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DAL 757 with no Wemacs??

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My company books me on a Delta 757 from Orlando to Atlanta this morning. It's running late, because the APU died on the previous turn, so the thing's already hot and stuffy. The ground air cart isn't doing a whole lot to help things.

I get to my seat in the hot airplane, and reach up to open the air vent -- and there isn't one. I look around, and there aren't any wemacs in the whole damn cabin!

Everybody on the plane is fanning themselves with briefing cards in the heat, hoping the maybe once the engines get started, it'll get a little better. Not really...

The interior of the plane was beat to hell; the plastic molding piece around the window fell off when I touched it, and my seatbelt detached from its anchor during the flight. Niiiice....

Where in the world did DAL find this POS? Are wemacs really an option on the 757 that they decided not to order?
 

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They were removed to save weight....

Seriously, that is pretty weird. I have never seen a Pax jet without them.
 

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My company books me on a Delta 757 from Orlando to Atlanta this morning. It's running late, because the APU died on the previous turn, so the thing's already hot and stuffy. The ground air cart isn't doing a whole lot to help things.

I get to my seat in the hot airplane, and reach up to open the air vent -- and there isn't one. I look around, and there aren't any wemacs in the whole damn cabin!

Everybody on the plane is fanning themselves with briefing cards in the heat, hoping the maybe once the engines get started, it'll get a little better. Not really...

The interior of the plane was beat to hell; the plastic molding piece around the window fell off when I touched it, and my seatbelt detached from its anchor during the flight. Niiiice....

Where in the world did DAL find this POS? Are wemacs really an option on the 757 that they decided not to order?

flame.
 

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I'm sure everyting is optional. On the upside...it's less mx for DAL!
 

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Uhhh.... no. I rode on it. I'd have taken a picture of the overhead console if I had thought of it.

Delta 692, MCO-ATL, this morning. It left 36 minutes late, meaning I missed my connection to Wilmington. It left 5 minutes after we blocked in (pushed 5 early), and we got to enjoy 3 extra hours in ATL waiting for the next one.


The only other oddity was that the Smoking and FSB signs had Korean text over the English. Second-hand airplane, maybe?
 

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What's a "wemac." Don't that chant "owe wemac" in that annoying the Lion Sleeps Tonight song?
 
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Uhhh.... no. I rode on it. I'd have taken a picture of the overhead console if I had thought of it.

Delta 692, MCO-ATL, this morning. It left 36 minutes late, meaning I missed my connection to Wilmington. It left 5 minutes after we blocked in (pushed 5 early), and we got to enjoy 3 extra hours in ATL waiting for the next one.


The only other oddity was that the Smoking and FSB signs had Korean text over the English. Second-hand airplane, maybe?

I noticed you blocked the ticket price. Did you get to your destination? Then sit down and STFU! You didn't even pay for your ticket numbnuts!
Oh by the way, "welcome aboard!"
 
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Did you get to your destination? Then sit down and STFU!

:laugh:

That's the Delta I know and love. :D



Most of Delta's cabins are clean and nice; this was definitely an oddity in their fleet. I just wonder what the story is behind it, because I've never seen a narrowbody without adjustable air vents.


I noticed you blocked the ticket price.

I notice you guys keep editing your messages while I'm replying to them. :rolleyes:
 
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My company books me on a Delta 757 from Orlando to Atlanta this morning. It's running late, because the APU died on the previous turn, so the thing's already hot and stuffy. The ground air cart isn't doing a whole lot to help things.

I get to my seat in the hot airplane, and reach up to open the air vent -- and there isn't one. I look around, and there aren't any wemacs in the whole damn cabin!

Everybody on the plane is fanning themselves with briefing cards in the heat, hoping the maybe once the engines get started, it'll get a little better. Not really...

The interior of the plane was beat to hell; the plastic molding piece around the window fell off when I touched it, and my seatbelt detached from its anchor during the flight. Niiiice....

Where in the world did DAL find this POS? Are wemacs really an option on the 757 that they decided not to order?


Ex ATA bird. Not too many in fleet. Next time, make sure you inform the stews, who MIGHT call us.

That is what I LOVE MOST about you Netjet guys. You love to brag about your great contract and your Salmon lunches made to order at your FBOs, but YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TSA AND FLY ON AIRLINES atleast twice a tour. AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA. Hillarious. Enjoy what we enjoy. Sorry about the lack of vents.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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Ex ATA bird. Not too many in fleet. Next time, make sure you inform the stews, who MIGHT call us.

Inform them of what? That the air vents are missing? :laugh: I got the window molding to stay back in, but it was definitely not a good interior on that plane.

The seatbelt didn't detach until about 15 prior to landing; I handed it to the stew on the way out the door and gave her my seat number. The spring to keep the latch closed was missing.


That is what I LOVE MOST about you Netjet guys. You love to brag about your great contract and your Salmon lunches made to order at your FBOs, but YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TSA AND FLY ON AIRLINES atleast twice a tour.

Beats twice a day, which is what I left!

Not ragging on Delta, just this particular airplane, which was a freak of the fleet. Thanks for the info about it being ex-ATA; that explains why it's so different from the 757s with IFE that I usually end up on.
 

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Delta appreciates your, and your company's business..

Delta used have some 767's without overhead vents and I thought it was probably one of those.
 

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Gotcha. I just thought the layout was weird enough that I had to share it with my Flightinfo family. :laugh:

On a positive note, we were too late to do the trip, so we ended up just staying in Wilmington. Paddy's Hollow Pub is delicious, by the way. :beer:
 

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I noticed you blocked the ticket price. Did you get to your destination? Then sit down and STFU! You didn't even pay for your ticket numbnuts!
Oh by the way, "welcome aboard!"

....but he's still your customer, "numbnuts".

nice attitude.
 

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At AWA we have a few 737s and even an A320 without the vents (punka louvers for you ex Junkstream drivers). I hope whichever airlines order airplanes without them are all out of business.
 

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G. Lee is correct, of course. I believe DAL got 4 of our ex P&W powered 757's. And that other language isn't Korean, we got the airplanes from Singapore. Yep, they've been around the block a few times.
 

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Ex ATA bird. Not too many in fleet. Next time, make sure you inform the stews, who MIGHT call us.

That is what I LOVE MOST about you Netjet guys. You love to brag about your great contract and your Salmon lunches made to order at your FBOs, but YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TSA AND FLY ON AIRLINES atleast twice a tour. AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA. Hillarious. Enjoy what we enjoy. Sorry about the lack of vents.


Bye Bye---General Lee


Now THAT'S great CUSTOMER SERVICE!

-Tooltruck!
 

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I've also rode on one of these oddball Delta 75's without the psu vents/wemacs/gaspers or whatever you prefer to call them. I thought it was weird at the time but forgot about it after the flight. Yes it was hot on that damn thing in PBI. Got my netjet uniform all sweaty back in cattle class.
 
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