Review of Delta Air Lines flight Washington Atlanta in Economy

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL2578
Class Economy
Seat 33E
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 28 Jan 18, 09:35
Arrival at 28 Jan 18, 11:30
DL   #53 out of 119 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 509 reviews
Jett Tyler
Published on 5th May 2018
Yes Another one!



Yes, I couldn't fly to Atlanta on any old metal- It had to be an MD-88!

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I can do a B737 or A320 anytime with majority of other US Airlines. Getting another Mad-Dog was a major part of my trip.

Before I went to Atlanta and after my arrival in D.C I had to visit the cities famous "Smithsonian" Museums. Especially the sister Museum to the Udvar-Hazy Centre.



It was a neat idea to put the "famous four" WW2 fighter planes in one setting together.


So after two days in the capital- it was onto my next location. ATLANTA.

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Security was painfully slow at IAD, but that was to be expected at the Nation's capital.

Still you can't be too safe when it comes to aviation.

I eventually got air side and went straight to my gate. When I got there I found my MD-88 waiting alongside a DL CRJ on another service (I think it was JFK).



I got on my Delta Mad-Dog and went to my seat which was by the engine (it had to be done) and I had a good wing/engine view!

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My seat being 33E.

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The crew did the demonstration during taxi and we were soon off into the cloudy skies. It was clouds all the way from Washington to Atlanta… All 90 minutes!

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Bit of turbulence occurred at various points, unlike most pax on that flight, I found it enjoyable! I also took the time to do some cabin shots.

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A full bar & snack service was carried out with me getting pretzels & a cola. I thought it was ok, wasn't expecting much and I wasn't prepared to pay for something bigger!

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After multiple circuits around ATL as we waited for our slots, we finally broke the cloud barrier (it was raining in Atlanta) and I was able to finally see where we were going as we touched down.

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After a prolonged taxi and seeing a big variety of Delta planes ranging from tiny Bombardeir CRJ-700 to trans-Atlantic Airbus A330 I finally exited via the flight deck for a picture.



With my arrival in ATL, I was ready for a day in the Renaissance & the Delta Flight Museum!



Major highlight amongst the Delta metal was the chance to get inside the prototype Boeing 747-400 an ex-NWA example infamously linked to the NW85 incident

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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

7.1/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment2.0
Meal/catering7.5

Washington - IAD

6.8/10
Efficiency2.5
Access8.5
Services6.0
Cleanliness10.0

Atlanta - ATL

9.9/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Delta MD88: Great to tick off another item that my US Tour was built around. Couldn't enter Atlanta any better way! Cabin was modern & nicely fresh!

ATL: Shame about the weather. Was great to see and explore the biggest airport in the USA!

IAD: Security was slow, only minor let down. Views alright. Didn't really try any restaurants or services.

DFM: Great museum! $16 and 3 hours well spent!

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