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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By GOLD 1214
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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 6 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Honolulu (HNL) → Los Angeles (LAX).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Delta Air Lines avec 7.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 5 heures et 25 minutes.

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