Flight Review: Delta One Business Class New York – San Francisco (SFO)

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On a recent trip from  New York – San Francisco (SFO), I decided to use a Regional Upgrade certificate to confirm into the Delta One business class cabin. Surprisingly, my flight had upgrade space available at time of booking and I was instantly confirmed into 4C.

This fight was operated by one of Delta’s 757-200ER aircraft, which is has a 2×2 configuration in Delta One, meaning not every seat has direct aisle access. Delta also flies 767-300ER’s on this route as well, which the one advantage is every business class seat does have aisle access.

Transcontinental flights come with the same swag that international Delta One flights offer including a Westin Heavenly pillow and blanket, noise canceling headphones and a Tumi amenity kit.

Delta One Business Class JFK-SFO

Delta One Business Class JFK-SFO

Delta One Business Class JFK-SFO large video monitors

Drink service in Delta One along with warm nuts

Delta has recently rolled out pre-select meal options on all their flights in Delta One/First Class. I was able to pre-select my entree for this flight.

I ordered the Smoked Chicken Breast with Anson Mills Gritts, which was served with chilled shrimp and a gem salad on the side.

For dessert, the options were either a milk chocolate-chestnut ice cream topped with vanilla anglaise, or a fruit and cheese plate featuring goat cheese and cheddar. I opted for the ice cream which was delicious.

About an hour prior to landing, flight attendants came through with warm chocolate chip cookies.

Overall, I was very pleased with the flight with the Delta One cabin and service. Delta offers 7-8 daily flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy and San Francisco, with most being on the 757-200ER, although you can find a few on the 767’s as well.

Competition on this route is tough, as American flies their three cabin A321 between JFK and SFO, JetBlue offers A321 Mint service, and United dominates the market from Newark to San Francisco, after they pulled out of JFK all together.

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