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Delta Air Lines - Detroit, MI (DTW) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS) - Flight 2317 - First Class

Comfortable flight with attentive service

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Flight Information: Delta Air Lines - Detroit, MI (DTW) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS) - Flight 2317 - First Class

A founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, Delta Air Lines is the world's largest airline operating under a single certificate. With an extensive domestic and international network, Delta and its subsidiary Delta Connection operate more than 4,000 flights every day. With that in mind, we checked the Delta website and found us a direct flight from Detroit to Las Vegas. (Click here to read our Detroit hotel and restaurant reviews and click here to read our Las Vegas resort and restaurant reviews.)

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Check-In: We had completed our online check-in and even printed our boarding passes before leaving for the airport. However, we still visited the desk to change our seats upon our arrival at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. We were the only people at the desk as we had arrived early. Hence, service was quick and easy. The desk also had a priority line.

The Lounge: Even though we were flying first class, Delta did not allow us to use the lounge. In my opinion, this is a major flaw of this American carrier.

First Impressions: First Class passengers were allowed to board first so boarding took place in a timely and orderly fashion. I was neither impressed nor disappointed with what I saw on board the aircraft.

The Cabin: The cabin of the Boeing 757-200 had a configuration of 2x2 with six rows. The lighting and cabin architecture design gave a feeling of spaciousness. The overhead bins were of garment bag length. The dark blue leather seats were wide and welcoming, but individual video screens were absent. There was only one drop down TV available, and that was centered at the front of the plane. This meant that everybody would be watching the same movie. The seats had pillows, blankets and small bottles of water waiting for us.

The Flight (Service/Food/Drink): After most of the passengers had boarded, the flight attendant came around taking drink orders. Shortly after take-off, the flight attendant came again and offered us something to drink while lunch was being prepared. The options for lunch were either a Philly Steak Sandwich or a Chicken Caesar Salad. We opted for the steak sandwich. This sandwich was served with a small side salad of spinach greens with a few mandarin orange slices and sliced almonds. For desert, a light lemon cheese cake was served. Lunch was fulfilling and quite good considering the usual fare served on board flights.

The movie started while we were having our lunch. As no headsets were offered, I asked for a pair. The flight attendant’s reply that headsets were available only in economy class was quite surprising. In fact, the flight attendant didn’t even offer to get me a pair (I was willing to pay the $2.00 for them, even though they should have been complimentary). I found this quite odd.

As watching the movie was now out of the question without headsets, I made use of the on-board Wi-Fi service ($12.95 for a flight pass) and got some of my work done. Service throughout the flight was fairly attentive. In fact, other than the headset issue, this was a pretty good flight.

Arrival: We arrived in Las Vegas a few minutes late, as we had had a late take off. As is customary in Las Vegas, it took a good 30 minutes to get our bags. However, since we were flying first class, at least our bags were tagged as priority and actually were some of the first bags off the plane.

Overall Impression Overall, our flight from Detroit to Las Vegas was comfortable and service was decent throughout. However, there was nothing extraordinary to make it bombastic. Our rating for this review of Delta Flight 2317 is Between Bombastic and Not.

Additional Information:
Flight Time: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes

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Airport Codes:
Detroit – DTW
Las Vegas - LAS

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