Boarding the flight was a dream. They were calling passengers to the boarding gate over an hour before the flight was due to leave. As soon as I arrived, I was sent straight onto the aircraft, with no waiting around at all. We left 15 minutes early. Admittedly, it was not a full flight.
This was also a nice change from Virgin's rammed flights. Service levels were very good, and I found all stewards very polite and courteous. Refreshments were regularly served, though it's important to note you will have to pay for your alcoholic beverages the first one is free with your meal. You are provided with an inflight dining menu after take off. Virgin stopped doing this years ago! During the flight to Atlanta I was served with snacks to begin with, followed by a hot meal.
Later in the flight , hot pizza was served an hour before landing. You also get a small pot of ice cream during the flight.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the service levels and especially the on board entertainment system. This will be followed by an additional security screening. They will not allow you to take water or juices onto your onward flight. Atlanta is a HUGE airport. Take the train provided, because it's a treck and a half if you walk it. I live in Atlanta and fly Delta each time I travel to Vegas three or four times a year. My experiences flying Delta to Vegas are positive - left on time most of the time and since I fly nonstop there were no worries regarding layovers.
Flights to Vegas are always full - plane types range from s, s and s and the occasional Amenities are poor. There are no pillows.
If you want a blanket, if one is not in your seat, find the blanket supply in the overhead bin as soon as you're seated or they'll be scooped up. The food offering is minimal - the first snack service is a snack pack usually consisting of processed cheese and a few crackers, raisins, and a cookie. A second snack service offers a choice of a bag of chips, granola bar, cookie, crackers, etc.
Water, soda, juice, etc. If you have the munchies before your flight be sure to pick up something in one of the concourse eating establishments. You can bring whatever you purchase on the plane.
We have 3 hours lay over, will this be long enough to make it through the luggage recheck and security screenings? Am now wishing we had flown direct as I did not realise you had to reclaim and recheck luggage :. ValefanWe fly with Delta everytime we go to Vegas They have always been on time coming and going, comfortable seats, and the staff if friendly We always fly out fo Atlanta , I'm sure you will like flying with delta. Oh yes, they give you free drinks, like soda, coffee, juice, etc.
We flew with Delta last year for domestic flights within usa. It was small plane since such a short flight but was great and staff friendly.
No matter your destination, find all of your must-haves on any trip you take in Delta's Main Cabin. With complimentary premium entertainment and truly. Feel like snacking on a Delta flight? You're in luck. The free snack tradition is alive and well, with offerings of peanuts, mini pretzels and Biscoff.
Other than delay no problems really and obviously customer services were great to us lol. Delta is a very good airline i have never had a problem with them,i fly Delta domestic a lot from Boston ,all the other posters gave you good advice,i would do the Gatwick- Vegas route i know you would enjoy it.
A 3 hour layover will be plenty of time for you to collect your luggage and re-check it in. It took less than 30 minutes for me when I landed in Atlanta.
You just pick up your bag from the carousel, and then hand it back to an attendant. They will redirect for your bags for you onto your onward flight. Remember your luggage will be clearly labeled for your final destination. I did Delta to Madrid and thought it was fine. I was in business class so I can't complain. The movie service did not work on either flight and Delta actually took care of me on both flights because of it.
And the flight to Madrid was over night so I was not going to use the movie service anyway. Keep in mind, if you have a peanut allergy, make sure to give the airline a heads up ahead of time. Slippers All passengers flying with Japan Airlines get a pair of slippers - in either pink, blue or yellow - as a way to help travelers relax during the flight.
Not only do you get to choose the color, you can also ask for an amenity kit with a toothbrush, set of earplugs and eye mask.
Over on Singapore Airlines, you can request free postcards, playing cards and writing kits. There is also a power outlet at every seat so you can conveniently charge your devices. And when you're ready to grab a little shut-eye, request a free eye mask and set of earplugs from the flight attendant.
Don't forget to check out the complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, moisturizers, cologne and aftershave available in each lavatory. Nanny service Need a bit of extra help getting your kids settled or keeping them occupied during the flight? If you're flying with Etihad, you can request a nanny to come to your aid. These nannies can't take your kids off your hands completely, but they are able to provide extra care and entertainment. Every nanny is equipped with a goody bag of games and activities. If you're hoping for a snack upgrade once you've reached cruising altitude, you can look forward to a variety of free and generally healthy, upscale snack options on jetBlue.
Here, when you ask for chips, you won't just get just any old chip. Terra Blues are made from blue potatoes and have a slightly nuttier flavor in addition to offering a salty crunch. Amenity kits aren't just for those flying business or first class. Many airlines offer free amenity kits for long-haul flights.
For example, Virgin Atlantic offers an economy amenity kit that contains eyeshades, earplugs, a toothbrush, hand wipes and a pen. On Singapore Airlines your amenity kit has a toothbrush, toothpaste and socks. If you're flying overnight on jetBlue you can take advantage of their Snooze Kit and Eye-Opener services. The former gets you an eyeshade and earplugs, while with the latter you get a hot towel, coffee, orange juice or bottled water. Kids' packs and toys Grown-ups shouldn't get to have all the fun when it comes to free in-flight stuff.
Some airlines offer kids' packs and toys as a way to help keep the younger set occupied during the trip. Ask a flight attendant for a bandage. All airlines are required to have first aid kits onboard, although even OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofen can be administered only by an onboard doctor. Most flight attendants are more than happy to hand it over. Call: 1. Add Another Flight. Members save on stays and get late checkout until 2 p.
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