Take a trip to the City of Angels with Remix and Delta Air Lines

The sunny city of Los Angeles is a force to be reckoned with, home to some of the most famous haunts in the world, and the place where (American) dreams come true. Remix founder Tim Phin had the opportunity to fly the inaugural Delta Air Lines flight, travelling directly from Auckland to LA to shoot our Summer Issue cover star. Experiencing the ultimate way to travel (including a private Porsche transfer to his very own plane entrance), read more about the Delta experience through Tim’s eyes below…

The Plane

Experiencing the inaugural Delta Air Lines flight from Auckland to Los Angeles firsthand, and securing a seat in their luxurious DELTA ONE business class cabin was an incredible experience; from the get-go, travel was a completely changed experience for me. Business Class is always the ideal way to fly, making sure that jet lag doesn’t kick too hard when you land at your destination, and the combination of the 180-degree flat-bed seats, comfortable bedding, complimentary slippers and top-tier amenities made for the perfect flight, ensuring I arrived feeling refreshed and ready to jump straight on the photoshoot. All cabins also include free messaging on What’s App, Messenger and iMessage, and with 1,000+ hours of free entertainment from films to tv shows, podcasts and more, I was nothing short of entertained. 

The Food 

A shared make-or-break when it comes to flying is the food experience: Delta Air Lines did not disappoint. An array of food was on offer, curated with seasonal, fresh ingredients by culinary experts, allowing travellers to dine on nothing short of authentic meals. Fruit and veg are sourced from local farmers and artisans, making the meals taste fresh, almost like they were prepared onboard. An extensive snack collection kept me fed and happy throughout the duration of the flight, and Tip Top Proper Cocktails made for a perfect tipple before falling asleep. 

The Sustainability

Keeping sustainability and Delta’s goal to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the forefront, earth-friendly decisions were weaved throughout the experience from bedding made of recycled materials to using Certified B-Corporation amenities from Mexico-based apparel company, Someone Somewhere, onboard and in the lounge bathrooms.  

The Delta Sky Club: 

En route home, I was able to experience the Delta Sky Club, situated in LAX, in all of its glory. With a private entrance into the lounge, fast-track through security, artwork throughout the halls and interior that made you feel relaxed as soon as you stepped through the door, there was nothing more you could’ve wanted before boarding your long haul flight. There to rest and relax jet setters before their trip, the Delta Sky Club offers private phone booths for travellers working on the go, comfy and private restrooms including beautiful showers which made me feel super refreshed before boarding, and an amazing array of food from all around the world (my personal favourite being the taco station). There was no shortage of friendly faces throughout the lounge, ready to help you if you needed anything (we all know how airports can be), and winding down with a wine or two was the cherry on top. 

As Delta continues to grow, services will only continue to improve. Next year will see Delta One suites and Delta Premium Select on Delta’s flagship A350, making jet setters experience flying from Auckland to Los Angeles that much better.