Delta Announces Delta One Business Class, Additional New Naming Conventions

By Paul Riegler on 8 December 2014
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A Delta BusinessElite cabin on a Boeing 757 last week

A Delta BusinessElite cabin on a Boeing 757 last week

Delta Air Lines announced new nomenclature for its premium and coach cabins and also introduced some new amenities.

The airline is giving its BusinessElite business-class cabin a new name, Delta One.  The only changes are new quilted seat covers on the fully lie-flat seats.

Delta’s premium economy lite section, Economy Comfort, will become Comfort+.  The cabin will continue to offer passengers standard coach seats with more legroom and greater recline, and the carrier is adding complimentary beer, wine, and spirits as well as new snacks on domestic flights of 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) or more.

In coach, Delta will use the term Main Cabin for its traditional economy cabin and will also offer Basic Economy, which is coach with “with fewer flexibility options,” according to the airline.  Delta Basic Economy does not allow for advance seat selection and no changes or refunds are possible.

Delta One is offered on long-haul international flights as well as transcontinental flights linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.  The carrier is apparently discontinuing the former BusinessElite service between New York and Seattle.

Traditional first-class cabins will be offered on other flights and Delta did not announce any changes relating to this offering.

The changes go into effect March 1, 2015.

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