Delta Launches Full Flat-Beds on New York-Los Angeles Flights in BusinessElite


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Delta announced today that they have completed the upgrades on three of their Boeing 757-200 aircraft which now feature full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin.

These aircraft join Delta’s existing international 767-300ERs serving the New York-Los Angeles route, offering eight daily non-stop flights between JFK and LAX with full flat bed service in BusinessElite.

Delta 757 BusinessElite

“Customers traveling between New York and Los Angeles continue to tell us they expect the best from Delta including the comfort of full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite and an upgraded Economy Comfort experience,” said Jeff Robertson, vice president – Product Development, Sky Clubs and Marketing Communications.”

Transcontinental 767 aircraft
The 767 transcontinental product features updated interiors including 26 full flat-bed BusinessElite seats with direct aisle access at every seat in a 1-2-1 configuration.  The 21-inch-wide seats offer an average bed length of 79 inches and feature a 10.6-inch video monitor.  The 767s are configured with 29 Economy Comfort seats featuring 35 inches of pitch and up to 50 percent more recline. Each of the 171 seats in the economy cabin features a 9-inch video monitor and USB power.  Standard 110v power is available in the BusinessElite cabin and Economy Comfort section.

Transcontinental 757 aircraft
The 757 transcontinental aircraft includes 16 full flat-bed seats arranged in a 2-2 configuration in the BusinessElite cabin. Each seat is 20 inches wide and is expandable up to 22 inches with an average bed length of 76 inches. Cabin mood lighting and a high-definition, 16-inch video monitor at each seat further enhance the onboard experience. The updated 757 transcontinental aircraft includes changes to the economy cabin with 44 extra-legroom Economy Comfort seats which offer 35 inches of pitch and up to 50 percent more recline in a 3-by-3 configuration in addition to 108 standard economy seats.

Delta Schedule JFK-LAX

Bottom Line

When looking at their schedule online from New York to Los Angeles, you can see how their schedules show full lie flat seats on all eight of their daily flights.

Soon, their entire 757-200ER’s will be upgraded with these new seats meaning that their flights from New York to Seattle and San Francisco will also offer lie flat seats.

However, Delta recently slashed Medallion upgrades on these routes, so if you’re a Medallion the only way you’ll find yourself upfront is if you purchase a ticket, use miles to upgrade, or use a Global Upgrade Certificate.

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