Delta begins cabin upgrades on select 737-800s

New Delta Air Lines First Class seating
Photo Credit: Delta Air LInes

Delta customers will soon enjoy an improved premium travel experience as the airline’s newest First Class seat begins rolling out on select refreshed Boeing 737-800 aircraft shortly. 

The upgrade program will then be expanded to encompass the Delta One cabin on the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A350-900s.  If you’re a frequent flyer with Delta Airlines, get ready for an even more luxurious journey.

Improved Features

Delta has announced the introduction of its newest First Class seats, set to debut on select Boeing 737-800 aircraft later this month.

“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,” said Mauricio Parise, Vice President of Brand Experience.

“Enhancing our aircraft interiors with select retrofits will give customers more premium options to choose from.” 

The innovative new First Class seats, initially introduced on Delta’s A321neo aircraft in 2022, boast several improvements aimed at providing passengers with a superior flying experience. Key enhancements include:


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New Delta Air Lines First Class seating
Photo Credits: Delta Air LInes

Enhanced Privacy

Passengers can look forward to increased privacy thanks to the design of the new seats, allowing for a more intimate and comfortable journey.

Ample Storage Space

The addition of extra stowage space ensures that travelers have sufficient room for their personal belongings, minimizing clutter and maximizing comfort during the flight.

Sturdier Tray Tables

Delta’s latest First Class seats come equipped with sturdier tray tables, providing passengers with a stable surface for working, dining, or entertainment purposes.

Cabin Upgrades

In addition to the rollout of upgraded First Class seats, the US carrier will also be refreshing its Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin offerings on select Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Passengers can look forward to:

Upgraded In-Flight Entertainment: Enhanced Panasonic seatback screens will enable passengers to enjoy over 1,000 hours of free premium entertainment via Delta Studio.

Touchless Lavatories: Upgraded lavatories will feature touchless technology, enhancing hygiene and safety for passengers.

Fuel-Efficient Enhancements: Outside the cabin, the airline is installing split-scimitar winglets on its aircraft, improving fuel efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

These upgrades reflect Delta’s ongoing commitment to providing a best-in-class suite of products and services to its passengers.

Expansion of Delta One Cabin

Recognizing the growing demand for premium travel experiences, the airline is expanding its Delta One cabin on its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

The airline plans to add eight more award-winning lie-flat suites to these long-haul jets, offering passengers an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury.

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