Delta First Class Flight 401 Austin, Texas-New York JFK – Review

By Paul Riegler on 9 March 2015
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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, having opened in 1999, is one of the newest airports in the United States that I’ve been to. With two runways and three helipads, it’s the 36th busiest in the United States. The open and airy Barbara Jordan Terminal, named after the late Texas politician, is modern and well laid out and I found it particularly easy to navigate.

The majors, American, Delta, and United, all offer non-stop flights to their key hubs and Southwest offers non-stop flights to over 25 cities. The 15 carriers operating out of the airport service 47 destinations in the United States, Mexico, and the United Kingdom (British Airways recently started non-stop service to London from Austin), and Air Canada is slated to resume non-stop flights to Toronto this spring.

On this, my first trip to Austin, I was dropped off in front of Delta’s doors at the terminal. Having checked in using the Delta iPhone app, I headed directly to the security checkpoint. There was no line at the TSA PreCheck document check station and the agent checking documents was particularly friendly, as were his colleagues.


I was airside in mere moments, heading to my gate.


Delta offers its first-class passengers the opportunity to board ahead of others and I arrived at the gate just as boarding was starting.

Once on board, a flight attendant offered to hang up my coat (it was warm in Austin but bitter cold back in New York). I took my seat and requested an apple juice, which was promptly delivered.

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