Review of Delta Air Lines flight Chicago Atlanta in Premium Eco

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL 2120
Seat 06F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 07 Feb 14, 10:00
Arrival at 07 Feb 14, 12:50
DL   #59 out of 124 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 572 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 3440
Published on 19th March 2014
Reminder of my routing :



Those 4 flighs of the days were to have 4 more segments to my Platinum status, to a very good deal (USD 140.-). But also for the joy of flying and to log two new airports, MDW + STL and to fly the B717-200 for the first time.

About Midway itself, Durian made a very good report, you can find it here: http://flight-report.com/fr/report-4138.html (sorry, French only, but pictures speak from themselves)

The 'L' provides easy and fast access to MDW for USD 2.25.- The only minor thing is that there is a lot of walkways to follow until the terminal. But it's clean and the signage is good.




My flight, scheduled to be on time:

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Some views of the check-in area, where only DL and WN had open desks. As I have 4 flights that day, the self service kiosk can't print me my last BP. I make a quick pass by the SP counter and receive my docs for the whole day.

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Then, you have to go down to enter the departure level. There has been a massive queue that morning at TSA and no TSA-pre for me. Infos about TSA-pre registration to be found here: http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/participation-tsa-precheck

On a random basis, you can be eligible for TSA-pre, and that's just awesome. No more need to remove shoes, belts, laptops… A reminder of post 2001 years…

As said, not for me today, half an hour of queuing in the priority lane, lane that will move slower than the others!! It was dead long, thanks god, I had plenty of time!

Doors A 1,2 and 3 are international and a spotter's nightmare:

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Lots of people at TSA, but the terminal A is about empty:

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Some spotting:

Embraer Shuttle America for MSP (my ride in 3 days):

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WN is the master here:



A soon to be DL Air Tran B717-200 :

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WN fameous totems:

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My Airbus 320 pulling up at the gate:



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Good seat recline:

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Unbeatable legroom, with First being just in front:

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My friend, the safety on board card:



The BOB:

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Push and take off short after:



Loo visit:



Cabin shoots:

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And outside views:



My neighbour and I had the luck to have an empty seat next to us that we will use as cocktail seat :) He was a good guy and we chatted quite a lot during the flight:

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No choice on this flight between peanuts, pretzels or cookies. Pretzels for everyone. Even if you have a coffee. Sad...

Soon enough we will be on final to ATL with beautiful sights of downtown:



My favorite bird, MD11:

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ATL Renaissance Hotel, well known in the spotter world:

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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

6.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering4.0

Chicago - MDW

7.2/10
Efficiency3.0
Access10.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Atlanta - ATL

9.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Nice and comfy seats on those retro-fitted A320. A nice and smilling crew. Only pretzels at 10:00 in the morning is not good. Specially on a 90' flight !!

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