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Delta Airlines is among the legacy carriers in the U.S., and over the years, it has finally created its most premium cabin product – the Delta One.
Delta One comes with more lavish features than Delta first-class and business class, and it’s only offered on international routes and a select few domestic routes. What this cabin is most famous for is its Delta One suite which features a lie-flat seat that allows passengers to sleep, especially on long-haul flights.
If you’re planning an international trip and considering flying on Delta One, this article will discuss everything you need to know!
What Is Delta One?
Delta Airlines has 6 fare classes and Delta One is its most premium seat offering.
In fact, Delta One was the first all-suite class that featured lie-flat seats and sliding privacy doors (sort of). Delta was set to launch its product in 2017 but Qatar Airways launched its own version of the all-suite business class (aka Qsuite) just a few months before.
Delta One also offers other luxurious perks such as complimentary chef-inspired meals, premium wines, Sky Priority, lounge access, and more.
FAQs: What’s The Difference Between Delta One & Delta First Class?
Delta One is Delta Airlines’ most premium product that features lie-flat seats and is only offered on long-haul international and domestic flights. Delta first-class does not have lie-flat seats and is often offered on short-haul international and domestic flights.
What Aircraft Have Delta One Suites?
Only the Boeing 767-400ER, Airbus A330-900neo, and Airbus A350 have the Delta One suites installed. As of this writing, Delta airline has eighteen A350s, fourteen A330-900neos, and nineteen 767-400ERs which are actively in service (See AirFleets.net for updates).
All aircraft have a 1-2-1 seat configuration with all seats having access to the aisle. However, the seat dimensions and spacing may vary per aircraft:
- Airbus A350 – 22-24 inches wide and 76-81 inches in lie-flat mode.
- A330-900neo – 23.3 inches wide and up to 76 inches in lie-flat mode.
- Boeing 767-400ER – 21 inches wide and up to 77 inches in lie-flat mode.
For everyone’s information, the 767-400 doesn’t have sliding doors so it’s technically not a “true Delta One suite” even if it’s branded as such. However, the 767-400’s layout and design provide more privacy compared to the 767-300 so it’s still on par with the newer A350s and A330-900neos.
Delta One is available on long-haul international flights and domestic transcontinental flights within the U.S. Check the following routes below but take note that this list is constantly changing and we’re doing our best to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
|Atlanta (ATL)||Seoul (ICN)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)|
|Detroit (DTW)||Amsterdam (AMS)|
|Detroit (DTW)||Seoul (ICN)|
|Detroit (DTW)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)|
|Detroit (DTW)||Shanghai (PVG)|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Sydney (SYD)|
|Seattle (SEA)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)|
|Seattle (SEA)||Seoul (ICN)|
|Seattle (SEA)||Amsterdam (AMS)|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Tokyo Haneda (HND)|
|Minneapolis/Saint Paul (MSP)||Seoul (ICN)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Frankfurt (FRA)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Munich (MUC)|
|Atlanta (ATL)||Santiago de Chile (SCL)|
|Boston (BOS)||London-Heathrow (LHR)|
|Detroit (DTW)||Frankfurt (FRA)|
|New York-JFK||Frankfurt (FRA)|
|New York-JFK||London-Heathrow (LHR)|
|New York-JFK||Los Angeles (LAX)|
|New York-JFK||São Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU)|
|New York-JFK||Zurich (ZRH)|
Delta One Benefits
Your Delta One experience starts from the moment you enter the airport up until your board the aircraft. Here are the benefits that you will get:
Delta Sky Priority gives you priority access to security lanes, baggage counters (with baggage handling services), check-in counters, and boarding. It’s very handy, especially during rush hours and peak days.
Delta SkyClub Access
Passengers who are flying Delta One on domestic or international flights will have access to Delta SkyClubs regardless of their Delta Medallion status. Domestic flights that are connecting to a same-day international Delta One flight also come with SkyClub access.
Delta One suites come with 180-degree lie-flat seats with sliding privacy doors that provide superior comfort for long-haul travel. You can easily adjust the seats whenever you’re working, dining, or sleeping. And to top it off, you’ll also get sleeping and hygiene amenities such as duvets, pillows, skin care products, and more.
Food & Beverage
Experience premium dining with chef-curated meals that features local, seasonal, and regional dishes. You can also choose from a wide selection of complimentary alcoholic drinks and beverages such as Grey Goose Vodka, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon, and many more.
Entertainment & Connectivity
Delta One offers FREE in-flight entertainment with its 18-inch, high-resolution touchscreen monitors where you’ll be able to watch shows on HBO, Showtime, or Delta Studio. In the past few months, Delta has partnered with other entertainment companies to further enhance the passengers’ in-flight experience.
You can also access Delta’s IFE using your devices. The seats have USB ports and a 110-volt charging outlet so you can stay connected throughout the flight. For those who want to access other websites and apps, you may do so but you’ll need to purchase a Delta Wifi plan.
Booking Delta One Flights With Delta SkyMiles
You can book Delta One flights using Skymiles and the most popular way to earn them is through co-branded credit cards. Here are some solid cards that come with big welcome bonuses:
- Delta SkyMiles Gold American Express Card – Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
- Delta SkyMiles Platinum American Express Card – Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in your first three months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card – Earn 110,000 bonus miles after spending $6,000 in the first three months. Offer ends 8/3/22.
You can also earn Skymiles through transfer partners. For example, if you have an American Express card such as the American Express Gold Card or American Express Platinum Card, you can transfer your Membership Rewards Points to Delta SkyMiles at a 1:1 ratio (ex. 10,000 Amex points = 10,000 SkyMiles).
Alternatively, flying with partner airlines within the SkyTeam alliance also lets you earn (and also redeem) Skymiles. For example, a Delta SkyMiles member can earn or redeem SkyMiles on an ITA Airways codeshare flight.
Delta One is for passengers who are looking for a comfortable flight. The suites allow you to lie flat and sleep privately with sliding doors, which are very important factors, especially on long-haul routes. While it’s not as luxurious as the Qsuites, there’s not much to complain about Delta One suites.
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