From the Emerald City to New York City

Traveling with Delta Air Lines For A Week of Work and Play

This post was sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

New York City and all its energy is within reach with Delta Air Lines, and with their numerous flights out of Seattle, it’s more accessible than ever. I’m taking it all in on this week-long trip of work and play, and I’m excited to experience all the sights, restaurants, nightlife, hotels and shopping that I can. And flying direct to New York City from cities like Seattle has never been easier, especially with the added convenience of DELTA COMFORT+®, the Delta Sky Club and Delta Studio.

New York City is a city with so many sights, so many places to visit, so many things to eat, and is also a hub of many companies and brands that I work with. On this trip, I’m further empowered by the reach, features and luxury that Delta Air Lines offers, empowering me to squeeze every last minute of work (and play) while I’m in town.

After a night (and morning) of packing and getting my transportation arranged to the airport, the last thing I want to do is stress over the check-in and boarding (or waiting) process, so it’s been incredibly helpful to have Delta Air Lines perks like Medallion Status and SkyPriority, giving us a dedicated line for the check-in counter, not to mention free check-in bags. Also, after breezing through security with CLEAR and TSA-Precheck, being able to settle in at the Delta Sky Club is a phenomenally welcome convenience. With free WIFI to check emails, really nice bathrooms, a calming lounge away from the terminal, and a variety of healthy food options served all day, it’s a great way to start the trip.

Once on board, with Delta Comfort+®, we get up to 4” of extra legroom, dedicated overhead bin space just for our items and even better yet, we’re invited to board early so that we can settle in and enjoy the ride. And once we’re seated, we can enjoy a large library of recent and classic films, TV, HBO®, SHOWTIME®, music and games with Delta Studio® on our seatback screen. Usually, I’m watching shows on both the seatback screen and my own personal device (seems like then often have different films on their networks, actually!). And quick tip— make sure you use good headphones! I’m loving my newly bought active noise cancelling headphones. It really helps get into the mode of travel and really makes time pass as you can isolate the drone and really get into the movies that are playing!

Seattle is a city on the rise, but it still seems like a sleepy town compared to the bustling energy of New York City. Yet traveling from Seattle to New York City has never been more convenient, and I’ve gotten to go visit new and old parts of the city (to me), and couldn’t have had a better time.

From visiting the newest feature of Hudson Yards, The Vessel, to walking the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, to visiting DUMBO and the Brooklyn Bridge (my first time!), I got to take in as many of New York City’s different neighborhoods as I possibly could in a week. I’ve gotten to meet old friends, have drinks with new friends, and connect with work mentors… all while creating content alongside my girlfriend Kim. And in this day and age where social media rules our attention and seemingly every photo (especially of New York City) is magical and unobtainable… we were able to be there. In those locations. Taking those photos. Being present. It might just be on the other side of the country, but sometimes New York City seems like a whole other world compared to Seattle. But with Delta Air Lines, the world really is that much smaller.

Learn more about Delta Air Lines and their routes out of Seattle.