Review of Delta Connection flight Washington Detroit in Domestic First

Airline Delta Connection
Flight DL 5216
Seat 01
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 04 May 14, 12:20
Arrival at 04 May 14, 13:55
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Esteban
By GOLD 4092
Published on 17th May 2014
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  2. Paris - Washington IAD AF/ Y, A380: WAS HERE!
  3. Washington DCA - Detroit DL/ F, CRJ 900: NOW!
  4. Detroit - Las Vegas DL/ Y+, B737-800
  5. Las Vegas - Los Angeles DL/ Y+,CRJ 900
  6. Los Angeles - Paris CDG AF/ Y, A380
  7. Paris CDG - Basle AF / Y, ATR72


After a few days in this beautiful city that Washington is (sorry Kévin, would have loved to see you, next time, sure!) it is already time to take the road to Vegas!!

We'll use the subway to go to Reagan, it's easy, fast and … cheap. USD 3.- pp if you take a single card, but if you use a re-usable card, it is only USD 2.-

Here is Reagan, very low activity, it is Sunday morning:



I find Reagan to be a lovely airport with a particular flair. One of my favorites in the US.

Check in will be a breeze, two minutes maximum. After, a bit of spotting:

CRJ 900 Delta ops by 'Express Jet':
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MD 88 Delta:

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737-800 AA:

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CRJ AA:

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CRJ Delta:

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MD90 Delta:

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737-700 / A320 UA:

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Our CRJ900 Delta ops by 'Express Jet' that just pulled in at the gate:

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A short moment before the boarding, my name is called at the podium. I've been told I've been upgraded but only me and not the rest of my party. After a quick talk with my family about who should take it (some wanted, some other not^^), they all tell me I should take the seat, as I sponsorised the whole trip. I glady accepted it :)

Boarding will be done on time, in a very orderly way, we'll board first as we have a stroller and a little thing inside ;)


First Cabin:

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Great pitch at the first row:

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A bit of spotting while we taxi:



Toilets once airbone:

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External shoots:

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And my best friend, the safety on board card:



PSU: (note the airvent is different to allow the pax seated on the aisle to receive some air ^^)

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All you can drink and snack basket service:

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Top of descent and approach to DTW:

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Welcome to Delta Land: (only a Spirit Airbus made it to the foreigners terminal)



Stay tuned for the rest of the trip!!

A little bonus from Washington, I won't comment it, most of the monuments are well known, should you have questions, don't hesitate!

If you have not been to Washington yet, run and go! That city is amazing!

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Verdict

Delta Connection

7.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.5

Washington - IAD

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Detroit - DTW

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A very comfy cabin, I can only recommend the bulkhead seat. Service was more than OK for a flight like this. DCA and DTW were perfect!

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6 Comments

  • Comment 108616 by
    Chatokay 281 Comments

    Thanks for this FR. No pictures of the seat or the pitch, though ?
    I am also curious about something, why are the reason given for accepting the upgrade different in English and in French ?

    • Comment 294225 by
      Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 12203 Comments

      Actually there are pictures about the seat and the pitch, look again :) Just after first class cabin
      The reason for accepting the upgrade are the same in both English and French, English has the short version while French has the full version. I accepted it because I sponsorized the trip and my family wanted me to do so ;)

    • Comment 294228 by
      Chatokay 281 Comments

      Ah yes, I though it was the economy class, or a best a small business.
      As for the reason about the upgrade, while I believe you that they are the same, they really looks different if you look at them. In the short, English version, it looks as your family wasn't interested at all by the upgrade. On the long version, French one, they wanted it, well some of it, but finally agreed that you rightly deserved it :)

  • Comment 108625 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 12203 Comments

    Got your point, can be confusing even if it is nowhere stated they were not interested by the upgrade in the english version :)
    I'll amend the text ^^

  • Comment 108652 by
    marathon GOLD 9566 Comments

    I missed this FR in French, so I comment the version I read :)
    I can't help thinking that DCA's architecture landside looks like that of an old French railway station. Cleaner and brighter, though.
    The J overhead lockers on the left of the aircraft are strangely much smaller - you can't possibly put much in there.
    Great tourist bonus - it has been a loooong time since I visited DC. Thanks for this FR !

  • Comment 108757 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5307 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. Departure airport should be DCA, not IAD.

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