Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes
Delta Air Lines announced plans to offer passengers lie-flat seats on three transcon routes in addition to what is currently offered on its premium transcon service linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The first route to have lie-flat seating will be Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which will start on April 24, 2017. Flights will leave LAX at 8:30 a.m. local time and arrive in Washington, D.C. at 4:55 p.m. From Reagan National, flights will depart for LAX at 5:45 p.m., with an 8:30 p.m. arrival.
Six weeks later, on June 8, 2017, Delta will begin offering a flight with lie-flat seats between both Boston and San Francisco as well as between New York and San Diego.
While Delta will be the first to offer lie-flats on the DCA-LAX route, it will be playing catch up with JetBlue, which already offers lie-flat seats in its Mint service between Washington and Los Angeles.
All of the flights will be operated using Boeing 757-200 aircraft with lie-flat seats in a 2-2 configuration in the first-class cabin. While Delta operates these planes as Delta One flights on the premium transcon routes, it will only offer domestic first-class service on the new routes with lie-flat seats. Meal choices will be similar to those on other flights of similar length and passengers will be provided the new Westin Heavenly In-Flight blanket but not the more elaborate bedding and amenity kits that Delta One passengers receive.
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