Delta 737-800 First Class In 2023: Miami to Boston (Review)
Welcome to another trip report! On this occasion, I’m covering this Delta 737-800 First Class flight from Miami to Boston this week. I had two constraints when I booked this flight: I booked it last minute, so the cash prices were INSANE (over $700 for a one-way ticket), plus I had A LOT of luggage (5+ pieces). Then, I looked into options that could make the job without being too picky. I also preferred to avoid stopovers or connections because I wanted to maximize my time in Boston.
I had some leftover Delta SkyMiles on my account, back from when I flew Delta a lot in 2017, and I found good direct flights in first class (covering all the luggage I needed) for about 34k miles and USD $5.60. Deal! Full review below.
Delta 737-800 First Class In 2023 (Miami to Boston)
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Flight Details (DL484)
- Airline: Delta Airlines, DL
- Aircraft: Boeing 737-800, N-3747D
- Flight Number: DL484
- Seat: 2A
- Origin: Miami (MIA), Florida, United States
- Destination: Boston (BOS), Massachusetts, United States
I booked this flight using 34.500 miles (Delta Skymiles) and USD 5.60.
We had A LOT of luggage (5 pieces), but luckily it took less than 10 minutes to check-in and get rid of them.
Delta Sky Club
Went to the Delta Sky Club for just a few minutes, as I was short on time. I couldn’t record inside.
The gate was H5. Boarding was overall quiet. After a few minutes, the crew offered us a pre-departure drink.
Seat and Cabin
The cabin and plane were old but looked clean and felt fresh once you got in. The mood lights definitely helped with that. Seats are comfortable for a 3-hour ride, and there’s more than enough legroom.
The lunch was one of the highlights of the flight. The meal was delicious and abundant. I found it curious that they offer snacks (such as chips, fruit, and granola bars) after the service, not before.
Arrival at Boston
The flight was pretty uneventful; after a couple of hours, we landed in Boston. Check the full beautiful summer landing in the YouTube video.
I had a blast on this Delta flight, and I felt it was an extremely solid option to go from Miami to Boston. The highlights were definitely the meal and the incredibly friendly crew. The lunch was super tasty, well crafted, and there were multiple options to choose from. Compared to my last flight on the same route with American Airlines, Delta’s meals were 3x better.
The airplane and cabin were old, so the seats are not the most comfortable out there, but given that it is only a sub-3h flight, it does the job really well with plenty of legroom. With Delta, you also get free WI-FI onboard for messages. The in-flight entertainment was also dated, with those touch screens that are pressure sensitive and unresponsive, but I could manage to watch some Harry Potter movies while I was having a really tasty lunch. How better can it get?
Considering I only paid 34,500 SkyMiiles, and that the cash tickets were well over $700 for one-way, I’m more than happy with this redemption. I’m looking forward to trying the renovated cabins on the A320s.