Delta One All-Suite Business Class
The airline is gearing up to introduce new suites that cater to business class passengers later this year
It is described by Delta Airlines as the world’s first all-suite business class called the Delta One suites that provide passengers with comfort like no other. Using sliding doors, the airline encloses fliers in a cozy little cabin for the duration of their journey. You can think of it as a high-end cubicle but it is clearly meant to mirror state rooms on cruise ships and sleeper compartments on trains.
Introduced earlier this week, the suites may feature a design that is already available for the highest-tiered tickets and first class tickets on board Singapore Airlines and Emirates respectively. The purpose of this new feature is meant to allow business fliers to catch a few winks to catch up on sleep during the flight before alighting for a big meeting upon arrival. The service will also aid those who wish to enjoy an undisturbed flight.
The first 32 individual suites will debut on board the A350 next fall and will serve routes between the US and Asia. The suites will be equipped with lie-flat beds, customizable lighting, stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops, an 18-inch high-resolution monitor as well as a universal power outlet and USB port. Following the A350 debut, the Delta One suite will be rolled out on the carrier’s Boeing 777 fleet.
Of course, Delta One has competition in this area from none other than fellow American operator United Airlines. The rival airline recently announced a similar concept for its business class called the Polaris cabin equipped with flatbeds, electronic dividers and luxury bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and will be rolled out December 1.