I have to say it has been a really long time since I took a long international flight in coach on any airline let alone Delta (thank you so much points)! But on my recent final Delta 747 flight I was stuck back in C+ (but thankfully with an extra empty seat next to me). I am well accustomed to all the bits that come with Delta one including heavy blankets, big pillows and a nice menu for what wonderful bits are soon on the way. But all this in coach too?
I have to say the mini-menu was nice with a timeline of the service schedule. The eye shade that the last time I tested one years ago smelled so bad of cheap chemicals I could not stand it for more than a few seconds was now much better. Heck, even really cheap slippers were included – not bad Delta.
Take that in combination with the fact that thicker blankets and bigger pillows are on the way on international coach flights and this could be a real wow factor right? Well maybe not so fast.
I credit Delta for a bunch. They are even going to try to improve the above service wear but the food was nothing exciting and I doubt that will change in coach. Plus, you only have so much room in a tiny coach seat and room on a tiny tray to begin with.
Delta does provide free drinks, great IFE, fast Gogo wifi and so many things we simply take for granted compared to other airlines. These things make the time fly by, if you will. I like the idea of improving the food service but not sure if these tiny changes are enough to make the Delta coach experience that much more than others.
You tell me. Are you “wowed” by the Delta international coach experience vs. other airlines? Are all these changes enough to make you consider Delta over others? – René
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