New Delta 767 Lie Flat Business Class Seat

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Delta is currently in the process of rolling out their new business class lie flat seat. We’ve been lucky enough to try these seats out for ourselves and are happy to share a few quick pictures and initial thoughts on the product. Don’t worry, a full report will come soon, even down to whether the napkins had holes or not.

The new seats are operated on certain 767 routes from the US to Europe.

Delta’s New Lie Flat Business Class Seat

The new business class seats are completely lie flat. Check out a few of the pictures for yourself.

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Here are my initial thoughts.

  • I’m a relatively tall guy, not giant, but at just over 6 feet, the lie flat seats are more comfortable than the old style craddle seats.
  • The pillows are full size
  • The blanket is a nice size and feels like a thick down material
  • If you prefer to be very close to the window, the odd seats have the seat actually next to the window. The even seats have a small foot bin (for passenger behind the seat) between the seat and window
  • As always, on even flight numbered flights the service starts from the front and on odd numbered flights the service starts from the back
  • Those that like to curl up legs during lie flat position, may want to select an even window seat or even middle seat, as the aisles are not obstructed for those seats
  • The Mulderbosch Savignon Blanc or the Chateu Beauregard Bordeaux are probably the wines to go with

The seats are great and I like them much better than the old craddle seats. But don’t take it from me. The 10 year old kid that sat in the seat to the left of me said “This is awesome!”

Bottom Line

You can find the new lie flat business class product on the flights to LHR/FRA/MUC/MAD/BRU from all gateways as well as JFK to Moscow.

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  1. These look like the same ones that have been on the 767-400ER for a year or so, and they were great when I flew MIA-LHR last summer. Glad to see they are rolling these out to more of the fleet.

  2. SEA-JFK route had 767-400 with this seat for a while over the winter and I thought when you lie on your back with hands beside you it felt slightly cramped and I am not a big guy by any means. They can make some more room by making the hand rest slightly smaller and it would have been awsome.

  3. I flew this product a few days ago, and it is indeed a great design. I’m slightly under 6′, and the little more leg room this has over the BE seats in Delta’s 777-LR is noticeable. If I were looking for ways for further improvement, I would say slightly more width at at shoulders would make a big difference. There was also surprisingly little pocket storage.

  4. I flew in Delta’s new lie-flat seats on an international route and they compared well to other airlines. But these new lie flat seats (as pictured above) in the 767 (767-300ER, in the case I flew with) are NOT the same. They are decidedly smaller and narrower. They are the worst business class seats I ever flew with, bar none. I am 6’4″ tall and they are absolutely too small for me to fly in. I almost prefer coach to these new seats. I could not get the seat to go all the way flat without putting my legs and feet into a vise grip. The seat is too narrow and it shifts every other seat right up next to the aisle, where the flight attendants bump into you and every coach passenger bangs you with their bags when the board. The table would not fold flat in front of me, it had to flip forward at an angle. It is like no one tested these seats before pulling the trigger and investing millions in them. I think they will be fine for the under 6-foot crowd and maybe up to 6’2″ if you are slender. But if you are larger, like me, avoid these seats like the plague!

  5. I booked a flight to Paris in Business Elite with lie flat seat. I checked my flight on sky miles and noticed that the flight was changed to a plane with the (older) sleeper seat. They were too sneaky to even email me the change.

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