On a recent work trip, I had to fly to New York City. JetBlue, American and Delta Airlines offer lie-flat seats to JFK airport. Since I’m a Diamond Medallion with Delta, I chose to fly Delta to earn more MQM’s and mileage. I also had some Regional Upgrades Certificates (RUC) which bumped me up on the waitlist for Delta ONE.
Delta ONE 767-300 LAX to JFK
The plane I flew on was a Boeing 767-300 with Delta ONE configured in a 1-2-1 seating.
I was served my pre-boarding champagne and the flight attendant handed me the new Tumi amenity kit. Delta started rolling out their new amenity kits on Delta ONE last August. I was surprised how many items were in the new amenity kit. It offered a hand sanitizer, mouthwash, TUMI eyemask, Kiehl’s lip balm, hand lotion, Crest toothpaste, tissues, and ear plugs. For international Delta ONE passengers, Delta offers a hard case Tumi amenity kit.
Delta ONE 767-300 Meal Service
I love trying new beer when I travel. Delta Airlines always offer great regional beers depending on the route you fly. I decided to try the Brooklyn Lager for the first time. The beer was too hoppy for my liking. Even though I’m a big Pilsner and Lager guy.
For starters, I was served maple-glazed smoked salmon with farro salad and green apple mignonette.
I chose the goat cheese and chive ravioli. It came with farro risotto, walnuts, roasted grapes and marsala cream sauce. This dish was absolutely delicious, unlike my penne pasta I had on my Delta ONE LAX to Tokyo flight.
I had to get two scoops of their rich and creamy vanilla ice-cream. I’m more of a strawberry topping type of guy but I can’t complain too much.
The Bald Thoughts
There are a few options for transcontinental flights you can choose from LAX but it comes down to personal preference. From what I read and heard from friends, Jetblue MINT is probably the best option when it comes to overall experience. I have yet to fly JetBlue to really experience it. Hopefully this year I can try it out. In the past few years, Delta Airlines has been pushing very aggressively to take over the LA market away from United and American. I would like to see what the three major airlines do 2018 to differentiate from one another for transcontinental flights.