- I'm a 30 something who loves to travel. I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels. I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt. I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney. My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
My first time on Delta Internationally
For my flight home I booked an Economy Comfort seat for an extra $80. Compared to Economy discomfort I'm not totally convinced it was worth the extra money. I think I had another 2-4 inches of leg room, I'm thinking more like 2 inches, and I was in the front of Economy, but I'm not sure what the other benefits were. Ok, I did get a better boarding section. Otherwise, movies are already included, as are drinks. My best frame of reference for this was when I flew in Virgin America's version of Economy Comfort - I got free drinks, food, movies and got a lot more leg room - but it also cost closer to $150 for the upgrade. I think if you're tall and every inch makes a difference for your legs, $80 would be worth it. Otherwise, I'm on the fence about this.
I'm not sure who does the check-in for Delta in Barcelona, but they were terrible. Maybe what they say about the Spanish work ethic is true, or maybe they're not well training, but unless you were checked in, had a seat and just wanted to drop luggage, you could have died waiting. I saw the staff and the supervisor flipping through the manual for quite some time. I suggest to anyone flying Delta out of Barcelona to give themselves plenty of time.
Would I fly Delta Internationally again? Yes. Would they be my first choice? No. I treat every airfare booking seperately and often look for something different, maybe it's schedule, or price, or amenities. I try to keep an open mind and pick the best fit for the trip.
Incase you're wondering, I slept a good 4 hours on the flight to Barcelona, which is a success in my book.
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