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A visual of my itinerary from LAX to HND via SEA which would cover a distance of 5,757mi/9,265km
This trip report will cover the Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA) segment.
Welcome to another trip report!
After a very long and anticipated wait (literally years in the making) I'll finally be flying to one of my favorite countries in the world! I was originally suppose to take this trip to Japan back in the summer of 2020 but due to obvious circumstances I had to reschedule the trip literally 4 times. Until I finally locked on a great award redemption flying from LAX to HND via SEA on Delta using SkyMiles so I booked this trip last year hoped that I wouldn't have to cancel it like I have the previous three times. Last time I was in Japan was back in Nov. of 2018 and I had an absolute blast enjoying the food, culture and beautiful scenery that I couldn't wait to enjoy again!
Let's get straight into the trip report shall we 😉.
Welcome from LAX terminal 3. I was so excited to take this trip that I arrived very very early (about 3am which was quite ridiculous but I couldn't help myself 😅).
Of course at this time in the morning there was practically no one at the check in area.
Although there weren't any agents in sight I still proceeded to use the self check-in kiosk to print my boarding passes and tag my checked bag.
Thanks to my medallion status I was upgraded to Comfort+ from Main Cabin the day before which was a nice surprise. So far the Y+ cabin looked quite empty so fingers crossed I'll have the empty middle seat on this flight.
Got my boarding pass and bags tagged and now just waited until the agents opened up the desks.
After waiting for some time. The agents finally arrived and the process was simple and only took a few minutes to drop off my bags. Now off to security control.
Security control went smoothly and I was airside in just 10 minutes.
Looks like my flight will be departing out of the nicer 'B' gates.
After a relatively long walk I finally made it to my gate. As expected no one is here other then me 😅.
This part of the terminal looked very nice however these gates offer zero views of planes which was disappointing. I really wanted to see my A321neo but I guess I'll have to wait until I arrive in Seattle to get a better exterior view of her.
Eventually boarded started on time and I boarded with Comfort+ group.
Some information about my plane:
Flight number: DL 674
Aircraft: Airbus A321-271NX
Delivered: October 13, 2022
Age: 1 year
A quick Look at my one year old A321neo!
Upon entering the aircraft we received a warm welcome by the FA and proceeded to my seat. My seat for the next 2.5h, 15A (comfort+). Chose this seat specifically for it's perfect window alignment (thanks to aerolopa).
Always nice to see a PTV.
Legroom is fantastic! These seats offer 34" of pitch, I'm 5'9" or 176cm for reference.
Absolutely loving my view from here!
Next to us is a DL A321ceo scheduled to depart 5 minutes before of us across the country to ATL.
Shortly after the FA's came by through the cabin offering complimentary headphones.
Luckily I scored an empty middle seat on this flight whereas I stored my book bag under that seat to have more space. I hope this doesn't come off as selfish but my rule of thumb is that whoever gets to the row first gets first dibs.
Have a safe flight to ATL!
Not to long after the safety video began playing.
You can check out the full takeoff video below:
We pushed back right on time. Today's flight load up to Seattle this morning looked to be around 85%. Interestingly the comfort+ section made up of mostly comuters, FA's and pilots assuming flying to their base for work.
Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8 pushing back for it's 3hr flight to Mexico City.
Delta Connection (SkyWest) Embraer E175 arriving from Phoenix. Flight time: 1h 5m
We'll be taking off on runway 24L.
Until next time LA!
The tray table is of standard size and extendable.
Seatbacks contained a safety card…
And lastly an air sickness bag.
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
The inflight service began 30 minutes into flight with the handout of premium snacks from a basket in the Comfort+ section.
I went for a potato chips and pistachios.
Quickly followed by the main drink service.
I asked the FA for a red wine and orange juice. Got to somehow take advantage of the free alcohol ;).
I'm no wine expert but I find DL's wines to be very dry. I'm more of a sweet wine type of guy.
Making a makeshift mimosa/sangria whatever you want to call it 😅.
Regardless it was sweet and delicious!
Flying somewhere over northern California.
To my delight the FA's came through the cabin once more about an hour before arrival offering coffee & orange juice from a tray. I gladly went for a coffee.
I personally believe Delta has the best IFE system in North America (with JetBlue following right behind) with countless movies, shows and live TV to choose from.
My absolute favorite part though was the fantastic interactive map which I kept on throughout the flight.
Flying directly over Portland, Oregon
Flying over Longview, WA and the Columbia River that separates Oregon and Washington state.
Shortly after we began our initial descent into Seattle.
Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW)
Doing some cloud surfing.
Flying right over King County International Airport/Boeing field (BFI)
You can check out the full landing video below:
We'll be landing from the north on runway 16R.
Welcome to Seattle!
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 preparing for it's ultra long haul flight for Singapore. Flight time: 15h 25m
Frontier A321neo departing for Denver. Flight time: 2h 9m
At the moment I didn't realize that this would be my Airbus A330-900neo that'll be taking me across the Pacific Ocean to Tokyo in just a few moments 😁.
See you in a little bit.
We arrived at the gate 5 minutes ahead of schedule. Now time to run from where I currently am in 'A' gates to 'S' gates for my Tokyo flight as I have a tight one hour connection here.
One last look at my A321neo, thanks for a fun and safe flight!
This concludes the trip report, stay tuned for my next one!
Overall this was a great and comfortable domestic flight on Delta. The crew onboard were friendly, attentive and professional throughout the flight. Seat comfort (both padding on seats and PTV's) was fantastic for economy class standards. The last minute upgrade was a nice surprise as it gave me more legroom and recline which made the flight that much more enjoyable. Not to mention the added bonus of complimentary premium snacks and alcohol you get when flying comfort+ on domestic flights. And lastly, I very much appreciated the two drink services on a short flight as this one which you don't ever see on other airlines such as AA or UA.