From Italy to the USA on board Delta Airlines planes: the news

Even though airfare prices show no signs of slowing down, Delta Airlines will hit new records this year in carrying passengers to and from Italy. In 2024, the American company will achieve up to 94 weekly flights connecting the two countriesthus confirming Italy as the second European market for the American carrier, behind the United Kingdom and ahead of France and Spain.

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Delta faces from and to Italy: news and confirmations

The news that most interests Italian travelers is the programming, from May 25, of a new daily flight from Naples to New York-JKF, departure at 9:30 a.m. from the Neapolitan airport and arrival at 1:25 p.m. in the Big Apple. The number of connections between airports will also be increased from seven to ten per week Venice and Atlanta (Georgia), the company's main hub.

In 2019, 20% of Delta's fleet consisted of next-generation aircraft; today the percentage is around 40-45% (Delta Airlines)

Our two main airports are confirmed as Delta's main airports in Italy: Milan Malpensa, from which flights depart daily to New York-JFK and Atlanta, and Rome Fiumicino, from which A330s and B767s depart daily to Atlanta, Boston, Detroit and New York. JFK. All Delta flights departing from Italy are operated in partnership with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic: the joint venture, launched in 2020, with French, Dutch and English carriers allows passengers to benefit from more than 300 daily flights to 238 cities in North America, 98 in continental Europe and 16 in the United Kingdom.

Delta One and Delta Premium Delect courses: our experience

We recently tested premium classes Delta One – on board an intercontinental flight which connected Milan Malpensa to New York-JFK, with a subsequent extension to Atlanta and Memphis – and Delta Premium Selecton a New Orleans-Milan Malpensa flight that stopped in Atlanta.

Besides the services on the ground – the most important are the priority of baggage and during boarding operations, as well as access to airport lounges – the main assets are those on board: above all the reclining seat which transforms into a bed , linen made from recycled materials and the presence of a sliding panel that allows you to separate your private flight space from the hallway for even more privacy.

Details of seats in Delta Premium Select, the intermediate class between Delta One and Economy (Delta Airlines)

Delta Premium Select it is the intermediate class between Business and Economy. In this case, the seats have lower maneuverability than premium services but better than base class seats, as well as a superior dining experience, entrusted to a tasty menu of first and second courses.

In Delta One and Delta Premium Select, the passenger receives an amenity kit handcrafted by someone somewhere, a certified B Corporation that combines traditional Mexican craftsmanship with innovative products made with zero-waste techniques and sustainable materials, including reclaimed cotton. “The partnership with this brand, active since 2022,” Delta said in a press release, “has created jobs for more than 250 people in five of the most vulnerable states in Mexico.”

The amenity kit

The amenity kit, which bears the name of the person who made it, is one navy blue clutch without zippers, packaging and plastic. It contains an eye mask, vanilla and watermelon lip balm, orange peel hand cream from Grown Alchemist, and a Humble Co bamboo toothbrush.

Wi-Fi Chapterwhich has been the case since this year free on international connections. The idea is good but the service needs to be improved a little to allow the traveler to be able to carry out the simplest messaging and navigation operations, without excessive slowdowns.

Proposals for 2024: an Italian-American summer

Delta plans to carry around 200 million passengers in 2024. One of the most profitable markets was said to be our country. In particular, they will be made available later 1.8 million seats on flights between Italy and the United States – 18% more than a year ago, 88% more than in 2019, the last year before the pandemic. Figures that confirm Delta as the first carrier connecting the two destinations, followed by Ita Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines.

More than 200 destinations just one flight away

Furthermore, the company recently confirmed its ability to carry out, with a direct flight or with a stopovermore than 200 connecting destinations across the United States, providing access to iconic cities like Los Angeles, You love Me And San Francisco: the capital, the latter, at the center of a new communication campaign aimed at repositioning of the city in the eyes of international travelers.

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Not just well-known tourist destinations: thanks to the capillarity of connections, Delta makes it possible to reach cities in the hinterland outside the main roads. In our case, it was said, the stopover in Atlanta allowed us to fly to a city located in the heart of the United States – Memphis, Tennessee – where it is possible to opt for two choices: staying there and relive the story and life of Elvis Presley or embark on a cruise on board American cruise linesleading American river cruise company, for a descent on the Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana, retracing the itineraries told by Mark Twain in the adventures of Tom Sawyer And Blueberry Finn.

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