The first flight in the Delta B738 in First Class was rather uneventful. We did not fly direct, but via Jacksonville and Savannah to New York JFK. I wonder it is due to the missing ETOPS clearance of the aircraft?
We took FL370 as cruising altitude. On the way; we saw several planes flying in the opposite direction. Most interesting were three Virgin Atlantic B744 aircraft, all going to Orlando, FL from Manchester, Glasgow and London-Gatwick and all in FL400. Near Ocean City, we started our decent into JFK where we landed on runway 13R after flying the famous Canarsie approach. Nice one!
Our airplane to Amsterdam came in at the same time as we landed with ours, so the next flight should be on time.
The impression that NYC is big can be confirmed without a doubt.
The idea that NYC is crowded is true, even the airport is.
And that NYC has money is undoubted, business seems to be going like no other.
Sven took some additional pictures during the approach, we will add them later.