November 18, 2017
Delta One Seats & Service Expanding to Five Domestic Routes
Legacy airlines are all starting to introduce fully flat seats and premium service on select transcontinental routes. They’re doing this mostly as a defensive measure against JetBlue Mint, which often times offers a superior seat and far better service. Delta calls its lie-flat Business Class seat Delta One, and it’s much better than Delta’s domestic First Class.
Delta currently operates Delta One service between New York (JFK)- Los Angeles (LAX)/San Francisco (SFO), Washington (DCA)- Los Angeles (LAX), and Boston (BOS)- San Francisco (SFO). It’ll be expanding to the following five routes in 2018:
- New York (JFK)-Seattle (SEA) on April 1, 2018
- New York (JFK)-San Diego (SAN) on April 1, 2018
- Atlanta (ATL)- Honolulu (HNL) on April 1, 2018
- Minneapolis (MSP)- Honolulu (HNL) on April 1, 2018
- New York (JFK)-Las Vegas (LAS) on May 1, 2018
These flights will feature Delta’s lie-flat seats, Tumi amenity kits, Sky Club access, and enhanced food and beverage service. It’s great to see another airline offing lie-flat seats on additional transcontinental flights. It was frankly embarrassing that they were able to sell standard seats in First Class on 6 hours flights for so long. The only downside is the effect this will have on complimentary upgrades. Delta elite members are eligible for free upgrades to domestic First Class but not to Delta One.
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