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Originating from Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Air Lines has been taking to the skies since 1924. Today the major US airline now flies to over 350 destinations spanning every continent bar Antarctica. 

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Overview

Beginning as an aerial crop dusting company in 1924, Delta Air Lines has grown to become one of the USA’s leading airlines. Its long history makes it the oldest operating airline in the USA and the sixth oldest in the world.

In terms of fleet size, Delta Air Lines is also the world’s largest with an expansive fleet of 722. With its base at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Air Lines operates an amazing 5000 flights per day and boasts 160 million customers each year.

When flying with Delta, you can choose from Economy, Economy Comfort Class and BusinessElite. The airline also operates the SkyMiles rewards program where members can earn points with Delta Air. Points accumulated with the program can be redeemed on flights, upgrades, gift cards and various other perks.

Check-in

When traveling with Delta, you can check-in for your flight online via web or mobile from 24 hours prior to your departure. Airport check-in times will vary depending on the destination. For specific check-in details, please refer to the airline.

Classes

Delta One

Comfort

Formerly known as Business Elite, the Delta One cabin is the premier in-flight product on long haul international flights and on key domestic routes between New York and Los Angeles or San Francisco. This premier cabin offers full flat-bed seats which are fitted with quilted seat covers. Delta's comfortable bedding comes from Westin's Heavenly In-flight bedding collection and includes a plush mattress pad, fluffy duvet and pillow. Seats are staggered on widebody aircraft for maximum privacy and direct aisle access. Tumi amenity kits are also distributed. 

Dining

Delta One dining consists of chef-curated menu options with a tantalizing choice of entree, main and dessert. Meals are served on linen covered trays with china and Delta branded cutlery and glassware. Meals can be paired with master sommelier wine selections.

Entertainment

Delta One guests receive noise-cancelling headsets for maximum audio listening capabilities. Each seat comes equipped with a personal touch screen monitor and the extensive collection of movies, TV shows, music and games are available on Delta Studio, the airline's on-demand video entertainment system. Every seat comes equipped with USB ports and power points for continuous use of laptops and other personal devices. Wi-Fi is also available on all Delta flights within the continental U.S. and on some international routes.

Baggage

Delta One guests receive a free allowance of 2 bags, each with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. An additional bag is allowed for Delta SkyMiles Elite frequent flyers members as well as for Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members. Two bags are allowed when traveling within the U.S. and Canada. Carry-on baggage is limited to one item per person plus one small personal item such as a purse, jacket or duty free merchandise.

First Class

Comfort

The premium cabin on domestic and short haul international routes, First Class offers wide, arm chair style seats with extra leg room and increased recline.

Dining

Depending on the time of day, complimentary 'premium' snacks are available on flights over 250 miles, with complimentary full meals being served on flights over 900 miles. For flights over 1,400 miles operating between 5am and 9pm, full meals are provided in addition to a selection of snacks, fresh fruit, pretzels, peanuts and cookies. All drinks are complimentary in First Class.

Entertainment

Flights within the continental U.S. offer Wi-Fi service. USB ports and power points are also available for use of laptops and personal electronic devices. Delta Studio is the airline's in-flight entertainment system which is available on touch screen monitors located at each seat. The system offers a wide range of movies, TV shows, music and games.

Baggage

First Class guests receive a free allowance of 2 bags, each with a maximum weight of 70 lbs. This includes Delta SkyMiles Elite frequent flyer members as well as Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members. Carry-on baggage is limited to one item per person plus one small personal item such as a purse, jacket or duty free merchandise.

Comfort Plus and Main Cabin

Comfort

Delta offers two options for economy - Comfort Plus and Main Cabin. Comfort Plus seats are situated in the front of the economy cabin and offer up to 4 more inches of leg room and additional recline. While not as generous as Comfort Plus, Main Cabin seats offer a seat pitch of 31 to 32 inches for leg space, an industry average for a standard economy seat. A sleep kit featuring ear plugs and eyeshades are provided on all international services.

Dining

Domestic services within the U.S. and short haul international to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean offer complimentary snacks such as pretzels, peanuts and cookies. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are free of charge for Comfort Plus passengers but must be purchased in Main Cabin. All other beverages are complimentary in Main Cabin. For long haul international services, economy passengers receive a complimentary hot meal, a mid-flight snack and second meal before arrival. Drinks, including beer and wine are complimentary.

Entertainment

Main Cabin and Comfort Plus passengers can enjoy hundreds of movies, TV shows, games and music selections on the Delta Studio on-demand entertainment system. TV touch screens are located in each seat back. Headphones are provided.

Baggage

The baggage allowance varies depending on the destination, frequent flyer status and other marketing agreements. For flights between the U.S. and Canada, Central America, or the Carribbean your first checked bag is $25, second checked bag is $40. For flights between the U.S. and other international destinations, the standard checked baggage allowance is one 50 lb bag. Delta SkyMiles Elite frequent flyer members as well as Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members receive two additional bags free of charge. Carry-on baggage is limited to one item per person plus one small personal item such as a purse, jacket or duty free merchandise.

Club Lounges & Alliances

Lounges

Delta has over 50 Sky Club lounges located through the US and internationally. Within the lounges BusinessElite and Delta SkyClub members can sit down and enjoy snacks and drinks from the fully stocked bar, as well as satellite TV and wireless internet. Showers and business facilities are also on hand.

Alliances

Delta Air Lines is a member of Sky Team, the world’s second largest global airline alliance.