Tried & Tested: Delta Air Lines Sydney to LA

Flight Number: DA 1
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
Class: Economy
Seat: 46F
Duration: 13hr 08min

This story first appeared in Vacations & Travel magazine, winter 2019, issue 111

The cabin

The Delta Air Lines’ upgraded Boeing 777 aircraft offers more choice, luxury and comfort for passengers in all classes. The main cabin was clean and comfortable when we boarded.   

The seat

With the new upgrade, there is a choice of seats across all classes. The nine-abreast, rather than the usual ten, in the main cabin, allows for the widest seats on any Delta international flight at 46.99 cm wide. Free mobile messaging and power ports are available for each seat.


Every seat has an entertainment screen with access to Delta Studio, the airline’s award-winning suite of onboard entertainment. It’s easy to keep track of your flight, enjoy a movie or catch up with the latest news, podcast, TV show or listen to your favourite songs during this long-haul flight with hundreds of options.


Service on a long-haul flight can become jaded, however the crew quickly attended to any call-buttons buzzing while serving drinks and food all with a big smile. 

Tried & Tested: Delta Air Lines Sydney to LA

Food + Drink

The meals offered on Delta Air Lines Sydney to LA were a range of cuisines from chicken thigh with arrabbiata sauce and Thao’s Farm broccolini, marinated shrimp with Anson Mills polenta, and three-cheese lasagne with pomodoro. All were substantial, looked as fresh as they can be, served so far up in the air and in a timely fashion.


Waiting at each seat was a fluffy lumbar pillow, a blanket, a set of headphones and an amenity kit. There are two areas of lavatories main cabin passengers can use plus if needed there are a further two lavatories available at the front of the Premium Select cabin.


It’s 23 kilograms free, and you may check in another bag that meets the size and weight restrictions at no extra charge – check when booking. Carry-on is one item onboard, plus one personal item. 

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