daron4000
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Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:24 am

On this route, what is the inflight service like and what type of 757 like? On seatguru, it says some 757's have 5 rows of First Class with legrests in each seat. I can't find a seat map and was wondering if one of you A Netters could figure it out instead.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:41 am

I'd assume it's nothing more than a domestic 757 flight...only the 75xAT planes have the legrests and powerports...unfortunately, these planes are less than 10% of the mainline fleet. Basically, it's just a bigger seat, a meal, 24 seats in the cabin, no legrests, etc...

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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:44 am

This is considered domestic FC and is nothing special. YOu will get a "snack" type meal and of course free drinks in plastic cups.
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daron4000
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:07 am

Thanks for the help, then I'll probably just be taking the UA flight to IAD, thanks a lot.
 
georgiaame
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:50 am

Not to mention being served your (downgraded) drinks in classic plastic cups, a very chic glossy sheet of paper in lieu of a cloth tablecloth, coffee in styrofoam (just like we used to get in economy when we couldn't afford first class, ah the memories they bring back on every flight!), overhead luggage storage space that looks like it was dragged through the mud in New Orleans, cracked caulking in the toilet, and dust bunnies in the yellowed, overhead lighting. It's really very charming and just a bit retro (think Tarom, the People's Romanian Carrier of the 70s). And that's the RULE, not the exception on this once outstanding airline.

Despite the noble attempts by generally nice flight crews (dressed in what can only be considered coarse homespun fabrics, thank you Mr Mullin), the experience is grim at best. If that's how you want to blow your funds, go for it. I'm Gold Medallion, and have been for years. I would be hard pressed at this point to set foot into any Delta aircraft. If that is how they treat their passengers, I as a (former) passenger can only wonder at the corners they cut in aircraft maintenance. Fly United. Or better yet, AirTran!
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jayspilot
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:30 am

Delta has one of the best maintenance programs in the airlines period. That's not even a joke. Maybe you shouldn't fly if you think that's true, b/c there should be a rule about people that stupid on airplanes.
And if you want to open a huge can of worms, delta was not the airline with an Atlanta hub that was practically shut down for good due to maintenance issues less then 10 yrs ago
 
georgiaame
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:28 am

I really hope Jayspilot is right about the maintenance issue. Certainly Delta jets don't fall out of the sky on any regular basis. But as my logo states: Trust, but verify. Since I can't verify, and have been given many reasons NOT to trust, (and on a regular basis,) this highly educated, albeit "stupid person" in Jays' opinion, who also is an Air Medical Examiner to boot, doesn't fly with them any longer. Oh, last point. Don't know if you are a Harry Potter fan, but if you are, and haven't read the latest installment, one of Arthur Weasly's greatest desire is to one day understand how aeroplanes stay up. Think you could explain that one to me?
"Trust, but verify!" An old Russian proverb, quoted often by a modern American hero
 
SBN580
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting Jayspilot (Reply 5):
And if you want to open a huge can of worms, delta was not the airline with an Atlanta hub that was practically shut down for good due to maintenance issues less then 10 yrs ago

Oh you mean Value- Uh, I mean AirTran. Shhh, careful they might hear you.....
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1MillionFlyer
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RE: Delta First Class ATL-SXM

Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:57 pm

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).

DL 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.

http://www.ntsb.gov/Publictn/1998/AAR9801.htm

I also personally experienced a cabin electrical fire on a DL MD11 from AMS-ATL 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.
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