Review: Delta One 767 Minneapolis to London Heathrow

Airline: Delta

Service: Delta One

Aircraft: Boeing 767-300

Departure: Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) 10:00 PM

Arrival: London, England (LHR) 11:10 AM +1 Day

Distance: 4,015 miles

This was the first leg of Elizabeth and I's trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since Delta doesn't fly to Dubai, we had to make a connection in London before continuing on their partner, Virgin Atlantic. Our outbound itinerary ended up looking like this: OMA-MSP-LHR-DXB. I booked this all on one ticket for 85,000 Skymiles and $47.30 per person.

  OMA-MSP-LHR-DXB

OMA-MSP-LHR-DXB

Our flight from Omaha landed in Minneapolis at roughly 7:00 PM, so we had a few hours to kill before boarding. It's a shame Delta doesn't provide any ground experience outside of their normal Skyclub for Delta One customers. I wish they'd add a few flagship lounges for their international passengers like United and American.

Our stay at the Skyclub was uneventful and we ended up heading to the gate early. Premium passengers were called to board at 9:15 PM. Delta One's cabin on their 767 is made up of 36 fully flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. The window seats alternate between being closer to the aisle way and closer to the window.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

I'd assigned myself seat 5C and Elizabeth was next to me in 5B in the middle section.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Waiting for us at our seats were Delta's Westin Heavenly bedding, LSTN Sound Co. headphones, Tumi amenity kits and Dasani waters.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

The bedding consisted of a pillow and a blanket, but no mattress pad. The LSTN Sound Co. headphones were actually quite nice despite my lack of brand recognition.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

The amenity kits included eye shades, socks, tissues, tooth brush, tooth paste, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, Kiehl's lip balm and lotion.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

The seat itself had a reading light, USB port, headphone jack, and a 110v outlet.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

The seat controls were on the right hand side along with the tray table.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

The in-flight entertainment screen was in the seat-back directly in front of you.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

After getting settled in, pre-flight drinks were served and the menus were distributed.

  CHEERS!

CHEERS!

Here's what the menu and drink selection looked like:

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Before takeoff, Elizabeth and I browsed the in-flight entertainment. Delta easily has one of the best entertainment selections in the industry. We decided to watch to watch Bleed For This with Miles Teller. 

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

We ended having roughly a 30 minute delay because of a technical issue, but we got off the ground around around 10:45 PM

After we hit cruising altitude the service began with hot towels.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Next, they offered a choice of drink and mixed nuts. I've been on a red wine kick lately so I had the Clos Floridene.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

A few minutes later appetizers were distributed along with a selection from the bread basket. I didn't try the soup but I really enjoyed the compote and the caesar salad. I appreciate the dressing came on the side because everyone prefers different amounts on their salad.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

For the main course I chose the chicken breast. It was accompanied with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. The chicken wasn't anything to write home about, but it tasted fine.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

One of my favorite parts of Delta One's meal service is their dessert. I love that they roll around the entire dessert cart so you can see all of the options. This time around I skipped the ice cream sundae and got the apple butter cake. It also came with a small scoop of ice cream.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

After the meal service was complete, I went to the lavatory to change into some shorts and get ready for bed. There are two lavatories at the front of the cabin. They look pretty standard and aren't crazy spacious.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Sleep was kind of hard to come by on this flight. I managed to get a little shut eye, but I felt rather cramped. When the seat is fully flat, the foot cubby is small and the area surrounding your head and shoulders is a little tight. I had a tough time figuring out how to position myself.

The flight attendant woke me up about 90 minutes before our arrival for breakfast.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

I had the scrambled eggs with sausage, potatoes and a fruit tray. The eggs were okay, but I always enjoy fruit and a coffee at the end of a long flight.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Last but not least, the purser came through to thank everyone with Ghirardelli chocolates and fast track immigration cards.

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

  DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

DELTA ONE 767 MSP-LHR

Despite our small delay we landed at London Heathrow around 11:20 AM just a few minutes behind schedule.

All-In-All

I had another great experience in Delta One. The hard product itself had everything you need for a transatlantic flight, but no extras frills. The soft product really gives Delta One the premium experience. The flight attendants working our cabin were great and the service was top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to fly Delta One anywhere in the world.

What's your experience been with Delta One?