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’re also retrofitting some planes with these seats. Delta has a huge international fleet, so in this post I wanted to look at the progress Delta has made with these cabins, 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.
Delta One Suite
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, with another 12 on order (though deliveries of 10 of those have been deferred to 2025-2026).
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
While Delta has had their 777s for quite a few years, these are the first planes that have been reconfigured with Delta One Suites. Delta has eight 777-200ERs and 10 777-200LRs, with the -LR version being longer ranger than the -ER version.
As it stands:
- All eight Delta Boeing 777-200ERs feature Delta One Suites
- Four of the ten Delta 777-200LRs feature Delta One Suites, with the remaining six expected to be reconfigured this fall and winter
Delta’s reconfigured 777s feature 28 business class seats.
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 just took delivery of their first of 35 A330-900neos. These planes will all be delivered with Delta One Suites, so you can expect they’ll feature a similar product to the A350 and 777.
However, do note that we haven’t yet seen pictures of the new seats. I imagine they’ll be a bit narrower than on the A350 and 777, given that the cabin is also quite a bit narrower.
Delta’s A330-900neos will have 29 business class seats.
Delta 767-400 business class
Delta has a fleet of 21 Boeing 767-400ERs, which they use for a lot of key transatlantic routes. Currently Delta has 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 will be installing updated Delta One seats. So far the below screenshots are the only pictures we have of these new seats.
It looks to me like the seats will be a bit more private, though will continue to be extremely narrow.
It’s expected that the first 767-400 with the new seats should enter service in November 2019, and I imagine it will take about a year to reconfigure these planes.
Delta’s 767-400s currently have 40 business class seats, but once reconfigured will have 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 B/E 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 you can even transfer points from Amex Membership Rewards or Citi ThankYou with a 30% bonus right now.
Delta has made good progress with their Delta One Suites. All A350s feature these seats, and all A330-900neos will feature them as well once they enter service shortly.
A majority of 777s feature Delta One Suites, and by the end of the year (or so) all 777s should feature them.
767-400s will be getting a new Delta One seat, though it will be different than the Delta One Suite.
Lastly, you can expect that A330-200s, A330-300s, 767-300s, and 757-200s, will maintain their current seats.