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flyerCO Apr 25, 17 2:13 pm


Originally Posted by rylan (Post 28228671)
Yes, but I think when you book on the website it still says 'business' for those domestic routes. Normally if the bucket is FPAG it says first, and JCDIZ says business or D1.

They've been labeling correctly for at least a few months.

justforfun Aug 13, 17 6:16 pm

I assume that even though I am now in "first" instead of business, I will still get lounge access?

flyerCO Aug 13, 17 6:19 pm


Originally Posted by justforfun (Post 28685914)
I assume that even though I am now in "first" instead of business, I will still get lounge access?

Yes.

bonoman Aug 13, 17 6:21 pm

Just in MSP only however. There isn't a SkyTeam lounge in KEF, so you're aware.

Lomapaseo Aug 14, 17 9:59 pm


Originally Posted by bonoman (Post 28685928)
Just in MSP only however. There isn't a SkyTeam lounge in KEF, so you're aware.


Yup, all they gave me was a meal ticket for a brcky option at one of the airport stalls in lieu of a lounge.

hockeyinsider Aug 15, 17 6:37 am


Originally Posted by Lomapaseo (Post 28691070)
Yup, all they gave me was a meal ticket for a brcky option at one of the airport stalls in lieu of a lounge.

That's probably better than the buffet in a lounge.

hockeyinsider Aug 15, 17 6:38 am

Has anyone had any luck getting a complimentary upgrade on this route?

I've thought about just buying an entire row of economy seats as the airfares to Iceland, on Delta and other airlines, can be super-cheap.

justforfun Aug 21, 17 2:21 am


Originally Posted by bonoman (Post 28685928)
Just in MSP only however. There isn't a SkyTeam lounge in KEF, so you're aware.

In KEF I was given a lounge invite to Icelandair's Saga lounge.

bonoman Aug 21, 17 4:47 am


Originally Posted by justforfun (Post 28715811)
In KEF I was given a lounge invite to Icelandair's Saga lounge.

Not a SC lounge, but I have heard that is a decent one. How did you snag a pass?

justforfun Aug 21, 17 5:30 am


Originally Posted by bonoman (Post 28716065)
Not a SC lounge, but I have heard that is a decent one. How did you snag a pass?

Maybe there's a new policy? There was a stack of DL invites at the Saga Lounge. Was flying revenue business, no status.

Lounge is very attractive and comfortable. Decent food and beverage offerings.

CMH Flyer2 Aug 21, 17 6:46 am

I flew the route last week in Business (specifically paid coach and using a GUC) and received an invite to the lounge.

I was largely expecting domestic F service and was pleasantly surprised with D1 Pillows, duvets, and amenity kits. They also had D1 alcohol kits. There is a single meal service which is breakfast (in both directions) which is about 2 hours before landing eastbound and right away westbound. The one thing that was definitely not D1 was the domestic first class seat.

KDCAflyer Aug 21, 17 6:50 am


Originally Posted by CMH Flyer2 (Post 28716345)
I flew the route last week in Business (specifically paid coach and using a GUC) and received an invite to the lounge.

I was largely expecting domestic F service and was pleasantly surprised with D1 Pillows, duvets, and amenity kits. They also had D1 alcohol kits. There is a single meal service which is breakfast (in both directions) which is about 2 hours before landing eastbound and right away westbound. The one thing that was definitely not D1 was the domestic first class seat.

Where are you supposed to store all that stuff? DL should just mod a few more 757s into the lie-flat configuration.

hockeyinsider Aug 21, 17 6:59 am


Originally Posted by CMH Flyer2 (Post 28716345)
I flew the route last week in Business (specifically paid coach and using a GUC) and received an invite to the lounge.

I was largely expecting domestic F service and was pleasantly surprised with D1 Pillows, duvets, and amenity kits. They also had D1 alcohol kits. There is a single meal service which is breakfast (in both directions) which is about 2 hours before landing eastbound and right away westbound. The one thing that was definitely not D1 was the domestic first class seat.

Unless you needed to burn the certificates, was this really a wise use of global upgrade certificates?

A few weeks back, Delta was selling economy-class airfare from New York-J.F.K. to Iceland for under $400. You could have bought an entire row of economy seats and had more room because of the moveable armrests.

If I absolutely had to fly up-front, I would have used miles, not a certificate.

Also, was it an actual domestic first-class seat or was it the older business-elite seats that used to fly to Europe?

I'm surprised the meal on the return flight was breakfast as the flight to J.F.K. leaves at 10:55 a.m. Iceland time. That's basically lunch hour when you figure the meal is being served around noon.

hockeyinsider Aug 21, 17 7:01 am

By the way, I'm seeing business-class airfares to Iceland from Washington, Chicago, and New York airports for under $1,800 through October, according to a search on Google Flights. You could use pay-with-miles to make it even cheaper.

justforfun Aug 21, 17 8:39 am


Originally Posted by hockeyinsider (Post 28716386)

I'm surprised the meal on the return flight was breakfast as the flight to J.F.K. leaves at 10:55 a.m. Iceland time. That's basically lunch hour when you figure the meal is being served around noon.

It's not. It's lunch. Today's options included beef tenderloin and a pasta (forget the third).
And the seat sadly is domestic first, not old business recliners.


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