@ Bubba – great analogy about the dates. One example TPA-ORD, TPA-ATL on the Legacy 3 and throw in a JetBlue of equal distance since they’re not likely to have same destination, but, similar product. I always said that the best way to pick a lover was to go on a bad date with the person. Since this was a Friday morning I had work to do, and I connected to the Gogo 2Ku Wi-Fi. I’ve fairly consistently found Delta’s maps to be a bit off. While the 757 is an aging aircraft, the seatback screens are nice and crisp. I only had a thank you for my loyalty and business once this year from a united club employee. Even the sandwich above, on Delta, is packaged in an aluminum tin that is heated, then the flight attendant opens it and places it on the plate. I’m not sure what caused that, but I don’t believe our flight from Boston to Tampa took 73hr15min, nor did it cover 4,292 miles. 46 watching. Personally I prefer that system, but to each their own…, Delta 2913 This ensured that I didn’t disturb my seatmate or other passengers. Plus, on my 40-minute flight the meal tray contained twice as much food as Ford’s meal tray, boarded for a flight blocked at 3 hours and 20 minutes! He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time. Admitted, we often fly first class or Delta One when we have enough SkyMiles points for our overseas trips, but domestically, we sometimes fly in Delta Comfort (we book Main Cabin and are upgraded automatically due to my Am-X Skymiles Reserve card) if we can’t get an upgrade to first class. In addition, Delta has 44 Comfort+ seats which are essentially economy seats with additional legroom. I think we all know by now that US domestic flights are crap, and will continue to be, so picking through the garbage is probably unwise, for yourself and your readers. Every passenger has access to a USB outlet on the seatback screen. Please do both International and Domestic flight reviews including more reviews from your team. As always, you’re the best and keep up the great work! It should be noted that these seats are a bit angled up by the head. Delta Air Lines is putting its best foot forward on the hotly contested Sydney-Los Angeles corridor with the Delta One Suites. I’m really sorry.”. Was the only done side to an otherwise good flight. The other option is to take American through Philly, but I rate American’s in-flight services slightly lower than United’s. Apple spends that on 3 r/t flights in biz to send their execs from SFO-HKG. And those 3 r/t flights could take place in a month or two, not an entire year. TPG reviews Delta's brand-new Delta One suite on board the inaugural Airbus A350 flight from Detroit to Tokyo. Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. Outside of banner ads published through the Boarding Area network, this compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site. Many airlines today are equipped with USB outlets that will allow you to charge your devices. Your email address will not be published. If everything goes wrong and you still have a great time, you’ve got a keeper. The legroom certainly wasn’t as good as American’s old 737-800s, but they’re reconfiguring those planes with less legroom, and by comparison these planes do seem more comfortable. I’d say it’s on par with what American serves, if not a bit worse. There are 16 lie-flat Delta One seats in a 2-2 configuration. And please don’t judge foreign carrier food by what monopoly contacts force them to load in the US), and have proper seats. Have friendships there that I value. I’m in no way knocking what she did; that was nice. In First Class, Delta provides you with more ways to connect and and stay powered throughout your flight. Editorial Disclosure: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any entity mentioned herein. I know they are usually somewhat conservative in this area. We love Delta too Lucky! You don’t fly Delta domestically for the food. For this flight, I booked myself in the First Class cabin. I get the nonstop attraction living in Miami, but I have to wonder if a few more connections that you can depend on being on time 80ish percent of the time or more isn’t a decent trade for a nonstop that’s 50/50 on whether it operates or not. I passed, since I had enough coffee and water in the SkyClub. If he desires better customer service with Delta, then he’ll have to connect in Atlanta or New York. Either way, Delta consistently has great service and great fa service. And, while there are no bad seats in Delta One, I prefer a seat in row 2 or 3 due to them being farther from the rear lavatories of the Delta One cabin and the galley in the front. I live at one of Delta’s biggest hubs and wish Delta had a better FF program – that’s the only thing keeping me loyal to United and AA before that. Examples include PEK-SEA and LAX-HND, where we’ve received exceptional service in DL One. Pardon me, but I think it is absolutely a fair comparison. It seems ridiculous to me that, based on an archaic system, someone as energetic and excited as your FA may not be on a long-haul flight for a while (until they’re more experienced..and jaded). Thanks, yeah… I’m crew. Their stews are annoying me. Arrive: 11:43AM One of the reasons I don’t feel the need to switch my loyalty to Delta is because they pretty consistently price their first class reasonably, at least in the markets I’m flying. Like most of Delta’s mainline fleet, the 757 offers every passenger personal, on-demand seatback entertainment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I think you are confusing “to go” with “open containers”. Yes see chart below: 200%: Yes: 01: First Class Full fare - also used when involuntary rerouting any fare class passenger in First due to bumps, irregular ops, etc. Here’s a first look. They kept coming into the cabin to offer people more drinks. Plane was old, and so was the IFEN We scored a great deal on this flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Paris (CDG). A subset of Delta’s Boeing 757 fleet is in a premium configuration. Boy, keep sucker-punching American. about first class and the people who fly there? While it may seem redundant, fly the same R/T flights on each airline, Short Haul 4hrs. When they debut, Delta’s A321neo First Class seats will include a fixed headrest for increased privacy, a larger tray table with 25 percent more … That sandwich looks disgusting! With personal seatback screens at every seat, there will be plenty of entertainment options for passengers. JetBlue to JFK is a vastly better experience in Mint and in Y. The industry-leading experience is filled with thoughtful touches that were designed by Delta flight attendants with one goal in mind – delivering an exceptional onboard experience for all by creating memorable moments in flight. The investments are revealed through a new line of branded products called Delta One, First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, all of which provide greater choice and premium options that go along with Delta’s signature of providing the highest standards of quality and service. Aa is better than delta. In First class, the seats are in a 2-2 configuration. What were your thoughts? Ha! If you live in Miami or Dallas, then you’ll probably be a frequent American flyer. However, these screens were on the small side. Friday, August 16 Sounds like the cabin crew was terrific, but those (ugly) seats look awfully close together…. However, to play devil’s advocate here, I have had some of the rudest, most surly crews ever- across all airlines- on DL’s ultra long haul flights such as ATL-JNB (which I’ve taken 6+ times round trip) and LAX-SYD (taken a few times) in DL One. They have much more of those than the model you flew on. I’m the dumbass. Delta One is NOT the same as First Class! She was constantly roaming the aisle to see if anyone wanted anything, had a big smile on her face, and made everyone feel truly welcome. “Unfortunately we have a minor mechanical problem, and we’re also still waiting on some bags to be loaded.” The captain provided an update at around 8:30AM saying that they were just waiting for some paperwork (which at American sometimes never comes), and by 8:40AM we were told we’d be departing shortly. And that meal! Thanks for the review Ben! Maybe short customers are comfortable, but I *have* to fold up a blanket (or, in Y, anything I can wad up like a jacket or scarf). Luckily, though, there is still a great option for booking premium-class Delta flights: Virgin Atlantic. Agreed. I guess I’m too used to flying American, because my mind immediately went to thinking we’d have to get off the plane, find a new plane, etc. While I love Delta, don’t you think every time “Benjamin Schlappig” flies the airline that someone in the customer loyalty department makes sure FAs pay special attention to you? However, given that this is a narrowbody, this is not terribly surprising. NA. Winston (yes, my mom may have bought him a few too many toys). You could call it Getting Lucky on the Way (a lil tongue in cheek). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. First class on a Delta A321 (Photo: Delta) Delta’s A321 will seat 20 in first, 29 in Comfort+ and 143 economy. There was a personal television at every seat, as is the norm on all of Delta’s 737s (and on 700 of their mainline aircraft, for that matter). Sign up for the TPG daily email newsletter here You can read about the ins and outs of Virgin’s Flying Club program here… The Y seats aren’t good for that either. Any flight where Winston is waiting on the other end feels as long as a Singapore to Newark flight, given how excited I am to see him. The premium configured 757s have four rows of seats in a 2-2 configuration. While international flights are perhaps more interesting, a lot more people are flying domestic than international, so hopefully this is useful (you guys can let me know if you want more of these, or if I should just stick to international reviews). We ended up flying Delta, given their reasonable first class fares. Wouldn’t that make it even less than $139? She then offered me a bottle of white wine to take with me for my mom. @ Simon — Thanks for the correction, fixed. While I have a monthly membership with Gogo, the pricing was otherwise as follows: As usual, Delta offers free texting inflight. I like how Delta’s seatbacks have several different pockets where you can store things. Complains about leg room and doesn’t even say what the seat pitch is. food looks worse than Australian or Chinese economy meals. I would suggest removing the bit about the wine for your mother, whether you accepted it or not. According to Delta’s own fleet information page, the airline has eight A350s currently in service. Also I agree I like domestic reviews but I also think that you should review the skyclub as while many are similar DL does do a great job with their SkyClubs. Good to hear the crew was nice, but that plane looks filthy (especially your ohtis around the power ports). It’s Lucky’s blog, he can state what he wants, but I don’t think omitting that takes away from the overall good experience he had. While I don’t dispute your assessment of Delta service, I think the comparison to United seems a bit dated. NA. Food generally was bad. I just had to enter my SkyMiles number, and I’d get 2,500 miles (go figure these still haven’t posted — Delta front line employees are great, but sometimes their back-end stuff confuses me). He added “unfortunately we have some bad news…”. Help us fund therapy sessions for black women and girls, What You Need to Know About Airline Partnerships & Alliances, The Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Policies, The news, resources, & information you need. The one thing that stood out about this configuration was how private the window seats felt. Waiting at each seat upon boarding was a bottle of water (which American and United don’t offer). Comparing intra-Euro business to US First just doesn’t work. Cited by TIME and Intelligent Aerospace, among others, and interviewed by major outlet NPR, Jay’s focus on route planning and fleet developments allow him to dig deeper into the stories behind the headlines. Lucky, yes, please provide more domestic reviews. I’m guessing, no. Consistently, on these flights which I can only suppose are more senior crews (based on age and what I know about crew scheduling and bidding), the attitudes and service on board have been awful. Fly a Delta 737-900 model with bigger screens!! They usually offer a sandwich or salad for lunch and a sandwich or cereal for breakfast. I think we can all agree that we wouldn’t want her or anyone else to get in trouble for things like this because someone wrote about it on a blog or tweeted, etc. Please Support us by turning off your adblocker. For everyone saying that Lucky just received better treatment because his named catches the attention of airlines’ PR departments, why doesn’t he receive the same from other airlines? Unlike other 757s in the U.S., Delta has kept personal seatback screens available at all Main Cabin seats. There are perfectly valid reasons why someone would fly American or United over Delta. Why aren’t they going above-and-beyond even in a superficial sense? DL gives you a pillow, but worse blanket, and is not consistent with the IFE. The meal was Cheerios and yogurt. (Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines) While we’re still awaiting specifics from the airline, we do know that the first class-cabin offers the largest IFE screens of any Delta domestic first class-seat. Delta 737 first class cabin There was a personal television at every seat, as is the norm on all of Delta’s 737s (and on 700 of their mainline aircraft, for that matter). This site is for entertainment purposes only. 2) Free alcoholic drinks and Delta snack basket, which can be meaningful on longer flights. That’s TPG level writing right there. Many of Delta’s 737s have newer interiors than this, but even so, it was still better than most other interiors you’ll find within the US (and soon Delta will be introducing an even newer first class product, on their A321neos). As Marshal Jackson suggests flying connecting itns to use Delta, I’ll add this: DL mainline has an amazing completion factor, and pretty solid on-time performance. Ford had the egg sandwich, which had turkey and bacon, and was served with a side of fruit and some blueberry Chobani yogurt. They are touchscreen and quite responsive. The best part was the ability to control the brightness. One Mile at a Time is owned by PointsPros, Inc. To ensure the comfort of all of our passengers, Delta limits the number of total pets per flight. It’s worth paying an extra $15 to avoid Basic Economy, While I’m not necessarily sure it’s worth paying an extra $54 to upgrade from Main to Comfort+, I do think it’s worth paying $139 to upgrade to First Class on a plane that you’ll be on for four hours (3hr22min block time, plus boarding starts 40 minutes before departure). This could mean some crowding during flight. Still better than the crap called deep dish pizza on an American flight from LHR/ORD. So in a way, if Lucky “opened and drank” that wine in flight, would that be considered he served himself or he was served the whole bottle and can legally open and drink it himself. @1kSUCKS Lmao, 30 grand a year spent on United is small change my man. And yes — I would love to see more of your reviews of domestic travel, not just international. While cabin crew sometimes do this, it is certainly not allowed. That is so bizarre how bad DL’s catering looks. First she got out her portable device to offer me compensation. I did, however, find the footwell to be a little constricted. The only other thing I’d note is that the lavatory was nicer than your typical US airline 737 lavatory, and I particularly like that they have Malin + Goetz soap. I’ve pretty much written off the possibility of booking premium-cabin awards with Delta SkyMiles, as the rates are typically outrageous. I want to fly American….really. or Best Offer. This makes it easier to pass the time on a flight whether it be on a transcontinental hop or transatlantic one. If it was not for the direct flights, I will switch to Delta immediately. However, while it may have been a result of my exhaustion from the day, I had no trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Over the past year, I’ve noticed a large improvement in overall service from United. I know it’s a lot of work on your part, but it’s much appreciated. I thanked her for her great service, and explained what a treat it is to fly Delta compared to American, given that we live in Miami. The seat controls are located on the center panel. Your email address will not be published. You don’t always fly Delta because Delta doesn’t offer award redemptions in international first class. Seat: 4C (First Class), At the door I was greeted by two absolutely lovely flight attendants — “good morning, welcome aboard! I spent most of the flight working, and didn’t really use the entertainment, other than looking at the map. This takes up, roughly, the back-half of the 757. As to whether you should do more domestic reviews, Lucky, you should consider if you are prepared to get progressively more depressed as you scratch around for positive things to say. She literally came by my seat three times to apologize for this. At first glance, these seats reminded me of my flight on KLM’s 777-300ER in World Business. This reduces disruptions. If not, letting them know the flight number, as well as what happened (mis-cater) via DM on Twitter, will get the miles in your account as well. However, this red-eye departing Seattle at just after 23:00 local time was marketed simply as a First Class cabin. Hi Ben, I was curious to see your review of Hyatt at Logan… any plans for that? While it might be against airline policy like on your first post. There are 12 First class seats, 15 Delta Comfort+ seats, and 82 Economy class seats. You pre-ordered your meal, so you should have had your first choice in getting this. I spent $22,400 of my own personal money on United ytd. Call Delta in advance at 800-221-1212 to arrange to bring your pet on board. Reviews often factor in the savings of using a points-earning credit card, but not this. Otherwise, they are definitely on par and the negative reviews with United are more based on perception (from previous service) than reality. Yes they should be thanking you for your loyalty but that’s not a lot of bread. Delta's A220-100s have 109 seats through first class, the "Comfort Plus" cabin, and the economy cabin. @ Super VC10 – that is not a fair meal comparison at all because it sounds like the entire meal was cold except for some warm bread, which certainly weren’t “fresh baked” as you imply from dough on board but rather pre-made and just warmed for 3-5 minutes. Of the “big three” US carriers, Delta is my favorite airline to fly with. Also, You mentioned you didn’t think it made sense to upgrade to Comfort Plus. The aircraft, N828MH, left the United States for Guangzhou on January 1, 2019, and has been undergoing heavy maintenance and refurbishments ever since. If you live in Houston, then you’ll probably be a frequent United flyer. Delta has a 20 minute baggage guarantee for checked bags. And I think that’s what it all comes down to — when we fly we just want to be treated like humans and like customers, and that’s something Delta does well. Reminder: OMAAT comments are changing soon. While I forgot to take a screenshot at the time I was booking, I took one just now, and I think this pricing exactly matches what I saw on my flight. The rules prohibit giving customers “to go” alcohol. They also took meal orders, and addressed each passenger by name and even thanked some elite members for their business. https://twitter.com/OneMileataTime/status/1162393266391793664. The seats are angled away from the aisle giving passengers some additional privacy. Keep in mind a few things Although Delta claims that its "Delta One" is First Class, I found it inferior to Cathay Pacific's 2003 version of Business Class, Northwest Airline's 2008 (pre-absorbtion into Delta) version of Business Class, and JAL's 2008 First Class. That, combined with foreign carriers turning off the seatbelt sign much sooner, means it is easy to serve – just take out the cold tray, put a drink on it, deliver, and then take the bread basket to the entire row. As long as the bottle was given before landing, all is good. If you can’t get booze to go wouldn’t that mean you can’t buy booze to consume in private residences? 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