Review: Delta Airlines First Class E135, Seattle – Vancouver
For our short flight leaving Seattle, we opted for jet service with Delta Airlines, instead of propeller service on competing brands Air Canada and Alaska Airlines. Our First Class flight was competitively priced, and offered us lounge access at the Delta Sky Club, in addition to heavy baggage allowance.
This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. This trip was redeemed through American Airlines AAdvantage & Alaska Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
Read More from This Trip
- Trip Introduction: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates via Emirates First Class, South African Airways Business Class and Qatar Airlines Business Class
- American Airlines First Class: Vancouver – Los Angeles
- American Airlines AAdmirals Club: Los Angeles
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Los Angeles
- Qatar Airways Business Class: Los Angeles – Doha
- The Westin Hotel and Spa, Doha, Qatar
- Souq Wahif, Doha, Qatar
- Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Doha, Qatar
- Qatar Airways Business Class: Doha – Johannesburg
- The Slow Lounge, O.R. Tambo Domestic, Johannesburg, South Africa
- British Airways Club Class: Johannesburg – Cape Town
- The Westin Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- Winelands of Paarl, South Africa
- Shark Diving at Gaansbai, South Africa
- The Hermanus Coastal Walk, Hermanus, South Africa
- Returning to Stellenbosch & Franschoek, South Africa
- A Repeat Visit to the Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
- Air Namibia: Cape Town – Windhoek
- Overland Travel: Driving to the Desert; Windhoek – Sesriem
- The Sossus Dune Lodge, Sesriem, Namibia
- The Majestic Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia
- Overland Travel: Sesriem – Walvis Bay, Namibia
- The Pelican Point Lodge, Walvis Bay, Namibia
- Overland Travel: Walvis Bay – Spittskope – Windhoek, Namibia
- The Hilton Windhoek, Namibia
- Air Namibia Windhoek – Maun – Victoria Falls
- The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Stopping Hippopotamus on a Zambezi River Cruise, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Feeling the Smoke that Thunders, a day at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- British Airways Club Business Class: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
- The Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
- South African Airways Business Class: Johannesburg – Mauritius
- The St Regis Mauritius, Le Morne, Mauritius
- Emirates First Class: Mauritius – Dubai
- The Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- The Heat of the Desert at Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
- Emirates First Class Lounge Terminal “B” Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Emirates First Class: Dubai – Los Angeles
- Alaska Airlines Board Room Lounge, Los Angeles
- Alaska Airlines First Class: Los Angeles – Seattle
- Delta Sky Club Lounge Seattle South Terminal
- Delta Airlines First Class: Seattle – Vancouver
Review: Delta Airlines First Class E135, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Vancouver International Airport
“Delta Airlines offered jet service between Seattle and Vancouver when most competitors offered propeller service”
Wow. We made it to the end of a North America – Africa trip; the last flight of of our thirteen flight trip. We were eager to get home at this point as this was the third flight of the day.
After leaving the Delta Sky Club S Concourse Seattle Tacoma International Airport, we stocked up on duty free at the South Terminal. Seattle, like most other United States of America departure points, does not actually allow you to take the duty free with you on purchase and instead deliver it to the gate.
We had a last minute gate change from the South Satellite Terminal over to the A Gates in the main terminal. We tore over there, via the subway, and unfortunately, the re-assigned gate agents had already started boarding despite being among the first group of people getting off the train. It seems there were some people that were either watching the monitor or had plum luck that they didn’t make it out to the S satellite terminal.
SEA-YVR (SeaTac Airport – Vancouver International Airport)
May 5, 2016
Booked: Embraer 135
Flown: Embraer 135
Departure: 9:59 PM
Arrival: 11:12 PM
On Board Delta Airlines First Class:
We had to wait for the duty free girl as well so we ended up boarding late so unfortunately. Today’s photos are recycled cabin photographs from our past Delta Airlines First Class Vancouver – Los Angeles flight on the same equipment type. The seating remains a 1-2 configuration in First Class, with the usual compact seating and overhead bin cabin storage arrangements on the Embraer equipment type.
We ended up sleeping through the beverage service and it was less than one hour before we were landing back in Vancouver. We were home after a day and a bit of travel. There isn’t typically a lot of service on the Seattle – Vancouver routes, as the flight is only approximately 26 minutes in the air, and is usually scheduled at 50 minutes gate to gate.
The Bottom Line: Delta Airlines
Delta has continued to impress me compared to the legacy carriers. They’ve always been pleasant to deal with when compared to United and our past usual Air Canada. It’s another two thumbs up for Delta.