When you consider luxury airlines, you usually end up thinking about Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways, but not anymore. Delta Airlines has made the announcement that beginning next year, it is bringing its internationally offered Delta One Cabin in-house. The luxury cabin offers seats that lie flat and have only been offered on international flights thus far.
In an effort to draw in high-paying, business customers, Delta is adding a special perk for their frequent flyers that hold their coveted Medallion status. Delta is offering them unlimited free upgrades to Delta One, but they’re only doing it the day of the flight and on a first come, first serve basis. The airline is going to be working hard over the course of the next year to incorporate the full lie-back seats on select domestic flights.
The coveted Delta One Cabin is not only going to be offered in free upgrades to loyal customers, though. Other passengers who want to pay for the seat are more than able to do so. Though it is going to cost. On top of Delta One, the airline is also launching Delta Premium Select. The Chief Executive for the major airline has announced that it’s a premium economy class. As a Delta Premium Select passenger, you are going to enjoy more legroom, an added amenities kit and a bigger screen on the back of seats.
Competing airline JetBlue has also announced that they are going to be adding its premium Mint cabin to more domestic flights. JetBlue’s Mint Experience gives passengers faster check-in, early boarding, consistent in-flight entertainment, meals, lie-back seats, free fly-fi (Wi-Fi), and priority baggage to carousel upon landing. As of right now, the Mint Experience is only available on Caribbean routes and select coast-to-coast flights, but JetBlue is hoping to expand the routes over the next year.
What do you think about the effort to bring luxury travel into domestic flights? Do you think it’s worth the price?