My Delta 757 Business Elite Selection Gamble

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Late last year Delta announced they will be flying their new Flat Bed Business Elite seats between LAX and New York. These seats look awesome for domestic travel let alone short haul international travel. Sadly I haven’t flown them yet. But that may change today as I’m flying on a 757-200.


To date, I’ve only flown the old style cradle seats. They aren’t bad at all and beat domestic First Class by a long shot. But they are no flat bed seat.


I had the opportunity select one of the “First Class” seats below on a 757-200 with 4 rows of 2-2 configuration. This can either mean the old 757 Business Elite seats or the new Flat Bed seats, I think. I’m gambling with seat selection but any of these options will be good assuming a flat bed or cradle Business Elite seat on a domestic flight.


So question for you. Have you flown a 757-200 with Business Elite seats on Delta lately? Which kind of seat was it and which seat did you select?

Instead of selecting my normal favorite First Class seat on a short haul flight, I decided to go with my favorite seat in Delta’s Business Elite cabin. Hoping the gamble pays off and I get the front row in Delta’s Business Elite 757 cabin with flat bed seats.

If the 757 has the new flat bed seats you can expect a trip report soon…

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  1. I booked a JFK flight to LAX a few weeks ago and if I recall the seat map that popped up showed the aircraft with the flat seats. At least I think it did.

  2. Assuming it’s the same design as UA/PMCO businessfirst seats and assuming the seat manufacturer haven’t address the footwell issue, pick row 1 if you are planning to sleep or lay flat to take a nap. Row 1 has the most “feet room” compared to other rows.

    Also, all JFK-LAX flights are lay-flat, assuming no aircraft swaps.

  3. I just got out from my flight, I was flying SEA-LAX on the new seats, I sat on 3D. It was a great flight, you get your own control and it had great mood lighting, recommend it.

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