Review: Delta Airlines (RJ-175) First Class Boston to Nashville

DL 5878
BOS-BNA
Takeoff: 1600
Landing: 1816
Flight time: 2hr 16min

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After being at the Delta Sky Club for a little while, it was time for me to head to the gate. I arrived 10 minutes or so before boarding and it was sooooooo crowded.

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I have reviewed regional first class products on United (OKC-DEN) and American (DFW-MEM) in recent months. To book this one way, first class flight, I used my Citi Prestige card to purchase the $304 ticket. I earned 3X points on the purchase. If I had used my American Express Platinum, I would have earned 5X points. I did not use it because I am working on a BIG redemption for later in the year.

Boarding began promptly at 1530. I quickly found my seat 4A. Soon after taking my seat, I was offered a pre-departure drink by Kia, the first class attendant.

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At the seat was a pillow and blanket.

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The tray table was stored in the aisle armrest (right for me).

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The table could be used halved or…

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…whole.

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There was also a drink holder in the left armrest.

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While waiting, I went to the restroom to check it out. It was the same restroom on other regional flights.

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The doors closed at 1600, at that point the safety presentation was performed. Kia performed it well. She smiled the entire time, it was almost uncomfortable. 😂

At 1605 we were pushed back.

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After a 16 minute taxi, we were airborne.

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Takeoff was smooth.

I decided to check out the wifi. Options are below.

I went with the 30 minute option.

At 1630, drinks and a meal offered. All options were chicken wraps…Caesar, barbecue chicken and chicken cordon bleu.

I went with the barbecue chicken wrap, a fruit salad was also offered.

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At 1638, utensils were handed out. Food followed shortly thereafter.

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The salad was terrible, it had a ‘rustic’ taste to it. I only had three bites.

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The barbecue chicken wrap was not impressive either. The entire meal service felt like I was eating a daycare snack.

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Kia, did provide friendly service and always had a smile.

She smiled when she was around, however, she disappeared after the snack. I had to push my call button to get her attention.

Throughout the flight, Kia, stayed in the back of the aircraft talking to the other flight attendants.

I decided to get some sleep. I was awaken by an announcement by the pilot. ‘Ladies and gentlemen, we are 30 minutes from Nashville’. The lights were put on for landing…so I thought. The lights were turned on to assist in trash collection. After trash was picked up, the lights went off again. Why???

We had a rough touchdown at 1753. After a few minute taxi we were at the arrival gate.

Final Word

I was not impressed by any aspect of this flight. The food quality was not the fault of the flight attendants, I get it. The service, however, was definitely something that the flight attendant could have done better. I I made it to my destination and WAS only a two hour flight, I guess that I expected too much.

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