Review: Delta Business Class

Delta Air Lines is one of the most successful airlines on the American and international markets. They have done a lot over the past ten years to spruce up their image, and it is paying off. Earlier this year, we reported that Delta was named the 2011 best business class airline, trumping Singapore Airlines out of its previous crown. And recently, Delta has been giving its terminals a makeover by adding new high-tech elements like iPads and revitalizing the restaurant offerings.


So what is Delta’s business class like? Let’s take a look.


Overview – Delta Business Class



Business class travelers can expect premium comfort from Delta Air Lines. For starters, they have incorporated the lie-flat seats into their fleet of 767, 777 and 747 planes. These business class suites offer open aisle seating and seats that open into fully flat beds, as well as an in-suite entertainment center. For those not flying on the select routes that have already implemented the new lie-flat seats, you can expect Delta’s traditional Business Elite seating, which consists of double-seat rows of leather chairs with large headrests and retractable tray tables.


Delta Air Lines has also incorporated a gourmet dining experience into their business class offerings. The meals on board Delta business class flights are crafted by chef Michelle Bernstein and include offerings like crab cakes, roast beef, garlic herbed shrimp and sauteed salmon. They have also invested in a master sommelier, Andrea Robinson, who is in charge of the wine lists for business and first class. Pairings include a selection of red, white and sparkling vintages from France, Argentina and California, as well as a desert wine and a Portuguese tawny port.




In terms of entertainment, Delta also stacks up. On intercontinental flights, business travelers receive an amenity kit and a pair of noise cancelling headphones with which to enjoy the entertainment system. A personal seat-back flat screen offers more than 250 movies, a selection of satellite TV channels including HBO, games and music. And all of Delta’s business class seats, both the older double seat style and the new personal suites with lie flat beds are equipped with international laptop plugs.