catholic2006
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That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:21 am

Okay, I haven't posted here in a good two years or so, so let's see if I still remember how to do this:

My family and I went to New Orleans for my dad's fraternity reunion. We flew Delta.

We departed from BWI from gate D6 I think on a MD-88 from BWI to ATL at 10ish am.
This was a very turbulent flight and I felt like our plane dropped a good couple hundred feet and it was pretty freaky and if any of you remember me (which I doubt), you'll know that I hate turbulence and I am not huge fan of flying (but I do love watching planes take off and land and looking at pictures of airplanes, travel iteneraries, etc.)

I didn't want anything to drink, but they served coke products which is a bonus  Wink

The crew was pretty friendly, and the pilot was pretty humorous about the turbulence, but this was by far the worst (even moreso than my one Southwest flight from CLE many a year ago).

At ATL, our flight was cancelled and we got bumped to another flight 5 hours later. While I was looking for one of the smoking lounges, I got stopped by some guy thinking it was a security check because he was asking age, trying to verify that I was flying Delta (as if I couldn't be at that terminal) and was very intimidating and he took my coat, said he was giving me a bag, put my coat in the bag, and made me fill out this paper which I found out was a credit card application so I acted like I didn't know my SSN then he tried to make me feel guilty.

Our flight to new orleans was on a Boeing 757 which my little brother was convinced was a 777 from looking at the pictures in the magazines (litte kids. . .) and we were in the second row right after first class which was kinda annoying, but this flight was very smooth and uneventful which I much prefer and I continued to read the book about Catholicism that I was reading (I was on an excellent part about Mary and her importance to Christians).

Our flight home (11/17/08) was from New Orleans to Cincinnati on an ERJ which I didn't realize flew at sucha high altitude (although I've flown a few in the past), but was astonished at how high up we were. My little brother thought the flight attendant was kinda mean, but I really didn't care much, I was too busy reading my Roman Missal of 1962 (Extraordinary Form of the Mass, or Tridentine Latin Mass). I did have a coke this time. This was quite a long flight, but was pretty smooth.

At Cincinnati we were on a Boeing 737 which departed at around 7something (I was so perplexed by the huge 777 on it's way to Frankfurt and was at the gate watching as the last few passengers made their ways onto the plane. I was trying to see if I noticed any German being spoken.

The 737 was really nice. It had personal TV's and I just had the interactive map on the whole time, and continued to read my Missal and some novena books I had purchased in New Orleans. We got back to Baltimore around 9 something (and I saw my school, Peabody Conservatory as we were flying over downtown).

My only complaint was really the turbulence, but I haven't posted here in so long nor have I read a trip report in aeons so I am not nearly as attentive to things while flying as I was before. I was more into my books and just wanting the trip to be over ASAP because I'm not a fan of New Orleans nor did I really want to be there.

I'll take any specific questions you have though.

There were lots of people standing by at the flight from ATL to MSY and it made me kinda nervous.
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JKJ777
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:04 am

DL has not flown the 777 from CVG-FRA in quite some time now. Sure it was not a 767-300?
 
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:21 am



Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
(I was so perplexed by the huge 777 on it's way to Frankfurt and was at the gate watching as the last few passengers made their ways onto the plane. I was trying to see if I noticed any German being spoken.



Quoting JKJ777 (Reply 1):
DL has not flown the 777 from CVG-FRA in quite some time now. Sure it was not a 767-300?

Hmm, ACARS shows that DL used N196DN (763) on DL48 on the 11/17/08.
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catholic2006
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:28 am

I dunno, it was a huge plane. I'm thinking it was a 777. I was looking right out the window at it! The wingspan was crazy huge.
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:36 am



Quoting Catholic2006 (Reply 3):
I dunno, it was a huge plane. I'm thinking it was a 777. I was looking right out the window at it! The wingspan was crazy huge.

Well, did you see the 777 at CVG on the 17th of Nov?? Then it was an 767 because ACARS show that N196DN operated that flight which is an 763
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:32 am



Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
My only complaint was really the turbulence

The title of the thread implies something negative about DL or their service yet by your own admission, the overall experience was fine other than the weather. Maybe one day the airlines will be able to control the weather. Reminds me of my early days in Res when I got yelled at because DL cancelled a flight to Cleveland during a blizzard. You just can win sometimes.
 
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:42 am



Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
While I was looking for one of the smoking lounges, I got stopped by some guy thinking it was a security check because he was asking age, trying to verify that I was flying Delta (as if I couldn't be at that terminal) and was very intimidating and he took my coat, said he was giving me a bag, put my coat in the bag, and made me fill out this paper which I found out was a credit card application so I acted like I didn't know my SSN then he tried to make me feel guilty.

What is going on here?????
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davescj
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:20 am

Interesting TR. Hope to see you posting again soon.

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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:38 pm



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 8):
What is going on here?????

Reps trying to sign up people for the Amex/SkyMiles co-brand. They're at all hubs.
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:57 pm

I'd write a letter about the Delta guy at ATL. What he's doing gives Delta a bad image in the hundreds of people he's pestered.

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RE: That Darn Delta:

Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:27 am



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 11):
I'd write a letter about the Delta guy at ATL. What he's doing gives Delta a bad image in the hundreds of people he's pestered.

Those kinds of people are in every hub for just about every airline.
 
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:42 am



Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 11):
I'd write a letter about the Delta guy at ATL. What he's doing gives Delta a bad image in the hundreds of people he's pestered.

He's not a DL guy rather an AMEX guy. DL has no control over him but I'll agree that his method seems a bit tacky, pushy, and downright rude. Since he is in a DL concourse and is promoting a DL-AMEX co-branded card, I can see where people might think he is a "Delta guy" or employee. A letter actually might cause DL to excercise some influence with AMEX to prevent this type of sales pitch in future.
 
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:30 am



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Reps trying to sign up people for the Amex/SkyMiles co-brand. They're at all hubs.

and very annoying...........I swear I got asked atleast 7 times on my last ATL flight.....3 by the same guy!!......."Are you 18" "no" "are you sure" "No I'm 85...........yes I'm sure!!!"
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:03 am



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 17):
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Reps trying to sign up people for the Amex/SkyMiles co-brand. They're at all hubs

I love it when I get off a non-rev flight and someone is hawking a credit card telling me how I can earn free travel.
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RE: That Darn Delta:

Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:52 pm

You should probably stick to ground transportation. Come back to air travel when you're ready.


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