BlazingCessna
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PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:24 am

I left PFN at 1140 on 9/13. ATR 72 N634AS, aircraft was beat all to hell, but the crew were very nice, the flight was smooth. Then we got to ATL. That was a trainwreck. Got to land on the new runway!!!! That taxi was a L O N G one. Well after getting into the terminal, I was whisked from D to T by Georgia's version if the chunnel! That thing is taking your life in your own hands!! A lot of fun though! There I boarded the absolute worst idea Delta ever had. Song. N696DL 752 as DAL 1139. I have NEVER had a seat so small. No wonder Song failed!!! The airplane was in good shape and pretty, but that SEAT!!!! The crew were very professional, and personal. And for once ATL didn't loose my luggage!!!!  eyepopping 

My luck ran out on the return as the same damn airplane was there to pick me up on 9/17 on the way back as DAL 379. The ATL based crew were no where near as nice as the prior LAX based crew. ATL was just as efficient as ever. My flight to PFN was delayed 20 minutes while a FA was located, and then another 45 minutes when someone realized that N633AS HAD NOT BEEN FUELED!!!!  banghead 

As we sat there, waiting for some goober with a hose, we watched as 4 other aircraft got fueled, loaded and pushed back.  bitelip 

There are letters in the mail to both Delta Air Lines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines. This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had with Delta or its partners...
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:56 pm

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
I was whisked from D to T by Georgia's version if the chunnel! That thing is taking your life in your own hands!!

It's not that bad. At least if it breaks you can walk unlike the train in Denver.

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
Song....I have NEVER had a seat so small....The airplane was in good shape and pretty, but that SEAT!!!!

No less wide than the seat on any other 757 or 737 that I can think of. If anything the Song seats had a little bit more pitch than the mainline planes.

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
another 45 minutes when someone realized that N633AS HAD NOT BEEN FUELED!!!!

Good thing they caught that one.

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had with Delta or its partners...

Sorry for the experience. Your time sounds like pretty much every trip I've ever taken on American.
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rwsea
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
I have NEVER had a seat so small. No wonder Song failed!!!

I quit reading when you stated that you never had such a small seat as Song, but you just got off an ATR.
 
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 2):
I quit reading when you stated that you never had such a small seat as Song, but you just got off an ATR.

Good point. From seat guru:
757:
Economy Class: 33-34.0" 17.2"
ATR:
Economy Class: 31.0" 17.0"
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
Song. N696DL 752 as DAL 1139. I have NEVER had a seat so small. No wonder Song failed!!! The airplane was in good shape and pretty, but that SEAT!!!!

Ya - maybe youre a little wider than you were last time you flew? Perhaps?
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BlazingCessna
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:39 pm

I think it was the center armrest that was screwing it up. The ATR had less legroom, but the ATR had a moveable armrest. The seat I had on the 752 had the tray in the right armrest. That sucker SQEEZED me for 3 1/2 hours. Next time I'll try a different seat... Possibly that will help?

Oh yea, I forgot the seat assignments.
3A on the ATR's and 10A on the 752's. First time I got the same seats both ways!
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:08 pm

Quoting BlazingCessna (Reply 5):
The seat I had on the 752 had the tray in the right armrest. That sucker SQEEZED me for 3 1/2 hours. Next time I'll try a different seat... Possibly that will help?

Sounds like you are a little wide in the seat yourself. No offense as I am the same way and avoid seats where the armrests are unmoveable.
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BlazingCessna
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:35 pm

No offence taken! I am a "wide load" and darn proud of it! Well not that proud... err im gonna remove the size 12 from my mouth now...
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:34 pm

I noticed one other thing about the 757 where the armrests don't move. The IFE ports and dials stick out about an inch or so and did right into the meat of your thigh. Not comfortable at all.
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RE: PFN-ATL-PHX And Back

Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:53 pm

Quoting Blazingcessna (Thread starter):
and then another 45 minutes when someone realized that N633AS HAD NOT BEEN FUELED!!!!

At least there was fuel on hand. Had a flight out of PFN back in 2002 that had to stop in Alabama (forgot the airport name) because PFN RAN OUT OF JET FUEL! I do have to give DL credit, though. I missed my connection in ATL, however DL gave me upgrade to F on the next available flight (even though it was not the airline's fault).
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