Flight Review: Delta One Business Class LAX-JFK


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On a recent trip from Los Angeles to New York (JFK), I found myself flying Delta One Business Class, thanks to one of my Regional Upgrades as a Delta Platinum Medallion member, which cleared a few days before the flight.

Delta recently moved Terminals at LAX, and is now operating out of Terminal 2 and 3. For Delta One Business Class passengers, the check-in area is located at Terminal 2. Delta One passengers have access to the Delta Sky Club, which is located on the 2nd level of the terminal, and currently features a self-serve bar.

Delta One at LAX Check-in and Bag Drop

Delta One at LAX Check-in and Bag Drop

This particular flight was operated on a Boeing 757-200ER with 16 Delta One Business Class seats in a 2×2 configuration, featuring the new Delta One seat cushions as well.

Settling into your seat, you’ll find Westin Heavenly Bedding and Pillows, noise canceling headsets, Tumi amenity kits, and bottled water at your seat.

Delta One Business Class Seat

The aircraft offered large televisions monitors filled with movies, music, games, and live satellite television.

Flight attendants offered a choice of a pre-departure beverage of sparkling wine or orange juice.

I opted to try their Signature Cocktail called the Delta Sunrise which features Bombay Sapphire Gin with cranberry apple juice and splash of ginger ale.

For starters, there was serrano ham and grilled apricots with burratina cheese and arugula as well as a spinach bruschetta salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, and mandarin oranges and a side of soup.

I opted for the Grilled Beef Tenderloin served with fontina polenta cakes, grilled artichokes and smoked tomato onion salad.

Other entrees included a BBQ Seasoned Chicken or a Summer Squash, Tomato and Vidalia Onion Tart. When it comes to meal choices, Delta takes orders using the FEBO method (they start at the front on even number flights and the back on odd number flights), so keep that in mind when choosing a seat in order to get your first entree choice.

Desserts included a selection of fine cheeses or a Vanilla Ice Cream sundae. I opted for the sundae which was excellent and had graham cracker crust and hot fudge sauce on it.

How To Fly Delta One Business Class Using Miles:

Using Delta SkyMiles start at just 45,000 SkyMiles for one-way Delta One ticket from Los Angeles to New York, if you’re able to find their low-level availability. The next level is then 65,000 SkyMiles one-way, which is more readily available.

If you are looking for more ways to earn Delta miles, consider the Delta Reserve cardThe Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.

Be sure to check out our other Delta flight reviews:

Have you flown transcontinental Business Class in Delta One recently? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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