Review of Delta Air Lines flight St Louis Atlanta in Premium Eco

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL2084
Class Premium Eco
Seat 11F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 13 Dec 13, 15:30
Arrival at 13 Dec 13, 18:00
DL   #40 out of 119 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 667 reviews
padawan
By 3588
Published on 17th February 2014
Hello all !

As promised in my previous FR, this new opus will take place on another continent, America !
By the way, this will be my first report in English, I hope it will be understandable for you all ;)

This FR recall my US trip during last December. The main destination of this trip was St Louis, MO.
After a few days in Missouri, I took advantage of being in the US to go and see some friends in Florida.
The inbound flights between Paris and St Louis won't be reported, as I was not travelling on my own.

The global routing is :
1. Paris CDG - Newark, United B757-300, eco [no FR]
2. Newark - Chicago, United A319, premium [no FR]
3. Chicago - St Louis, Southwest B737-300, eco [no FR]

4. St Louis - Atlanta, Delta B737-800, premium [you are here]
5. Atlanta - Tampa, Delta B757-200, premium
6. Tampa - Newark, United A320, first
7. Newark - Brussels, United B777-200, eco
8. Brussels - Paris CDG, Brussels A320, eco [no FR, as I've done almost the same flight 20 days before, see here]



So here we are at entry #5 of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (very frenchy name, don't you think so ? ^^)
The pic is displayed as shot. Could you guess which company name used to be between United and Alaska ?
photo STL-ATL-01

Inside Lambert terminal. Very bright with those white vaults.
photo STL-ATL-02

Thanks to my Flying Blue Gold status, i have access to the SkyPriority lane.
My bag is therefore checked very quickly.
photo STL-ATL-03

In the corridors to the security, several screens display active maps of the airport.
photo STL-ATL-04

Once again with my Skypriority boarding pass, I go through security very quickly.
I am in no time in the concourse A.
photo STL-ATL-05

Very convenient indeed, as my boarding gate will be A4, just next to a famous French bakery chain.
photo STL-ATL-06

No Delta Skyclub in this concourse (anyway, i'm not sure i would have get access to it with my non-US status ?).
Lavatories are clean and in good condition.
photo STL-ATL-07

Back to gate A4, here is my plane arriving from Atlanta.
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Just having time to check my emails with the airport complimentary wifi.
photo STL-ATL-09

And to make the corporate pic of course ! (with some nice US carpet for Pititom ^^)
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Time to board. People are getting ready.
The flight is overbooked. Delta agents will make several calls for volunteers.
I went to the desk and propose to be volounteer. Unfortunately, my flight to Tampa was also oversold, so the agent cannot rebook me on another flight. But I appreciate it, thank you sir !
It takes some time to find some volunteers, so the flight is delayed.
photo STL-ATL-11

On your mark… Set… Go !
Here again, Skypriority is well named.
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View of my boarding pass, graffed by security, as usual.
This is my 30th qualifing flight of the year, synonym of my Flying Blue Gold status renewal ! :)
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Our neighbor, a Delta MD-90.
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On the way to the runway, with a last view on STL.
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Security measures shown on central screens, very helpfull to get the exact model of aircraft ;)
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Seat pocket content, with the unmissable SkyMall !
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My SkyMall choice for this flight : the singing toothbrush :D
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Nice information found in the Delta inflight magazine : camera permitted all the time !
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Very small catering, but acceptable as minimum for this 1h28 flight.
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Start of descent, view on the winglet.
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Approaching ATL.
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This is certainly NOT Jackson Hartsfield ^^
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Arrival at Delta's home since 1941
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I just have 1h between my 2 flights, and we are 10 min late. Let's found my next flight and rushing towards it !
photo STL-ATL-25

Thank you for reading, don't miss the next report to know if I get my connection or not :)
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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

7.3/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering6.5

St Louis - STL

8.4/10
Efficiency7.5
Access9.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Atlanta - ATL

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Company : Good comfort. Catering a little cheap, but classic for a US-legacy. Oversell a flight, why not, but this shall not interfer with the timing !

Departure airport : very efficient SkyPriority (check-in, security, boarding), I can't imagine how many time it would have take without... Nice complimentary wifi, but long to get connected through all the Airport menus.

Arrival airport : I was a little affraid to get a tight connection at the world biggest airport, and finally... well, you'll discover it in my next FR :)

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