Delta 1526 - JFK-TPA - Airbus A320 - April 20, 2019
On April 20, I had the chance to finally fly again. I flew Delta Air Lines Flight 1526 to Tampa International Airport. The aircraft was N372NW, an A320. Note that this is my first trip report so please feel free to correct any errors that I have made.
Getting to the Airport
My family woke up at 5:15 AM to get ready for our flight. The weather was poor, with light wind gusts and rain. We arrived at the long term parking in 30 minutes and were taking the AirTrain to Terminal 4.
Check In, TSA, & the walk to Gate B47
Now, I will warn you, Delta’s Check In desks at Terminal 4 are some of the worst i have ever experienced. The lines to check in and stuff was incredibly long and took a very long time. TSA was not bad though. Once we went through TSA, we had about 10 minutes to spare before boarding began. Lucky for us, the gate was nearly at the end of the terminal! Therefore, we had to walk a long way before we reached our gate. Luckily, we got there as boarding was underway.
Boarding was very fast. Because we arrived at our gate as boarding was taking place, the First Class passengers already boarded therefore we got right on the aircraft. We made it to our seat fast. Unfortunately I couldn’t take a picture of my seat, 26F, as I was so tired after running what seemed like 20 miles XD
There are just pictures here, as there is really nothing to explain about taxiing!
Cayman Airlines 737!
Japan Airlines 777!
A British Airways 747 & Alaska 737!
The takeoff seemed to be very quick, as it seemed we rocketed down the runway. Maybe it was just because im not used to flying irl XD. For some reason I can’t get the video up XD
After not much time, we reached 32000 feet. But then we descended to 28000 feet for some reason, according to the IFE’s. Surprisingly, there was very little turbulence. The worst winds we experienced was during climbout, and they still were not bad. I didnt watch any movies and just looked at the Tracker and the window for the entire flight XD. I bored my self throughout the flight 😂
The screen was large and sensitive to the touch, in which I was a fan of.
Food & Drink Service
Time for snacks! I had a cup of good ol’ water and some Cheez-Its.
Hello from FL280! Just love this wingview XD
After what did not seem like a long cruise, we were descending down to Runway 1L at TPA! Unfortunately I can’t get the landing video up as well XD. Upon approach to the runway, it seemed to be quite windy. Prior to flaring, it looked like we experienced some crosswind that the pilot in control had a hard time correcting. He floated the aircraft and slammed it down a bit. Not a landing to remember. After a quick taxi, we arrived at our gate! I asked to see the cockpit and I was able to! Unfortunately the pilots left the aircraft so I could not talk with them or anything like that. However I will not publicly show the picture of me in the cockpit because of personal reasons. 🤷♂️
N372NW parked at the gate!
Final Thoughts & Ratings
Overall, Delta did a very nice job with this flight. The crew and In-Flight Services were great as always. The seat was moderately sized and comfortable. The legroom was a bit lacking but I worked it out as the flight was pretty short. In conclusion, I definitely enjoyed this flight and look forward to flying Delta again. im flying Jetblue back home XD
Check In + Security - 2/5
Boarding - 3.5/5
Crew - 5/5
Seat - 4/5
IFE - 4.5/5
Food & Drink Service - 4/5
Overall Score - 3.8/5 (if the math’s right)
Hope you enjoyed!
Expect a trip report on my flight back as well. I did some spotting at TPA too so expect a topic in the future 👍