When I was looking for flights to Los Angeles as part of my sponsored trip with Expedia.ca recently, the cheapest flight I could find with a reasonable departure time involved a stop in Seattle. We took Delta Air Lines DL 4821 departing YVR with a scheduled departure time of 11:20 am and arrival time of 12:30 pm. Here’s a look at my experience.
After arriving at the Delta counter at YVR, a staff helped us to check us in at their kiosk. She was super friendly (possibly the best service I’ve ever received at check-in). We checked-in two bags at a cost of $25 CDN per bag. Afterward, we weighed and dropped off our check-in luggage as well as our oversized luggage which was a car seat (no extra cost for checking in). We brought on board our CHESTER, my absolute favorite carry on for use on the plane itself.
The TSA process also went very smoothly and especially quickly as it wasn’t very busy at the time. I had some time to explore Pier E of the International terminal (see review here).
Aircraft: Embraer ERJ-175 which has 76 seats: 12 (First Class), 20 (Delta Comfort+), and 44 (Main Cabin)
Flight Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cabin Service: Only First Class
Entertainment: On personal device only with Fly Delta app
Our plane was on time and the boarding process was also very smooth and well-organized. We had a stroller which we gate checked and had no issues retrieving afterwards.
Delta Comfort +
While I had purchased Economy tickets, we received an upgrade to Delta Comfort + at no extra cost. There were 20 Delta Comfort + seats aboard this flight. Some of the perks of Delta Comfort + include 3″ more legroom than the seats in the Main Cabin as well as a dedicated overhead bin space.
I had “unlimited” legroom so to speak because I was seated in Seat 5B which is the start of the Delta Comfort + section. There are just single First Class seats on the left of the plane so I end up with no one directly in front of me.
All in all, we had a great flight with Delta Air Lines from Vancouver to Seattle. The flight time was short so we were descending quite soon after we reached cruising altitude. The Delta Comfort + seating enhanced the experience. I would definitely recommend this DL 4821 from YVR to SEA.