|Quoting Jayspilot (Reply 5):|
Delta has one of the best maintenance programs in the airlines period.
Yes, one of my favorite DL
memories is sitting on a DL
732 in CVG
in the exit row (Pre-boarded of course) and watching a maintenance guy spray a silicone leak sealer into an access panel in the rigt wing above the engine and then using a rather intricate duct tape job to put the panel back on.
I watched that tape the entire flight wondering if we were going to lose the panel (we didn't).
is the master of the speed tape!!!
One other thing, DL
has had several JT8D's on their MD80's come unglued and to my knowledge, had the only fatalities from an engine failure in the US for a 121 carrier in the past 10 years.
I also personally experienced a cabin electrical fire on a DL
MD11 from AMS
in December 2001, we made an emergency landing at IAD
, that was a real treat also.
I have been Gold or Platinum on DL
since 1998 I quit flying them in May after I realized WN
coach is better than DL
's F on flights less than 3 hours.