Review of Delta Air Lines flight New York Tampa in Domestic First

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL2593
Seat 02A
Aircraft Boeing 717-200
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 03 May 18, 11:25
Arrival at 03 May 18, 14:15
DL   #28 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 687 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 414
Published on 16th December 2020

A look at the routing until now:



Delta Sky Lounge Terminal 2 JFK


Once arrived at the T2 we went to the lounge that has just went through refurbishment.  That part of the terminal was quiet:


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A 717:


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The lounge is this way:


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A view from upstairs:


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Here we are:


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The lounge is almost empty apart from a woman seating in a corner.
A tour of the lounge:


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Starbucks coffee:


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Toaster:


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Breads:


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Bagels and danish:


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Cream cheese, eggs and fruits:


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Jams:


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Cereals and toppings:


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More fruits and cottage cheese:


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Diary and oatmeal:


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I was more than pleased with this extensive breakfast offer.

My selection:


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A tour of the lounge which is huge:


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You see, empty!



The bar, the premium liquors are to be paid but basics like wine, beer, vodka or baileys are free:


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A view from our seats:


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our flight


A few minutes before boarding we went to the gate:


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The service door:


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Boarding started on time with priorities first , as usual:


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The first class cabin:


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The seat pitch:


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Water bottles:


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Safety card:



A welcome drinks is offered, my brother goes for a coffee while I go for an apple juice:


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On time push back:


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ERJ 145 AA:


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A380 Asiana:


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The queen of the skies:


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A340-600 SA:


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380 QR and then EK:


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777 China Southern:


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A320 Jet Blue:


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Then it is our turn to take off:


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Goodbye JFK:


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Two windows for me:


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Philadelphia and PHL:


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Downtown:


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A global view:


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The service starts with another apple juice for me and a ginger ale for my brother:


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No more alcool since I have a car to drive.

Choice for the lunch is either chicken salad or pulled chicken sliders, together with a coleslaw and a cookie.


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It really looked horrible but wasn't that bad at the end. The salad and the cookie were good though.


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A snack basket is also available:


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Arriving in Florida:


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That swimming pool is huge:


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Still on descent:


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And then St Petersburg with the Tropicana Field, the reason for our visit. The Tampa Bay Rays are playing there and we follow them since a couple of years. This trip is our 4th one to see them play.


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Over the bay:


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I275:


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Almost there:


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And landed:


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Two MD90 are at gate:


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I always loved that plane. Sad it is now history, no more operators are flying them, DL was the last one:


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As we were leaving the plane, the crew thanked us on behalf of this TPA based crew. I learnt that day that DL has a crew base in TPA. I believe it may be one of their smallest crew base.

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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

5.9/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering5.5

Delta Air Lines Sky Club - 2

9.2/10
Comfort10.0
Meal/catering9.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Services9.0

New York - JFK

8.8/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Tampa - TPA

9.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.5
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

It was a nice flight but the catering is really nothing more than an average high-school meal. Horrible presentation, average taste.

No IFE aboard, but that's ok.

I was really thrilled by the lounge and our experience at both airports was top notch.

Thanks for reading!!

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