Review of Delta Air Lines flight Amsterdam Seattle in Business

Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight DL 143
Class Business
Seat 03A
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 10:25
Take-off 02 Jan 15, 10:40
Arrival at 02 Jan 15, 12:05
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Esteban
By GOLD 5406
Published on 4th January 2015
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Welcome to the second part of my January Flights! We had one hour from gate to gate, just enough time to go through security and duty free.

This is the well know J seat from Delta:

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Happy Mom and Dad:

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As I am still recovering from my pneumonia, I'll have a dry welcome drink. OJ for me together with the usual snack mix that I really like!
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Arkefly Dreamliner:

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On time push back and almost no wait for take-off. This watery thing has been handed out before the main meal service starts:

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IFE was correct, I watched 22 Jump Street, (by the way, not worth to watch if you have to pay ^^). It helped passing time a bit:

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That's the menu of the flight, exactly the same as the year before, but I won't complain as this is one of my preferred menu on the cycle:



That's the amuse bouche, ok, I am not supposed to drink alcool as I am still under medication, but I can't refuse a glass of Sauternes:

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The delicious coconut soup, I really love that one, spicy as it should be, and a fresh tomato mozzarella salade:

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Happy Mom:

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We all three took the beef option for the entree, sorry not being able to show you another dish. While the presentation was really nice, the beef was far overcooked:

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This is my Mom's dessert plate as I forgot to take mine in picture, but we took almost the same (she only had the strawberry more)

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My seat after a nap:

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At that time of the year, this kind of flight treats you with a sunset and a sunrise:



90 minutes before arrival, the snack is served, together with another hot towel (less watery this time!)



Then we started our descent towards Seattle, lots of snow in the mountains:



Boeing:

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On time landing and a bit of spotting:



There was absolutely nobody at immigration, unfortunately the new automated machines in SEA did not want to recognize my double name and I had to go through the additional immigration procedure. It took me more than an hour as there were plenty of people before me. The immigration agent that handled my case was very kind and apologized a lot about the problem. That's life ^^
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Verdict

Delta Air Lines

8.9/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering8.0

Amsterdam - AMS

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

Seattle - SEA

9.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Really nothing to say, that was a pretty good flight, just the beef was not as good as the rest :)

Information on the route Amsterdam (AMS) Seattle (SEA)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 13 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Amsterdam (AMS) → Seattle (SEA).


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The airline with the best average rating is Delta Air Lines with 7.3/10.

The average flight time is 10 hours and 15 minutes.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 125909 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5036 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this next segment. Your parents look super excited about this trip, that must've made you feel great to be able to bring them that joy. What a good son :-)
    The face blurring is very Picasso, LOL. I never did get to fly a DL route with an A330 in my time as a DL Platinum. I will get to try AA's cirrus seats, though.
    Meal looks good as usual. Beef is always overcooked, though. Even knowing this, I always tend to chose the beef, lol. I'm a carnivore, what can I say.
    Looks like you had a great flight and your parent's excitement makes it even better!

  • Comment 125974 by
    jetsetpanda 2296 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this nice FR. It's great to share moments like this with loved ones and I was glad that I took a few trips with my parents in premium cabins before my father passed away. I treasure these moments dearly.

    DL seems to offer a decent product in J and catering looks good. I think their amenity kit could use an enhancement. I know it's a TUMI, but I personally find other kits in similar cabins more appealing (like AZ or LA).

    Hope you are better and enjoying SEA.

  • Comment 125976 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 10828 Comments

    Thank you very much for your nice comment. You know exactly why I try to bring my parents with me as much as possible, once it's too late, it's too late :(

    We enjoyed SEA very much, right now seating in the Alaska Board Room for our next flight ^^

  • Comment 126008 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5036 Comments

    I'm going to be in SEA this weekend, but you are going to be in Hawaii right? You're just connecting in SEA I think?

  • Comment 126021 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 10828 Comments

    We are now at ANC after an epic flight from SEA to ANC. Connecting to FAI, and back to SEA next Sunday but just connection to KOA. Sad to miss you :(

  • Comment 126114 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    You must be vying for the Son of the Year Award, the pressure will be on for my parent's 40th in a couple of years...

    What is the seating arrangement on the A330, is it 1-2-1 or 1-1-1 (like CX)? If I remember correctly, the DL B747 had 1-2-1 on the main deck, which would be a considerably wider cabin.

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