Delta Air Lines – SYD-LAX

The route

Sydney to Los Angeles.

The plane

Boeing 777-200

The seat

Delta One (Delta’s Business class product) features a fully flat-bed seat arranged in a herringbone configuration which gives every premium passenger direct aisle access. When it’s time for a snooze Delta offers trademarked Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, with the crew offering turn-down service and complimentary PJs, as well as a variety of collectible TUMI amenity kits in miniature suitcases. There’s a large table for work or dining, in-seat power and USB ports for every seat. The business class seats are comfortable, but could do with a few more storage nooks and crannies for personal effects and gadgets.


The Delta business class product includes noise-cancelling headsets and an adjustable screen, with a wide array of entertainment including new release movies and TV shows as well as plenty of favourites. The screen folds away into the seat divider, meaning it can’t be used during taxi, takeoff and landing. Those who need to remain connected can purchase internet access, which is supplied in partnership with Gogo and can also be utilised on Delta US domestic services for a seamless offering.

Service and food

Delta offers “chef-curated meals” along with a good selection of beer and spirits, plus a wine list curated by in-house Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. Seasonal specialties and old favourites are on offer, with the journey including a meal at the start and end of the 13 hour-odd sector, as well as an optional mid-flight snack. A hint — save room for dessert, with Delta offering a delightful selection on a trolley which is rolled down the aisle allowing you to pick just what you want, including your own toppings for an ice-cream sundae if you have a sweet tooth.

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