Review of Delta Air Lines flight Atlanta Montreal in Domestic First

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL1833
Seat 02A
Aircraft Boeing 717-200
Flight time 02:40
Take-off 09 May 18, 15:00
Arrival at 09 May 18, 17:40
DL   #27 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 474
Published on 19th December 2020

We arrived in ATL in between two waves, thus the airport being quiet at that time.
Here's a look of the routing:

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My brother will fly back to France from Concourse F and my flight to YUL is at E. As we have still two hours to kill, I decided to spend that time with him at F instead of staying alone at the E. And I've never been to that lounge :)

We took the train:

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Back to the terminal:

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We didn't go to the F concourse but stopped at the E as there is one of the biggest customer service center and my brother needs his boarding passes to France. Also the walkway to the next concourse offers nice spotting opportunities.

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It wasn't an issue to get his boarding passes, and while he did so and also went for a cigarette, I passed the time in spotting a bit:

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I always loved the MD11:

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An MD88:

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Pilatus PC12:

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Once my brother was back from his duties we went to the Sky Lounge.

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Which is upstairs:

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We took two seats close to the showers at the far end of the lounge:

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The very nice terrasse:

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A that time Delta still had a fleet of 10 737-700, all gone now:

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There is also a small upper level:

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Back to the buffet with some soup:

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And hot dishes:

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Mac and cheese :)

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Salad bar:

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Vegetables and cheeses:

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Chocolate cakes:

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Even if this is not what I would call a great meal, it was ok and did its job.

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The time flew and it was already time for me to leave my brother that decided to come with me to my plane and then head back to the lounge. It was a bit sad and a strange feeling for me to leave him here going back home after our vacations and to head for more vacation for me. But I also knew he was flying business back on Air France and that he was missing his wife and kids. So not too much regrets :)

On our way, this lovely 767-400 Delta:

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Once at my gate, my brother wishes me a safe flight and goes back to the F concourse, he is the one with the red shirt:

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Boarding started on time and I was almost first to go:

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The welcome at the door was ice cold. Sad. Here's the cabin:

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No it's not night, but all window blinds have been closed:

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Seat pitch:

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Fwd view:

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Side view:

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The recline is more than ok:

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The boarding continues and pre departure drinks are offered, I took a bailey's, sorry no pictures.

A CRJ200:

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Spirit A320:

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The Renaissance ATL:

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Off to Canada:

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Only snacks on that international flight, this is really not enough. The hostess was still ice cold.

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Outside view:

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No winglet / sharklet or wingtip here:

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Air to air:

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Almost there:

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The olympic stadium:

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The stadium again:

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Mont Royal on the left of the picture:

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On time landing, here an A321 TS:

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KLM A332:

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More A330:

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320 TS leased from Condor:

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Rouge and AC:

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In no time I was in a car to downtown and ready for a few days in lovely Quebec.

A few bonus picutres from our stay in Florida with Baseball to start with:

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I love that sport, sad that we don't really play it in France:

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Sunset on Clearwater Beach:

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Delta Air Lines

Cabin crew4.0

Delta Air Lines Sky Club (Concourse F)


Atlanta - ATL


Montreal - YUL



That kind of catering on an international flight is a shame, but it didn't came as a surprise.
The hostess was ice cold, not unfriendly, but very distant and not interested in delivering a more than average service.

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Information on the route Atlanta (ATL) Montreal (YUL)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 5 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Atlanta (ATL) → Montreal (YUL).


The airline with the best average rating is Delta Air Lines with 7.3/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 38 minutes.

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