Delta will introduce new first-class seats on Airbus A321neos
Some Delta Air Lines passengers will see new domestic first class seats starting later this year.
The airline confirmed the plan last week after it was originally reported by PaxEx.aero.
“Customer insights were instrumental to the new design, and we spent hundreds of hours listening to customers so that we could respond with thoughtful improvements," Mauricio Parise, Delta's managing director of product development said in a statement confirming the new seats. "We’ve completely customized every feature on the seat to create a truly unique, premium seating product for domestic First Class.”
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The new seats will feature a memory foam cushion, increased privacy, extra storage and a larger tray table compared to the current domestic first seats.
Delta's A321neos are not yet on the airline's schedule. The airline ordered 100 of the aircraft in 2017. With a range of almost 3,700 miles, the planes can reach all of North America, much of South America and — in theory — some Western European destinations from Delta's Atlanta hub.
The airline will install its custom-designed wireless inflight entertainment system in all cabins on the aircraft, with what Delta said will be "oversized high-definition seatback screens."
Delta's first A321neos were set to begin arriving to the carrier this year, but it's possible that schedule could slide because of production delays at Airbus. For now, Delta said it expects the aircraft to be in service in late 2020.
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with confirmation from the airline. It was originally published on Jan. 28, 2020.