Delta has announced a retrofit of its Boeing 767-400s, which will introduce a new business class seat and premium economy onto several routes to London Heathrow.
The aircraft will have four cabins: Delta One (business), Delta Premium Select (premium economy), Delta Comfort+ (economy with a few perks) and Main Cabin (economy).
The business class seats have been customised for the 767s, and “take inspiration” from the Delta One Suite which has fully-flat beds and sliding privacy doors.
Unlike the suites, these seats do not have a sliding door, but do have higher sides and a divider between the middle seats. There will be 34 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
They will have customisable ambient lighting, 18-inch IFE screens and personal storage areas. The cabin will also get a new self-service area for drinks and snacks.
The seat is a hybrid of the Vantage XL and an earlier Vantage model by Thompson Aero (read more about the seat type and where you can find it in our Business class seat guide).
The retrofit will also introduce Delta’s international premium economy product, Premium Select, to the UK.
The 20 seats will be in a 2-2-2 configuration and occupy a separate cabin. Passengers will get plated meals on Alessi service ware, Tumi amenity kits and LSTN noise-cancelling headphones.
Seats will be 19 inches wide, with 38 inches of pitch and a 7 degree recline, plus an adjustable footrest and a 13.3-inch screen.
Delta Comfort+ and economy will get new, wider seats with memory foam cushions, and 10.1-inch screens.
Delta Comfort+ perks include additional legroom, dedicated overhead bin space and early boarding.
The aircraft are scheduled to fly from London Heathrow to Atlanta from November 13, New York-JFK from November 17, and Boston on November 21.
By summer 2020, Heathrow services to Detroit, Minneapolis and Portland will also feature the cabins.
“The new Delta One seat takes inspiration from our Delta One suite to offer added privacy and comfort for our premium customers,” said Corneel Koster, Delta’s senior vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
“The new seats are based on our latest design and provide customers with new levels of choice, comfort and space in both Delta One and our brand-new Delta Premium Select cabin. We are confident that our customers will enjoy these redesigned cabins, which form part of our award-winning on-board offering.”
Business Traveller recently reviewed the business class seats (also referred to as Delta One) on one of the carrier’s A330-200s from Heathrow to Atlanta: