Delta said it plans to extend its Delta One service—the premium front-cabin experience on its international routes – to additional domestic markets next year, and to make more free upgrades available.
The perks and amenities of service include a fully-flat seat-bed with Westin Heavenly Bedding; upgraded dining and wine options; in-seat power and USB ports; free in-flight entertainment; noise-cancelling headsets; a Tumi amenity kit; free Sky Club lounge access on the day of travel; and priority check-in, boarding, security access and baggage handling.
The airline already offers the upgrades first class service on a few select transcontinental routes, including New York JFK-San Francisco/Los Angeles; Boston-San Francisco; and Washington Reagan National-Los Angeles.
On April 1, the carrier will introduce Delta One service on two of its three daily BOS-LAX flights; two of its four daily JFK-Seattle flights; one of its three daily JFK-San Diego flights; and on its daily service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Honolulu and Atlanta-Honolulu. On May 1, Delta One will be introduced on one of its four daily JFK-Las Vegas flights.
“Delta One will be offered during strategic flight times on select routes as the airline works to customize the service offering to align with times when customers are seeking the Delta One experience,” a spokesman said. “First Class service may be available on alternate flights on the route.”
Also on April 1, SkyMiles Medallion members will be eligible for unlimited day-of-departure free upgrades on all domestic routes where it is offered, including Hawaii, the airline said. And perhaps that April 1 launch date is appropriate because you’d be a fool to think that you’ll actually snag one of those upgrades!