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Delta Introduces New Cabin Interiors
Delta Air Lines, an Atlanta, GA based airline, and one of the world’s largest has debuted a new inflight product. Gone are the days of their international and transcontinental business class products being called Businesselite. They are being replaced with Delta One, a new business class product with lie flat seats on all wide body routes. The new cabin is billed as a step between business class and first class, featuring Tumi amenity kits, Sky Club access and Delta’s signature Westin Heavenly bedding.
Domestic first class is virtually unchanged, with snacks served on 250-900 mile routes, and meals on flights 900 miles and longer. They have also introduced a new quilted leather design for their seats.
According to Delta, these cabin changes will be installed onboard aircraft throughout 2015. Delta Economy Comfort, their premium economy section, seen on most domestic flights, and all international flights has undergone a minor revamp, with new quilted leather seats, and more recline than the main cabin. On flights 900 miles and more, premium snacks are served, and Luvo Snack Wraps are served on transcontinental flights from New York-JFK to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Beginning March 1, 2015, Delta customers can choose between:
- Delta One, formerly BusinessElite, is offered on long-haul international routes; also between New York-JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco*
- First Class is offered on short-haul international and domestic routes*.
- Delta Comfort+ offers an upgraded experience on all two cabin aircraft around the world
- Main Cabin experience is provided everywhere Delta flies offering a high standard of customer service
- Basic Economy offers Main Cabin service with fewer flexibility options available in select markets.
Delta has also split their economy class into two different classes, Main Cain and Basic Economy. Main Cabin adds seat selection on domestic flights, along with free spirits and alcoholic beverages on international flights. Basic Economy, available exclusively on domestic routes, includes free snacks and drinks, but leaves out seat selection as a feature.
Delta’s new inflight products mark an improvement for their top flyers and other customers. This is a huge step forward for the airline, who is known for being very courteous to its passengers.
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