Delta Air Lines announced today that it has completed installation of new lie-flat seats in the Business Elite cabin of its 777 and 767-400 jets. I have to admit I like the look of these seats. But beyond being aesthetically pleasing, the best thing about them from my perspective is aisle access from each seat! I’ve yet to have the opportunity to fly in one of these seats, but having been trapped on the window in American’s Next Generation Business Class (NGBC) seats, I can tell you there’s no way I’d fly that product over Delta’s new seats if I had a choice. You can check out Delta’s scoop on its Business Elite flat baed seats here. Can’t wait to try one sometime! Work starts on the 767-300 fleet later this summer.
I have to wonder, with Delta going lie-flat and United working its way there, can American be far behind with something new? Seriously, their seats aren’t as bad as some make them out to be, but they are falling behind even their fellow US competitors, and of course always innovative foreign airlines. I would think that this coupled with their increasingly close relationship with British Airways would drive them towards product improvement sooner rather than later.