Which Planes Have Delta One Suites?

Which Planes Have Delta One Suites?

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In 2017 Delta introduced an all new business class product, making them the first US long haul airline to offer business class seats with doors (surprisingly JetBlue was the first airline in the world to have doors in business class, with their Mint product).

Not only is Delta installing these seats on many of their newly delivered wide body aircraft, but they also decided to retrofit some of their existing planes with these seats.

Well, the airline has now completed the process of retrofitting existing planes with Delta One Suites (at least for now). Given that Delta has a huge international fleet, in this post I wanted to look at which planes have business class suites with doors, broken down by aircraft type.

What are Delta One Suites like?

Delta’s new business class product is referred to as “Delta One Suites.” These are modified Vantage XL seats, which are staggered fully flat seats that you’ll find on some other airlines, including Qantas, RwandAir, and SAS, for example.

Delta One Suite

The fact that these seats have doors is great, though in general I do find the seats to be a bit tight when reclined. The reason these staggered seats are so popular with airlines is because they efficiently use space. They do this because the area for your feet is located to the side of the seat in front.


Delta One Suite

So when you’re in bed mode, the seat is a bit on the tight side. But all things considered this is still an excellent business class seat.

Which planes have Delta One Suites?

Given Delta’s huge international fleet, here are what planes have new Delta One Suites:

Delta A350-900 business class

All of Delta’s A350 feature Delta One Suites. Delta currently has 13 A350s in their fleet. They have a further 16 on order — 12 were ordered directly (with 10 of them having been deferred to 2025-2026), while four of them are being taken over from LATAM as part of Delta’s investment.

The reason all of these planes have Delta One Suites is because they came delivered directly from the factory with these seats, as they’re all new planes for Delta.

Each Delta A350-900 has 32 business class seats.

Delta A350-900 business class cabin

Delta 777-200 business class

Delta has 12 Boeing 777-200s in their fleet, split between the “ER” and “LR” version. Delta has had these planes for years, and they used to have herringbone seats. Delta has been working on reconfiguring these planes, and that process is now complete.

All Delta 777s now feature the new Delta One Suites, with 28 business class seats in the cabin.

Update: Delta is retiring all 777s in 2020.


Delta 777-200 business class cabin

Delta A330-200 & A330-300 business class

Delta has a fleet of 11 A330-200s and 31 A330-300s. These planes have reverse herringbone seats in business class, which I’d otherwise consider to be Delta’s best business class seats.

Delta doesn’t have plans to reconfigure their A330-200s and A330-300s with Delta One Suites, so you can expect that they’ll continue to feature their current seats.

Delta’s A330-200s and A330-300s have 34 business class seats.

A330 Delta OneDelta A330-300 business class cabin

Delta A330-900neo business class

Delta took delivery of their first A330-900neo in the summer of 2019. These planes are being delivered with Delta One Suites, so they feature a similar product to the A350 and 777. Delta already has four of these in their fleet, with a further 33 on order.

Delta’s A330-900neos have 29 business class seats.

Delta A330-900neo business class cabin

Delta 767-400 business class

Delta has a fleet of 21 Boeing 767-400ERs, which they use for a lot of key transatlantic routes. Historically Delta has had tight staggered business class seats on these planes, which I find to be among the worst business class seats in the fleet.

Delta One 767
Delta 767-400 business class seat

Delta won’t be installing Delta One Suites on these planes, but rather is in the process of installing updated Delta One seats. The first plane was reconfigured late in 2019, and we can expect that all 767-400s will be reconfigured by 2021.

These seats have a bit more privacy, but continue to be narrow. If you’re curious, you can see some “real life” pictures of the seats here.

With these changes, Delta’s 767-400s are going from having 40 business class seats to having 34 business class seats.

Delta 767-300 business class

Delta has a fleet of 56 Boeing 767-300s. These planes have the same seats that the 767-400s currently do, which are my least favorite seats in the Delta wide body fleet. Unfortunately nothing is changing here, and these planes will continue to have these seats.

Delta’s 767-300s currently have 26 to 36 business class seats, depending on the configuration.


Delta 767-300 business class cabin

Delta 757-200 business class

While Delta has 111 Boeing 757-200s, only some of them are configured with Delta One seats (the rest are intended for domestic flights). Delta’s 757s have Collins Aerospace Diamond seats, which are fully flat and in a 2-2 configuration.

Delta has no plans to update their business class product on the 757-200.

Delta’s 757-200s have 16 business class seats.


Delta 757-200 business class cabin

How to redeem miles for Delta One Suites

If you want to redeem miles for Delta One Suites, you’ll find the most availability booking directly through the Delta SkyMiles program. However, you may find the cost of these flights to often be really expensive, given Delta’s high award pricing. If you want to earn Delta miles, here are the credit cards that can earn you the most Delta SkyMiles.

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Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card
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  • Delta Flight Voucher
  • 20% Delta Inflight Savings
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For those situations where Delta does have award availability at the lowest prices, you may find that you’ll get the most value booking through Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. They typically have lower award pricing for travel on Delta, and Virgin Atlantic has more transfer partners. We sometimes even see transfer bonuses from Amex and Citi to Virgin Atlantic.

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Bottom line

Delta has made good progress with their Delta One Suites. At this point all A350-900s, A330-900eos, and 777-200s feature Delta One Suites.

That means Delta has completed the process of retrofitting existing planes with Delta One Suites, though upcoming A350-900 and A330-900neo deliveries will continue to feature these seats.

The only existing planes that Delta is reconfiguring at this point are their 767-400s, and those planes are getting different seats altogether.

You can expect that A330-200s, A330-300s, 767-300s, and 757-200s, will maintain their current seats.

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  1. James Guest

    Hi Ben
    Just curious, has Delta changed their mind with regard to updating 767-300 aircraft? I'm on a flight in October from EZE to ATL that was originally a 764 and now slated to be a 763.

  2. Kyle S. Guest

    It was mentioned that the reverse herringbone seats of the A332/333 fleet will go un-refurbished for the time being, which is fine. @Anon Noone I'm curious if this fleet (A332/333) will get premium select at some point. Would love to see more routes with that cabin offered. It seems to be better than most other premium economy offerings out there on the soft product front and Delta also offers a larger premium economy cabin as well, helping with availability.

  3. Roman R Guest

    Lucky, just wanted to add that Delta 330noes do not have doors, it looks like the same seat as 350neo except for the door.

  4. 305 Guest

    AA has much better consistency when it comes to J class for Int'l travel. Outside of a few 757 flights and the 767s that will be gone soon, they have two semi-similar reverse herringbone products plus the decent yet miserable for sleeping "rock n' roll" 787/777 seats.

    That being said, the soft product on Delta is infinitely better. Pair that with an Airbus widebody (suites or reverse herringbone) or 777 with suites and we're...

    AA has much better consistency when it comes to J class for Int'l travel. Outside of a few 757 flights and the 767s that will be gone soon, they have two semi-similar reverse herringbone products plus the decent yet miserable for sleeping "rock n' roll" 787/777 seats.

    That being said, the soft product on Delta is infinitely better. Pair that with an Airbus widebody (suites or reverse herringbone) or 777 with suites and we're talking about something infinitely better than AA J.

    It's beyond frustrating that AA has done a more than decent job in refurbishing their J class but still lacks the much easier/cheaper to improve touches that are the soft product.

  5. John S Guest

    My favorite Delta One is the reverse herringbone on the A330-200 and A330-300 as well. Delta used this same seat in their now-retired 747-400 and when you flew this in their incredible 1-1 configuration on the upper deck, it was as good as a US carrier ever got.

  6. MKLDH Member

    @Will - I don't think so. Delta specifically makes a difference in marking suite-type DL One: they have the SUITE logo on the service list. The term "Delta One" is essentially indicating premium service/amenity plus a guarantee of flatbed seats.

  7. Donna Diamond

    @John S. Yes, those 767 klunkers will be around forever and most of them fly TATL routes.

  8. Will Guest

    I flew Delta this week from Atlanta to Frankfurt, and it was booked as a Delta One ticket. However, it was an A330-200, so it had the reverse Herringbone seats. @Lucky do you think that this is misleading? I expected Delta One to be the seat with the door, but it appears that any long haul business class is marketed as "Delta One", regardless of the seat configuration.

  9. Mitch Member

    Air Canada probably has the most consistent fleet out of the major North American & European carriers. Aside from a few A330's & 5 767's which are mainly flown domestically, their business class product is identical.

  10. Icarus Guest

    @john. Emirates is highly overrated and doesn’t fly most routes delta operates Your knowledge is quite limited

  11. Icarus Guest

    @john 60. Are you serious ?? I suppose you prefer an underpaid 20 year old with no experience and knows nothing about the industry
    Good luck when you have a problem

  12. John Guest

    Or you could just fly Emirates. Who wants to be served by a 60 year old grandma?

  13. Chris Lund Guest

    @The nice Paul - I actively search for and buy Delta and willingly pay a premium for their product.

  14. Biz Guy Guest

    @paul you bring up some very valid and great points about perceived profitability va true profitability. However, I think you also explained with your second comment why airlines don’t care whatsoever about consistency. Why bother with the costs of overhauling airplanes if it doesn’t actively dissuade customers from purchasing flights.

    The most popular pastime of this and similar websites is talking about how it will never fly x airline ever again. However, we all...

    @paul you bring up some very valid and great points about perceived profitability va true profitability. However, I think you also explained with your second comment why airlines don’t care whatsoever about consistency. Why bother with the costs of overhauling airplanes if it doesn’t actively dissuade customers from purchasing flights.

    The most popular pastime of this and similar websites is talking about how it will never fly x airline ever again. However, we all know either a) it’s a statement that won’t actually be followed through with or b) the airline won’t actually miss your $15k in annual spend.

    It stinks as a consumer that this is the reality we face, but ultimately these are businesses that have to make decisions on behalf of their shareholders and not consumers.

  15. James K. Guest

    Hey Lucky - Delta has 18 777s, not 12

  16. The nice Paul Diamond

    @Jr

    I don’t think you can be so certain: Delta, like all the US legacy carriers, is in receipt of subsidies through tax breaks and airport marketing deals, and it went through a $3 billion bankruptcy “restructuring” which enabled it to make vast amounts of debt magically disappear.

    On what is left - which includes a chunk of near-monopoly rights over some of its services - it now appears to be “profitable”.

    But that...

    @Jr

    I don’t think you can be so certain: Delta, like all the US legacy carriers, is in receipt of subsidies through tax breaks and airport marketing deals, and it went through a $3 billion bankruptcy “restructuring” which enabled it to make vast amounts of debt magically disappear.

    On what is left - which includes a chunk of near-monopoly rights over some of its services - it now appears to be “profitable”.

    But that “profitability” is not necessarily an expression of market choice, and it certainly isn’t an expression of market satisfaction. Do customers actively rush to choose Delta, or do they buy Delta because it’s the only (or least-worst) realistic option?

  17. Jr Guest

    @Thenicepaul. Good point but Delta is the most profitable airline in the world so they must not be failing that much.

  18. John S Guest

    @JetSetter JR Yes so they say but I’d bet your bottom dollar those old dogs will be in the fleet for years to come, unfortunately.

  19. JetSetter JR Guest

    @speedski I enjoy the reverse herringbone as well

    @anon oone sounds like an upgrade to me. I'm not a huge fan of the "suite" craze. What are you all doing behind the door that you need so much 'privacy'?

    Aren't they phasing out the 767-300 and that's why they are not being refreshed?

  20. The nice Paul Diamond

    Brand 101: the customer must know what to expect when they buy your product. That means *consistency* is absolutely fundamental.

    Delta, like many other airlines, is a big fat fail.

    1. Ben (Lucky) OMAAT

      @ The nice Paul -- Yeah very true, and that's something so many airlines struggle with. I guess BA and VS are among the only ones that do well in that department, and that's about to change.

  21. Claus Guest

    Great overview and very useful! Thanks a lot!

  22. Charlie New Member

    Booked on SEA-NRT on Delta One! Very excited to try the suite, and then one step up will be a few days later when I fly Qsuite from Shanghai!

  23. Peter New Member

    Still don’t like the lack of overhead bins in the A350. Shouldn’t there be more space up front than less?

  24. Garrett New Member

    Tip: When searching tickets on google flights, the delta one suites are marked “individual suite” with a little symbol

  25. RB Guest

    So by the end of the year we can guarantee the suites will be on the LONG (and currently miserable) ATL-JNB route?

    I’ve been avoiding it like the plague for the last few years routing instead through the Middle East purely because of the product... not to mention cost

  26. speedski Guest

    AM I he only one that prefers the A330 H-Bone over the suites? While the A350 is a beautiful plane and experience I have to say I didn't like just how enclosed the suites are.

  27. Anon Noone Guest

    Don't get too excited by the 767 "Delta One" seats... It's the same seat as the current product with new upholstery (to match the rest of the fleet) and a few additional privacy enhancements. The seat itself, and more importantly, you personal space is the exact same (if not worse due to the seat separator.
    Source: I work at TechOps and involved with the retrofits

  28. Charlie Shrem Guest

    Can you post which routes use the planes with Delta One suites?

  29. Jesse from Ireland New Member

    This week, I've booked DUB-AMS-SLC-SMF with the LH flight on a KLM 789, and my return flight is STL-DTW-AMS-DUB with the LH leg on the Delta A350. The total was €2100.66, which I think is pretty good considering Delta started off selling their Flagship seat with a $500 premium added on I'm excited to finally check it out though!

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James Guest

Hi Ben Just curious, has Delta changed their mind with regard to updating 767-300 aircraft? I'm on a flight in October from EZE to ATL that was originally a 764 and now slated to be a 763.

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Kyle S. Guest

It was mentioned that the reverse herringbone seats of the A332/333 fleet will go un-refurbished for the time being, which is fine. @Anon Noone I'm curious if this fleet (A332/333) will get premium select at some point. Would love to see more routes with that cabin offered. It seems to be better than most other premium economy offerings out there on the soft product front and Delta also offers a larger premium economy cabin as well, helping with availability.

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Roman R Guest

Lucky, just wanted to add that Delta 330noes do not have doors, it looks like the same seat as 350neo except for the door.

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