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BRU-JFK/LGA-GSP/ATL-BRU on DL in J/Y w/pics+vids (3/3)

Old Jan 13, 07, 3:27 am
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BRU-JFK/LGA-GSP/ATL-BRU on DL in J/Y w/pics+vids (3/3)

Part 1:http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=647110
Part2: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=647112

Monday April 10, 2006
Got packed and left my grandparents house at 10h40, on the way we stopped at McDonalds (yes, when I’m there I have to eat there at least once). So arrived at the airport at around 13h30.

Originally I assigned myself in seat 4A but since the flight was not that full I changed my seat to 6A as 6B was empty and the person in 4B would be appreciated to have an empty seat besides him.

I used the First/Medallion line because there was literally no one in line so by 14h20 I was in the E-Concourse. But first I stopped in the T and A concourse.

B757-232 N682DL

B767-432 N831MH



Then I decided to visit the BE lounge in the E-Concourse, wich was quite nice

Rush hour in Atlanta

Delta 29 from CDG (N866DA) wich was going to fly as DL 12 to LGW.



Our plane was going to fly in as DL 117 from STR (Stuttgart) at 15h15. And it came in with registration N1613B. Here is the departure screen from the lounge.


Once outside of the lounge I went spotting. Mostly DL 767’s and a few 777’s
Here is the list of foreign carriers at the E-concourse at time of visit.
AM 0603 to MEX (B752 N803AM)

BA 2226 to LGW (B772 G-VIIR)

E-Concourse on the way

LH 0445 to FRA (A343 D-AIGB “Recklinghausen”)

KL 0622 to AMS (B763 PH-BZI “Bosporus Bridge”)


My complete spotlist in ATL:
Delta Boeing 757-200:
N682DL
Delta Boeing 767-300(ER)
N171DN
N1612T
N196DN
N179DN
N1613B
N1605
N154DL
N155DL
N185DN
N394DL
N169DZ
N180DN
N1604R
N176DL
N197DN
N1610D
Delta Boeing 767-400
N831MH
N830MH
N834MH
Delta Boeing 777-200
N866DA
N863DA
N864DA
Air Tran Boeing 717-200
N919AT
N972AT
N928AT
Other
N803AM (AM 752)
G-VIIR (BA 772)
PH-BZI (KL 763)
D-AIGB (LH 343)

At 17h00 boarding started at gate E1
10 April 2006.
Delta Airlines flight 0124
Atlanta (ATL/KATL) to Brussels (BRU/EBBR)
Boeing 767-332ER N1613B
Departure: 17h45 (Left Gate: 17h44/ Taxied 17h48/Took off 17h56)
Gate: E1
Arrival: 08h35 (Landed 07h57/Arrived at gate 08h03)
Gate: B34
Estimated flight time: 08hrs50mins
Actual flight time: (Gate-Gate) 08hrs19mins (Rway-Rway) 08hrs01mins.
Business Elite 06A (Window) (Load factor was about 75%)
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5860494

I was welcomed on board and made my way to seat 6A.
Here are some cabin pics.




Once boarded I received some orange juice

Since E1 is at the most furthest gate, it allowed me to take pictures of the Taxi/Rway


After that our Menu orders were taken. I will talk about that a little later
Pushed back nicely on time and started out taxi




Shortly after that we lifted off to BRU, just before DL 22 to CDG. After we took off with a nice view of the Atlanta skylight

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Our routing was to be like this:
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=A...avy&MAP-STYLE=

Now about the menu received on tonight’s flight.:
The bold choices are the one’s I opted for.

ATL-BRU/DUB/SNN/UK;CVG-LGW;JFK-BRU
Appetizer
Sesame Chicken with Cucumber accompanied by Pecan smoked Trout and a Goat Cheese Round with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Starters
Mesclun Salad Mix and Romaine Lettuce with Tomato, Cucumber and Radish, offered with Blue Cheese Dressing or Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup with Red Curry and Lemon Grass

Main Courses
Herb-crusted Loin of Lamb enhanced by Garlic Herb Sauce, presented with roasted Yukon Gold Potato Wedges and a Green Bean, Leek and Corn Medley

Pan-seared Grouper accented by Mango-Cucumber Salsa, served with Black Pearl Rice and a stir-fried Vegetable Medley of Carrots, Asparagus and Squash

Cheese Tortellini with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce tossed with Mushrooms, Butternut squash and diced Peppers
Roasted Brest of Chicken may be added to this Entrée

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup with Red Curry and Lemon Grass

Fruit or Cheese
Sliced, fresh seasonal Fruit

Fine Cheeses selected to perfectly complement one another in flavour and texture, offered with Grapes

Dessert
All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae with your choice of Sauces, whipped Cream and chopped Nuts, garnished with a Pirouline Cookie


Breakfast
Fresh Fruit
Breakfast Breads with Butter, Cream Cheese and Preserves

Kellogg’s Cereal served with Milk

Breakfast Quesadilla filled with herbed Scrambled Eggs and Pepper Jack Cheese, accompanied by Turkey Canadian Bacon.


I was just about to start a movie but the IFE system froze in my seat, so I hooked me up in 6B since it was vacant. I wanted to play the game minigolf but it loaded until we touched down in BRU.

Here are the meal pics

Nuts, Does anyone know the song played on the left screen.

Appetizer

Salad

Main Course

Fruit

Dessert

After dessert was cleared I asked the F/A to wake me up for Breakfast I took a few more pics



Then I dozed on and off eventually got 2,5hours asleep. At 6h30 Belgain time Breakfast was served.





Then I made myself ready for landing to BRU where decent started at 7h30.

Made a complete tour above Belgium and landed on 25L.

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After our landing we taxied to B34 where I spotted the following
OO-TUB (TUB Boeing 737)
N345AN and N348AN (AA B763)
N646UA (UA B763)




After we stopped at the jetway I asked if I could take some pictures of the cockpit wich I could. Therafter I went thru Bagage Claim where I was out at 08h40. And after a exhausting train ride. I arrived at 11h00 Am at home.




Overall:
Delta 0141
Departure: 7/10
On-Time: 9,5/10
Plane: 9/10
Seats: 9/10
Crew: 10/10
Catering 10/10
IFE 8/10
Arrival 1/10

Delta 5762
Departure: 7/10
On-Time: 9,5/10
Plane: 6/10
Seats: 6/10
Crew: 9/10
Catering 8/10
Arrival 7/10

Delta 0124
Departure: 7/10
On-Time: 10/10
Plane: 9,5/10
Seats: 9,5/10
Crew: 10/10
Catering 9/10
IFE 5/10
Arrival 7/10


Delta 0141: 79,4%
Delta 5762:75%
Delta 0124: 83,8%


Total Percentage: 79,4%

Overall verdict:
Delta really surprised me this time with excellent flights, however I’m glad that the IFE system is going to be changed because sometimes it really freezes a lot.
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Old Jan 18, 07, 7:34 pm
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Great trip report! The food didn't look that superb, but you gave it high grades so it was tasty i suppose?

Regarding your question on the cart in the galley when the cockpit door is open, i believe that is for security issues, so nobody can rush into the cockpit when a pilot is going for a pee.
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Old Jan 20, 07, 3:01 am
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thank you very much. the food was pretty good afterall
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