We left the lounge less than 5 minutes before the start of boarding, the gate of our flight being located just below the lounge.
As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:
As usual in the United States, the boarding starts right on time, i.e. 40 minutes before the departure for this flight. This is obviously too much time for such a small aircraft and for a culture far from the southern European bordello of Air France, ITA or Iberia…
10 minutes after the start of boarding, the 104 passengers are on board.
Priorities are strictly respected, with the First cabin boarding first, then the Economy Comfort cabin, then the SkyPriority passengers who are not part of these two cabins.
We were the first to board the Economy Comfort cabin in an extremely civilized manner.
Cabin and welcome
The Economy Comfort cabin is located just after the 12 seats of the First cabin. It also has 3 rows and can accommodate up to 15 passengers.
The seats are very similar to those of the Main Cabin, except for a padded seat cover with red stitching and an improved pitch of 2 to 3 inches depending on the aircraft. All seats are equipped with an IFE.
This was useful for a flight of almost 5 hours to Austin.
No welcome drink was offered, but headphones for the IFE were distributed.
We left the gate about 15 minutes late due to a toilet issue which ended up being solved quickly.
Service and catering
Service begins about 25 minutes after takeoff from Boston.
It starts with a distribution of premium snacks only for Economy Comfort passengers. I took a bag of shelled pistachios.
Then comes the beverage service, and I’ll have a Jack Daniels on the rocks A second snack is offered and I had Biscoff, with the Delta logo as we like!
The crew disappears then completely until landing, when they will collect rubbish.
Arrival and disembarkation
We arrived in Austin with about thirty minutes of delay on the planned schedule. The disembarkation will be done easily, in this pleasant terminal!
An uneventful flight, a little bit long, and especially with a flagrant lack of service, since after the first passage, we did see any crew member until landing. For almost five hours of flight, it’s not enough!