Flight Review: Delta One Business Class San Francisco-New York

By Paul Riegler on 16 January 2017
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My first flight in a while on Delta out of San Francisco gave me the opportunity to visit the airline’s attractive new Sky Club lounge. Thanks to an absence of traffic in the Bay Area and at the TSA PreCheck security checkpoint line, I had ample time to enjoy the lounge and was captivated by the views of airport operations that the almost floor-to-ceiling windows allowed.

The old Sky Club was landside, so anything would have been an improvement with respect to logistics, but Delta made the new lounge an airy and relaxing space, filled with local artworks and offering a variety of warm and cold food. The sweet potato soup and the cold Asian noodle salad were both outstanding, for airport fare.


Boarding for the 12:50 departure was to start at 12:10 p.m. and I left the Sky Club at that time for the gate. Boarding had already started by the time I got there but Delta has a separate SkyPriority line that allows Delta One passengers and those with higher elite status on Delta or its SkyTeam partners to board without having to wait.

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We pushed back from the gate two minutes early at 12:48 and were wheels up about 16 minutes later.

Once airborne, we struck a course towards Carson City, Nevada, and continued over Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. We flew over Ohio, southern Pennsylvania, Central New Jersey and then out over the Atlantic in preparation for our final approach to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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