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Old June 28th, 2006, 05:09 AM posted to
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Default My issue with DL ( Avoid Delta and Atlanta)

DL seems to have this idea that nobody would ever wish to SLEEP while
traveling with them. Passengers on their SJC-ATL red-eye are subject to
movies and in-flight video "entertainment" through most of the flight, even
though the vast majority are pulling blankets over their heads and trying to
shield their eyes from the flickering screen. No chance of grabbing any naps
while connecting at ATL either - all the terminals are brightly lit 7/24,
have repeated announcements over the PA, muzak and TV's blaring around the
clock. The only reason I would fly Delta at all is because I can get NW
miles - CO is a much preferable alternative. :O|

"Rog'" wrote in message
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In the particular case of airline and and airport, Delta is no worse
than any other major US airline; bankrupcy or no bankrupcy. I was
recently on an Air France flight where...

= I agree. Extrapolating one bad experience, like one marriage, to
an entire fleet (or gender) don't make a whole lot of sense, without
a valid statistical sample.

As for checking in luggage, yes, you have to get it weighted and then
you have to carry it yourself for TSA inspection. But this has nothing
to do with Delta -- it's a federal requirement. All other airlines in
US are currently obliged to do the same.

= At Virgin Atlantic in Orlando, I had to hand carry my luggage out the
door we just came in to hand it off to a screener. With Virgin, like
airlines, allowing online check-in, at least we didn't have to wait in
1.5-hour line. It was well worth the inconveniece of finding an
service at my destination for our return flight. Besides, that way, I
lord it over the fools in the long-line and feel superior to them, even
I was in the same sardine-class cabin.