pmanchuk
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DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:55 am

Maybe someone here can answer this, but it seems (by my quick search for tickets on Delta.com) that DL is not going to have any 763's with Biz/E seats running the ATL - LAX route anymore.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but were they not running a couple flights on 772's with Biz/E seats from ATL - LAX at the start of 2004? Now they're cutting the 763's with Biz/E seats on that route too? Yikes...

Hmm... even more interesting is that it seems the 763's with Biz/E seats are being put into east coast flights (such as JFK - ATL and CVG - ATL)...

So does anyone know for sure what flights (routes) will have Biz/E seats domestically now?

[Edited 2004-10-06 04:58:52]
 
padcrasher
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:01 pm

Are you sure? These aircraft come and go. You might have them 3 quarters then 1 quarter they're gone. I've seen present schedules that show a 767-300 and every day it turns out to be a 400 or a 200 or 300ER.
 
pmanchuk
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:03 pm

Oops... should have said what dates I'm looking at...

I can book 763's with Biz/E seats in October... but I also needed a ticket in January... which doesn't show a single aircraft on the ATL - LAX route with the Biz/E config.
 
COEWR2587
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:14 pm

I've noticed too DL doesn't always seem consitant with BizElite widebodies on transcon routes to LAX or Vegas.
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:28 pm

This is odd as dont many of these planes continue on to Hawaii and vise versa? Very Interesting to me.
 
padcrasher
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:32 pm

No HNL/OGG see only 400s or domestic 300. These 300ER just turn around in LAX and hit either JFK/CVG/ATL and go back overseas.
 
FrequentFlyKid
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:36 pm

I'd have a very hard time believing they would eliminate transcontinental BizElite service.
 
sspontak
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:38 pm

I'm booked in BizE in a 763 for Jan 7 & Jan 16 for Transcon JFK/LAX round trip.
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pmanchuk
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:41 pm

Sspontak,

Thanks for the info... but seeing as I live near FLL... catching a flight from FLL to JFK, then on to LAX is just a bit out of my way.
 
sspontak
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:46 pm

Probably your best bet is FLL/CVG/LAX. Do you think that could work?
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pmanchuk
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:49 pm

Hmm... that might work... however, they seem to have cut the number of CVG - LAX flights with Biz/E seats down to 1 per day (departing CVG at 4:55PM I believe)... I suppose it's better than the 764  Smile
 
sspontak
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:52 pm

The 764 is still very nice. PTV's and footrests. I took both on a prior Hawaii trip. Of course the 763 BizE is great. The 764 is pretty good too.
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sspontak
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:53 pm

You should try both. One in each direction.
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pmanchuk
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:57 pm

I've flown 1st class on the 764 on some shorter trips (FLL to ATL)... and to be honest, at 6'4"... that domestic first class product is just a bit on the tight side for me.
 
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RE: DL Pulling 763 With BizE Seats On ATL - LAX Route?

Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:51 pm

They are flying the BizE 763's on 1 daily flight on the ATL - DFW - ATL route, then 2 flights daily after Feb '05.
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