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Delta Damaged Bag Premium Economy Flight Review

Delta Damaged Bags is part of the Bula! Fiji Hub Trip Report. This post is also part of the Melbourne & Bangkok Residencies.


I typically do not write Flight Reviews for domestic, coach flights. This post is an exception for a few reasons: 1. This flight marks the beginning of the Bula! Fiji Hub Trip Report which rolls onto the Melbourne Residency which rolls onto a Bangkok Residency. 2. I ‘upgraded’ to Premium Economy on Delta because at 5 hours the flight from San Juan to Detroit is far too long. 3. I ended up with broken luggage and want to document the process for reimbursement. 4. This may be my best adventure yet. Each moment requires a post. Let’s get started.

My trip started off on the wrong foot, literally. The gate to my villa would not open, forcing me to hop the fence.
a hand holding a silver suitcase

The flight itself was uneventful. But for a Delta flight credit, I would not have paid for premium economy. There are no substantive perks. While I enjoy near the front of the plane, that’s not worth the extra cost.

a laptop and soda on a table

Premium economy doesn’t include a checked bag, yet another reason not to pay for it. Instead, I came out of pocket $30 to check a bag. Here is the result:

a broken suitcase with a handle

It would appear that my bag was dropped from a considerable height. Indeed, the broken plastic was on the carousel proving that this did not happen in the flight. I went to the Delta counter and was given a piece of paper and told that someone from Delta would contact me about reimbursement.

Would this be a sign of things to come for this trip? Keep reading to find out.

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