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by deltaguy767
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 69555

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Do you know if there has been any change to the tax situation yet? I can't recall hearing anything specific in the news, but not all policy changes get covered in detail. Nada, but frankly haven't been watching. I'm sure there are quite a few folks on a.net that will know (and likely say something)...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 438
Views: 69555

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Some strange action with one of the 717-200s, N980AT. Took off on the 13th as the first flight of the day from OKC to ATL as DL1708 and diverted to MSY as it was at 33,000 over Huntsville, AL. Going to guess this was due to early morning fog/weather at ATL with such a far diversion to MSY but not s...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Day trip to deep South America?
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: Day trip to deep South America?

It's common for non-rev travelers in the US to do daytrips to EZE/SCL. I've done SCL myself a few years ago, of course J was wide open so it was easier to justify for the overnight flights given the lieflat.

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by deltaguy767
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99024

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

Any news on the A321 NEO? Likely won't be on property until early 2023 now. Really? The plan outlined in the last annual report showed 1 for 2020, 41 in 2021, and 40 more in 2020. (And yes, that's separate from the 321ceos that were to finish with 31 units in 2020.) The 3Q20 10-Q has as an attachme...

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by deltaguy767
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 152687

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Yes, it's the prototype aircraft. Details from earlier post below: I take it this will be the only 763 to get the retrofit since they’ll be retired in 5 years? That's my assumption as well but haven't heard anything definitive in either direction. I think the plan is still for a portion to go throu...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 152687

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

The one A339 stored at BHM will be headed to LAX tomorrow to reenter service. N401DZ as DL9961. Furthermore, N830MH, a B764 in the old configuration, will be headed to ATL on Friday as DL9962. Will be curious to see what they do with that one, as the other 764 that left BHM went to CAN for what I p...

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by deltaguy767
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 388636

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I agree. My earlier post was more of an out loud wondering if there will be a wave. The Officer & Director window for retirements/early-outs closed on Friday evening. The rescission period goes into this week, not sure on the exact cut-off, but target departures are 9/1 with some kicking out an...

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by deltaguy767
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 388636

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

One separation isn't indicative of a wave. I agree. My earlier post was more of an out loud wondering if there will be a wave. The Officer & Director window for retirements/early-outs closed on Friday evening. The rescission period goes into this week, not sure on the exact cut-off, but target ...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?
Replies: 26
Views: 5429

Re: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?

The A330ceo interiors are not that old, in fact the refurb program was completed in 2014/2015, so about 5-6 years and while not suites, are far more comfortable than the legacy 764 and 76W products. Even pre-COVID, there was not much of appetite to launch a cabin refurbish program for the A330ceos, ...

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by deltaguy767
Thu May 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 388636

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Rumors per APC about giving Boeing a "heads-up" about an announcement coming by next week. Could be related to any of the following: 1) Lease terminations / parking of the 717 fleet 2) Parking of the 777 fleet 3) Retirement of significant amount of 757/763 aircraft Per the video Ed had sa...

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by deltaguy767
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341487

Re: NYC Air traffic suspended ZNY

Ground stops have been purged and some departures from JFK/LGA/EWR are being released. ATC Command Center still formulating full action plan.

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by deltaguy767
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Business Class A359 vs. B767-300?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: DL Business Class A359 vs. B767-300?

Delta One in the A359s, A339s, B772s, B77Ls feature the Delta One Suite which offers a 'closed door' experience and is much more private versus the legacy B76W abd B764 Delta One product. From a comfort perspective, they are both lie-flats and offer about the same amount of legroom/width, all seats ...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring in Munich
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Transferring in Munich

I transferred from LX in T2 to DL in T1 and did not have to leave the secure area. At the end of the main concourse of T2 there is a station which has shuttle service to T1. I followed signs for the shuttle in T2 and then the signs to directing me to my gate in T1. I was able to pass through the She...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Upgrades on Delta
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: Free Upgrades on Delta

I believe they think so since the front cabins and Comfort + are relatively full of paying passengers, and every part of Delta needs to be fully revenue generating. Delta has also been the leader among legacy carriers in making changes to the frequent flyer program. But it devalues the loyalty of E...

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by deltaguy767
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 5734

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference/advantage to Clear vs TSA Pre Check? Clear members skip the ID check step of the TSA screening process, as they are identified at the Clear kiosk by giving their fingerprints or having their Iris' scanned. Once ID'd a Clear agent walks them to the X-r...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 26591

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I know a lot of people are going to say - how heartless of American. Well - unless you're sitting on the other side of the phone - you have no idea how many stories people make up to get what they want. One of the things I do for work is take customer calls. Some are 100% spot-on. Some - not so muc...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread
Replies: 72
Views: 11427

Re: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread

What irritates me the most is that we have enough revenue generation to become debt free very quickly. I feel that all the "shareholders" must have shareholdings in finances as well. It's insane, even at 1.9% interest, to take on debt when you don't have to. This statement shows a serious...

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by deltaguy767
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 7057

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

When I started a new job my travel accounts weren't established and I needed to have a colleague book my travel for me. He put me on LGA-IAD-PIT and PIT-BOS-LGA on a combination UA/US ticket back in 2013!

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5570

Re: Top ten US airports by operations June 2018

DL's upgauging strategy is likely contributing to the ORD catch up and passing of ATL. Would wager in seats or passenger counts ATL is still ahead of ORD.

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 4625

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

Looks like they're still running the Sermon South routes, so all of the flights departing NYC for the DC Metros and RDU are capped at 6,000ft (and 250k, obviously). Airlines don't have to accept the routing and altitude/speed cap, but it's one way they can get out sooner. Can you explain what a Ser...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 136119

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMCI/KSBD
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Busy day today (7/11) with the aforementioned A321 deliveries, an MD-90 (can't get the ship #) off to parking today, MCI-SBD

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KMCI/KSBD

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by deltaguy767
Wed May 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 10228

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Going to go with an offbeat pick...the MD-88!



Lots of fond memories scooting up and down the East Coast on the Mad Dog. Going to be a sad day when the McD T-Tails are gone for good...

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by deltaguy767
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Row of First Class on DL: Any Inconveniences?
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Last Row of First Class on DL: Any Inconveniences?

For a domestic flight, not really much of a difference in terms of seating position in F. Only potential issue is if there is a meal being served, the F/As generally go front to back when selecting orders so there is a possibility of your preferred choice running out by the time they get to you. Enj...

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by deltaguy767
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best New England airports to fly into
Replies: 20
Views: 2734

Re: Best New England airports to fly into

LCI laconia MVY Martha’s Vineyard ACK nantucket take an uber have lunch in Nantucket LKP lake placid 0B7 Sugarbush. Fly there and go add on a glider category to your newly minted private RKD rockland has a old TWA constellation on the field Or you could land at every single public use airport (all ...

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by deltaguy767
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best New England airports to fly into
Replies: 20
Views: 2734

Re: Best New England airports to fly into

Some suggestions:
KBAF: Joint civilian and ANG (F-15s base) with a nice restaurant on the field
KMVY / Katama: The two airports on Martha's Vineyard, both with airport restaurants
KSFM: Gateway to Kennebunkport and Southern Maine, restaurant on the field

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by deltaguy767
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Premium Economy Class
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Best Premium Economy Class

Flown AF W a few times on both the A388 and A333, solid product, only caveat is the seat does take a little getting used to in terms of setting an optimal sleeping position. For non SkyTeam elites, the SkyPriority benefit alone is worth it transiting via CDG.

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by deltaguy767
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to add BDL-BNA
Replies: 28
Views: 3703

Re: Rumor: DL to add BDL-BNA

DL does BDL-CLE, so it doesn't really surprise me that they'll want to do BNA, at the same time the plane can be rotated in BDL to NYC or MSP. Delta doesn't fly BDL-NYC. Last time they did it was on a 767 routed BDL-JFK-CDG in the 2000's. Believe DL used to run a 1x daily CR2 BDL-JFK to time with t...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 2525

Re: Times your flight was diverted

ORD-LGA DL E175: Diverted to PIT due to Mike Pence's plane overrunning Runway 22 at LGA. Crew eventually timed out so we were unable to fly back that evening, ended up getting the last room at the airport Hyatt and flew out the next morning DEN-LGA F9 A320: Diverted to ALB due to insufficient fuel t...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines still have hot towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 2453

Re: What airlines still have hot towels?

Had hot towel service on DL F from JFK-MIA-LGA prior to dinner this past weekend.

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 175236

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Apologies if this is noted somewhere else, but I had two trips on the DL A319s this weekend and there seems to be quite an issue with the new overhead bins. The bins will not fully open for folks to put in their overheads in the 'bookcase' like manner. Folks were holding down the bin door with one ...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 175236

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Apologies if this is noted somewhere else, but I had two trips on the DL A319s this weekend and there seems to be quite an issue with the new overhead bins. The bins will not fully open for folks to put in their overheads in the 'bookcase' like manner. Folks were holding down the bin door with one h...

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by deltaguy767
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Delta's 75S JFK-KEF weekly winter service questions

Echo the sentiment of Row 2 vs. 1, flew the 75S up front last year JFK-LAX and had a nice ride in 2A. Only drawback is you will need your seatmate to be accommodating in letting you out to use the lav, should the need arise, as there is no direct aisle access for the A & D seats.

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by deltaguy767
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus @ BDL
Replies: 25
Views: 5455

Re: Aer Lingus @ BDL

Is BDL a large enough airfield to be able to support an A330 should it ever warrant an upguage in equipment for summer months? Yes. BDL used to see quite a few wide bodies on domestic routes when the airlines had them. The airport also has the ability to handle the A380 if need be. Diversions from ...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London City Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: London City Airport

Only used LCY once on a last minute trip from MAD to London. Out of all the options BA to LCY was actually significantly cheaper versus other itineraries. Cannot beat the time from the plane to the DLR being <10 minutes and the location especially if one is headed to Canary Wharf or other downtown a...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Passenger willingness to pay for extras
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Airline Passenger willingness to pay for extras

Done, one question though, I was a bit unsure of what you meant by 'Personalizing your flight.' I presumed it to mean having a la carte pricing versus all in.

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by deltaguy767
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD
Replies: 52
Views: 9092

Re: Norwegian bookings are OPEN from SWF, BDL, PVD

The catchment area of BDL is roughly 2 million people. Looking at the number of people who travelled to Europe in total in 2016 (except for December), there was a total of 12.6 million Americans who travelled to Europe out of roughly 350 million Americans that make up the population, or 3.6% of the...

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by deltaguy767
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGA vs EWR question
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: LGA vs EWR question

Would only take Mass Transit if traveling light, the NYC Subway is not luggage friendly in the slightest. If that is the case, the transit time is effectively the same to LGA and EWR (~45-50 min) although with LGA you are including a bus, which could be difficult depending on LGA construction induce...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL IT Disruption
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: DL IT Disruption

According to DL's Twitter, problem now appears to be just isolated to JFK Ops.

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by deltaguy767
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL IT Disruption
Replies: 3
Views: 842

DL IT Disruption

An IT outage has brought DL flights to a halt this morning. Currently at JFK awaiting boarding to LAX. No timetable as to when the issue will be resolved.

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by deltaguy767
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR vs JFK vs LGA
Replies: 8
Views: 3695

Re: EWR vs JFK vs LGA

Interesting topic, since I live on the East side of Manhattan, not too far from the Midtown Tunnel, I generally prefer LGA and JFK over EWR. Since most of my travel is on the corporate dime, I mostly use Uber or a Taxi to get to the airport. As the subways are not luggage friendly, I usually pony up...

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by deltaguy767
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 126265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Not sure if this is the right thread to pose this question, but figure I'll have the best shot of getting an answer here. Is there a plan to refurbish the CRJ-200's at all? Have been flying on them with some frequency lately out of DTW as a result of the the E145's being retired and they are quite ...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 126265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Not sure if this is the right thread to pose this question, but figure I'll have the best shot of getting an answer here. Is there a plan to refurbish the CRJ-200's at all? Have been flying on them with some frequency lately out of DTW as a result of the the E145's being retired and they are quite w...

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by deltaguy767
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta One on B757 Experience
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Delta One on B757 Experience

All, Taking a trip to the West Coast in November and cashed in two of my DL Regional Certificates to upgrade to DL One on JFK-LAX and LAX-JFK. The outbound was originally scheduled for a B763, however we've been down-gauged to a B752. I had booked an A seat to be a single window, however with the eq...

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by deltaguy767
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 126265

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Took my first ride on a refurbished A319 DTW-LGA in the first row of Y+ and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the refurb. The PSU was quite sharp looking (never thought I would be saying such a thing). Mood lighting and the new bins were welcomed, although the F/As appeared to be newcomers ...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat Bed Seats on Domestic F flights in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 6124

Re: Flat Bed Seats on Domestic F flights in the USA

Form a DL perspective, a casual search yielded: 1x JFK-ATL (Int'l 763) 1x ATL-JFK (Int'l 763) 2x JFK-SEA (Int'l 752) 2x SEA-JFK (Int'l 752) 1x ATL-LAX (Int'l 763) 1x LAX-ATL (Int'l 763) 1x ATL-SEA (Int'l 763) 1x SEA-ATL (Int'l 763) Good rule of thumb is you're more likely to find widebody/Int'l conf...

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by deltaguy767
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Boeing 75S Flatbed Seats
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Delta Boeing 75S Flatbed Seats

Last year I flew on a lie-flat B75S from JFK-ATL on the first flight of the day ~6AM departure. Not sure if it was a regularly scheduled occurrence or a one-off. Best bet would be to try and check on the DL hub-hub flights for lie flats. However, there is some probability of an equipment swap, espec...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbelievable G.A. Emergency Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 8343

Re: Unbelievable G.A. Emergency Landing

While they may look appealing, as a general rule you would want to avoid roads. They may be a nice surface, but they tend to have many obstacles, both moving and stationary, which will ruin your day. V/F If the choice is limited to a what appears to be clear road (like in this video), or open surfa...

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by deltaguy767
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A300 at Bradley
Replies: 15
Views: 4461

Re: American A300 at Bradley

DL used to regularly send B762s and B763s to BDL for ATL and CVG runs. Nowadays it's hard to get larger than a B757 into BDL unless you have diversions from NYC.

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by deltaguy767
Tue May 31, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats The TSA Policy On Unaccompanied Checked Bag?
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

RE: Whats The TSA Policy On Unaccompanied Checked

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DLPMMM" class="quote" target="_blank">DLPMMM</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The rules are simple and logical. The passenge...

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