Delta International Review

Hey hi hello and welcome to another airline review haha. I am currently in Boston after flying Tokyo to LA and then LA to Boston (around eighteen hours and a numb bum later). I flew with Delta and although I have done a review on them previously here, that was domestic with limited service and this one is international and a little more extravagant. It was my first time flying west around the world and getting to cross the date line which to a geek like me was very exciting!

Booking my flight online was easy as usual and because it was international baggage was free. The plane was a 767, aka a 2, 3, 2 seat arrangement. I was expecting a bigger plane but I guess LA to Tokyo isn’t in such a high demand as they only have one flight a day. Check in was smooth and I ended up just taking on a carry-on and they weren’t really strict about the size at all (on the way back I actually took on a small suitcase and a big duffel bag and no-one stopped me). During our initial taxi we got sleeping kits which included a mask and earplugs, as well as headphones. A very basic pillow and blanket were also supplied but nowadays I think most people bring on their own neck support pillows so these are getting a little irrelevant. I was in Economy and compared to Virgin or BA I felt the legroom was tighter (or maybe I’ve grown?), but I could still spread out and the seats had adjustable headrests which made sleeping easier.

On to food and of course they start with their signature pretzels, peanuts and cookies (and a drink service). Because we were going to Japan they distributed hot towels to wipe your hands and face with which I loved. I think they should offer that service all the time as it is so refreshing and really wakes you up. As I went on a night flight I got dinner and breakfast. For dinner there was a choice of green curry or chicken and I opted for the later. It came with shrimp cocktail, salad, bread, brownie and the hot dish of chicken, corn salad and potatoes. After several hours, drink services and an ice cream sandwich – it was breakfast time. We got an egg and cheese croissant, yogurt and chocolate bar, aka super nutritious haha.

In comparison to domestic flights all the entertainment is free. There was a huge selection of movies (both modern and classic), music, games etc. I love the Delta map as you can really follow the plane on the journey (again probably just the geek in me). Surprisingly wifi was also available on the flight but for a fee of course.

I guess overall flying with Delta was an easy and comfortable experience. It isn’t the cheapest option so therefore you pay what you get for – a pretty decent service. I went with them to get some miles on my membership but next time I would probably opt for a Japanese airline just to get that experience/amped up energy of arriving there. I’ll see you next week with some Japan trip posts, arigato!


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