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Delta And American Airlines Announce New Premium Cabin Experiences

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Travelers want to feel comfortable during flights, and carriers in the United States are aware. United Airlines and American Airlines have recently informed customers about new premium cabin experiences.

American Airlines announced that new special seats will be available for long-haul flights in 2024. The new Flagship Suite seating will include more personal storage,  a privacy door, and a chaise lounge seating option. The new premium service will be available on the carrier’s Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

woman taking pictures of the view from airplane cabin.

On the other hand, United Airlines has shared through a press release that travelers flying in Delta Premium Select will have access to a refreshed, spacious and enhanced cabin experience and new exclusive services. 

Great news for travelers who are not willing to travel uncomfortably, tend to avoid low-cost airlines with reduced seating space, and prefer to upgrade to new business class seats that different airlines are providing. Delta and American Airlines join the trend and are offering more and better special cabin experiences.

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American Airlines’s New Flagship Suite Seats

The new Flagship Suite seats that American Airlines will offer customers will add luxury, space, and privacy to the cabin experience across their journey. American Airlines Vice President of Customer Experience Julie Rath said: “The arrival of new long-haul aircraft and the customized seat design of the Flagship Suite seats will offer customers a truly private premium experience on our long-haul fleet.”

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In 2016 the carrier debuted Premium Economy seats experiences, and now they are creating a new improved service for their customers. Here’s what American Airlines said about the new Flagship Suite seats:

  • It will debut in 2024.
  • American’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft will have 51 Flagship Suite® seats and 32 Premium Economy seats.
  • Airbus A321XLR aircraft will feature 20 Flagship Suite® seats and 12 Premium Economy seats.
  • The new suites will be individual spaces with a privacy door.
  • The Flagship Suite on the Boeing 787-9 offers more comfort with lie-flat seating and can also convert to a chaise lounge position.
lie-flat seating on airplane cabin

American Airlines has also announced that travelers will discover a refreshed experience. The aircraft Boeing 777-300ER will have new interiors in late 2024 and will include 70 Flagship Suite seats and 44 Premium Economy seats. Airbus A321T fleet will be also retrofitted and will have lie-flat seats for transcontinental flights departing from New York and Boston.

First Class In An American Airlines Aircraft

About Delta Premium Select

Delta Premium Select’s refreshed cabin experience will offer comfortable space, locally-inspired dining, special amenities, and services. Mauricio Parise, Delta’s Vice President of Brand Experience said: “Delta Premium Select sits at the intersection of luxury and practicality – giving customers the opportunity to treat themselves to a more spacious seat and premium experience at a lower price point compared to our Delta One cabin.” 

Interior Of Delta Airlines Aircraft

This special service, the Delta Premium Select, debuted in 2017 only for trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific routes but has been expanded ever since. And now, the service has been enhanced, and these are the main amenities and services:

  • Passengers will enjoy an elevated dining experience with local flavors.
  • Includes premium hand-crafted amenities (begins in October).
  • More space to stretch out and relax. Wider seats with additional recline and adjustable footrest.

Delta has highlighted Delta Premium Select’s menu.  The carrier added new plant-based options a few months ago, and travelers will get the most out of it in this new cabin experience.

plant based burger

The company has also encouraged travelers to enjoy the fall and winter seasons. “Customers traveling between November and March can expect fewer crowds, unique seasonal events and activities, and better flight and hotel availability,” said Delta Vacations President Kama Winter in a press release.

Delta airlines airplane in the air

Winter also highlighted the new flights and special destinations for the upcoming season: “Whether you’d like to browse Christmas markets in Copenhagen, take a winter cruise through the Rhine Valley, or ice skate outdoors on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, Delta can connect customers to beautiful destinations and experiences across the world.”  

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Thursday 22nd of September 2022

I am intrigued by your choice of photographs for this story. The very old Business Class Seats on American was probably an oversight but the B747 forward cabin and the photoshopped B747 in the new AA livery are very interesting. Are you dropping a hint AA is going to pick up some B748i's from LH or KAL?