ATL-HNL International config?

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  1. Ed Ip

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone know whether there are any Delta flights ATL<->HNL that is in international configuration (i.e. lay-flat)? If so, which day of the week do they normally fly?

    Thanks!

    Ed
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    The nonstop has been an A330 IIRC. It has angled flat beds in BE with a 2-2-2 configuration.
     
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    For the direct flights, DL 837/836 is scheduled as an A333, which has the angled World Business Class seats. I think this is the only flight you'll be guaranteed (barring an equipment swap) an internationally configured a/c.

    Doing a basic search of the flight schedule can be very useful... ;) LINK
     
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  4. Ed Ip

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    Thanks. So nothing similar to the 747-400 (74S) BusinessElite?
     
  5. Ed Ip

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    Thanks rwoman. I learned something new, that's definitely easier than me putting in different dates and try to spot different planes. :)
     
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    If you've been on a 747 that hasn't been reconfigured very recently with the true flat bed seats, the A330 and 747 seats are the same. They're the old NW WBC seats, although the A330s are newer than the 747s. Some of us prefer the lounger position over the angled flat style.
     
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    I am not a fan of the angled flat either. I felt like I was sliding off the whole time. If the A330 are the lounger style, that should be ok then.
     
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    The daily ATL-lax (and vv) flight that continues to Sydney is essentially assured of international equipment. So is hnl-msp, iirc.
     
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    Right (I usually try to fly this a/c on my way to/from the West Coast), but the OP wants to the direct HNL flight. :)

    Good point on MSP....although the schedule shows a 753.

    :)
     
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    I thought the A330's were the angled flat - not the older DL recliners as seen on the non-updated international 763's.
     
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    You are correct. ATL-HNL is the A330 with angled-flat int'l business seats.
     
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    The A330 is indeed the angled lie flat WBC seat from PMNW. As I alluded to above, it may be more comfortable in recliner mode. I prefer to first hit the lie flat option to make it go fully into the angled lie flat position and then adjust backward to get slight movement in the direction of the recliner position, with just a small bend in the seat and my feet as high as possible.
     
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    Gotcha...I was wondering if that was an option on that seat -- I've only used them once or twice on JFK-ATL flights. :)
     
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    In addition to the instant back to landing position button, there is one button for angled lie flat, one for recliner mode, and a bunch of individual directional adjustment buttons. To get a comfy sleeping position, I prefer to hit the angled lie flat button first, usually when standing at the seat if the seat belt sign is off, and then I adjust only a smidge in the recliner direction to get a slight bend in the seat and I further like to raise my feet to the max, even when sitting up for a meal. This is what works best for me, based on lots of experimentation.
     
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    Hmm...msp might have changed. I was a 330 last time I did it, and last time I checked...perhaps its seasonal....or perhaps it's gone!
     
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    Well, the earth revolves around ATL. Or so it may seem!!

    Has anyone ever investigated if DL gets some kickback for each person that routes through the ATL airport?
     
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    Te opposite...they get to collect from pax and pay facility charges to the Airport Authority.
     
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    I thought the nonstop MSP-HNL flight, which used to be the A330, was cancelled late last winter. Too bad. People around here seemed to really enjoy that flight.
     
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    Thanks all. I will take a look at a hop at LAX. Since our final destination is Kauai, a layover at HNL or LAX make little difference to us.
     

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