What a near-perfect trip! All flights departed on time and arrived either early or on time. The service can be summarized as follows:
1. TRI-ATL and ATL-TRI: In-flight service was by request only since the flights are only 40 minutes, so both directions were uneventful. On the return, the flight attendant called out Delta elites by last name and thanked them for their business, then proceeded with the usual announcement about SkyMiles and how one can earn miles and status.
2. ATL-LGA: Since the flight was after 8:00 pm, service in the first class cabin consisted of a full pre-departure beverage service and a full in-flight beverage and snack basket service. Pre-departure drinks were served in plastic, while in-flight beverages were served in glass. Gogo Inflight Internet and television entertainment were available. All seats in first class were “adorned” with a red Delta blanket, bottled Dasani, and earbuds for the in-flight entertainment.
3. LGA-ATL: Service in the first class cabin consisted of a full pre-departure beverage service and a full in-flight beverage and lunch service. The meals on this flight were a sandwich with potato soup or a salad with potato soup. The salad had grilled chicken, Romaine lettuce, carrot and celery sticks, tomato, radicchio, real bacon bits, and a choice of dressings: blue cheese or ranch. No cheese, for my lactose intolerant friends! Both meals came with a pre-packaged brownie for dessert. My only complaints about the meal were that the chicken was dry and the white wine was bad. Again, pre-departure drinks were served in plastic, while in-flight beverages and the meal were served in glass and real dinnerware. Gogo Inflight Internet and television entertainment were available. All seats in first class had the same red Delta blanket, bottled Dasani, and earbuds for the in-flight entertainment.
While in ATL, I noticed that the gate areas has the new recharging stations that Delta is installing at all hub and major airport gate areas. At LGA, the Sky Club renovations are nearing completion. This time, the old Northwest club side was open, with new seating and a new bar. The club should be quite large when the old Delta section reopens.
Grade = A