Delta Airlines 1664
Minneapolis–St. Paul (MSP) – Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL)
Delta One First Class (Seat 5J)
I rarely fly Delta Airlines and this was my first time flying Delta One so I was curious about the flight experience.
The Delta Airbus A330-300 first class cabin has reverse herringbone seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Below is a screenshot of the seat map from my reservation which shows the layout.
The best thing about flying Delta A330 first class is that everyone has direct aisle access. The solo seats face the window and the middle seats face inward with your head by the aisle.
The solo seats by the window are great when traveling alone. Although the seats are fairly open on the side, the window seats feel private because you are not sitting next to anyone and are facing the window.
Overall, I found the seat to be comfortable enough. According to seatguru, each seat has 80 inches of pitch and is 21 inches wide. The seats were wide enough for me but I could imagine someone more broad feeling like the seats are a bit narrow.
The seat does not have a lot of storage space but there are 2 small compartments to tuck away belongings like your water bottle.
I also liked that the tray table folded to the side and was easy to move if you had to get up during meal service.
Seats reclined to a lie-flat bed. When fully reclined, the seat meets the ottoman to form a flat bed.
The footrest/ottoman is a bit narrow towards the window which could be an issue for very tall flyers when in the flat position but I found it acceptable at 5’7.
Amenities and Service
Upon boarding, a blanket, pillow, headphones and bottle of water were waiting for me on the seat.
There was also a Tumi amenity kit containing Kiehl’s lip balm, Kiehl’s hand and body lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, facial tissues, socks, eye shade, earplugs and pen.
A power outlet and USB outlet were available for charging portable electronics. The IFE had a decent selection of movies and series.
Wi-fi is available through gogo but since I wanted to sleep I did not use the wi-fi at all and can’t vouch for speed.
Service was good enough – I had no complaints.
Food and Drink
Below are photos of the menu:
I selected the Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin for my main course and the Lemongrass Chicken with Pad Thai Rice Noodle Salad before landing.
I am not a picky eater but I found the beef tenderloin flavorless. Not a big deal to me though because I only really care about the seat and not the food.
The views of Oahu were really great flying into Honolulu.
Overall, I was pleased with my A330-300 Delta first class flight to Hawaii. Although the food was not very good, the lie-flat reverse herringbone seat was comfortable and private with a decent amount of room for my feet.