Hello everyone & welcome to another flight review!
This one is from three years ago, and now that I have finally found all of the pictures of my flight, I thought it is about time to share my trip from Düsseldorf to Atlanta with you all. Hope you enjoy! ;)
Delta Air Lines now mostly departs out of Terminal A in DUS, but that day my gate was in Terminal B. I had a nice view of the airplanes, such as this Etihad Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as I made my way from security to passport control, and then the gate from there.
I really miss Air Berlin! I remember when LTU, which I flew from DUS to Orlando, Florida as a kid, went out of business and Air Berlin took over. It's a shame that the same thing happened to them!
Our aircraft was a Boeing 767-400ER. It was the second time I had flown on the longer version of Delta's famous 767 and I absolutely love this airplane! Old, but unique! :)
We left the gate on time, and as we taxied to runway RWY 23L, the Captain made his announcement about a few details of our flight, saying that our flight time would be around 9 hours and 30 minutes and that we would most likely land early in Atlanta.
And off we go!! Until next time, Düsseldorf! :)
DUS Airport behind us as we make a right turn to the northwest.
Flying over the Rhine River as our turn becomes more shallow… A must-see sight, by the way, if you haven't been there yet! ;)
It doesn't take long to reach a flight level above the clouds, which for me is always a highlight. :)
Shortly after we had reached our cruising altitude, lunch was served. To be honest with you, I find chicken okay, but am not a big fan of it. My favorite option when flying is the pasta/tortellini, so I went with this. And of course, coke with my meal to wake up, because if you get up at 6am to be at the airport almost 3 hours prior to departure, then what you need by noon is caffeine! ;)
It only takes about 2 hours to leave the European continent and then proceed further west towards southern Greenland. Although I have traveled the exact same route over and over and over again, it is always exciting and a huge adventure to be crossing the Atlantic, knowing you can make it to the other side in such a short period of time! Boy, what would we do without airplanes?! :)
Getting close to the Canadian mainlands…
About half-way into the flight, the crew came through to serve a light snack. Of course, with my favorite Starbucks coffee! :)
Slowly but surely making it into US airspace…
Lake Erie to our right…
About an hour and a half before landing, we were served our pre-arrival snack. I would say it's not much, but for me it's enough for a few hours until I get a real lunch at the airport. Everybody loves burritos, right?! ;) (And ice cream :))
Almost there! :) I do apologize for the poor quality on some of the pictures! I took them with my old cell phone, which was still good enough to take at least a few nice photos, but you could never tell.
As we approached the state of Georgia, the Captain announced our descent into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The weather was mostly cloudy skies with very hot temperatures. And, as expected before, we landed about 20 minutes early! Great job, Delta!
Flying over the city of Atlanta…
Extending the spoilers to help with our descent…
Yep, not so sunny in Atlanta today… :(
On short final for runway 08L…
Made it!! The landing is always fun, because you come in fast, you touch down (sometimes a little rough I might add), and you slow down so quickly. We exited the runway right by Concourse E and F, so we didn't have to taxi that long. Usually pilots always try to request the runway closest to the arrival gate to save time. And looks like it worked. :)
Rolling to the gate at Concourse E…
My conclusion about my trip with Delta Air Lines is not going to be different than the ones I've submitted in previous flight reports. An on-time and reliable airline, always superior service and great options from the IFE. Until next time, Delta! :)