30 July, 2018

More trans-Pacific routes to get Delta One suites and Delta Premium Select seats in 2019

Delta Air Lines has just announced that it will put on more aircraft with the new Delta One suites and Delta Premium Select seating on Pacific routes next spring.  

The Trump supporting airline is able to make the changes as it takes delivery of additional A350-900 aircraft and puts back into service more 777-200ER and LR aircraft following refurbishment.

Delta says it will refurbish all eight of its 777-200ER and all ten of its 777-200LR aircraft and expects to have taken delivery of 13 A350s before the end of next year.

Today, Delta offers the Delta One suite and Delta Premium Select on nonstop service from its Detroit hub to Tokyo-Narita, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai, Beijing and Amsterdam; from Los Angeles to Shanghai and from Atlanta to Seoul-Incheon.

Here is where and when Delta customers can see new and refurbished aircraft on the five trans-Pacific routes, the latest example of the airline’s broad, ongoing efforts to transform the customer experience at all points of the journey:
Route (airport code)Aircraft (fleet code)Effective Dates
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Tokyo-Haneda (HND)777-200ER (7HD)Nov. 16 westbound; Nov. 17 eastbound
Atlanta (ATL) – Tokyo-Narita777-200ER (7HD)March 1 westbound; March 2 eastbound
Seattle (SEA) – Tokyo-NaritaA350-900 (359)March 1 westbound; March 2 eastbound
Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo-Haneda (HND)A350-900 (359)March 31 westbound; April 1 eastbound
Los Angeles (LAX) – Sydney (SYD)777-200LR (7HB)Exact 2019 timing to be announced

Enhanced 777-200LR service between Los Angeles and Sydney will start in 2019; exact schedule details will be published at a later date. All Delta trans-Pacific departures from Los Angeles will feature the Delta One suite and Delta Premium Select as a result once fully implemented in 2019.

Delta’s Airbus A350-900 flagship and upgraded 777 design is part of Delta's multi-billion dollar investment in the overall customer experience. In the past several years, the airline has made significant enhancements to the Main Cabin experience including free Main Cabin meals on select coast-to-coast routes, free mobile messaging, free in-flight entertainment, upgraded Main Cabin snacks, the addition of sparkling wine, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights, enhanced blankets and refreshed Flight Fuel food-for-purchase options. Recent upgrades to the Delta One in-flight experience include new chef-designed Delta One menus curated by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo for flights from LAX, refreshed TUMI amenity kits with Kiehl's products, and an Alessi-designed collection of serviceware.