767 vs. 757 for upgrades

Old May 4, 10, 9:38 am
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767 vs. 757 for upgrades

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Sorry if this has been covered before (I seem to recall it has, but a couple of searches didn't get me to the answer I was looking for...).

In terms of upgrade odds, have people found the 763 or 752 to give better odds? I think the wildcard is what sort of 763 is offered...This is for SFO-ATL.

This is how I interpret the numbers (Please let me know if I am missing something!):

752: 26/184 F seats (14.13%)
763: 24/262 F seats (9.16%)
763BE v1: 36/217 F seats (16.59%)
763BE v2: 30/215 F seats (13.95%)

It looks as though the SFO-ATL flights are handled by the standard 763... Am I correct in interpreting that our upgrade odds would be significantly better on the 752?

Thanks!
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Old May 4, 10, 9:48 am
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Yes. The 757 Domestic is better for upgrades (and seats) than the 763.

Edit: When I said "service", I meant seats.

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Old May 4, 10, 9:52 am
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Should also note that as a PM don't be too hopeful for an upgrade on the elite-heavy SFO-ATL run. Those flights frequently leave DMs on mid to high fare tickets sitting in the back... unless you are traveling on a real off-peak day and time.
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
Should also note that as a PM don't be too hopeful for an upgrade on the elite-heavy SFO-ATL run. Those flights frequently leave DMs on mid to high fare tickets sitting in the back... unless you are traveling on a real off-peak day and time.
Yeah, I know... Actually, to confirm that I'm totally crazy, I was thinking of trying to get upgrades for both me (PM) and Mrs. GBadger (FO (!)).

I know the odds are very, very small, but you never know, particularly on Saturday/Wednesday travel.
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You could have some luck with Sat/Wed. Personally I like the 763 even though many people complain about the narrower seats in F. I just happen to prefer wide body planes, but the percentage of F to Y is poor especially compared to the 757 w/PTVs.
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Here are the numbers I have based on data from seatguru (does not include ex-NWA)

Plane F-seats Coach Seats Total Seats F%
757-200 Version 1 (757) 24 162 186 12.90%
757-200 Version 2 (757) 24 162 186 12.90%
757-200 Transcon (75X) 26 158 184 14.13%
757-200 Ex-TWA (75E) 16 158 174 9.20%
757-300 (753) 24 203 227 10.57%
767-300 (76P/76Q) 24 238 262 9.16%
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I flew the 763 to SFO from ATL in April and the 763 had Business Elite. Not sure if it was a one off, is that what you are referring to as the "standard 763"?
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Originally Posted by Astriker View Post
I flew the 763 to SFO from ATL in April and the 763 had Business Elite. Not sure if it was a one off, is that what you are referring to as the "standard 763"?
You flew in an international configured 767-300ER with BE seats. There are domestic 767-300 that have regular F.
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Old May 4, 10, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Astriker View Post
I flew the 763 to SFO from ATL in April and the 763 had Business Elite. Not sure if it was a one off, is that what you are referring to as the "standard 763"?
No, I was referring to the standard domestic F (4 rows) 763. This is what's indicated by the seat maps I'm looking at for that route on the dates of interest.
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Thanks, I have not been on a domestic 767 on Delta, figured it was int'l config with the BE.
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Originally Posted by gt_croz View Post
Here are the numbers I have based on data from seatguru (does not include ex-NWA)

Plane F-seats Coach Seats Total Seats F%
757-200 Version 1 (757) 24 162 186 12.90%
757-200 Version 2 (757) 24 162 186 12.90%
757-200 Transcon (75X) 26 158 184 14.13%
757-200 Ex-TWA (75E) 16 158 174 9.20%
757-300 (753) 24 203 227 10.57%
767-300 (76P/76Q) 24 238 262 9.16%
Um, the 753's came from NWA.
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Originally Posted by Astriker View Post
Thanks, I have not been on a domestic 767 on Delta, figured it was int'l config with the BE.
My flight in Feb ATL-SFO was on a 763ER, so they sometimes schedule them domestically on this route.
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Um, the 753's came from NWA.
Not the one I had listed. There are 3 versions of 757-300 that Delta flies. "Version 1" is DL. "Version 2 & 3" are NWA.
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Originally Posted by gt_croz View Post
Not the one I had listed. There are 3 versions of 757-300 that Delta flies. "Version 1" is DL. "Version 2 & 3" are NWA.
Delta has never had 757-300s. They all came from NW.
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Delta has never had 757-300s. They all came from NW.
Weird. I compiled that list from SeatGuru before the merger. They must have moved one of the planes early.
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