More Delta Air Lines cabins now contain full flat-bed seats

More Delta Air Lines cabins now contain full flat-bed seats

Travelers who typically purchase business class tickets but have not flown Delta Air Lines in some time may notice a few luxurious changes to the BusinessElite cabins onboard the carrier's Boeing 777 and 767-400ER type aircraft the next time they fly.

Delta recently announced that it has completed the installation of full flat-bed seats on its 18 Boeing 777s and 21 Boeing 767-400ERs. The updates to the airline's fleet reflect the carrier's commitment to enhancing its customers' flying experience. Currently, more than 25 percent of Delta's widebody international fleet has been retrofitted with the updated seats, with more cabin changes expected in the coming months and years ahead.

Before the summer's end, Delta's first Boeing 767-300ER will receive full flat-beds in August. By the end of 2013, more than 140 planes in the airline's international fleet will contain full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin.

"A full flat-bed seat with direct aisle access is a premium cabin feature that's important to our customers and we're delivering," says Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president of marketing. "Installing full flat-bed seats on each of our widebody international aircraft is a major component of the $2 billion investment Delta is making in our product and customer experience over the next two years."

Passengers with business class airfares will find 45 BusinessElite seats onboard the airline's Boeing 777 and 40 seats on the Boeing 767-400ER. According to Delta's official website, the full flat-bed seats allow for direct aisle access and increased privacy.

Among the perks that these seats offer fliers with business class fares is an oversized screen on which passengers can watch up to 250 movies and 150 television programs, play games or listen to music via noise-canceling headphones. In addition, business travelers can charge their smartphones and other essential devices in their seat's built-in electrical outlet and USB port.

When the time comes to get some rest, travelers can place their belongings in their seat's storage compartments and then enjoy a 180 degree experience on their fully flat-bed, which includes a quilted duvet and full-sized pillow.

In addition to on-the-ground benefits, BusinessElite travelers who fly internationally can also enjoy five-course dining paired with wine options.

By Arnold Meyer

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