Delta Air Lines heads up the SkyTeam alliance that can fly you anywhere in the world. It maintains a fleet of over 800 aircraft with approximately 150 designated for international travel. The mix of aircraft flying overseas are Airbus A330s and Boeing 747, 757, 767 and 777. DeltaOne is the designated business class brand name while Comfort is the brand name for premium economy. While they release reward space typically the space is more expensive than their partners in the Skyteam alliance. Yet their product is well received and offers value in many situations.
Delta Airlines Premium Class
Delta does not have international first class and as mentioned Delta One is the name for business class. Seating comes in three seat variations. All seats are lie flat.
Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 Zodiac Cirrus Seat
The Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 have the same business class seats installed which are a modified Zodiac Cirrus style seat. Set in a 1x2x1 configuration, except on the 747 upper deck where it's a 1x1 layout, this configuration offers all passengers aisle access. The Airbus seat is 21 inches wide and 80 inches extended while the 747 seat is 20.5 inches wide and 82 inches extended, quite generous indeed.
Boeing 767-300 Thompson Solutions Seat
These seats are a lie flat bed from Contour Aerospace, which is now Zodiac UK and were designed in partnership with Thompson solutions. This configuration is also in a 1x2x1 layout for aisle access. Width is 21 inches with length up to 81 inches.
Boeing 777-200 lie flat by Contour Aerospace (Zodiac UK)
Also in a 1x2x1 layout, but angled like Cathay Pacific's long haul A340 and Air Canada Classic Pod where the window seats point to the aisle and the middle seats also point to the aisle. Length is 78 inches with 21 inches of width make for a better than average business class seat in terms of dimensions.
Delta Airbus A350-900 Vantage XL Enclosed Suite
Delta will being taking delivery of the Airbus A350-900 aircraft in mid-2017. Delta has 25 of these aircraft on order. In late 2016 Delta released information regarding the premium class seats they intend to install on these aircraft. Delta plans on using the Vantage XL seat currently installed on SAS A330/A340 and Qantas' A330 aircraft with a modification to make each pod an enclosed suite. There will be 32 suites in business class. This link provides more information.
Delta Aircraft and Business Class Seat Specifications
Delta has a large number of international aircraft variations and business class seats. Once sorted out the differences are minor. Here is a breakdown.
Airbus 330. They have a total of 40 delivered and ordered. It is a mix of 200 and 300 series.
200 Series: DeltaOne (business) 34 seats / Comfort (premium economy) 32 seats / Main (economy) 168 seats)
300 Series: DeltaOne 34 / Comfort 40 / Main 219
Boeing 747-400. This aircraft is due to be phased out by 2017
747-400: DeltaOne 48 / Comfort 42 / Main 286
Note: The upper deck is a 1x1 configuration for DeltaOne, sounds like the place to sit!
There is one 757 overseas variant with 16 recliner seats in DeltaOne.
Multiple 767 configurations with very little differences.
767-300 (76P/76Q): DeltaOne 30 / Comfort 28 / Main 203. Business class is a recliner seat in a 2x2x2 configuration.
767-300ER(76L): DeltaOne 36 / Comfort 32 / Main 143. Business class is flat bed 1x2x1
767-300ER(76T): DeltaOne 36 / Comfort 29 / Main 143. Business class is flat bed 1x2x1
767-300ER(76Z V1): DeltaOne 26 / Comfort 29 / Main 171. Business class is flat bed 1x2x1
767-300ER(76Z V2): DeltaOne 26 / Comfort 29 / Main 171. Business class is flat bed 1x2x1
767-400ER(76D): DeltaOne 40 / Comfort 28 / Main 178. Business class is flat bed 1x2x1
Boeing 777-200. They have two versions, Extended Range and Long Range. Both have the same configuration. Business class is made by Contour Aerospace which is now Zodiac UK.
(777/77B): DeltaOne 37 / Comfort 36 / Main 218
images courtesy Delta, Airbus, Boeing
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