What you need to know about Delta Airlines

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What you need to know about Delta Airlines

The American Delta Air Lines is one of the largest airlines and is located in Atlanta at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the airport with the largest passenger numbers in the world. Like KLM, Delta Air is a member of the Sky Team alliance. In 2008, the airline merged with Northwest Airlines and they now operate under the same flying certificate.

History of Delta Airlines

The company has its roots in Huff Daland Dusters, which was founded in Macon, Georgia on May 30, 1924, by several partners, including Collett E. Woolman. This was the first company in the world to spray crops from an airplane. Huff Daland moved to Monroe, Louisiana the following year. On September 13, 1928, Huff Daland Dusters was purchased by CE Woolman and renamed Delta Air Service after the Mississippi Delta, the route serving Dallas, Texas, Jackson, Mississippi, Shreveport, and Monroe.

In 1941, Delta moved its headquarters from Monroe to Atlanta, forming the center of the new route network that now included Chicago, Miami, and New Orleans. In honor of Delta's birthplace and original Delta headquarters, the logo for Monroe Regional Airport is based on the Delta logo.

Route network Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines flies to a total of 333 destinations in 64 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Important hubs for Europe are Amsterdam and Paris, as well as Tokyo, New York, and Seattle.


Some examples of destinations are Cape Town, Cairo, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore, Barbados, Bermuda, Kingston, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris, Milan, Acapulco, Amman, Dubai, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and many more.

Classification Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines economy

Your chair has a fold-out table and a television screen on which you can watch films and series. On international flights, you get headphones, on domestic flights you have to pay for them or bring your own. If you would like to sit by the window or on the aisle, you can reserve a seat (for a fee). During the flight, you will receive a small snack and a (hot) meal with a drink.

Delta Air Lines Comfort+

People with long legs can opt for Delta Comfort+ at Delta Air Lines. Your seat then has up to 10 centimeters of extra legroom and more storage space for your hand luggage. You can also use Sky Priority, which means you can board faster. You will also receive a blanket, pillow, and headphones so that you can enjoy the wide range of films and series. There is a charging point next to your chair – so you can charge your laptop, tablet, or phone on the go. Delta Comfort+ is available on select flights.

Delta Air Lines First Class

For extra services and amenities, you fly First Class. You then have a seat with up to twenty centimeters of extra legroom, which is also a lot wider than regular airplane seats. Your television is a lot bigger and gives you access to special series, movies, and other entertainment. You will be assisted during the flight by a personal steward or flight attendant, who will welcome you with a drink and a hearty snack. Travelers in First Class can board earlier thanks to Sky Priority. You will also receive headphones, a pillow, and a blanket.

Delta One

The most exclusive way of flying is Delta One. You get a spacious seat with your ability and a television screen that you can adjust in different ways. Seats at Delta One have a power outlet, so you can charge your laptop or smartphone on the go. You also get good headphones, so you can watch TV without ambient noise. If you want to sleep, you can fold the chair back 180 degrees to create a lounger. Of course, you get a blanket and a pillow for an extra comfortable night's sleep. A toiletry bag helps you arrive fresh at your final destination.

Sky Priority

With Comfort+, First Class, and Delta One you use Sky Priority. This means you get priority boarding, so you can settle yourself in peace for your long flight. You also get priority at security and check-in. Your luggage will also be the first to disembark, so you don't have to wait long until you have your suitcase again.


Luggage regulations with Delta Airlines

Hand baggage Delta Airlines

If you are traveling in Economy Class, you can take one piece of hand luggage with you with maximum dimensions of 56 + 35 + 23 cm and unlimited weight *, plus one personal item. Personal items include a handbag, briefcase, camera bag, diaper bag, or laptop. Coats, umbrellas, and baby accessories such as a buggy or Maxi Cosi are allowed free of charge. These rules also apply if you take a domestic flight with Delta Airlines.


Concerning liquids: international rules apply. All liquids (and gels) that you take with you in your hand luggage must be in containers of no more than 100 ml each. They must come in one transparent and resealable plastic bag and together contain no more than 1 liter.


*The following airports are restricted on the weight of hand luggage: Singapore Changi Airport (7 kg), South Korea Incheon Airport (10 kg), Beijing Capital Airport (10 kg), and Shanghai Pudong Airpot (10 kg).

Checked baggage Delta Airlines

If you travel in Economy Class, you can take one piece of checked baggage of 23 kilos with a total dimension of 157 cm (length + width + height). Are you overweight? Then you have to pay a lot, depending on your destination.


Fleet Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines' fleet consists of the following aircraft: The Airbus A319 eleven, the Airbus A320 thirty, the Boeing 737 Next Gen seventy-eight, the Boeing 747 six, the Boeing 757 one hundred and fifty-two, the Boeing 767 ninety-five, the Boeing 777 sixteen pieces and finally the McDonnell Douglas MD-80/90 one hundred and thirty-three pieces.


The corona crisis has significantly changed the fleet of the American airline Delta Air Lines. It started with the MD-88 and MD-90 fleet. The two types of McDonnel Douglas aircraft would be phased out earlier than expected, Delta announced at the end of April. At the beginning of June, the time had come, the aircraft flew their last flight. Initially, KLM's SkyTeam partner wanted the MD-88 to continue flying until the end of this year and the MD-90 would not leave the fleet until 2022. Due to the lack of demand, Delta decided to remove the older aircraft from the fleet earlier.


Delta Air Lines was the last American airline to use the type. Before the corona crisis, Delta flew 47 MD-88s and 29 MD-90s, which together accounted for about 900 daily flights. The aircraft, therefore, played a significant role in the airline's domestic network. The A321neo will eventually fill the gap between MD-88 and MD-90.


In addition, it is all done for the second Boeing type. The 737-700 was withdrawn from the active fleet as of September due to the pandemic. The ten aircraft were added to Delta's fleet in 2008. The remaining 737s (737-800 and 737-900ER) will remain active.