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    B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    So I'm just wondering if flying a 757 (DL) TATL is all that bad. I booked a package deal for a trip to europe this august that was crazy cheap, but the only flight option was on a DL 757 JFK-ZHR. Seeing as how I'm 6'5", I was leery at spending upwards of 7-8 hours in a narrow body jet across the atlantic, but the price was too good to pass up (I need all that extra $$ for beverage purchases in Prague)

    I know Delta has been upgrading their Int'l product of late and that this 757 should be different than their domestic ones...but I'm hoping to get some input from anyone who has flown a DL (or any airlines) 757 across the pond. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    I've flown internationally on a 757 many times. It's fine.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Spoke to a colleague that flew CO TATL last week - was VERY impressed with the CO product.
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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Should be fine but I would love to hear your take on it come August.

    Take plenty of photos in Prague. and please let me know what a good beer there costs now.

    Back in 2005, if the beer was more than $1.20 a pint (US dollars), we left and found another bar! :borat:
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie
    Should be fine but I would love to hear your take on it come August.

    Take plenty of photos in Prague. and please let me know what a good beer there costs now.

    Back in 2005, if the beer was more than $1.20 a pint (US dollars), we left and found another bar! :borat:
    Take lots of pics-Check!

    Also, my gal sat down and did the currency conversion and figured out that a pint should be in the $2.00usd range, which is more than fine by me...

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Just pop some Ambien before the flight and you'll be fine! :)

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Well...the flight leaves JFK at 10:20pm, so hopefully I can fall asleep naturally....

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Guys, sorry for my ignorance, but what does TATL stands for? Trans-Atlantic something?

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    I've flown internationally on a 757 many times. It's fine.
    Jump seat doesn't count

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1
    Guys, sorry for my ignorance, but what does TATL stands for? Trans-Atlantic something?
    Yes, Trans-Atlantic

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    I'm 6'5" and have a tough time flying long trips in coach.

    I'm also 300lbs too so that adds to the discomfort. :?
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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Yeah, being tall has its drawbacks!

    I'm hoping real hard that the loads both ways will be light, it's a seasonal flight for DL (DL206/207)...

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    Re: B757 TATL- Is It That Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowens727
    Yeah, being tall has its drawbacks!

    I'm hoping real hard that the loads both ways will be light, it's a seasonal flight for DL (DL206/207)...
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but their is no such thing as light loads on TA flights in Summer, especially on a plane as small as a 757. Coming from someone who has been in the industry a long time I would be shocked if both your flights have a load factor of less than 95 pct and if they are both 100 pct full I would say that is normal, sorry.

    Have fun, I here Prague is great !

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