Experience with Delta Airlines?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2013 6:51 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Jan 19, 2013 7:21 AM
Experience with Delta Airlines?Hi,
We found flight tickets from Brussels to LA with a stop over in Atlanta, Georgia (1h50 to get to the other plane). The flight is with Delta but we are booking with KLM (not sure what that means exactly). It seems that all flights we find are operated by Delta so I was wondering what your experiences are with this company?
Given that it is a long flight we really like to have inflight entertainment and have a screen in front of us to see where we are, watch movies etc. Does Delta offer this?
Thanks a lot for the info!
Jan 19, 2013 8:12 AM
1Delta is a major player in the US and EU markets, its fine, no better to worse than most airlines.
For type of entertainment offered on a plane, it depends on the the plane type listed on your journey, go to SeatGuru or similar websited that list the various aircraft for various airlines and routes.
Jan 19, 2013 1:18 PM
Delta has been doing this for years, and Atlanta is Delta's main hub. So I'm sure they know what they're doing. But getting through customs and from an international to a domestic flight at Atlanta, one of the world's most spread-out airports, might be a tall order with less than two hours to do it in.
I've never heard of a trans-Atlantic flight on a major carrier (of which Delta is one) that does not have the latest in in-flight entertainment. So you have nothing to worry about on that score.
Jan 19, 2013 1:28 PM
Jan 19, 2013 2:56 PM
4It wasn't 1.5 hours to connect; it's 1:50. You'll be fine. You bought a single connecting ticket, and the airline won't book a connection it thinks you'll miss, because they're responsible for getting you all the way to LA. If your first flight is running late, an airline agent will help you skip the lines at immigration. If your flight is really late, they'll book you onto a later flight out of Atlanta. Delta has 8 non-stops between Atlanta and LA.
Jan 19, 2013 4:35 PM
Jan 19, 2013 7:35 PM
6One suggestion: If all of your flights are on Delta, I would book the ticket directly with them (assuming that it's the same price). You are less likely to have confusion about your seat assignments and the like. If part of the flight is KLM and part of it is Delta, then you don't have that option.
Jan 21, 2013 9:22 AM
Jan 21, 2013 12:01 PM
8Great, thank you so much for your responses. We found a delta flight with a 3 hour stop in Atlanta to change flights. We'll arrive in LA in the evening which is perfect to immediately sleep out our jetlag.
nnn excited :)
Jan 22, 2013 4:49 PM
9I've flown Delta a lot, and it's generally been fine. There are minimal differences between the different American carriers.
KLM is a partial owner of Delta, so it's common to see KLM on the European leg of the flight and Delta on the American leg of the flight.
Jan 23, 2013 6:19 AM
It's essentially a way for airlines to offer more flights without having to provide the money and equipment for more flights themselves.
Jan 23, 2013 6:28 AM
11Like @#10 says it's a codeshare, like Star Alliance. Schiphol has to be the most prolific airport for announcements. They call every flight. It's not unusual to hear something like "KLM and American Airlines and Singapore Airlines and Qantas and British Airways and Lufthansa and Alitalia and Iberia announce the departure of flight**** to ****"
That probably isn't the right sequence of airlines, but you get the point I'm sure.
Jan 23, 2013 6:42 AM
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