Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

75Z: LAX-JFK -> Boarding through 1L/2L?

75Z: LAX-JFK -> Boarding through 1L/2L?

Old Jul 2, 14, 1:58 pm
  #16  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: ATL
Programs: Bonvoy Ambassador, Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Gold, AA PLT, UA Silver, former DL DM
Posts: 1,952
Originally Posted by FlyAO2 View Post
And per the below, could you explain to the OP how your life is now better and so much more worth living ?
My friends, I wish I could convey the vast difference this experience has made on my life, but I'm afraid it simply isn't possible with words. Plato's allegory of the cave serves us well here.
lamont2718 is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 2:44 pm
  #17  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: PIT
Programs: DM life is over 2MM PM now & NW MillionAir Wyndham Rewards Plat -Hotels.com Silver -Accor Silver
Posts: 15,407
Originally Posted by FlyAO2 View Post
And per the below, could you explain to the OP how your life is now better and so much more worth living ?
I'm sure otherz here know what I'm talking about, which is the reason for this post (and otherz that pop up every now'n'then).

To start, it's probably a teeny tiny bit of DYKWIA, in that, when you board and turn left, it's like - Yes, I'm in First Class! Then, it's almost like a private airplane, in that, the FAs are serving drinks already, unimpeded by Y pax boarding, which also is just a nice side perk as you relax and get settled in without people bumping into you. You are also not being rushed / hassled by anyone boarding behind you to get your bags situated. It's much quieter overall, than boarding from door 1L. Also, there always - ALWAYZ seems to be lots of overhead bin space available, even if you board late!

There are probably a few other niceties about it that I can't think of at the moment - - anybody??? It's really is just a nice, different feeling compared to a B737, for example.

davetravels is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 3:28 pm
  #18  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minneapolis: DL DM charter 2.3MM
Programs: A3*Gold, SPG Plat, HyattDiamond, MarriottPP, LHW exAccess, ICI, Raffles Amb, NW PE MM, TWA Gold MM
Posts: 86,959
Originally Posted by SCEflyer View Post
He could also be escorted to the plane in the catering truck.
How classy, almost like boarding with the use of a fork lift.
MSPeconomist is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 3:48 pm
  #19  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: PIT
Programs: DM life is over 2MM PM now & NW MillionAir Wyndham Rewards Plat -Hotels.com Silver -Accor Silver
Posts: 15,407
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
How classy, almost like boarding with the use of a fork lift.
Well, ya know, it could be the next best thing in a city that doesn't have the Porsche treatment!

davetravels is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 3:56 pm
  #20  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ATL
Programs: DL Scattered Smothered Covered Medallion, Some hotel & car stuff, Kroger Plus Card
Posts: 10,219
Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
Well, ya know, it could be the next best thing in a city that doesn't have the Porsche treatment!

Plus, that would mean first pick of Woodfords and Biscoffs. He could get an entire sleeve of cookies!
gooselee is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 6:29 pm
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: LA (mostly) NY (sometimes)
Programs: Skymiles, LifeMiles, AA Advantage
Posts: 85
Originally Posted by gooselee View Post
Plus, that would mean first pick of Woodfords and Biscoffs. He could get an entire sleeve of cookies!
and all the booze he wants
FlyingNat001 is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 6:44 pm
  #22  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ATL
Programs: DL Scattered Smothered Covered Medallion, Some hotel & car stuff, Kroger Plus Card
Posts: 10,219
Originally Posted by FlyingNat001 View Post
and all the booze he wants
As long as he's not looking for Sweetwater.
gooselee is offline  
Old Jul 2, 14, 8:32 pm
  #23  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Programs: Delta SkyMiles, WF GoFar Rewards, AAdvantage, United MileagePlus
Posts: 1,606
Originally Posted by davetravels View Post
That said, as the B757s are phased out, does anyone expect that the A321s will use door 2L?
Doubt it. The 2L door on the A321 is too close to the port engine, and even Airbus discourages its use for boarding. AA committed to using the 2L door for boarding on its premium A321Ts, and there are already widespread reports that AA isn't keeping its promise probably due to them being hesitant to drive a jetway so close to the port engine.
Delta 764 is offline  
Old Jul 5, 14, 6:50 am
  #24  
g50
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Programs: DL DM MM, AA LTP, UA SILVER,Globalist, SPG/RITZ PLT, Equity Estates Fund,Ritz Club Owner
Posts: 805
If in F, 2L has a better chance of space for your luggage. You can stay in the Skyclub longer.
g50 is offline  
Old Jul 5, 14, 7:13 am
  #25  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LHR
Programs: DL DM 1MM, AA Plat
Posts: 10,163
Originally Posted by g50 View Post
If in F, 2L has a better chance of space for your luggage. You can stay in the Skyclub longer.
How so? Y pax trying to use F bins if unenforced by the FAs?
rwoman is offline  
Old Jul 5, 14, 9:35 am
  #26  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Programs: DL FO/KM, AA PLT
Posts: 2,594
Originally Posted by freeupgrade View Post
I'm sorry - however, with all due respect, I guess I don't see the need for this topic.

Does it really matter?
Without trying to sound snobbish (because this is truly a "First World problem"), if up in the premium cabin, when boarding through 2L, it means all the Y passengers don't walk past you as they head back to Economy. It makes for a more relaxing experience during boarding, and I know it's also easier on the F/As performing PDB service. Do I lose sleep over it if I'm a 757 or a widebody and they're using 1L or if I'm on a narrowbody (MD-88, 737, etc.) and everyone heading back to Y walks past? No. But is a much quieter and more relaxed boarding experience when 2L is used for boarding.
FlyDeltaJets87 is offline  
Old Jul 5, 14, 9:39 am
  #27  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Programs: DL FO/KM, AA PLT
Posts: 2,594
Originally Posted by rwoman View Post
How so? Y pax trying to use F bins if unenforced by the FAs?
IME, there is usually "just enough" room for everyone's carry-ons in FC on a 757. If boarding through 1L, all it takes is a couple Y passengers to think they can put their bags in the first available bin space they see (and among the 150 or so Y passengers a 757 can hold, there's probably going to be at least one or two who think that way) to cause the FC cabin to run out of bin space.
FlyDeltaJets87 is offline  
Old Jul 11, 14, 7:33 pm
  #28  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MCI
Programs: DL
Posts: 248
Had a 757 flight from MCI to ATL today. Initially they announced that there would be no ground service today due to a quick turn around. Then they announced the boarding was due to 2L! We got got ground service! I'll admit, turning left... was nice. Getting ground service due to being able to turn left at an airport you didn't expect to, even [email protected]!
chimphappyhour is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: