I had a wonderful flight from Detroit to Amsterdam onboard Delta’s A350-900 in Delta One suites (business class). Delta does so many of the little things right and I appreciated warm service and truly delicious food onboard.
Delta A350 Delta One Suites – Great First Flight!
What really impressed me from the very start was that moments after booking I was offered the choice to choose from a number of meals on my flight. As a regular United flyer, meal service has been the most frustrating part of that carrier during the pandemic.
The selection was tremendous:
I chose lamb shank. More on that in a moment.
In Detroit, I was welcomed onboard and found the cabin layout quite attractive. All suites have closed-doors and plenty of room for your feet.
I chose 6D, which is not a true window seat but didn’t matter much because the entire flight was in darkness. In fact, I loved how easy it was to navigate in and out of this seat.
I will say that door is a bit clunky…more on that in the full review.
Dinner was served after takeoff and the purser confirmed, when taking meal orders, that my lamb shank had been loaded.
Oh. My. Goodness. The soup and salad were great…I loved both…but the lamb shank was so tender and delicious I could not believe I was on an airplane. I don’t think the picture does this meal justice, because it truly was one of the best meals I’ve ever had in the skies (Delta uses Do & Co catering in Detroit).
The only problem was that I finished the lamb shank and the delicious au gratin potatoes and wanted a second (and third course).
But I went to sleep instead. Delta has new bedding it claims is made out of recycled plastic bottles. I view that as virtue signaling, but thought the bedding was actually great and I managed a very nice five hour nap as we crossed the Atlantic.
Prior to landing, a delicious omelet with feta cheese was served along with a warm croissant and fruit. Perfect breakfast to start the day.
Finally, a word about the service: it was fabulous. Donna (the purser) and John (who took care of me for most of the flight) were both tremendous. Gracious and attentive.
My first longhaul flight on Delta in many years was an excellent one. The suite was comfortable, service great, but perhaps most surprisingly, the food was really, really good.
I’ll have a lot more details about this flight in my full trip report, including info on IFE, amenity kit, and other aspects of the food and beverage service (deficiencies, actually). Overall, though, it was so lovely to fly Delta.