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Delta One 767-400 Review

A premium product refreshed and ready to excel in the post-pandemic landscape

Airlines are struggling mightily to restore their operations on this side of COVID, but higher flying hasn’t been rendered impossible in the meantime. Delta, for example, has spent the better part of the pandemic refreshing its fleet of Boeing 767s, and as a result, boasts one of the more comfortable ways to travel long-haul on a U.S.-based carrier. These planes are 25 years old on average, but because of such comprehensive refurbishments in all classes of service, they feel much younger than they actually are. Newly installed lie-flat seats are the centerpieces of Delta One (i.e. its brand name for business class), and all come with direct aisle access, ample, private space to lounge around, and professional-looking design elements that still convey a sense of luxury. While its competitors have been catching up to Delta’s standing in the premium domestic market – and surpassing it in some regards – the carrier has no equal between New York and Hawaii.

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Summer 2022 travel is chaotic, stressful, and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be!

The Daily Flyer

Welcome to the June 1, 2022, edition of “The Daily Flyer,” The Higher Flyer‘s newsletter that gathers up and summarizes some of the most important happenings in the world of airlines, hotels, award points, and other travel-related subjects. Today’s feature covers the uninspired state of the travel industry – and what you can do about it – as we head in to an unprecedented period, as well as the ongoing passenger crisis at Amsterdam Schiphol, some takes on the best brand in the airline industry, and a refreshing Twitter account bringing sanity and honesty to award points blogging.

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Gone fishin’

Photo of the Week!

F 7.1; 1/1000; 102mm.

Shot adjacent to the Camera Obscura & Holograph in San Francisco, California.

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A late spring picnic

Photo of the Week!

F 5.6; 1/200; 186mm.

Shot at The Reach, a new public space on the grounds of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Prepare for takeoff

Photo of the Week!

F 4.5; 1/400; 129mm.

Shot on approach in to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

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Together again…

Photo of the Week!

F 5.6; .8″; 202mm.

Shot at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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End of the World

Photo of the Week!

F 4; 1/400; 24mm.

Shot at Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii.

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Play ball, Jackie Robinson

Photo of the Week!

F 5.6; 1/200; 35mm.

Shot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

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Hiking into sunlight

Photo of the Week!

F 4.5; 1/160; 50mm.

Shot at The Windows, a section of Arches National Park, which is located in Moab, Utah.

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