Review of Delta Air Lines flight Denver Salt Lake City in Economy

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL2544
Class Economy
Seat 25A
Aircraft Airbus A220-100
Flight time 01:33
Take-off 17 Jun 23, 05:25
Arrival at 17 Jun 23, 06:58
DL   #31 out of 94 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 831 reviews
Salomon_Aviation+Travel
Published on 22nd January 2024

Introduction


Welcome to another trip report!
After spending an overnight layover here in Denver, it was time to get onto my next flight to Salt Lake City. This was a special flight as it would be my first time flying on an Airbus A220, the A220-100 to be exact. Unfortunately though I'll only be able to enjoy flying on this new aircraft for this one hour hop to SLC so I'll make the most of it 😉. 


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Arrived at the gate area about an hour before boarding. Unfortunately there weren't any views of my A220 from the gate area :( .


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boarding


Not long after boarding soon began. I was assigned to board with group Main 1.


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Some information about my plane:
Flight number: DL 2544 
Aircraft: Airbus A220-100
Registration: N135DQ
Delivered: October 30, 2020 
Age: 3.6 years


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A look at the main cabin which is configured in a 3-2 configuration. Only other aircraft in the DL mainline fleet that has a similar configuration are the Boeing 717's.


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seat 25A


My seat for the next hour, 25A.


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Chose this seat for it's perfect window alignment thanks to aerolopa. Already I was quite impressed by the larger windows compared to those on other airbus aircraft. 


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Not to mention it feels a lot more open (especially the aisles) and not as cramped as compared to other aircraft. 


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A good size PTV at each seat.


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Legroom is great for economy class, these seats offer 31" of pitch. 


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Next to us is an A319 bound for LAX shortly after us.


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Frontier A321 bound for Miami.


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Boarding is complete. I was quite surprised of how empty this morning's flight to SLC was. The flight load was at around 30-35%.


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Cabin lighting set for departure.


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in flight entertainment


Since this would be a short flight with a lot of exploring to do, I decided to check out the IFE system while we were still on the ground. Quote me if I'm wrong but the screens seem to be slightly larger on the A220 then on other DL aircraft. I was just on an DL A321 from ATL-DEN last night and do not reminder the PTV's being this big 😅.  


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Nonetheless DL offers the same excellent content across their fleet. From hundreds of movies, shows and live tv. More then enough to keep on entertained on any length flight. 


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A look at the tray table which was of standard size and extendable. 


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Seatback contents.


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As we were waiting for pushback, the FA's handed out these headphones which was a nice touch. I've mentioned this before but these are the best economy provided airplane headphones in the sky.


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Not long after the safety video began playing.


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pushback / takeoff


We pushed back 5 minutes ahead of schedule. You can check out the full takeoff video below.



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We'll be taking on runway 34L.


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Until next time Denver!


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Last views of DIA.


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When exploring the IFE I forgot to show off my favorite part, the interactive map which I left on for the whole flight. Who needs movies or tv shows when you have an amazing interactive map and a huge window with breathtaking views 😅.


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In a span if a few minutes we went from green scenery to snow capped mountain. 


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the loo


Of course I had to check out the A220's unique loo with a window. And talk about a loo with a view 😂.


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The loo as well was very spacious compared to any aircraft I've been on recently for economy class standard. 


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inflight service


About 20 minutes into flight the FA's wasted no time and sprang into the cabin to begin the inflight service.


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Due to the short length of this flight, this was an 'express service' flight which meant you only had three options: coffee, tea or water along with a biscoff cookie. I asked the FA if I could have a coffee and water and she gladly gave them to me. 


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Coffee and biscoff cookie is a match made in heaven 😁. 


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Cheers!


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initial descent


Sadly a few moments later the pilot came on the intercom and said that we had begun our initial descent into SLC.


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Flying over Payson & Spanish Fork.


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Lake Utah


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Eagle Mountain & Saratoga Springs


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You can check out the full landing video below.



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Southwest B737 taking off below us.


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landing


We'll be landing on runway 16R.


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Welcome to Salt Lake City!


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arrival at gate


We arrived at the gate 25 minutes early.


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One last look of my seat.


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Deplaning


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Finally a look at my A220-100. 


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One last look of my aircraft, thanks for the safe flight!


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This concludes the trip report, thanks for reading!

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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering5.5

Denver - DEN

6.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access5.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Salt Lake City - SLC

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

This was a great flight flying on Airbus A220 for my first time. The cabin was very comfortable, clean and modern and the FA's were friendly and professional throughout the flight, absolutely nothing to complain there. After flying on the A220 it has to be my all time favorite narrow body jet to fly on based on those categories. Not to mention the amazing spacious loo with a view is something very unique and wished more aircraft had this feature. Only slight disappointment was once again with the inflight 'express service' that was offered. I would have greatly appreciated a full service selection as I was in the mood for a tomato juice but that was not available on this flight due to its 'duartion'. I've flown this route quite a few times in the past with SW and there was no restrictions to the drinks they would otherwise normally have available.

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