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
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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Bagels and danish:

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Cream cheese, eggs and fruits:

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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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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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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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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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