Delta Adding Doors to Make Suites in Delta One Business Class

Delta has announced that they are adding sliding doors to certain Delta One Business Class flights in 2017 to make the areas into mini "suites" for flyers.  I have never flown Delta One on an international flight but have had the privilege multiple times hopping on a "re-positioning" international plane domestically.  Service will debut on Delta's A350 and will feature 32 suites.

While, of course, this announcement is big news for Delta, it is less so for a lot of international Middle Eastern and Asian airlines that have had suites for quite some time.  The few things that make this a bit more newsworthy:

  • Delta is doing this for Business Class (but remember, Delta no longer has First Class for international and some transcontinental flights and rebranded their lie-flat seats as Delta One).
  • Delta is a US Carrier.

Here are a few of the additional items from Delta's Press Announcement:

  • A full-height door at every suite
  • Sliding privacy dividers between center suites
  • In-suite, customizable ambient lighting
  • Dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops
  • Contemporary design featuring premium trim and finishes
  • Memory foam-enhanced comfort cushion
  • An 18-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment monitor, the largest among U.S. carriers
  • A universal power outlet and high-powered USB port at every seat