It has been announced that Delta has recently been upgrading its aircraft, with news of their newest First Class seats to begin rolling out on a select number of their refreshed Boeing 737-800 aircraft this February. In addition to this, the airline has also been making some changes to their onboard menus and the exciting return of the customer favourite, Tip Top Margaritas.
Delta’s Newest First Class Seats
Customers will be pleased to know that they will soon be able to enjoy a new and improved premium travel experience when flying with Delta, as the airline plans to roll out their new seats on their refreshed Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month.
The seats originally debuted back in 2022 on the airline’s A321neo aircraft. The new, improved, innovative design allows customers to have more privacy when flying and additional storage space for personal items. In addition, sturdier tray tables have been introduced, giving customers an overall enhanced and more comfortable experience.
Additional refreshes in and outside of the cabin
On selected Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Delta is set to refresh with 10-inch Panasonic seatback screens. The new screens will allow customers to enjoy more than 1,000 hours worth of free entertainment. In addition, onboard toilets will also be getting a refresh with new touchless features.
Cabin upgrades such as these reflect the airline’s latest ongoing efforts in investing in each customer’s experience onboard their aircraft. It is an indication of their commitment to providing a best-in-class suite of products.
The Delta One cabin will be getting an upgrade on its fleet of Airbus A350-900s, with eight more award-winning lie-flat suites being added to the long-haul jet.
There are also updates going on outside of the cabin with upgraded winglets. These have been done by installing split-scimitar winglets, making the aircraft more fuel efficient and will ultimatley save nearly 3.3 million gallons of fuel each year. Not only does this aid in reducing the airline’s environmental impact, but it also allows them to maximise their profits to spend on things such as these interior cabin upgrades. Learn more about their financial performance here.
Mauricio Parise, the Vice President of Brand Experience, said:
“Delta is committed to creating a consistent and elevated customer experience across all touchpoints of the travel journey, which includes offering the best products for our customers while in-flight. “Enhancing our aircraft interiors with select retrofits will give customers more premium options to choose from.”
Menu updates and return of the Tip Top Margaritas
With the new year comes an updated onboard food and beverage menu, with Delta boasting brand-new international items created by acclaimed chef Peter Cho. Cho is known for three of his famous restaurants; Han Oak, Toki, and Jeju, as well as being a James Beard Award finalist.
Those flying to Incheon from the U.S. will be able to enjoy his incredible Korean-inspired menu with offerings such as Korean braised beef short ribs, Kimchee, Doenjang soup, Vegetarian Bao Buns, and much more.
In addition, those flying Domestic First Class from Atlanta can enjoy new, comforting southern classic meals from the star chef and the airline’s partner, Mashama Baily. Baily was the winner of the 2022 James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding American Chef” award and is the co-founder of the award-winning restaurant ‘The Grey’.
Dinner options include BQQ glazed smoked chicken with quinoa salad or baked mac ‘n’ cheese with toasted garlic breadcrumbs and broccoli. To see the wide variety of lunch and breakfast options, find out more here.
Kristen Manion Taylor, the S.V.P of In-Flight Service, said:
“We want our onboard food and beverage service to be as exciting as the destinations to which we fly. in addition to ensuring our products are delicious and served with care, we want to continually surprise and delight our frequent flyers with new food and beverage offerings for every palette.”
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