Delta will offer fully flat-bed convertible business class seats in its US transcontinental Boeing 757 flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport from July 1, 2014. The seats are now available for booking.
The seats will be offered on three upgraded Boeing 757 aircraft. These will be the first of Delta’s transcontinental fleet aircraft scheduled for upgrade to fully-flat seats.
Each aircraft will have 16 fully flat-bed seats in a 2-2 layout in the BusinessElite cabin. Seat will be 20 inches wide – expandable up to 22 inches – with an average bed length of 76 inches. Other features include cabin mood lighting and a high definition 16-inch display at each seat.
Delta expects to install fully flat-bed seats in all BusinessElite cabins on transcontinental flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle by summer 2015.
Delta currently also offers fully-flat seats on eight of its daily transcontinental flights operated by Boeing 767s.
JetBlue is also launching fully-flat bed business class seats on its transcontinental business class from June 2014.
United has also upgraded its US transcontinental “p.s.” (Premium Service) flights with fully-flat bed business class seats.