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DL B767 FRA-CVG-FRA C Cls Ovr Greenland (w Pics)

Mon May 14, 2007 3:42 am

It has been some time since we flew to the US with DL, last trip was in 2003 on BRU-JFK-BRU with an excursion to San Juan. We won tickets from American Express sweep takes on BRU-JFK-BRU route, and combined a free trip to NYC with a bit of Caribbean gateway (everytime i type the airport code for San Juan, i get a very long automatic sentence with full airport name, and a bit of "and' and 'to"s around!)

Here is the report from the last DL flight:
We took off with DL the week the company filed out of bankruptcy after 19 months of reorganization.
Overall the experience was very pleasant, and business class offered much more than anticipated!

POSITIVES:
- CABIN CREW: All were the most friendliest crew I have ever seen so far. Our cabin purser Barbara greeted all passengers individually, introducing herself with a firm handshake. This personal touch immediately won our hearts, and put us at ease prior to take off.

- RICH SERVICE DURING THE FLIGHT: Taking into account that we were on a US carrier which usually tends to cut every single olive and toothpick to pinch few pennies, we found the offer quite rich. To an extend that it was more generous than LH on similar 9 hour routes as FRA-JFK or FRA-MIA.

- IFE: Video on demand option provided a wide selection of movies, TV programs, music. The system was very easy to operate, and the TV screen size was adequate.

NEGATIVES:
- POOR NOISE REDUCTION ON HEADSET: Most often, I had to press the headset hard to eliminate some of the noise coming from engines. Even though the sound was at maximum, there were times I missed dialogues during the movies!

- NO MAGAZINES ON BOARD: A cost saving element after Sep 11 events- as I was told.

- VEGETABLES ON MAIN DISHES WERE DRY AND OVERHEATED to an extend that they were not edible.

FRA- CVG 767-300 ER:
Duration of flight: 9 hours 7 minutes
Seat: 6A
Route: Frankfurt, North of Wiesbaden following Rhein river along Mainz, north of Brussels, Edinburgh, reaching Greenland, south of Nuuk, over Labrador Sea, entering Canada, over Columbus, Cincinnati.

The check-in was in Terminal 2 which is quite small and boring- kind of soulless!
The crew at DL check-in was fast, yet bored us with unnecessary questions. Just because Cincinnati hosts the HQ of one of the biggest companies in FMCG category, it does not necessarily mean that all people fly to Cincinnati for P&G. Also, during a short chat with other fellow passengers, it was interesting to hear that for those who work for P&G were "kindly" requested to show their company badges / IDs to check-in screening lady! Wow, what is this now? Valid passports, hotel reservations, a confirmed return business class ticket are not enough to get passengers on board anymore?



After check in; next stop was the Delta Crown Room. It was below average business class lounge.
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No English newspapers at 10am in the morning, a very limited choice of food on display (dry caramel cake, peanuts, bread basket, butter and jam, fresh fruit). Yet plenty of alcoholic beverages on display if anyone interested at that hour!

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The boarding started at 10.45am, with a bus from terminal to the plane on the tarmac.

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When on board, I found a plush blanket, pillow, amenity kit, a bottle of water on my seat. Boarding was complete at 11.30 and plane was ready to take off as scheduled at 11.45am.

On the FRA-CVG route there was no welcome drinks. Right before take off, Barbara comes to each seat to take the menu orders for lunch.

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Taking off from FRA airport:


Entertainment program started at 12.30pm. There were many movies on the program that I have not seen yet. I opted for:
- Stranger than Fiction
- Thank You For Your Consideration
- Deja Vu

I also watched the British comedy Little Britain, and listened to Madonna's Confessions on A Dance Floor album.

Seat comfort was good, offering large amount of legroom and personal space. The configuration was 2-2-2 on this B767-300 ER. The seat offered electric foot rest, decent recline, personal video monitor, lumbar, and overhead lighting as well as personal lighting.
Amenity kit was filled with useful items. I especially liked the red socks.

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The service started with warm nuts and choice of drink. I chose a full bodied Australian chardonnay, then Pere Ventura Chardonnay from Penedes, Spain.

Lunch was served at 12.50 pm.

Appetizer: Italian salami with grilled long stem artichoke, red and yellow bell peppers, and kalamati olives.
Starter: Fresh mesclin lettuce mix with cherry tomatoes and daikon, offered with oil olive and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

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Main course: Pan roasted South American tenderloin beef enhanced by demi-glaze, presented with sliced red potatoes, sauteed carrots and squash. The tenderloin beef was delicious, juicy and tender, however the potatoes and carrots were overheated and dry.

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A cheese plate was next with fine cheeses selected perfectly complement one another in flavor or texture, offered with grapes. I ate my plate so fast that I forgot to take a picture of it!


To finish, premium vanilla ice cream sundae with chopped nuts and whipped cream.
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By the time lunch was over, we were close to Greenland. None of my previous day flights to the US flew over Greenland, so this was quite an extraordinary experience for me. Vast amount of ice, emptiness, dramatic landscapes, also seeing the melted areas.

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I tried to sleep a bit, could not manage. Instead walked around the cabin to see what was on offer! The snack buffet was simple, what I liked was the availability of plentiful soda drinks and candies.

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Strangely, I was not able to move around the cabin to stretch my legs. I was confined to the Business Class section, and due to FAA regulations passengers were not allowed to move from one class to another!
How much can you walk around 6 rows of seats so I got bored quickly and returned to my seat.

Luckily in few minutes after refreshment service started. A giant grilled hamburger was on the offer, served with lettuce and tomato, accompanied by Red Bliss potato salad.



On the side, the most delicious warm chocolate chip cookies were served. When I asked if I could get an extra one, Barbara offered me 2! I loved her more every second.


The views over Canada and the US was clear. We passed over Columbus, seeing the airport clearly.

Approaching Cincinnati over Ohio River








And touchdown at CVG




CVG-FRA B767-300 ER:
Duration of flight: 8 hours 40 min
Seat: 2A
Route: Cincinnati- Columbus- south of Cleaveland-Boston- Halifax-flying over Labrador Sea and Greenland, entering Europe through Southern Ireland, over Cardiff, London, Brussels, reaching Frankfurt via following Rhein River.

We arrived CVG airport 2 hours prior to departure. Check-in was super fast, within minutes we were heading to the passport control and Business Elite Room. Now this is a difference vs. the Crown Room in FRA! Plush furniture with views over the runway, a rich buffet, friendly welcome team. The best feature in the Elite Room was the massage chair offering plenty of programs! I was already in the skies long before the take off..



View of the pist from the Elite Room:

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The buffet was rich, offering bbq meatballs, vegetable kiche, ham and cheese sandwiches, fresh vegetables and fruit, humus and pita bread, Pringles chips, candies, cheddar cheese.



The drinks were asked through the barmen which I did not like. Waiting for other customers and hearing over their small chit chat with barmen was not that pleasant. OK, he is from France, and you had been to South France once but you think he cares?




The boarding was delayed by 30 minutes due to not having a third pilot ready on time. Apparently the third pilot could not make it to the flight today, and finding a replacement was not easy. Our third pilot was arriving soon to CVG thus we waited till his plane arrives to CVG.

Push back was at 20.10pm instead of 19.40pm. Different vs the service on the FRA-CVG route, we had welcome drinks, champagne or orange juice. Although our cabin attendant did not greet us with a handshake (once you are spoiled you always ask for the same kind of service!), she was very friendly.
At 21pm, welcome drinks and warm nuts were served. I chose a Mojito which was made to perfection.



Appetizer: Sesame chicken with cucumber accompanied by pecan smoked trout and a goat cheese round with sun-dried tomatoes.



Starter: As I had the mesclin salad on the previous route, I decided to try the Thai Chicken Coconut Soup with red curry and lemongrass. When flying with ANA from NRT to FRA, I saw how an udon soup was prepared in the plane! After this quite chemical process, I was sceptical ordering the Thai Chicken Coconut Soup, but no matter how it was prepared, the soup was just excellent!



Main course: Herb crusted loin of lamb enhanced by garlic herb sauce, presented with Yukon gold potato wedges and green bean, leek and corn medley. Unfortunately I can not say much positive about the main course. The vegetables and potato wedges were overheated and dry, and the lamb was chewy. In net, I can say disappointing main course.




A plate of fine cheeses and premium vanilla ice cream sundae were familiar items on the menu from previous FRA-CVG route. This time I remembered to take a picture of the cheese plate.





Movies I chose during the flight:
Night At Museum
Ms. Potter

As I had to go to office directly from the airport, I tried to get some sleep.
A thee hour sleep was enough to energize me during the next day.

Breakfast was served as we were flying over London. Here is a photo of Thames River, Millenium Dome and London City Airport.



And over Brussels, the Zaventem BRU airport was visible clearly:


For breakfast, I chose Quesadilla filled with herbed scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese and Turkey canadian bacon.



It was a clear day with plenty of sunshine, during descend, I took the following photos on German landscape







Landing at FRA:



I left the aircraft fresh and with a full stomach although I missed the snack buffet while sleeping.

I liked DL business class service; clean cabin, friendly crew, generous food offer, rich entertainment program!
Can not wait for the next long haul trip. Most likely to BKK with a stop at USM!

Hope you enjoyed the report!
 
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Mon May 14, 2007 4:09 am

Great and very detailed report, thanks!

I love the shot of the fields from the air!
 
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Mon May 14, 2007 4:38 am

Thanks for the report .
 
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Mon May 14, 2007 5:06 am

Excellent TR.
The first picture out of the lounge in CVG must be in FRA though, never mind.

[Edited 2007-05-13 22:07:36]
 
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Mon May 14, 2007 5:46 am

Superb Trip Report of yours! Thank you for posting.

cheers: DALelite

p.s. is that right, that DL is using metal knifes again?
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Mon May 14, 2007 6:10 am

Very nice report!
I am impressed over all the nice food that DL is serving onboard!
That hamburger & potatosallad...
The breakfast...
The C-class seats do not LOOK so comfortable.
But maybe they are!
Anywhay, TKS!
 
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Mon May 14, 2007 6:16 am

Great report and pictures!!!

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Mon May 14, 2007 6:51 am

Nice report. Glad you had a good time on my hometown airline.

Quoting Kingsford (Thread starter):
NEGATIVES:
- POOR NOISE REDUCTION ON HEADSET

For what it's worth the headsets they provide do not have noise reduction capabilities. I always travel with my own for just this reason.

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 5):
The C-class seats do not LOOK so comfortable.
But maybe they are!

There is no C-class on DL international flights, just J and Y. The seats, while a bit outdated compared to other carriers, are plenty comfortable. I only wish they would have done what CO did with their 767s and only done 5 seats across instead of 6. The width of those seats is only .5" wider than the seats back in Steerage but they are still good. The pitch of 60" (or is it 55"?) is very nice. The same seats on the 777 are 22" wide versus the 18.5" so they have plenty of room to roam in them. It's not a big deal since all of these seats will be getting replaced with the second generation suites that Virgin-Atlantic started using a few years back.
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Mon May 14, 2007 7:14 am

Very nice report and pictures!!! That ice cream sundea sure looks tastey!!!
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Mon May 14, 2007 9:58 am

Im glad to see that DL is really back and better then ever!

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Mon May 14, 2007 12:17 pm

That was a very fun and interesting read and your pics were great. Job well done.  bigthumbsup 

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Mon May 14, 2007 1:10 pm

Delta is definitely looking sharp. Uugh, why am I so beholden to my Star Alliance and UAL miles?!

Great TR,
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Mon May 14, 2007 1:43 pm

Great TR! Thanks for the nice pics. DL's international product looks superb!
 
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Tue May 15, 2007 3:46 am

Quoting DALelite (Reply 4):
p.s. is that right, that DL is using metal knifes again?

Yeah, but they're just as dull, if not duller than the plastic ones.
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Tue May 15, 2007 3:58 am

Thanks for the report...Great stuff...

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Tue May 15, 2007 4:27 am

Nice report. Your so lucky to have flown over Greenland. Ive been across the Atlantic so many times and not once have I flown over Greenland, Im so looking forward to when it happens

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 7):
The pitch of 60" (or is it 55"?) is very nice. The same seats on the 777 are 22" wide versus the 18.5" so they have plenty of room to roam in them. It's not a big deal since all of these seats will be getting replaced with the second generation suites that Virgin-Atlantic started using a few years back.

Those seats do look comfy. Its a shame though that DL still have old style seats rather than beds in their J cabin but as mentioned above, this is being sorted out.
Are DL actually using VS's old seats or are the seats just based on a simila design?


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Tue May 15, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 15):
To finish, premium vanilla ice cream sundae with chopped nuts and whipped cream.

That icecream look really nice. mmmmmm.

Nice pics and interesting report.
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Tue May 15, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 15):
Those seats do look comfy. Its a shame though that DL still have old style seats rather than beds in their J cabin but as mentioned above, this is being sorted out.

They are comfortable. Like I said my only complaint with the seats on the 767 is that they are a bit narrow. I like to sleep on my side and it can be a bit difficult on the 767 while it is fine on the 777. I personally hope that the new beds are a little bit more cushy than the first version used by VS. I've flown them a couple of times and found them extremely uncomfortable.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 15):
Are DL actually using VS's old seats or are the seats just based on a simila design?

They are using the second generation of the seats that VS first brought out. They have been updated with new and improved features compared to the VS seats such as the PTV, reading lights (were absolutely horrible on the VS ones to the point they changed them out), and it looks like a bit of a lower or at least tapered wall around the suite that should help with airflow when lying down.
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Tue May 15, 2007 10:20 pm

 eek 

Are you sure that is DL and not some Asian carrier disguised as DL?

Everything looks amazing! The food, the lounges, even the cabin, despite the fact they don't have lie flat beds.

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to flying DL again some day.

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Thu May 17, 2007 8:48 am

Wow!! Very worth reading. I enjoyed your report and all the pics.
Delta sure does look like a great airline. You gotta love their livery! The tail looks amazing

Thanks for posting!

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Thu May 17, 2007 10:25 am

Kingsford, thanks a lot for the report. I found it very interesting and definitely enjoyed the multiple pictures.

Quoting Coal (Reply 18):
Are you sure that is DL and not some Asian carrier disguised as DL?

Hehehe, yeah, it seems DL is offering a good product. I think it is only a matter of (i) having its widebody cabins reconfigured with a more premium Business Class (the lie flat seats that will premier with the 772LRs); and (ii) offering consistently good service in all routes, and then DL will be considered among the best in the Americas and maybe on a par with the top European carriers.
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Thu May 17, 2007 11:55 am

Those pix's of Greenland look as if you're as low as the pix's taken on approach to CVG! What kind of zoom are you using? Great pix.
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Sat May 19, 2007 3:14 pm

I am quite impressed with Delta's international C (or J) service!

Exceeded my expectations, by far.
 
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Mon May 21, 2007 7:24 pm

Great trip report. Awesome pictures above Greenland!  bigthumbsup 

Looks like Delta have a pretty good product to offer!  Smile
 
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Mon May 21, 2007 11:26 pm

As I said before...good report and glad you enjoyed Delta.

Quoting Kingsford (Thread starter):
The drinks were asked through the barmen which I did not like. Waiting for other customers and hearing over their small chit chat with barmen was not that pleasant.

I forgot about this one earlier. Heaven forbid you have to get your own drinks and have to overhear a conversation.  Wink You'll survive I suppose. Welcome to America where we have conversations with other folks just for the heck of it.  Wink

Quoting Kingsford (Thread starter):
Also, during a short chat with other fellow passengers, it was interesting to hear that for those who work for P&G were "kindly" requested to show their company badges / IDs to check-in screening lady! Wow, what is this now? Valid passports, hotel reservations, a confirmed return business class ticket are not enough to get passengers on board anymore?

Obviously this is not a US policy. I would only imagine that DL and P&G have some sort of deal going on and they just want to ensure their employees are getting on the plane. Or perhaps they are ensuring they are P&G employees before getting upgrades or something else. Who knows?
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Tue May 22, 2007 3:45 am

Awesome trip report. Now I'm hungry  Silly Great pictures and commentary!

Quoting Kingsford (Thread starter):
Also, during a short chat with other fellow passengers, it was interesting to hear that for those who work for P&G were "kindly" requested to show their company badges / IDs to check-in screening lady!



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 24):
I would only imagine that DL and P&G have some sort of deal going on and they just want to ensure their employees are getting on the plane. Or perhaps they are ensuring they are P&G employees before getting upgrades or something else. Who knows?

If I were to guess it might be because P&G has a discount with DL, so they might be making sure that only P&G employees are getting the discounts instead of friends and family.
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Mon May 28, 2007 8:43 pm

Thanks for all your posts and comments.
Here are few comments, thoughts:

FOR ZONE1s COMMENT:

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 25):
If I were to guess it might be because P&G has a discount with DL, so they might be making sure that only P&G employees are getting the discounts instead of friends and family

I doubt the lady at the security control was resposible to verify pricing deals. She was collecting passports, return ticket and hotel bookings, plus to all our surprise the additional "company badge". I think it is just another tool for making check-in more complicated. As per recent deals with EU, now US government knows every possible detail about the passenger on board: the name, citizenship, passport details, plus all the fingerprints collected previously if the passenger had already visited the US before... what else is needed? where will this end?

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 24):

FOR DELTAGATORs COMMENT:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 24):
I forgot about this one earlier. Heaven forbid you have to get your own drinks and have to overhear a conversation. You'll survive I suppose. Welcome to America where we have conversations with other folks just for the heck of it.

The point was not towards Americans or their way of life. I studied and lived in the US for many years, so I am familiar with American way of life. The point was about the inefficient set up at the Delta Elite Room. The barmen was French, and the passenger was from Far East, and they were chatting normally. Yet behind them, there were three passengers impatiently waiting.. I questioned the need of having a barmen in the Elite Room instead of a self service bar. Or if it is highly appreciated by customers to get served, why not place a soft drinks fountain on the counter as well? The other point about the barmen: there was a glass bowl on the counter for tips. I did not tip him and I felt quilty. I brought up justifications in my mind (ie I am already paying almost 4000 US$ for the round trip, access to Elite Room is part of the service I get from Delta, the barmen is earning a salary and he is not any different than a flight attendant when it comes to job description- helping customers to enjoy the trip, should i start tipping the lady at the baggage check-in, then the lady at the Elite Room who welcomes me warmly, and the barmen who pours the drink in a glass, and the flight attendant who spents big effort to make me enjoy the flight, and the pilot for safely bringing me back to my destination....) So in net, it was not about conversation that I overheard, but more the set up of it.

FOR INBARD:

Quoting InbarD (Reply 23):
Great trip report. Awesome pictures above Greenland!

Here is another photo for you; enjoy!




FOR SFOMB67:

Quoting Sfomb67 (Reply 21):
Those pix's of Greenland look as if you're as low as the pix's taken on approach to CVG! What kind of zoom are you using? Great pix.

I had a Sony DSC-P200 digital camera with 7.2 mega pixels and 3X optical zoom, the weather was clear over Greenland so I did not zoom much. I recently bought a Nikon D80 camera with much better features, I can not wait for the next trip report with my new camera  Smile

FOR GJUNNAR:

Quoting Gjunnar (Reply 3):
The first picture out of the lounge in CVG must be in FRA though, never mind.

The first picture out of the lounge in CVG is actually really in CVG. Take a look at the background, you will find 2 fantastic massage chairs which did not exist in FRA lounge. Both lounges have similar chairs and carpet, yet the one in CVG had more character and ambiance.

FOR RINEANNA:

Quoting Rineanna (Reply 1):
I love the shot of the fields from the air!

Glad that you liked the photos of the fields. This spring I learned more about these beautiful rapeseed fields. Germany is the biggest producer of rapeseed in EU, and world's No 4 after China, Canada and India. The rapeseed is mainly used as biodiesel, hence a renewable source of energy. Here is another one for you:

 
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RE: DL B767 FRA-CVG-FRA C Cls Ovr Greenland (w Pics)

Wed May 30, 2007 1:37 am

Quoting Kingsford (Reply 26):
I doubt the lady at the security control was resposible to verify pricing deals. She was collecting passports, return ticket and hotel bookings, plus to all our surprise the additional "company badge". I think it is just another tool for making check-in more complicated. As per recent deals with EU, now US government knows every possible detail about the passenger on board: the name, citizenship, passport details, plus all the fingerprints collected previously if the passenger had already visited the US before... what else is needed? where will this end?

As we have guessed it is some sort of deal between DL and P&G that doesn't affect all fliers nor have anything to do with TSA security or immigration rules required by the USA. If you don't work for P&G then you don't have a badge to show so no big deal IMO. It's not some other tracking system we have implemented to keep tabs on you shifty foreigners coming to our country...really it isn't.  Wink

Quoting Kingsford (Reply 26):
The point was about the inefficient set up at the Delta Elite Room. The barmen was French, and the passenger was from Far East, and they were chatting normally. Yet behind them, there were three passengers impatiently waiting.. I questioned the need of having a barmen in the Elite Room instead of a self service bar.

I would guess that the serving of alcohol is regulated by the local governments and that is why you don't get self service at airline clubs in the US, at least for booze. I know the CRC in the JAX airport had self serve for cans of Coke but if you wanted an alcoholic drink you had to have someone get it for you.

As for people waiting impatiently they can take a chill pill though the bartender should have been able to carry on his conversation with the one person while getting the other drinks for folks. Personally I think it is a nice touch versus what I have perceived as the cold attitude in foreign carrier's clubs.

Quoting Kingsford (Reply 26):
The other point about the barmen: there was a glass bowl on the counter for tips. I did not tip him and I felt quilty.

The tip jars are hit or miss in the CRCs and I honestly don't know if they are even allowed by DL. I personally do not tip in here nor the various eateries throughout the airports.

Quoting Kingsford (Reply 26):
So in net, it was not about conversation that I overheard, but more the set up of it.

It didn't come off that way when I read it but that's cool. Thanks for the explanation.
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RE: DL B767 FRA-CVG-FRA C Cls Ovr Greenland (w Pics)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:19 pm

It is great report and glad that you really enjoy the airplanes trips to CVG and from CVG. I am surprised how good meal was offered on Business class aboard Delta. I get some reports in net that US airlines food was not that good as europe airlines.

I has almost chance to fly on Delta from IND-ATL-SLC-ATL-IND. from ATL to SLC possibled on 767-300 or 757 but my mom prefer easier connect and etc. We end up on Frontier Airlines. I would like to flying on 767-300 but not have chance as my partner did flew on 767-200 (not sure) from ATL-FLL. He said it was huge and etc, that make me so jealous as I never flew on big aircraft another than L-1011 aboard ATA. IT was suck service for ATA

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