The Dash for Platinum: Third Leg – SEA to LAX

by Anthony Losanno

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The flight from Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) was my fourth flight of the day including the positioning flight from Tampa (TPA). I had checked off Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Salt Lake City (SLC), Seattle (SEA), and now Los Angeles (LAX). In my last post, I mentioned that we were only one minute late into SEA. This gave me time to visit the Sky Club® for a bowl of clam chowder.

Delta Sky Club SEA

The SEA Sky Club® has long been one of my favorites and I’ll have a full review up in the next few days.

Flight Route SEA to LAX

The flight from Seattle to Los Angeles took under two hours.

SEA to LAX Board

The flight boarded on time at 4:48 PM through Gate A1. Thankfully, this flight also quickly got everyone on and seated before a speedy taxi and takeoff. This segment (like the rest) was booked in First Class. The flight was full and it looked like only one upgrade was processed again.

Dinner SEA to LAX

About 30 minutes after takeoff, a flight attendant came around confirming meal orders. It seemed like most passengers preordered. I had selected the beef dish, which was pretty bad. I’m generally happy with Delta’s food, but this dish was dry and tough. The salad that came with it was just weird with grains, dragon fruit, edamame, and other things mixed together and served with a smoked tomato vinaigrette. I thought United had the market cornered for weird salads, but this might be a new winner. I didn’t bother tasting it as it looked so bizarre. The tray also included a packaged chocolate chip cookie.

Service was decent on this flight. The flight attendant working the front cabin was friendly and seemed invested in doing a good job.

DL0654 Flight Status

The flight arrived 33 minutes early. Our gate was ready and we were in the terminal a few minutes later. I had about 75 minutes before boarding began on my flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS). I was particularly looking forward to this flight because it was marketed as Delta One® with lie-flat seats. I had heard a lot about the new Sky Way at LAX and went over to check it out.

Delta Sky Club LAX Shower

It’s a gorgeous lounge that is on a par with United’s Polaris® lounges. Because I had so much time, I took a shower before my flight. Heading over to board the flight to BOS soon.

Anthony’s Take: The service on this flight was fine but the food was bad. We arrived 33 minutes early and had a gate ready. Delta runs a solid operation. Five more flights and I’m back in Tampa!

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