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.
Delta 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 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.
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.
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.