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Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:18 am

I just booked a flight on Delta to Rome. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A330-300. As I usually never fly American carries overseas, what should I expect from Delta’s European service?
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:28 am

You should expect a pretty good ride. The A330 is one of our best aircraft, that and the 777. If you can, try and get seated between rows 10-28 so you have the power outlet to use. Best rows 10-25, becuase the last 3 rows you're adjancent to the midcabin lavatories, and I don't have to elaborate why.

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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:46 am

We leave from JFK. I do like the A330. Do we need to pay for headsets,wine etc?
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:49 am

Quoting ctflyer (Reply 2):
We leave from JFK. I do like the A330. Do we need to pay for headsets,wine etc?

Free wine and beer for the whole flight. Hard alcohol is not free. I believe that there is now a warm breakfast option also.
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:05 am

Quoting ctflyer (Reply 2):
We leave from JFK.

You should be departing from T4 at JFK (unless things have changed the flights operated by former NW equipment tend to use T4) which should be a nicer experience than T3, although I believe that you still check in at T3 and are bussed over to T4. Someone more familiar with the O/D side of the JFK operation can let you know for sure.

Quoting ctflyer (Reply 2):
Do we need to pay for headsets,wine etc?

Headsets are free as are beer and wine. The A330 has an AVOD system in all classes and the first Y section also has power ports. Y service on DL is pretty standard. You get a drink service after departure, then dinner (usually a choice between pasta and chicken), and breakfast prior to arrival. Additionally, DL FA's have always been good about being available in the galley if you're thirsty between services.
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:46 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 4):
DL FA's have always been good about being available in the galley

As opposed to the cabin? Where else would they be?  
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:57 am

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 5):
As opposed to the cabin? Where else would they be?

Har de har har.   Seriously though, I meant as opposed to those who shut the curtains and make it clear that they don't want "visitors" in the galley through the flight. I don't believe that this is generally done on US carriers, but I have seen it on some foreign carriers.
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:59 am

Quoting PHXtoDCAtoMSP (Reply 3):
Free wine and beer for the whole flight.

Does this apply to trans-pacific as well?
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:17 am

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 7):
Does this apply to trans-pacific as well?

Yes. I cannot remember the mileage requirement, but all TPAC flights qualify, as well as deep South America, Middle East, Africa, and most of Europe.
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:23 am

The A330 is the best for American carriers across the pond for Delta, besides the 767-400. Pre-merger, Northwest, could at long last brag on a quality product trans atlantic. Even the the Delta CEO mentioned a secret admiration for the A330
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:33 am

You'll have a great flight. Srv onboard DL is good -on par with CO in my opinion. DL f/as are usually good about being seen, so don't be afraid to ask for more beer   

Like OA said 2 choices for dinner and plenty of snackbags and biscoff lol

Have a great flight
 
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:24 am

I will be flying the DL 757 between ARN and JFK this summer, as well as the A330 between DTW and AMS. How is Delta's transatlantic service on the 757?
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:50 am

You can also expect your A330 flight to be staffed by a NYC-based pre-merger Delta crew. JFK-FCO is one of the first flights to be "cross staffed" as of May 1.
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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:30 pm

DL TATL flight are the best for US carriers in my opinion. Very professional crews and for the most part friendly and helpful. I have never flown CO across the pond but I have flown quite a few US carriers and DL beats them all. I recently flew on DL - operated by NWA between AMS and SEA - peanuts and drink after take off, then meal service (drink round), mid-flight snack (which surprised me) and finally a small pizza an hour or two out of SEA. Two hours out of SEA a passenger became ill and the F/A's handled the situation very professionally and calm.

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RE: Delta Trans Atlantic Service

Fri May 07, 2010 3:38 am

Quoting redtailsforever (Reply 9):
Even the the Delta CEO mentioned a secret admiration for the A330

It's a secret?  

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