AusTexFlyer
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What To Expect On DL To STT?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:21 am

I lurk on here quite a bit but haven't posted much. I did a search and found a thread exactly on the point of my question, but it is now 4 years old, archived, and not able to be replied to. So...

I'm flying in F on DL from AUS to STT via ATL in March, and am wondering what to expect of that service now. I usually fly CO and haven't flown Delta in a while, and I have only generally kept up with the changes to their service through the bankruptcy. Anyone flown this route lately? I believe that its still a 757 from ATL to STT. Any recommendations for seats? Meal service? the flight leaves ATL at around 11:00 or so and gets to STT at 3:48. Don't have the exact departure time in front of me right now.

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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:09 am

St. Thomas right? Just checking since STT showed up as a VOR for the USVI. Ah, just checked DL's site and that is the location.

If you do indeed get the 757 you will get a plenty wide seat (about 21" or so) and perhaps a footrest though I've never found those incredibly useful. I looked online and you should not get one of the ex-Song 757s since it is only showing 6 rows in F. You'll miss out on the AVOD but there will be the normal 6 month old movie on the overhead screens if you care to watch.

Once on board they'll offer you a drink but I doubt warm nuts since you aren't getting the full BusinessElite service. Of course the drink is served in a plastic cup but you'll be ok unless you are high falooting. After takeoff and before meal service you will be given a nice hot towel to wash your hands and face.

Given the pattern of what I have had in DL F class over the past year for meals you're going to get either a grilled chicken breast with grilled veggies or a mushroom ravioli with a grilled chicken breast on top. There is no choice in Domestic F so you get one or the other. Perhaps since you're on a pseudo-international flight you might get a choice. The ravioli is pretty good. All the meals come with a roll, salad, and some sort of dessert concoction.

The stewardesses will keep your drink filled the entire flight and will be friendly with good Southern hospitality. I would guess that you will get a snack service of whatever you want from the basket plus more drinks. Take all you want but don't be a huge hog about it. They usually bring it around a couple of times before landing.

Other than that you'll get good service with a smile and hopefully on to your destination on time. Have fun and enjoy the islands. Search on my username (sorry too lazy to look them up right now) for a trip report going to the Bay Area. It's of the ex-Song 757 but you'll get an idea. Try the one for my first trip to Oz earlier this year as well. It has a 737 both ways from ATL to LAX but again the stuff there will give you a good idea of what to expect.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:46 pm

Be prepared for low rent DL front cabin service, with a figment of what DLs front cabin service once was. It'll be a decent ride though. The seat will be wider, you'll be on first and off first. That'll be the entent of your "F" class experience. Welcome to domestic F on any carrier these days - except CO of course.

Enjoy the STT . . .great place. If you venture 40 miles south to STX, and you can do that on a DHC-6 flotaplane, say hi to the owner of the Kings Alley where the seaplane lands at STX . . . a friend of mine and retired USMC Sergeant Major.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:24 pm

Thanks for the replies. Sounds fine to me. Its not that long a flight, and at least the miles count towards my CO account. I suppose I've gotten kind of spoiled on CO lately.
 
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:10 pm

I know ANCFlyer will disagree with me but the only differences I have experienced between DL and CO domestic First is that on CO they serve you drinks in real glasses on the ground and in the air plus you get warm nuts after takeoff. Meal service for me on CO has been spotty despite my reservation saying Lunch or Dinner on a few transcon flights out of EWR and IAH. When I asked the stewardess I was always met with a smile but was told that they hadn't loaded any catering for the flight and that they were sorry. The seat in the 737 was the same IMO though I did enjoy the one BizFirst 757 I flew from IAH to SFO with the AVOD.
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:19 pm

Oh, and STT will be a bit of a disaster and way overcrowded at customs and security upon departure.....and there's no elite lines, so get there early!
 
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:35 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 4):
DL and CO domestic First is that on CO they serve you drinks in real glasses on the ground and in the air plus you get warm nuts after takeoff.

And linens instead of paper.

And China instead of paper.

And F/As without a BK attitude hanging over their heads. . . .

Sorry my friend . . . no DL for me, especially longhaul US domestic F.

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Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 5):
Oh, and STT will be a bit of a disaster and way overcrowded at customs and security upon departure.....and there's no elite lines, so get there early!

Welcome to the USVI, STX is no better . . .
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RE: What To Expect On DL To STT?

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:37 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
And China instead of paper.

And F/As without a BK attitude hanging over their heads. . . .

I agree about the paper table mats those are horrible. The above statements aren't true though. Delta does use China in F and many will argue that DL's flight attendants are among the best in the industry. Times have changed since 2002-2003 and flight attendants have gotten incredibly better.
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