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Delta first class honeymoon which plane?

Old May 5, 21, 10:45 am
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Delta first class honeymoon which plane?

Are their preferred planes for flying first class or are they mostly the same?
I am assuming the "service and amenities" will be different due to covid. (not worried about that currently) But taking our honeymoon and flying first class for the first time, so would not mind paying a little extra for a better, spacious seat.

flying MSP-OGG it looks like I can find 737 757 and 767 all similarly priced. How would these be ranked?
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Old May 5, 21, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
Are their preferred planes for flying first class or are they mostly the same?
I am assuming the "service and amenities" will be different due to covid. (not worried about that currently) But taking our honeymoon and flying first class for the first time, so would not mind paying a little extra for a better, spacious seat.

flying MSP-OGG it looks like I can find 737 757 and 767 all similarly priced. How would these be ranked?
767 has lie flat seats. Also if flying MSP-HNL this is a Delta One route, so slightly upgraded service.
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Old May 5, 21, 10:58 am
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767 has lie flat seats. Also if flying MSP-HNL this is a Delta One route, so slightly upgraded service.
They all have a layover in LAX so are both routes Delta One or just the LAX-HNL segment? Also that route has 757 and 767, so would only the 767 plane be the Delta One?
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They all have a layover in LAX so are both routes Delta One or just the LAX-HNL segment? Also that route has 757 and 767, so would only the 767 plane be the Delta One?
767 will be Delta One equipment with lie-flat seating (all 767's are D1 equipment), but it will be marketed as First Class w/FC amenities (and you won't get lounge access). The 757 will be regular domestic FC equipment w/recliners. Sometimes they might have a Delta One 757 model 75S on LAX-HNL, but it's pretty rare. You have to check the equipment type/seat map.

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Old May 5, 21, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
They all have a layover in LAX so are both routes Delta One or just the LAX-HNL segment? Also that route has 757 and 767, so would only the 767 plane be the Delta One?
Delta One is only available on MSP-HNL (and ATL-HNL). If you want Delta One, DL will sell tickets with HNL connections and the connecting inter-island leg from HNL will be operated on HA. Delta One will almost certainly cost more than domestic FC (likely around $400-$500 OW) but you will get lay flat beds with full pillow/blankets, full hot meal service (even during COVID), and Sky Club access, none of which will be offered in Domestic First Class. What dates are you looking at and I will see if I can give you a link to the fare and price it out (sometimes you have to use ITA Matrix to find the HA connections on a single ticket)?
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767 > 757 >>>>> 737
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Old May 5, 21, 11:36 am
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Delta One is only available on MSP-HNL (and ATL-HNL). If you want Delta One, DL will sell tickets with HNL connections and the connecting inter-island leg from HNL will be operated on HA. Delta One will almost certainly cost more than domestic FC (likely around $400-$500 OW) but you will get lay flat beds with full pillow/blankets, full hot meal service (even during COVID), and Sky Club access, none of which will be offered in Domestic First Class. What dates are you looking at and I will see if I can give you a link to the fare and price it out (sometimes you have to use ITA Matrix to find the HA connections on a single ticket)?
dates are thursday or friday feb 17 or 18
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Currently, Delta offers non-stop service into OGG from LAX, SEA, and SLC. All things being equal, I would prefer SLC-OGG as it's the longest leg of the three and likely a flat-bed 767 or A330. MSP-HNL-OGG would also be a nice option if the prices and schedule work. HNL-OGG is only a 20 minute flight.
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dates are thursday or friday feb 17 or 18
Returning march 2nd ish.
You are looking to book pretty far out which isn’t always the best idea for getting the best deal. It appeared that DL still hasn’t loaded in all the D1 fares for MSP-HNL-OGG on every day (there was Coach availability every day). The closest date I was able to find availability for the outbound was on either February 15th or February 20th (here is a link for Feb 20th at a price of $1,399 one way per person https://www.delta.com/complete-purch...www.google.com) I was able to find D1 inventory on your exact return date of March second for only $1,296 one way per person. (https://www.delta.com/complete-purch...280&app=sl-sho)
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You are looking to book pretty far out which isnít always the best idea for getting the best deal. It appeared that DL still hasnít loaded in all the D1 fares for MSP-HNL-OGG on every day (there was Coach availability every day).
Not only is it not the best deal, but flight schedules are often not set in stone until 6-8 weeks prior to departure. Whatever equipment is loaded now probably is not the actual equipment that will be flown (for better or worse)
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
They all have a layover in LAX so are both routes Delta One or just the LAX-HNL segment? Also that route has 757 and 767, so would only the 767 plane be the Delta One?
There is a MSP-HNL-OGG route
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
dates are thursday or friday feb 17 or 18
Returning march 2nd ish.
Going MSP-HNL-OGG is likely to be your best bet for a premium experience on a special trip. The MSP-HNL segment will likely be back to the A330 aircraft by then, which has comfortable DeltaOne seating and full meal/beverage service for 2 meals. Even if still a 767, the DeltaOne experience is virtually certain to provide a far better experience than anything involving connections on the mainland. The short codeshare segment HNL-OGG on Hawaiian will be standard seating, but it takes so little time compared to the 8-9 hours in DeltaOne that it shouldn't be a factor. Might have to call in to book, as the Hawaiian segment in first can cause trouble on the website. Take that segment in economy if need be in order to have the long one in DeltaOne.

If forced into a mainland connection, SLC-OGG will still be on a widebody with lie-flat seats, but without DeltaOne food/beverage service. Covid protocol means this route currently only gets prepackaged snack boxes for food service. By February, normal domestic first food service should be back on that route, but it will still be a lesser experience than MSP-HNL.
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Here's a somewhat different perspective. For a honeymoon or romantic trip, widebody D1 seats might not be the best choice. The cabin arrangement makes it difficult to talk to another passenger or be able to touch each other easily. It seems to be designed for single business travelers. A 757 with flat beds would be better (but this is hard to "guarantee" as equipment changes) or even a flight with domestic FC if this is what you want for your honeymoon flights. OTOH, if you simply want the best and most "luxurious" experience, take the D1 MSP-HNL flight (also for getting a good night's sleep on the plane) or alternatively the SLC connection to the nonstop to OGG using D1 equipment.
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Here's a somewhat different perspective. For a honeymoon or romantic trip, widebody D1 seats might not be the best choice. The cabin arrangement makes it difficult to talk to another passenger or be able to touch each other easily. It seems to be designed for single business travelers. A 757 with flat beds would be better (but this is hard to "guarantee" as equipment changes) or even a flight with domestic FC if this is what you want for your honeymoon flights. OTOH, if you simply want the best and most "luxurious" experience, take the D1 MSP-HNL flight (also for getting a good night's sleep on the plane) or alternatively the SLC connection to the nonstop to OGG using D1 equipment.
I agree in general with this when it comes to most lie flat equipment. The middles on the 763 shouldnít be too bad for couples though. They really arenít all that private from the adjacent seat though there is still more console space between the two seats than there would be on a standard 757.
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Old May 5, 21, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Here's a somewhat different perspective. For a honeymoon or romantic trip, widebody D1 seats might not be the best choice. The cabin arrangement makes it difficult to talk to another passenger or be able to touch each other easily. It seems to be designed for single business travelers. A 757 with flat beds would be better (but this is hard to "guarantee" as equipment changes) or even a flight with domestic FC if this is what you want for your honeymoon flights. OTOH, if you simply want the best and most "luxurious" experience, take the D1 MSP-HNL flight (also for getting a good night's sleep on the plane) or alternatively the SLC connection to the nonstop to OGG using D1 equipment.
That's a good perspective, but honeymoon or not, we are fine not sitting "next to" each other on the plane. In the past we have booked economy and sat away from each other with no problem, she speed reads, and I will watch tv, and have a drink until I fall asleep.
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