jmets18
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ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:36 am

Given the flights that depart from Atlanta to any overseas destination's, are certain aircrafts better than others. Roominess, comfort of flight, etc.?

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ArmitageShanks
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:39 am

Well, only the 777 and 767 fly overseas with Delta and 777's and A340's with Lufthansa, BA, and Air France from ATL. I, along with most I would assume, would say the 777 because of modern features.

Deltas 767's do not have PTV's but the 777's do.
 
jmets18
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:05 am

what about connecting with a partner...like northwest or continental, alitalia, etc.?
 
rockyracoon
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:15 am

NW should be pretty good if you can get on one fo their new A330s, otherwise you're gonna get stuck on a DC10-30. CO should be good, their 767-400ERs are supposedly step up very nicely as well as their 777-200s. Not too sure on AZ, probally a 777-200 or a 767-300ER similar to DL. Are you trying to cash in skymiles? If not, you have endless possibilities.

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SA7700
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:22 am

Don't forget about SAA's 744's with the PTV's. Economy classs seats on the upperdeck feature 34 inch seatpitch.

Unfortunately SAA will start using the A346 on the Atlanta / South Africa route, within the next few weeks. They have PTV's as well, but the seat pitch is not too generous - it's a paltry and very cramped 31 inches for a very long flight.
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FlyGuyClt
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:24 am

F.Y.I.

NWA A330 aircraft are flying the following routes:

DTW to AMS 3 Flights per day.

DTW to FRA 1 Flight per day.

In May new service:

DTW to FCO 1 Flight per day.


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GLAguy
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RE: ATL To Overseas...Preferred Aircraft?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:30 am

Each time I fly to the US it is usually on Delta's 777 DL11 service from LGW-ATL and DL12 on the return leg.

I have also flown on their 763 on this route and have to say that I prefer the 777 because the cabin seems more spacious, the seats more comfortable, and I just like the feel of the 777.

My travel plans usually include my partner who insists on PTV's whenever possible, so that's a factor too!