Delta Air Lines has expanded its BusinessElite service from New York by adding full-flat beds to all flights between New York JFK and London...

Delta Air Lines has expanded its BusinessElite service from New York by adding full-flat beds to all flights between New York JFK and London Heathrow.

Additionally, in September Delta will begin to introduce new BusinessElite service on its transcontinental flights between the airline’s JFK hub and Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Delta says the move is part of its continued focus on the New York market including its recently announced plans to create a domestic hub at New York LaGuardia and the relaunch of the Red Coat program that began at Delta’s international hub at JFK.

With the expanded service, Delta is offering customers:

● Fully flat beds with 180 degrees of recline and 77 to 82 inches of legroom in the BusinessElite cabin on all flights between New York and London. The new seats are arranged in a one-two-one configuration, allowing each customer direct aisle access and enhanced privacy;

● Cradle-style seats with 150 degrees of recline and 55 inches of pitch in the BusinessElite cabin on all transcontinental flights between New York and San Francisco and Los Angeles. These seats are the same as Delta’s business class offering on 757-200ER international flights and offer personal on-demand games, music and movies at every seat; and

● Wireless Internet access for both business- and economy-class customers on all flights between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco by the end of the year.

Following its merger with Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines is now the biggest carrier in the world. Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 376 destinations in 67 countries and fly more than 170 million passengers each year

Following its merger with Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines is now the biggest carrier in the world. Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 376 destinations in 67 countries and fly more than 170 million passengers each year

“Delta’s frequent business travelers tell us that the comfort of a flat bed seat with direct aisle access is a must-have on flights to and from London, and that a true BusinessElite experience is critical when flying to and from the West Coast,” says Ranjan Goswami, Delta’s director of customer experience. “Today, we are responding to our road warriors’ requests with a significant enhancement of the level of business class service offered from our JFK hub.”

Delta has also made the BusinessElite enhancements, including full-flat bed seats, available on all flights linking Atlanta and Detroit with London Heathrow. The service will be added on its Minneapolis-Heathrow flights in September. Routes operated by Delta’s Boeing 777-200LRs already feature full-flat seats, including flights between Atlanta and Dubai, Johannesburg, and Delta’s transpacific flights from Atlanta to Sydney from Los Angeles.

More information on Delta’s new full flat bed seats is available at delta.com.

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