Review of Delta Air Lines flight Honolulu Los Angeles in Domestic First

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL1284
Seat 03A
Flight time 05:00
Take-off 27 Jan 18, 11:15
Arrival at 27 Jan 18, 18:15
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Esteban
By GOLD 863
Published on 12th December 2020

Transit in Honolulu



We had a fairly long transit of around 4H in HNL before our next flight to LAX.
The FIDS:


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HA 332:


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DL 753:


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Delta Sky Lounge HNL


We went to the Delta Sky Lounge for the layover. The lounge is blind and didn't change compared to the year before but is still a nice place to wait a couple of hours.


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Some magazines:


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The buffet is looking pretty good and tempting:



Hot food:


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Soup:


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Rice:


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Drinks:


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The whole cutlery is, unfortunately, plastic only:


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Hard drinks are available at the bar0
Here's my morning selection:


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Both cakes were excellent, one was papaya and the other one was pineapple.

As we had plenty of time to kill, my mother and I went to the japanese garden.


HNL japanese garden and spotting


On our way we saw this 763:


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And then went down to the garden:


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Here it is:


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We had a nice walk:


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The place is really serene:


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Fishes:


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It was hard to believe you are in the middle of an international airport:


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There is also a botanical garden part:


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A bit more walking:


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The weather was awesome:


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Another DL 763:


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And for us it was time to go to our plane, here it is:


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Gate 28 today:


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the flight


Boarding started on time, the plane was full.


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Door handle:


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The cabin:


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Again the standard domestic first pillow and blanket.


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Cleaning was really poor, there were left over in the seat pocket, in the foot rest, even an old menu.


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Skymagazine and seat pitch:


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On time push back:


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More 763, even one without winglets:


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748 KL:


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Our flight was slightly longer than usual as we had to make a light detour to avoid thunderstorms:


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ANA behind us:


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Alaska in front of us:


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HA 332:


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HA 717:


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We crossed runway 26R-8L:


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Firetraining zone:


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You can play golf between the runways.


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Another 717:


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And our turn:


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ANA is still behind us:


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Taking off:


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The A seat was chosen on purpose :)


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It was amazing. Honolulu:


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Diamond Head:


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Waikiki beach:


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Closer to Diamond Head:


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Beautiful!


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With the winglet:


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The whole crater:


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Leaving Oah'u:


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This is Haunauma Bay, a beautiful snorkling place:


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Bye Honolulu!


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A last view over Haunauma Bay:


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Sandy Beach, very well known for its high surf:


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Makapu 'u Point ,  the small island is Kaohikaipu the biggest one being Manana:


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Heading east:


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Service started with a hot towel:


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And a mai tai as aperitive. I used the free messaging to text to some friends:


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Reaching cruising altitude:


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The choices today were braised beef or salmon. Beef for me:


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Hot bread was offered:


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It was pretty good but again, this is a dish I already had last year, outbound to OGG from LAX, same catering, the only change was the brand of the ice cream.
A tea to conclude:


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Then I took a small nap:


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Full flat of course but with my own pillow :)


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An hour later:


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Snacks are then offered:


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The sun sets:


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A magical moment:


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Almost at destination:


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LA:


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We parked close to this 753:


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And on our way back to the Marriott LAX:


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Via T3:


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kaua'i bonus second part


You may remember Hanalei Valley on the last bonus, under the rain. As promised, here under the sun:


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It remembered me Bali and Indonesia:


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It's very green and peaceful:


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A beautiful sunset from my room:


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Loved the colors:


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This is Salt Pond Beach the beach we liked the most. Not to many people, showers and life guards. A nice bay to snorkel or just swim:


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The rocks that protect the bay:


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We saw turtles each day we were there:


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And even sea lions:


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So cute:


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Spouting Horn, another must see:


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Tree Tunnel Road:


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More about this beautiful island on the next FR!

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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

6.8/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering6.0

Delta Air Lines Sky Club

8.1/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Services6.5

Honolulu - HNL

9.2/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Los Angeles - LAX

8.4/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

A bit sad that DL serves the same catering over and again but the flight did its job: lie flat seat means more comfort and a much better travel experience.

Stay tuned for the last part coming soon!

Information on the route Honolulu (HNL) Los Angeles (LAX)

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