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mbwmbw Jul 1, 14 10:04 pm

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

First ride on the 75S tomorrow in BE LAX-JFK. I know the 76Ws (from LAX only -- I know from JFK they both board from 2L) board from 1L and most 757s board from 2L. I assume the 75Z does as well, but wanted to see if anyone else can actually confirm this process.

Edited to change the 75Z to 75S.

Regards,

mbwmbw

rwoman Jul 1, 14 10:59 pm


Originally Posted by mbwmbw (Post 23128926)
Hi All,

First ride on the 75Z tomorrow in BE LAX-JFK. I know the 76Ws (from LAX only -- I know from JFK they both board from 2L) board from 1L and most 757s board from 2L. I assume the 75Z does as well, but wanted to see if anyone else can actually confirm this process.

Regards,

mbwmbw

I assume you mean the 75E/75S (TATL version of the 752)? IME, they use 2L.

Ultimately, I'm not sure it matters; the plane is going to leave LAX and head to JFK... :cool:

Delta 764 Jul 1, 14 11:22 pm

Typically, all 757s are boarded from 2L if possible. Depending on gate, there are times where 1L boarding is the only option. Based on my experience, I know that DL's gates at ABQ are not capable of boarding 757s from 2L, since all DL 757 flights I have flown there have used 1L for boarding.

ClipperDelta Jul 2, 14 1:15 am

Flew the 75S JFK-LAX last week and we boarded through 1L out of JFK (Gate B33 IIRC), and disembarked thru 2L at LAX. As already mentioned, depends on the gate/airport, etc. The 75S/E have boarded through 1L or 2L at JFK...

aviatorzz Jul 2, 14 3:33 am

To add onto this, it really depends on what gate you have in LAX. The interior gates at T5 I usually get L2, but the end gates end up out of L1.

freeupgrade Jul 2, 14 4:56 am

I'm sorry - however, with all due respect, I guess I don't see the need for this topic.

Does it really matter?

emrdoc Jul 2, 14 6:18 am

The suspense is killing me...will it be 1L or 2L...or for a real plot twist...1R!!!

DLdweeb Jul 2, 14 6:22 am


Originally Posted by freeupgrade (Post 23129965)
I'm sorry - however, with all due respect, I guess I don't see the need for this topic.

Does it really matter?

Of course not, but then again 80% of the threads on the forum lately seem to be of limited value, at least to me.

FlyAO2 Jul 2, 14 6:49 am


Originally Posted by DLdweeb (Post 23130210)
Of course not, but then again 80% of the threads on the forum lately seem to be of limited value, at least to me.

true - but this one does seem to rise above

gooselee Jul 2, 14 7:06 am

Since OP has quadruple DM DYKWIA status, he will board via the cockpit window, and everyone else on the flight will be forced to board via the overwing exits. :D

davetravels Jul 2, 14 7:27 am


Originally Posted by freeupgrade (Post 23129965)
I'm sorry - however, with all due respect, I guess I don't see the need for this topic.

Does it really matter?

I'm guessing you've never boarded a B757 and turned left. It's a very unique & cool feeling that's a little hard to put into words.

That said, as the B757s are phased out, does anyone expect that the A321s will use door 2L?

SCEflyer Jul 2, 14 9:47 am


Originally Posted by gooselee (Post 23130351)
Since OP has quadruple DM DYKWIA status, he will board via the cockpit window, and everyone else on the flight will be forced to board via the overwing exits. :D

He could also be escorted to the plane in the catering truck.

lamont2718 Jul 2, 14 10:54 am

I boarded a 75S at SFO a few weeks ago via 2L.

FlyAO2 Jul 2, 14 12:42 pm


Originally Posted by lamont2718 (Post 23131526)
I boarded a 75S at SFO a few weeks ago via 2L.

And per the below, could you explain to the OP how your life is now better and so much more worth living ? :D





Originally Posted by davetravels (Post 23130444)
I'm guessing you've never boarded a B757 and turned left. It's a very unique & cool feeling that's a little hard to put into words.

That said, as the B757s are phased out, does anyone expect that the A321s will use door 2L?


DLFan2 Jul 2, 14 12:57 pm

This thread, and so many others on FT, remind me of Rain Man

lamont2718 Jul 2, 14 12:58 pm


Originally Posted by FlyAO2 (Post 23132214)
And per the below, could you explain to the OP how your life is now better and so much more worth living ? :D

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.

davetravels Jul 2, 14 1:44 pm


Originally Posted by FlyAO2 (Post 23132214)
And per the below, could you explain to the OP how your life is now better and so much more worth living ? :D

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.

:)

MSPeconomist Jul 2, 14 2:28 pm


Originally Posted by SCEflyer (Post 23131157)
He could also be escorted to the plane in the catering truck.

How classy, almost like boarding with the use of a fork lift.

davetravels Jul 2, 14 2:48 pm


Originally Posted by MSPeconomist (Post 23132833)
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!

;)

gooselee Jul 2, 14 2:56 pm


Originally Posted by davetravels (Post 23132981)
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!

FlyingNat001 Jul 2, 14 5:29 pm


Originally Posted by gooselee (Post 23133047)
Plus, that would mean first pick of Woodfords and Biscoffs. He could get an entire sleeve of cookies!

and all the booze he wants

gooselee Jul 2, 14 5:44 pm


Originally Posted by FlyingNat001 (Post 23133805)
and all the booze he wants

As long as he's not looking for Sweetwater. :D

Delta 764 Jul 2, 14 7:32 pm


Originally Posted by davetravels (Post 23130444)
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.

g50 Jul 5, 14 5:50 am

If in F, 2L has a better chance of space for your luggage. You can stay in the Skyclub longer.

rwoman Jul 5, 14 6:13 am


Originally Posted by g50 (Post 23146540)
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?

FlyDeltaJets87 Jul 5, 14 8:35 am


Originally Posted by freeupgrade (Post 23129965)
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 Jul 5, 14 8:39 am


Originally Posted by rwoman (Post 23146593)
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.

chimphappyhour Jul 11, 14 6:33 pm

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]!


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