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"D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:33 am

Hi folks,

I remember flying out of Atlanta a few years ago and listening to Channel 9 on my UA flight to ORD, and because Delta is such a major presence there, they don't refer to things such as taxiways as "Delta", but rather another "D" word. Does anyone know which word this is, I completely forget. Thanks!
 
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RE: "D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:34 am

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RE: "D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:35 am

On the train between concourses at ATL, they say, "A as in Alpha, B as in Bravo, C as in Charlie, and D as in David, E as in Echo." Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

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RE: "D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:36 am

Wow, that was quick! Thanks to both of you.
 
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RE: "D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:37 am

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
On the train between concourses at ATL, they say, "A as in Alpha, B as in Bravo, C as in Charlie, and D as in David, E as in Echo." Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

In addition, the reason why Concourse D is not "D as in Delta" is because most of the flights in Concourse D are by airlines other than Delta.
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RE: "D" At Atlanta?

Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:43 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
In addition, the reason why Concourse D is not "D as in Delta" is because most of the flights in Concourse D are by airlines other than Delta.

When I flew into and out of ATL from the "D" concourse, I found that fact very ironic...made me wonder why they didn't move Delta to those gates or relabel the terminals... Then I realized how stupid it would sound on the train (T A B C D E is confusing enough to pax as it is)

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 2):
Because Delta is such a major presence they deemed it necessary to say something else than the typical plane protocol so not to confuse passengers.

Not to mention avaition profesionals "Oceanic 724, hold short of Delta"..."Which Delta?" (ok, so that exact dialog may neve happen, but still...)

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