban on non-rev travel on Song

AFAIK, the only ban was on S4s from using Song. Pretty much anyone who had a passcard was eligible for Song from day 1.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:28 am

Song allows you to collect Delta SkyMiles I think.
-UN
Speaking of that, I think I saw your 757, I was taking off from the active (the other side of 31R) and I saw a Song 757 at around 9:50-10:00, was that your a/c.
-UN
What now?
 
Sabena332
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:32 am

Thanks for the information UN_B732! I think I will check them out when I am next time in the States (I hope soon).

Patrick
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:33 am

I want to fly Song, but I'm going to wait until the IFE is up and running!
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:08 am

Same here JHooper, I will wait until the IFE is up, and then fly them.

I will probably get on them in Feb. 2004
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MD88Captain
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:09 am

Non-reving was exactly the same as the DAL mainline. I do not know about S-4 pass use, but I do know that you cannot use buddy passes on SONG.
My plane landed at JFK aroung 1135 and there were 3 additional SONG aircraft on the ground.

 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:42 am

MD-88, I think you're right...the S-4A friends and family passes were the only ones banned. my mistake!
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jjbiv
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:46 am

Why were they banned? Just curious, since the local station counter agreement passes Delta issues us are S-4.

joe
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:03 am

It probably won't be banned forever. I think they're just trying to work out the logistics of it so it can be handled more smoothly.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:46 am

Is there any website where i can see how the IFE is going to be like?
Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
 
Sabena332
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RE: Song Impresses Me

Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:49 am

Is there any website where i can see how the IFE is going to be like?

On http://www.flysong.com/song_and_you/experience/index.jsp I found this:

TV, games, mp3s... is this really a plane?

By early 2004, every seat on Song flights will be decked out with a personal video monitor so you can:

watch all-digital satellite TV from DISH Network
create a playlist of digitally-streamed MP3s.
watch pay-per-view programming on demand, there's something for all ages.
play multi-player interactive games with other passengers.
find points of interest along your trip with iXplor, a zoomable video map.
get gate information for connecting flights.


Patrick

NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!

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