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DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:18 am

Howdy folks! Fresh off the return portion of the inaugural Delta 77L flight, I will give you my readers digest version of my trip report with lots of great pictures. First off, I had to fly in to LAX from NY because there wasn't an early enough flight to get me into ATL on the morning of the 8th. I stayed at the Westin hotel which has a parking garage that faces runway 25L, the runway which DL 110 came into. As I was standing on the roof of the parking garage, wondering when the cops were gonna come to chase me away and looking at my watch cause I was running out of time before I had to get to the airport to check in for DL 101, I saw out on the horizon what had to be DL 101. Here she is from far out and you can follow her closer to runway 25L with additional pictures. Enjoy

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and even closer

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almost at roof top level

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moments from her first revenue touchdown!

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and finally, touchdown 25L

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At this point in time, I had to run off back to my room, grab my stuff and take a taxi to the airport. After making my way through security and heading to gate 58 and looking at the Delta display, I quickly realized that being Plat medallion wasnt enough to get the upgrade even on this flight. Oh well. I was still very happy to be sitting in coach on this magnificent aircraft. I went to the window near the gate and snapped these two shots. I wonder if this is Captain Alan Campbell, our pilot back to ATL

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Time to board. The gate area was packed but the boarding process was seamless and very smooth. Upon boarding, I took this shot of the interior of the 77L and what looks like the stairs leading up to the crew rest area.

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Next is my stroll through the 2nd half of the Biz cabin

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and finally into the coach portion of the plane. Here are various pictures of the coach cabin of the plane

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and one of the more important aspects of the airplane, the coach bathroom towards the rear galley of the plane

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We took off somewhat late, and though engine start up was somewhat noisy, it was still a thrill to hear them come to life. Moments later, the engines got very quiet and as soon as we turned onto 25L take-off was fast, under 25 seconds. Once we lifted off and got to our cruising altitude, the cabin service started. By the time the F/A's made it to where I was sitting, 50J, they were out of most of the BOB choices. I settled for some peanuts and chips and fell asleep in the comfortable seat with winged headrest. I awoke about an hour from ATL and took some shots of the wing and an overview of ATL as well as the DOD system.

Gilligans Island

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downwind to ATL, overview shot, you can almost make out the red neon 'Fly Delta Jets' sign.

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And finally, here are some pics of the ground staff at LAX and various other shots I felt you all might enjoy looking at.

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Lastly, once we landed at ATL, the lead FA gave a very touching 5 minute or so announcment on the history of the spitit of Delta and what it means to employees and management. From the 1982 purchase of the Delta 767-200 from DL employees world wide to DL management, to the purchase of this magnificent Boeing 777-200LR which is dedicated to all employees world wide, it brought a tear to many an individuals eye. needless to say, once the announcement was over the entire aircraft broke out in an applause. If you were on the plane that day you had the sense that DL employees are among the best in the industry and really care about there airline and all that it stands for and that real good things are just on the horizon for Delta Air Lines.

Edited to add, Overall, the service was incredible, flight attendants as always, the best of the best and a very comfortable seat. The winged headrest really makes a difference. The size of the TV screen in coach was more then adequate and although I didnt sit in biz, the size of those tv screens was more then enough as well. What an incredible product, Delta Air Lines did an amaizing job with this plane. Delta Air Lines is certainly a cut above all the others for certain now!

Steve R

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Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:32 am

Steven,

Glad you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for taking the time to prepare this trip report. And, thanks for flying with us!

Clear skies,
Chris in Atlanta

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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:36 am

Nice pics both inside and outside the 777. The stairway to the crew rest area...what part of the airplane is that in? It looks like it's just behind the cockpit in your pic.
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:37 am

beatiuful plane indeed! cant wait to fly on one day
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:42 am

very nice. i had posted this on another forum, but this was your take-off from the ground.

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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:45 am

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 2):
Nice pics both inside and outside the 777. The stairway to the crew rest area...what part of the airplane is that in? It looks like it's just behind the cockpit in your pic.

The crew rest area is located in between the two sections of J class.

[Edited 2008-03-09 21:51:16]
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:48 am



Quoting Triple7man (Reply 2):
Nice pics both inside and outside the 777. The stairway to the crew rest area...what part of the airplane is that in? It looks like it's just behind the cockpit in your pic.

The stairway to the crew rest area is in between the two sections of the business elite cabin. After looking more closely at that pic, it looks like there is a bathroom halfway up the stairs.

Quoting Bruin787 (Reply 4):
very nice. i had posted this on another forum, but this was your take-off from the ground.

Thats an excellent shot Bruin787, where were you that you got such an amazing shot?
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:01 am

i was standing just off the runway, on one of the ramps. looks like i was on the wrong side though, as your seat was starboard side.  tongue 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:09 am

It never appears to me the "height" of a plane like that. You have steps to walk up to get to the crew rest area yet from the outside it doesn't look like you could fit something like that in there lol. The difference of a plane from the outside then the inside!
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:39 am

I was on this bird in 50A........the upgrades were shot due to the weather back east. The agent at check in told me 8 people were moved into biz because their flight to CVG was cancelled. Makes me wish I forked out $200 more for it when I purchased my ticket. I will be posting a limited and added trip report upon arrival back to LA on 3/11.
ps, how do you get the pics on the screen like this rather than posting them as a link?
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:56 pm



Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 9):
how do you get the pics on the screen like this rather than posting them as a link?

I dont know what everyone else uses, but I use www.photobucket.com

After you up load your pictures to Photobucket, simply copy and paste the 'IMG' link anywhere on the airliners.net replyy box. Hope this makes sense and helps
 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:16 pm

wow, first trip report on the "delta spirit" great photos,
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:25 pm

does it have different wings tips than the 777?
 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:46 pm



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 12):

Raked wingtips, as seen on the 764 and 777-300/ER and 77L
 
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:44 pm


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Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:36 pm

Great TR and Pictures!

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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:37 pm

Great trip report, thats my ex boss with her back to the camera in the last photo too!

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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:20 am

Great TR

The pics are brilliant.

Glad that you enjoyed your trip with DL.

The 77L looks impressing in DLs colour.


Thank you for sharing

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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:32 am



Quoting Jumbojet (Reply 6):
After looking more closely at that pic, it looks like there is a bathroom halfway up the stairs.

I think perhaps it's just a sink (no toilet)?
 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:43 pm



Quoting Jumbojet (Thread starter):
Delta Air Lines did an amaizing job with this plane. Delta Air Lines is certainly a cut above all the others for certain now!

Woah woah woah - I wouldn't go that far. Delta is an AMERICAN carrier - there are no "good" American carriers aside from Continental.

I agree with you that Delta's new 77L is a magnificent plane and I'm sure the service was much higher than regularly expected on any other Delta flight - but lets not step out of line and say that Delta is a "cut above the others". Even with the best airlines, sometimes you have a terrible flight and vice versa. I've even had an amazing trip on US Airways once - now THATs rare....

Point being, I'm sure your flight was excellent and the plane was excellent, but to generalize and say that Delta is a cut above the rest is nonsense. Delta is a mediocre American based carrier - it just so happens this 77L makes them look better and hopefully will add osme pleasure to Delta's customers.
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:22 pm



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 19):
Woah woah woah - I wouldn't go that far. Delta is an AMERICAN carrier - there are no "good" American carriers aside from Continental.

I agree with you that Delta's new 77L is a magnificent plane and I'm sure the service was much higher than regularly expected on any other Delta flight - but lets not step out of line and say that Delta is a "cut above the others". Even with the best airlines, sometimes you have a terrible flight and vice versa. I've even had an amazing trip on US Airways once - now THATs rare....

Point being, I'm sure your flight was excellent and the plane was excellent, but to generalize and say that Delta is a cut above the rest is nonsense. Delta is a mediocre American based carrier - it just so happens this 77L makes them look better and hopefully will add osme pleasure to Delta's customers.

instead of hating, just continue to fly your local Swedish national carrier and leave the good folks at DL alone. I love flying them and feel the best service I have ever received in the air has been with them. You are definitely in the minority here with your opinions.
 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:30 pm



Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 20):
instead of hating, just continue to fly your local Swedish national carrier and leave the good folks at DL alone. I love flying them and feel the best service I have ever received in the air has been with them. You are definitely in the minority here with your opinions.

With respect, I recently had the misfortune to travel Delta from JFK. The gate attendants were a mess, didn´t know their arse fro their elbow and showed a complete lack of motivation. The flight attendants were complete dogs, to put it nicely, and the on board service was beyond compare, beyond belief actually.
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:26 pm



Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 21):
With respect, I recently had the misfortune to travel Delta from JFK. The gate attendants were a mess, didn´t know their arse fro their elbow and showed a complete lack of motivation. The flight attendants were complete dogs, to put it nicely, and the on board service was beyond compare, beyond belief actually.

Unfortunately, there are always bad seeds in a company and they can be contagious when put next to others. I have had my fair share of negative experiences as well, but the great ones far out weigh the bad ones. Hopefully, next time will be a more pleasant trip.
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:01 pm



Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 20):
instead of hating, just continue to fly your local Swedish national carrier and leave the good folks at DL alone. I love flying them and feel the best service I have ever received in the air has been with them. You are definitely in the minority here with your opinions.

I'm not hating, boss - it's reality. Delta is an AMERICAN carrier - are you going to dispute that? Knightsofmalta is one of millions of passengers each year that suffer from horrendous service aborad U.S. airlines - Delta is no exception.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 21):
With respect, I recently had the misfortune to travel Delta from JFK. The gate attendants were a mess, didn´t know their arse fro their elbow and showed a complete lack of motivation. The flight attendants were complete dogs, to put it nicely, and the on board service was beyond compare, beyond belief actually.

That sounds horrible - I bet it was miserable. Delta isnt the only carrier that has had these horror stories - but Delta is by no means better than any other mediocre U.S. carrier .Like I said previously, you have your good experiences and you have your bad experiences - its the luck of the draw - sometimes one happens more often - just like rolling a dice.
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:43 am



Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 21):
With respect, I recently had the misfortune to travel Delta from JFK. The gate attendants were a mess, didn´t know their arse fro their elbow and showed a complete lack of motivation. The flight attendants were complete dogs, to put it nicely, and the on board service was beyond compare, beyond belief actually.

In my 450,000+ miles with Delta, going back and forth to California, I rarely experience nasty Delta employees. Believe me, they are there, and I've seen them, but more recently, most flight attendants have been outstanding. On my LAX-ATL flight yesterday, all flight attendants looked perfectly groomed and service was personal and magnificent. There was even one *gasp* beautiful, young flight attendant! On my ATL-RIC run, the flight attendants weren't exactly as pleasing for the eyes as they were in their 50's, but they still seemed packed with energy and excited to serve us. That's how it seemed at least. What you experienced was a complete rarity, and I'm sorry you had to experience such a thing on your one and only flight with Delta, because I rarely experience it.

Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 19):
Point being, I'm sure your flight was excellent and the plane was excellent, but to generalize and say that Delta is a cut above the rest is nonsense. Delta is a mediocre American based carrier - it just so happens this 77L makes them look better and hopefully will add osme pleasure to Delta's customers.

How much have you flown Delta? The product on board the 777L in coach, at least, is very similar to what you experience on many Delta flights. In regards to the snazzy lie-flat seats: Yes, this is the only plane that has them, but Delta will be expanding other lie-flat products to their other international birds as well.

Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 23):
I'm not hating, boss - it's reality. Delta is an AMERICAN carrier - are you going to dispute that? Knightsofmalta is one of millions of passengers each year that suffer from horrendous service aborad U.S. airlines - Delta is no exception.

If there was a "race" for airlines, you would be racist.

Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 23):
but Delta is by no means better than any other mediocre U.S. carrier

I beg to differ. Delta service and flight attendants are the best in the industry, IMO. I don't like to be a pessimist and look at the bad flight attendants and compare them to the other carriers, but I like to optimistic and compare the good flight attendants to other US carriers. I've experienced an amazing flight attendant on US before, it's not that rare. We have family friends that work for US and UA and both of them are wonderful, sociable, personal friends. But DL, with the exception of CO at times, simply outdoes all the rest. I'm sorry to say it but it's just my opinion with 450,000+ miles with DL.
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:37 am



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 23):
Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 20):
instead of hating, just continue to fly your local Swedish national carrier and leave the good folks at DL alone. I love flying them and feel the best service I have ever received in the air has been with them. You are definitely in the minority here with your opinions.

I'm not hating, boss - it's reality. Delta is an AMERICAN carrier - are you going to dispute that? Knightsofmalta is one of millions of passengers each year that suffer from horrendous service aborad U.S. airlines - Delta is no exception.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 21):
With respect, I recently had the misfortune to travel Delta from JFK. The gate attendants were a mess, didn´t know their arse fro their elbow and showed a complete lack of motivation. The flight attendants were complete dogs, to put it nicely, and the on board service was beyond compare, beyond belief actually.

That sounds horrible - I bet it was miserable. Delta isnt the only carrier that has had these horror stories - but Delta is by no means better than any other mediocre U.S. carrier .Like I said previously, you have your good experiences and you have your bad experiences - its the luck of the draw - sometimes one happens more often - just like rolling a dice.

Dude, what a basher you are.........First of all, you generalize "AMERICAN" as being a bad thing. Every airline worldwide has unhappy passengers from time to time, NOT JUST AMERICAN CARRIERS. I am sure even BA (the holy grail of airlines) has had passenger complaints due to airport employees, flilght attendants, etc. As Evan stated, your comments are anti American. If you are so familiar with flying on U.S. airlines and hate it so much, move back to fantasy land/Sweden and stay there. Continue flying your "perfect" airline and leave the good folks at DL alone. I am sure you are the type of person that submits a complaint to DL because you did not get a free upgrade for an International flight that you paid a minimal coach fare for. You must feel entitled to always having a perfect flight experience. Rock on DL. Your new Triple 7 and service is AWESOME and us frequent flyers of them would not trade them for anything (I am back with DL for a flight fromLAX-ATL-MCN on Friday, March 21).
 
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:59 pm

Are you having an argument with yourself??? Did you read what I wrote ??? Did I ever say that Delta is horrible? No, I didn't. I said they're no better than the rest, i.e. US, UA, AA, etc.. They're all in the same league. BY THE WAY I do happen to live in the U.S. and fly regularly on DL/US and I know what I'm talking about. I happen to be an American citizen so no i will not go back to Sweden because I dont' live there. I happen to be Swedish but that's besides the point.

I think its hilarious that you are so incredibly brainwashed that you think DL is a "good" airline. Its comical. Get with the picture man - DL is right alognside all the others. I refer to "American" carriers because American carriers are notorious for horrendous service, lack of meals being served on long routes etc etc etc. Plus, we can all relate to American carriers because most of us live in the U.S. If I were to refer to Chinese regional carriers, you'd have no clue what I was talking about, yet you'd still try to pull something out of your arse to make your "argument".

Go on and keep being loyal to DL - they need people like you. For the rest of us, we'd rather not fly DL unless its on that new 77L. End of story.
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:03 pm



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 26):
Are you having an argument with yourself??? Did you read what I wrote ??? Did I ever say that Delta is horrible? No, I didn't. I said they're no better than the rest, i.e. US, UA, AA, etc.. They're all in the same league. BY THE WAY I do happen to live in the U.S. and fly regularly on DL/US and I know what I'm talking about. I happen to be an American citizen so no i will not go back to Sweden because I dont' live there. I happen to be Swedish but that's besides the point.

I think its hilarious that you are so incredibly brainwashed that you think DL is a "good" airline. Its comical. Get with the picture man - DL is right alognside all the others. I refer to "American" carriers because American carriers are notorious for horrendous service, lack of meals being served on long routes etc etc etc. Plus, we can all relate to American carriers because most of us live in the U.S. If I were to refer to Chinese regional carriers, you'd have no clue what I was talking about, yet you'd still try to pull something out of your arse to make your "argument".

Go on and keep being loyal to DL - they need people like you. For the rest of us, we'd rather not fly DL unless its on that new 77L. End of story.

WOW!
The reference to Chinese regional carriers was really proving your worthless argument here. If DL is just like every other U.S. carrier and the service is 'horrendous, with no meals," why do you still fly them? You will not be getting on a 77L with them unless you are going to India. Therefore, you have no reason to fly DL. Let's stick to that and hope that the good folks at DL do not receive your business in the future. Fly Southwest, Airtran, or Skybus and then complain about lack of meals, etc......
My definition of a "good" airline is one that gives me options of places to travel to. They have comfortable and modern airplanes with a healthy safety record. They will not only get me from point a to point b, but they will do so with some comfortable amenities (decent magazine with fun crosswords, comfortable seats, entertainment/ptv's, and quality terminals). So, to answer your question, DL is a "good" airline in MY opinion and the thousands of other loyal customers that fly them. Just stick to Skybus man and leave us loyal DL folks alone.
 
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:51 pm



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 26):
i will not go back to Sweden because I dont' live there. I happen to be Swedish but that's besides the point.

This is one thing that ticks me... A.net members who have the wrong flag next to their screenname... Perhaps if you put the American flag next to your name it would clear things up a great deal for those of us that read your comments about American carriers. Personally, I thought you were a Swede who never visits the US and has little experience on US airlines.
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Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:23 pm



Quoting Evan767 (Reply 28):
This is one thing that ticks me... A.net members who have the wrong flag next to their screenname... Perhaps if you put the American flag next to your name it would clear things up a great deal for those of us that read your comments about American carriers. Personally, I thought you were a Swede who never visits the US and has little experience on US airlines.

Don't let it annoy you too much mate - "From" can be defined many different ways. I happen to be 100% swedish, so I put my national flag as where I'm from. I do happen to live in the United States and have lived here for 10 years, so that is why I have a good deal of experience on U.S. carriers. I have changed it for you though, considering it bothered you so much.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
If DL is just like every other U.S. carrier and the service is 'horrendous, with no meals," why do you still fly them?

I try to avoid DL and I've successfully done so for a couple years now. I used to fly them a lot but have not done so since because I had a bad experience. The alternatives are not often so vast when you're going between two specific pair cities that don't include LAX and JFK.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
Fly Southwest, Airtran, or Skybus and then complain about lack of meals, etc......

I have flown Southwest and Airtran and both are far superior to the likes of Delta.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
My definition of a "good" airline is

Everyone has their own definition in my opinion, because it is based upon past experience, preferred class of travel and lots of other factors. Someone that is based out of Philadelphia and flies US Airways once every 3 years may think US is a great airline because everytime they've gone, they've had a good trip. Someone that flies US 3 times a week though will realize that US is a horrible airline. Everyone has a different opinion/definition and in the end it doesn't matter what others think - it only matters what you think because you're the one flying!!! If I could fly BA or CX from SFO-PHL, trust me, I would. I don't have much of a choice SFO-PHL as only UA and US runs it nonstop - and neither one of those airlines are winning any awards anytime soon.

I rest my case.
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:09 am



Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 29):
Don't let it annoy you too much mate - "From" can be defined many different ways. I happen to be 100% swedish, so I put my national flag as where I'm from. I do happen to live in the United States and have lived here for 10 years, so that is why I have a good deal of experience on U.S. carriers. I have changed it for you though, considering it bothered you so much.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
If DL is just like every other U.S. carrier and the service is 'horrendous, with no meals," why do you still fly them?

I try to avoid DL and I've successfully done so for a couple years now. I used to fly them a lot but have not done so since because I had a bad experience. The alternatives are not often so vast when you're going between two specific pair cities that don't include LAX and JFK.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
Fly Southwest, Airtran, or Skybus and then complain about lack of meals, etc......

I have flown Southwest and Airtran and both are far superior to the likes of Delta.

Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 27):
My definition of a "good" airline is

Everyone has their own definition in my opinion, because it is based upon past experience, preferred class of travel and lots of other factors. Someone that is based out of Philadelphia and flies US Airways once every 3 years may think US is a great airline because everytime they've gone, they've had a good trip. Someone that flies US 3 times a week though will realize that US is a horrible airline. Everyone has a different opinion/definition and in the end it doesn't matter what others think - it only matters what you think because you're the one flying!!! If I could fly BA or CX from SFO-PHL, trust me, I would. I don't have much of a choice SFO-PHL as only UA and US runs it nonstop - and neither one of those airlines are winning any awards anytime soon.

I rest my case.

The proud U.S. citizens on airliners.net find the plantiff (viking) guilty of being a hater of U.S. legacy carriers. His charge is permanent seats in the lavatory of a SWA 737-300 between PHL and SIN (what a great ride that would be, huh?). Lighten up man. The point of this particular thread was about the proud day for DL employees and loyal supporters. If you hate them so much, why did you even open up this thread in the first place? Open up another thread about your negative experiences with DL, etc and let others like yourself respond and wine to that particular complaint.
 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:20 am

Nice TR with plenty of pics.

The close up of that ramper in LAX looks eerily similar to my uncle.  eek   eyepopping 
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:56 pm



Quoting Jkj777 (Reply 30):
His charge is permanent seats in the lavatory of a SWA 737-300 between PHL and SIN (what a great ride that would be, huh?)

I think I'd prefer flying economy on a Delta flight - LOL. That was a good one -made me laugh.
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RE: DL 101 LAX To ATL Return Flight 77L

Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:21 pm

These pictures of Delta 777 are super! I enjoyed them very much.
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