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JFK-SEA On Delta Tons Of PIX!

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Background:
My college roomate from Syracuse University recently moved out to Seattle after getting a job with Boeing. He is an aerospace engineer and is currently working on the production line for the VERY VERY DELAYED 787. I’ve been meaning to go visit him for a while so I finally decided to just do it. I found two cheap one way tickets on Delta and Continental.
I left work early on Thursday afternoon and hopped on the A train in lower Manhattan.

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Canal Street Station on the A train


I took the A train all the way out to Howard Beach and connected to the Air Train. This is an incredibly easy and inexpensive way to get from the city to JFK. I would never take a cab in a million years. I arrived at the Air Train at around 2:30.

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Arriving at the Howard Beach/JFK Station

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An A train leaving Howard Beach and heading out to the Rockaways

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On the Air Train

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View from the Air train of Delta Planes at Terminal 2

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The old Pan Am Worldport, Now Terminal 3 for Delta


My flight wasn’t until 4:40 but of course I wanted some time to take pictures and wander around Delta’s terminals 2/3. I arrived at terminal 3 to check in. This is the old PAN AM Worldport and I think it a truly remarkable structure. Now alot of people complain and say its dingy and old and outdated. I still love it and I think that its a really cool place to explore. The gates are all over the place and tucked away in weird spots which makes for a little adventure instead of the generic concourse where all the gates are in a straight line B1-30. BORINGGGG. You want orderly lines of gates then go to ATL or IAD. One thing I will say about the Delta facilities that is bad is that the check-in area is way too small. At 3pm on a Thursday afternoon you have hundreds of people checking in for flights to everywhere from Dakar to Buffalo. The terminals simply cannot handle the traffic and thus the lines are really long. I used the self check in to print my boarding pass. Then I got on line to check my bag. After doing so, which took a while, I was told my an agent that the line for security was too long and that I should go to terminal 2 to go through secuirty. He pointed to a door and i followed. I had to walk outside along the street through heavy traffic. For those of you who have been to JFK you will know that getting from terminal to terminal on foot is nearly impossible. I made it in one piece and got through security in about 30 minutes. It was extremely hot in terminal 2 so that was annoying.

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Self Check-In area of Terminal 3


Once inside I made my way back to terminal 3 via the passageway accross the tarmac. Terminal 3 was packed with people and tons of international flights getting ready to leave. Also they were using 31L for departures and arrivals so I was able to get some pictures alongside the runway as planes landed and departed. Below are some pictures from inside terminal 3.

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Virgin Atlantic A-346 and a Delta 772LR in the background

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Habitat for hummanity plane pulls into terminal 3 to join the rest of the Delta flights getting ready to cross the pond

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Delta 752 to FRA

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Aer Lingus A-333 arriving from Shannon.

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AA AB6 departing for somewhere in the Carribean im sure.

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DL 738 in new colors with winglets landing on 31L

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Arriving delta and departing UAL

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UAL 752 off to LAX

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love this livery!

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Egypt Air 772 with the JFK control tower

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this delta 763 is heading to Paris.

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Habitat For Hummanity plane is boarding for Rome.

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Another VS A-346 to LHR

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Delta 763LR to Dakar


At around 4:15 I made my way back to terminal 2 and my flight to Seattle had already started boarding. I snapped a few more pictures from Terminal 2 and terminal 1 accross the tarmac and made my way over to gate 29.

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The first of many Lufthansa departures from JFK. This A-343 is headed to Frankfurt.

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Turkish A-343 getting ready to head back to Istanbul

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Delta 752 to LAX

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My plane to Seattle!

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Gate 29 in Terminal 2


They were doing some zone nonsense but I ignored that and just got on even though my zone had yet to be called. Nobody said anything. The inside of the 737-800 with winglets was cool and comfy. Really nice modern cabin. Im glad I got one of the upgraded Delta planes.

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Economy Cabin of my aircraft.

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PTV


The flight was completely full. I settled in my seat and the captain came on and announced our flight time at 5 hours and 49 minutes. We were ready to push a few minutes early but we had to wait for flights to San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to push before us. This was annoying. Since we were closest to the fence at the back of the ramp we were last to go. This delayed us about 20 minutes. We finally push and began our crawl to 31L. I could see there were alot of planes in front of us but they were using 22L for departures as well so I assumed this would speed things up. It DID NOT. Captain came on a few minutes later and said we were number 27 to take off. We werent airborne for another 75 minutes.

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Olympic Air getting ready to head back to Athens. This flight was very delayed!

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some planes at terminal 1 while we taxied out to 31L

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Obvioulsy JFK is Delta's Hub.

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Long queue for 31L departures. I counted 17 planes behind us!

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At around 6:25 we rocketed off 31L. This was one of the most powerful, loud, fast and longest take-offs I can ever remember. It was fun! We did the classic Howard Beach Climb out over Queens and Brooklyn and then turned back northwest and headed off to Seattle.

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BEGGINING OUR TAKEOFF ROLL

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Thundering Take-off from 31L...

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Howard Beach Climb

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Shortly after the pilot came on and announced our routing. Then the flight attendants began their first service. A free round of snacks, cookies, crackers, peanuts, followed by the Buy-On –Board menu options. I bought a chicken pesto sandwhich for $8 and it was very good. I settled back into my seat for the cross country flight. Im glad I brought my personal DVD player because much of the IFE system was not working during the flight. I beleive only live TV worked but none of the movies or HBO on demand worked. Oh well. Flight was uneventful. About an hour before landing the crew did another full service. I grabbed some free snacks and another soda and enjoyed the very long descent into Seattle. We arrived about 30 minutes late. Not so bad because they factor in alot of ground delay time at JFK so the flight time is padded.

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Snack for free and the sandwich i bought

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Night has fallen as we make our way across the midwest...

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shot of the dark cabin somewhere over north dakota

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second snack and drink service

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felt like we were over montana forever!


I had a great time in Seattle! Unfortunately due to the ongoing strike at Boeing everything is closed so I couldn’t go inside the factory or museum. BOOOOO. Other than that I had a great trip.

A report from SEA- EWR on Continental will follow soon.

THANKS FOR READING!! PLEASE COMMENT!!
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:48 pm

First of all Great report.

The check in issue at T-3 has been a problem since before the extra 9-11 security measures, it's just too small an area. I agree about all the cool little nooks and corners of T-3, T-3 is my favorite at JFK. I never understood the fascination of T-5, I always thought T-3 was more historical. The interior of the 737-800 looks nice.

BTW..

Seattle is one of my favorite places, the wind, rain and clouds seem to agree with me. As does the music scene.
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:44 pm

Nice report! I love JFK because of the different types of aircraft you get to see while you are there. I also had forgotten that Delta added PTV's on their 738's - when did that happen? Was there a fee?

Good work!
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:29 pm



Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 2):
I also had forgotten that Delta added PTV's on their 738's - when did that happen? Was there a fee?

I think they started doing it at the beginning of last year on all of their transcon 737-800's. And its completely free!!
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:51 pm



Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
They were doing some zone nonsense but I ignored that and just got on even though my zone had yet to be called. Nobody said anything.

Oh, so YOU are one of those butt-heads that screws up an otherwise orderly boarding system.
People like you were talked about quite vehemently in another thread regarding Northwest's horrific policy of "everyone get on the plane as fast as you can."
The NW agents in that thread said that it was because of people, SUCH AS YOURSELF, that they had to abandon anything even remotely resembling a pleasant boarding process.

Good to know.
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:17 pm



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
Oh, so YOU are one of those butt-heads that screws up an otherwise orderly boarding system.
People like you were talked about quite vehemently in another thread regarding Northwest's horrific policy of "everyone get on the plane as fast as you can."
The NW agents in that thread said that it was because of people, SUCH AS YOURSELF, that they had to abandon anything even remotely resembling a pleasant boarding process.

Good to know.

relax there buddy. i just wanted to get on first to take a pic of the empty cabin. No need to get so upset, Boarding is chaotic no matter how you do it.
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:56 pm



Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 5):
relax there buddy. i just wanted to get on first to take a pic of the empty cabin. No need to get so upset, Boarding is chaotic no matter how you do it.

That's why there are rules in place - to avoid the chaos. Big thumbs down to that Delta gate agent.

Was real nice seeing DL gate agents in ATL and ONT this past weekend sending those who tried to board when their zone wasn't called to the back of the line.

Other than boarding early though, not a bad report.
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:21 pm

Please do not turn this into a thread about scolding me for boarding out of turn. I worked very hard to put together this trip report for your enjoyment so please do not go off on a side track about my boarding out of turn. I already stated that I boarded when I did so I could get on the plane first and take a picture of the cabin. As a fellow aviation enthusiast you should understand where im coming from and not get so hung up on my boarding habbits!

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Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 5):
No need to get so upset, Boarding is chaotic no matter how you do it.

I find CO agents do a great job controlling the boarding process, I agree with the previous poster who singled NWA out for criticism vis a vis the boarding process. My Wife and I flew NWA for the first (probably last) time HNL-MSP back in August, it was total chaos. Just mobs of people pushing onto the jetway, it was nuts.

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 7):
I already stated that I boarded when I did so I could get on the plane first and take a picture of the cabin. As a fellow aviation enthusiast you should understand where im coming from and not get so hung up on my boarding habbits!

Not to nit pick, but instead of trying to be the first on to get an empty cabin shot you could have waited to be the last off in Seattle.
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:29 pm



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
Other than boarding early though, not a bad report.

Get over yourself ASAP

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 5):
relax there buddy. i just wanted to get on first to take a pic of the empty cabin. No need to get so upset, Boarding is chaotic no matter how you do it.

People who get upset of menial things like this generally have high blood pressure and die young of heart problems.
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:29 pm

Great report.
I did SEA-JFK [-SNN] last October, and really enjoyed Delta. I got on a reconfigured Song plane, but IFE was acting up, and the only thing I really used was the trivia, whaich was great, especially seeing as the guy two rows ahead of me was leading, and I just mostly copied his stuff!

Looking forward to the return.
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Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:22 am

Great TR! I loved the pictures too! especially during the takeoff as I could easily feel the power! However I wanted to know what tail number you were on going there?
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Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:18 am



Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
Terminal 3 was packed with people and tons of international flights getting ready to leave.

This is one of the main reasons I love air travel--walking around airports and seeing planes and people going to all corners of the earth. That's a thrill that even the TSA can't take away from the air travel experience (though I think they try really hard).

Anyhoo, thanks for an enjoyable report!!
 
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Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:14 am

Great report, enjoyed the read very much & looking forward to the second part. Loved your pic's as well - looking at the take off line up pic, it looks like planes keep it tight when inline with eachother.


Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
The gates are all over the place and tucked away in weird spots which makes for a little adventure instead of the generic concourse where all the gates are in a straight line B1-30. BORINGGGG. You want orderly lines of gates then go to ATL or IAD.

Haha - good point. I fly out of ATL and I agree, its a boring airport. Lots of traffic to look at though.

Quoting EISHN (Reply 10):
Great report.
I did SEA-JFK [-SNN] last October, and really enjoyed Delta. I got on a reconfigured Song plane, but IFE was acting up, and the only thing I really used was the trivia, whaich was great, especially seeing as the guy two rows ahead of me was leading, and I just mostly copied his stuff!

Looking forward to the return.

Haha - I need to remember this the next time I play trivia.
 
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Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:20 am



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
Was real nice seeing DL gate agents in ATL and ONT this past weekend sending those who tried to board when their zone wasn't called to the back of the line.

I've never seen this happen. BA doesn't even give priority boarding to F and J pax, so forgive me if I'm not overly concerned.

Great report, btw!

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Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Reply 7):
As a fellow aviation enthusiast you should understand where im coming from and not get so hung up on my boarding habbits!

Shouldn’t you, an aviation enthusiast, understand why boarding procedures are in place?

Perhaps if the rest of your flight did this, for the same reason, it is why you did not push before the SAN and SFO flights. Unlikely, but if it is ok for you to do it, why not the rest of the flight…and because of it, delay the flight.

Nice trip report though, pretty impressive to get the Habitat plane and the only 738 in the new scheme!
 
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Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:44 pm

Great Trip Report!

Interesting that on the website display for this flight, it specifies "737-800 (winglets)".
I wonder how many regular (non-av) people look at that and thik . "huh?" .. LOL

Quoting C767P (Reply 15):
Shouldn’t you, an aviation enthusiast, understand why boarding procedures are in place?

You know what? Enough of the moronic comments and whining about such a minor thing. This guy put alot of work in getting his Trip Report put together and posted, so ease up a bit. It amazes me how b*tchy some of these A.Net queens can get!  sarcastic 

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Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:16 pm

Thank you for the trip report! I love Delta but am no fan of their terminals at JFK and your trip report really captures why!
 
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Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:24 am

Very nice trip report and glad you enjoyed Delta.

The IFE/PTV's have been having some hiccups and DL is currently working with Panasonic to update the soft/hardware to help mitigate a lot of the issues that people are facing today.
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Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:21 pm



Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 16):
ou know what? Enough of the moronic comments and whining about such a minor thing. This guy put alot of work in getting his Trip Report put together and posted, so ease up a bit.

I appreciate the time and effort that goes into a TR like this, it was well done. I just think that those of us who like the industry enough to take the time to do this should be trying to help the airline(s) and do their part as a passenger; not potentially be part of the problem.
 
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Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 16):
JFKALLTHEWAY: Ignore them

You don't need to remind him - he obviously already ignores whatever he doesn't like:

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
They were doing some zone nonsense but I ignored that and just got on even though my zone had yet to be called.

It's this sort of "the rules don't apply to me" mentality that has rightly earned him the ire of some posters here.
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Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:13 pm

Nice report, and appreciate the pictures. What else did DL offer for BOB food choices? Add me to the (friendly) list of people who dis-agree with the decision to board out-of-turn. What if everybody else on the plane chose to do the same thing?
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Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:00 am

what a bunch of cry babies on this website. Jesus christ why dont you people complain about something legitimate like people carrying on gigantic suitcases that dont fit in the overhead bins and have to be checked which delays the flight. Or the people that dont know how to get out of the aisle when they board and delay everyone else getting on. Or the people that dont take their seats when the plane is ready to pushback. Or the people that walk around when the seatbelt sign is on. Or the people that get up to use the bathroom during taxi for take-off. Or the people that cant get to the gate on time and we all have to wait while the gate attendants page you.
 
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Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:28 pm

We do.  Wink
Very eloquent reply, by the way.  Yeah sure
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:47 pm



Quoting UAPremierGuy (Reply 21):
Nice report, and appreciate the pictures. What else did DL offer for BOB food choices? Add me to the (friendly) list of people who dis-agree with the decision to board out-of-turn. What if everybody else on the plane chose to do the same thing?

Exactly I couldn't agree more! People actually pay for F Class tickets so that they don't have too board with the main cabin and of course they receive other benefits as well. I personally can't stand all the pushing by other passengers if boarding is only called for First Class or Elite flyers. I have seen on my last US Domestic flight with US Airways that people had to go out of the boarding line because they were not in Zone 1 and I found that to be good otherwise the airline doesn't need rules for boarding in the first place.
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:15 am

Although I am instigating this silly fight among a bunch of computer, aviation nerds with nothing better to do than read a typed-up synopsis of what a passenger did on a typical flight many of us have likely encountered before and how their experience was, I have to say that this argument needs to end. I was expecting it not to pop up again after the fifth post, but you all feel the need to bring up petty issues like this time and time again after they have already been resolved on this site.

With that said, many of us do appreciate the time and effort put into this detailed report JFKALLTHEWAY. Afterall, the antagonists in this quarrel did have to read every word of your report to even catch the brief line indicating you had boarded out of zone. And yet, your response two posts above this one was also out of touch.

Many of you guys honestly need to get a life. I know people tell you this repetitively but this example is pure. It was a good argument that ended at the fifth post, and I'm sure the poster will never again dare do this sinful deed frowned upon by the commercial aviation God. I'm also sure that this post will be replied to atleast once before the moderators get to it, but I guarantee I have fueled this pathetic, aviation-geek fire even further.
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:57 am

Nice report, thank you. Even though we've all done it, (c'mon, honestly, you know you have...  Wink) I wouldn't have mentioned the boarding thing....
 
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:08 pm

Great trip report! and, for what it is worth, the Northwest boarding process goes quicker from this travelers experience. So, ignore the zone police.
 
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:31 pm

Hi there,

Nice report and pictures, enjoyed, thanks.

Still a shame that you have to buy food on a flight of this length, however, thats the way things are these days!

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:07 am

Nice pictures, I enjoyed looking at them as always.
I recently flew Delta on a transatlantic trip from JFK to BRU and I must say I did find the Delta terminal to be too crowded, I agree. It took me over one hour to check in, but fortunately it didn't take me too long to clear the security. My flight to BRU departed at 720PM, I was at Terminal 3 already at 4 O'Clock so I still had enough time to make it to my flight, but not too much time for spotting around. But that doesn't necessarily mean I won't fly Delta again, I would do so with pleasure but I know now I have to plan to get to JFK at least three hours before scheduled departure time. I would rather arrive earlier than I have to, instead of being stressed, I would rather wait instead of stressing. When I fly American, two hours is enough for me because with my Gold elite status I can bypass the long lines even if I fly economy class, but with Delta I have no Elite status. I like Delta, American and Delta are my two favorites in the United States.
Yes this terminal has not changed since Pan Am passed away in 1991. I had not seen that terminal in 20 years time and it is still the same except of course Delta replacing Pan Am needless to say.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 28):
Still a shame that you have to buy food on a flight of this length, however, thats the way things are these days!

Same with American.

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:50 pm

Hmmm....nice trip report, but I have to join the others in frowning at your disdain for the boarding policy, regardless of whenther it is a good policy or not.

The whole point of rules / policies is to give control of a potentailly out of control situation. Just becuse we don't like them, doesn't mean we can choose to ignore them when we like, even if we view it a trivial.

I personally don't like the zone boarding....from a passenger point of view, we will all get on regardless of when we board...but I do from a air crew and passenger management point of view, so I obey the zone calls with a frown.

But hey, no bad, enjoyed the read and the photos....so on we go  Smile
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Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
People who get upset of menial things like this generally have high blood pressure and die young of heart problems.

You don't understand. It's a curse on those of us who these otherwise petty things actually bother. I paid extra to ride in Business Class on Amtrak today, and had to get over myself when another BC passenger ran into someone he knew and brought him back to an empty seat. For some of us, it takes a little coaching to get over it, because basically they make you out as the schmuck who actually paid extra and did what they were supposed to.

Having said that, I am really surprised at the focus of his early boarding in this thread. He probably didn't impact boarding one iota - apparently no one even noticed he was out of sequence - so I think we can probably get over it.

Just don't sit in an empty BC seat!  Smile

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:35 pm

That was really fun to read! Its almost a 6 hour flight and you only got 2 free snacks and had to pay $8 for a sandwich? Is it just me or is this not a lot? Its not much longer to go to Dublin from JFK and they give you a free meal.
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Quoting JFKMan (Reply 32):
That was really fun to read! Its almost a 6 hour flight and you only got 2 free snacks and had to pay $8 for a sandwich? Is it just me or is this not a lot? Its not much longer to go to Dublin from JFK and they give you a free meal.

No free meals in coach on any domestic flight in the US no matter how long the flight. Except continental but they dont even serve full meals anymore its just a snack really.
 
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Quoting Jfkalltheway (Reply 22):
what a bunch of cry babies on this website. Jesus christ why dont you people complain about something legitimate like people carrying on gigantic suitcases that dont fit in the overhead bins and have to be checked which delays the flight. Or the people that dont know how to get out of the aisle when they board and delay everyone else getting on. Or the people that dont take their seats when the plane is ready to pushback. Or the people that walk around when the seatbelt sign is on. Or the people that get up to use the bathroom during taxi for take-off. Or the people that cant get to the gate on time and we all have to wait while the gate attendants page you.

Well, now they've had their say, and so have you. Your post isn't any more pleasant to read.
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Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 34):
Well, now they've had their say, and so have you. Your post isn't any more pleasant to read.

thanks for another enlightening comment.
 
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Quoting Davescj (Reply 14):
I've never seen this happen. BA doesn't even give priority boarding to F and J pax, so forgive me if I'm not overly concerned.

It depends on which station you are travelling from and how busy the flight is. While priority borarding remains part of the product description - and it has recently come back onto ba.com and the product descpription for J - you should remind the gate agents that it is advertised as part of the product you have purchased.

BA also advertises priority boarding is available to all Silver and Gold Exec cardholders and Ive lost count of the times Ive had to point this out to BA gate agents. Once you've reminded then they are normally pretty good about it and let you on.
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Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:20 pm

So much hate in that thread. Some people have way to little to worry about.
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TOO true. I agree - just can't let certain comments go without rebuttal.
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Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
An A train leaving Howard Beach and heading out to the Rockaways

I used to take this train almost everyday R/T from the city/Brooklyn to Far Rockaway. I usually chose this mode of transportation, especially back in the Concorde days.

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
Delta 752 to FRA

I love this gate shot!

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
this delta 763 is heading to Paris.

I wish the 767 I came back to JFK on from Paris had this livery!

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
The inside of the 737-800 with winglets was cool and comfy.

This is a very nice cabin. I really love DL 737s/738s.

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
We were ready to push a few minutes early but we had to wait for flights to San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to push before us. This was annoying.

That's JFK rush hour for you.

Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
THANKS FOR READING!! PLEASE COMMENT!!

Thanks for sharing this excellent TR!

Cheers,
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Quoting Carlisle (Reply 39):
Thanks for sharing this excellent TR!

Thanks for the kind words, Jeremy. I appreciate them.
 
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Quoting JFKALLTHEWAY (Thread starter):
shot of the dark cabin somewhere over north dakota

Just to be nit-picky according to your route you didn't fly over the cold land that I call home  Wink

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
Oh, so YOU are one of those butt-heads that screws up an otherwise orderly boarding system.
People like you were talked about quite vehemently in another thread regarding Northwest's horrific policy of "everyone get on the plane as fast as you can."
The NW agents in that thread said that it was because of people, SUCH AS YOURSELF, that they had to abandon anything even remotely resembling a pleasant boarding process.

Nothing really changed since even when they were calling by rows everyone boarded...
 
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Quoting Jfkalltheway (Reply 40):
I appreciate them.

You are most welcome!

Have a pleasant rest of the weekend.
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Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:30 am

Nice Trip Report. Shame about the Boeing factory, real shame! I have only been to JFK once and the queue for take off was about as long as yours....I am not sure if I would like it regularly, but as a one off it was brilliant - loads of planes to see out of the window  Smile
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Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:37 pm

Thanks for sharing. Great pics!

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Aer Lingus A-333 arriving from Shannon.

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